Category: On The Board

Board Operations
2018 August Handling Resident Complaints

By all accounts, most boards of condominiums, cooperatives or homeowners’ associations are doing their best. After all, they’re just groups of democratically-elected volunteers with a fiduciary duty to act in their constituents’ best intere…

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Seminar
The Cooperator Expo Chicagoland

Twice a year, The Cooperator Expo - Chicagoland , brings together scores of vendors and service providers to share information on new products, services, and best practices for multifamily communities – but that's not all it does! The re…

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Board Operations
2018 May Diversifying Your Board

A democracy fares best when its constituents are proportionally represented. For all intents and purposes, the board of a condominium, cooperative, or homeowners’ association is a democratically-elected entity, and as such, one could argue …

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Board Operations
2017 November Board Arrears

One of the most difficult issues for board members and residents of co-ops, condominiums and HOAs is that of arrearages.  The problem poses practical, procedural and ethical issues and can ultimately lead to legal repercussions.  Sadly, and…

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Board Operations
2017 October The Roles of Building Staff

Supers, building managers, maintenance persons, custodial staff, groundskeeping personnel, porters, doormen, concierges—depending on the size of a community, the staff roster for a condo, co-op, or HOA can be pretty long. The truth is, in t…

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