COOPSERVATIONS

COOPSERVATIONS is NAHC’s newest resource. Our blog focuses on topics most relevant to professionals in the co-op industry. Cooperative housing governance, development, financial issues and more are up for discussion. Stand with NAHC at the forefront of cooperative housing issues to keep the conversation going.

Eleven Tips for Speedier Board Meetings

by webmaster | June 23, 2017 | Cooperative Housing Governance

By Douglas M. Kleine Start on time. Even if there is not a quorum, you can cover various announcements, resident input or other non-action  items. Tackle the most important issues early. Nothing says that approval of minutes, treasurer’s report, etc., have to be first on the agenda. Spend your energy on the tough things first. […]

Effects of Carpet on Exterior Masonry Balconies

by webmaster | June 23, 2017 | Physical Management of Housing Cooperatives

By Mitchell H. Frumkin Balconies can be a promotional highlight of a building, giving residents an opportunity to step outside and enjoy the view. While sipping evening coffee and reading a good book, most residents will notice the cool breeze long before thinking about their balcony’s stability. However, structural stability should be aforethought in the […]

The Key to DWV: What You Need to Know about Drain, Waste & Vent Piping Systems

by webmaster | June 23, 2017 | Physical Management of Housing Cooperatives

By John Griffith Your drain waste and vent (DWV) system is probably one of the most important components of your plumbing system, allowing the flow and removal of grey-water and sewage down drains and through waste pipes. Unfortunately, as buildings age, the corrosion of cast iron DWV piping can become a severe problem. Depending on […]

N.Y. Appellate Court Opinions Say No to Board’s Business Judgment Rule Reliance

by webmaster | June 23, 2017 | Other Cooperative Topics

By Herbert Fisher, Esq. and Randall Pentiuk, Esq. Authors’ Note: The authors did not research N.Y. Probate Law to see how it treats the inheritance of the shares as personal property (personalty). Under most state laws, the shares would transfer upon order of a probate court or a small estates affidavit, if applicable. Once that […]

Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence | NCBA CLUSA

by webmaster | May 10, 2017 | Other Cooperative Topics

Published: Tuesday, 09 May 2017 Written by Elizabeth Lechleitner Source: Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence NCBA CLUSA is thrilled to announce that a decades-long absence of federally-reported data on co-ops in the U.S. will end with the 2017 Economic Census. The Office of Management and Budget […]

Brooklyn Cooperative votes to Remain Affordable

by webmaster | April 28, 2017 | Developing Housing Cooperatives

Brooklyn Cooperative votes to Remain Affordable Members of St. James Place Towers, a 326-unit limited equity cooperative developed under the Mitchell-Lama program in New York, has voted to remain as a limited equity cooperative. The Mitchell-Lama program provided a low-interest 40-year mortgage and property tax relief. Once the mortgage is paid off, the cooperative can […]

A Credit Check Pitfall Cooperative Boards Can Avoid

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Financial Issues of Concern for Housing Cooperatives

A Credit Check Pitfall Cooperative Boards Can Avoid By Randall Pentiuk, Esq., and Kerry L. Morgan, Esq. In considering a new member, cooperative boards usually include a credit check authorization form in their application packet. The credit check form to be signed by the applicant is usually straightforward, authorizing the board to run a credit […]

Cooperative USA Share Listing Program

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Operating Housing Cooperatives

Showcase your Cooperative with NAHC’S Newest Member Benefit, Cooperative USA Share Listing Program If you’re an NAHC member and interested in listing a cooperative membership for sale, the Share Listing Program is available to help. This new listing program is the ultimate resource to promote your available membership to the extended NAHC network at an […]

NAHC Founder, President Emeritus: Gives Advice to Those Seeking Board Service

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Cooperative Housing Governance

NAHC Founder, President Emeritus: Gives Advice to Those Seeking Board Service With the NAHC board elections in the fall, CHQ editor Altoria Bell Ross had a conversation with NAHC President Emeritus Roger Willcox. During the interview, Willcox discussed his launch into the cooperatives, his board service, his accomplishments as president and advice for rising NAHC […]

