November 2014, Vol 4, No 11
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- 11.12.14 Jailed Developersí Miami Condo Tower Project Fetches Big Price With its former owners sitting in federal prison, a condominium development site in downtown Miami was sold for $80 million. [South Florida Business Journal]
- 10.23.14 Miami Sales Brisk as 188 New Condo Towers Announced Strong demand for existing Miami properties fueled sales and price growth in September, despite strong new construction sales and dozens of new project announcements. [World Property Journal]
- The best professional community managers across the nation competing for national honors and a $5,000 prize were announced. Assurant, Kevin Davis Insurance and Premier Property Banking join Association Reserves, Inc., the nation's leading provider of reserve study services for association-governed communities, selected the top on-site and portfolio managers.[ManageroftheYear.org]
04.15.14 Voting Open for National Mgr. of the Year Contest
Vote between April 14-27, 2014. The Top 3 On-site Managers are Nickie Greco of Palomino Park Owners Association (Highlands Ranch, CO), Marcy Kravit of 2600 Condominium (Weston, FL), and Mystre' Van Horn of Fairfield Harbour POA (New Bern, NC). The Top 3 Portfolio Managers are Danielle Carbajal of Prellis Property Management (Granada Hills, CA), Catherine Holladay of Management Specialists Services, LLC (Gainesville, FL) and Jose Pazos of Pazos, Robaina & Zapata Management Group (Miami, FL). Winners announced in Orlando, FL on May 14, 2014. Winners get trophy and $5,000 cash prize. [Association Reserves]
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From the outside, the structure of a condo or co-op building may appear to be monolithic; just one big piece of brick and steel, punctuated with some glass here and there. That's an oversimplification, however. A multifamily building is perhaps more like a human body, with a multitude of organs and moving parts working together to keep the building healthy and vibrant. From the roof to the chiller and all points between, ensuring that systems are operating efficiently is a continual challenge. Read More
Running the day-to-day business of a condo development or an HOA of any size—be it a sprawling, multi-building community, or a single self-contained building—requires not just a functional board but a team of competent outside professionals. These professionals keep things running smoothly and efficiently for residents and boards—from the legal counsel who advises board members on their responsibilities under the law to the accountant who balances the books and keeps tabs on the building’s assets to the property manager who juggles board, resident and mu nicipal concerns. Read More
Of all the modern conveniences we take for granted, perhaps none is as profoundly basic —and indispensable—as indoor plumbing. Carrying fresh water into our homes and taking waste water away, the pipes in our condo or co-op buildings are the fine line that separates us from our not-too-distant (also very aromatic and very unsanitary) urban past. When plumbing fails, it doesn’t take long to realize just how much we depend on it. Read More