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The ABCs of ESCOs – Habitat Magazine

The ABCs of ESCOs – Habitat Magazine

April 26, 2021 New York City’s goal to reduce carbon emissions relies on widespread adoption of electrification – powering virtually everything with electricity generated by renewable sources. The state is funding wind and solar...

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Property Management Profile: David Cohen

Property Management Profile: David Cohen

AKAM’s David Cohen surveys the landscape for South Florida property owners and aspiring land barons As the executive vice president of Dania Beachbased AKAM, David Cohen oversees all daytoday operations, with a focus on business development and ensuring internal...

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The Return of Short-Term Rentals?

The Return of Short-Term Rentals?

With infection rates plateauing and vaccination rates accelerating, it appears that we may be able to contemplate the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel professionals expect tourism to pick up - and property management professionals expect the issue of short-term...

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Is It Tacky to Give Holiday Tips Digitally?

Is It Tacky to Give Holiday Tips Digitally?

And now that we have Venmo, PayPal and other money-transfer services, are cash tips a thing of the past? Q: I have a long list of holiday tips to give out this year: to my doorman, handyman, super, nanny, housekeeper and others. Normally, I give cash and a greeting...

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The ABC’s of New Energy Letter Grades

The ABC’s of New Energy Letter Grades

You likely know that an A, B or C in the window of a restaurant is a ranking of its cleanliness and food safety. But what is the meaning of these letters that now appear on condo or co-op buildings around the city, including your own? These letter grades indicate a...

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NYC Local Law 11 explained – by Michael Rogoff

NYC Local Law 11 explained – by Michael Rogoff

The NYC Façade Inspection Safety Program (FISP), also known as Local Law 11, requires NYC buildings taller than six stories to have their facades inspected and repaired every five years. The law was recently enhanced in order to protect New Yorkers from falling debris...

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How to Reopen Building Gyms and Pools?

How to Reopen Building Gyms and Pools?

Landlords and building managers are working out the logistics of inviting residents back into amenity spaces safely. For weeks, Melissa Cafiero, the director of compliance at Halstead Management, has been fielding phone calls and emails from residents of the co-op and...

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How Should Associations Pay For Capital Projects?

How Should Associations Pay For Capital Projects?

When associations are considering a capital improvement project, they are often focused on the scope of the project itself and then how the association will fund the capital needed to do the work. Funding the project can entail many different options, depending on the...

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Welcome to the Board: Part II

Welcome to the Board: Part II

HERE'S A TIP OR TWO Editor’s Note: The following advice is provided with the goal of assisting board members in carrying out their many responsibilities. While it can’t cover every situation, there is much useful information provided by various industry experts. Part...

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