NAHC Gets a New Executive Director

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Other Cooperative Topics

NAHC Gets a New Executive Director By Altoria Bell Ross For those who attend recent annual conferences, NAHC’s new Executive Director, Mik Bauer, is a familiar face. He’s the friendly face enthusiastically greeting members as they approach the conference welcome desk. Formerly NAHC’s membership director, Mik moved into his new position on February 1. In […]

COOPSERVATIONS

COOPSERVATIONS is NAHC’s newest resource. Our blog focuses on topics most relevant to professionals in the co-op industry. Cooperative housing governance, development, financial issues and more are up for discussion. Stand with NAHC at the forefront of cooperative housing issues to keep the conversation going.

Eleven Tips for Speedier Board Meetings

by webmaster | June 23, 2017 | Cooperative Housing Governance

By Douglas M. Kleine Start on time. Even if there is not a quorum, you can cover various announcements, resident input or other non-action  items. Tackle the most important issues early. Nothing says that approval of minutes, treasurer’s report, etc., have to be first on the agenda. Spend your energy on the tough things first. […]

Effects of Carpet on Exterior Masonry Balconies

by webmaster | June 23, 2017 | Physical Management of Housing Cooperatives

By Mitchell H. Frumkin Balconies can be a promotional highlight of a building, giving residents an opportunity to step outside and enjoy the view. While sipping evening coffee and reading a good book, most residents will notice the cool breeze long before thinking about their balcony’s stability. However, structural stability should be aforethought in the […]

The Key to DWV: What You Need to Know about Drain, Waste & Vent Piping Systems

by webmaster | June 23, 2017 | Physical Management of Housing Cooperatives

By John Griffith Your drain waste and vent (DWV) system is probably one of the most important components of your plumbing system, allowing the flow and removal of grey-water and sewage down drains and through waste pipes. Unfortunately, as buildings age, the corrosion of cast iron DWV piping can become a severe problem. Depending on […]

N.Y. Appellate Court Opinions Say No to Board’s Business Judgment Rule Reliance

by webmaster | June 23, 2017 | Other Cooperative Topics

By Herbert Fisher, Esq. and Randall Pentiuk, Esq. Authors’ Note: The authors did not research N.Y. Probate Law to see how it treats the inheritance of the shares as personal property (personalty). Under most state laws, the shares would transfer upon order of a probate court or a small estates affidavit, if applicable. Once that […]

Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence | NCBA CLUSA

by webmaster | May 10, 2017 | Other Cooperative Topics

Published: Tuesday, 09 May 2017 Written by Elizabeth Lechleitner Source: Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence Co-ops back in U.S. Census after 20-year absence NCBA CLUSA is thrilled to announce that a decades-long absence of federally-reported data on co-ops in the U.S. will end with the 2017 Economic Census. The Office of Management and Budget […]

Brooklyn Cooperative votes to Remain Affordable

by webmaster | April 28, 2017 | Developing Housing Cooperatives

Brooklyn Cooperative votes to Remain Affordable Members of St. James Place Towers, a 326-unit limited equity cooperative developed under the Mitchell-Lama program in New York, has voted to remain as a limited equity cooperative. The Mitchell-Lama program provided a low-interest 40-year mortgage and property tax relief. Once the mortgage is paid off, the cooperative can […]

A Credit Check Pitfall Cooperative Boards Can Avoid

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Financial Issues of Concern for Housing Cooperatives

A Credit Check Pitfall Cooperative Boards Can Avoid By Randall Pentiuk, Esq., and Kerry L. Morgan, Esq. In considering a new member, cooperative boards usually include a credit check authorization form in their application packet. The credit check form to be signed by the applicant is usually straightforward, authorizing the board to run a credit […]

Cooperative USA Share Listing Program

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Operating Housing Cooperatives

Showcase your Cooperative with NAHC’S Newest Member Benefit, Cooperative USA Share Listing Program If you’re an NAHC member and interested in listing a cooperative membership for sale, the Share Listing Program is available to help. This new listing program is the ultimate resource to promote your available membership to the extended NAHC network at an […]

NAHC Founder, President Emeritus: Gives Advice to Those Seeking Board Service

by webmaster | April 19, 2017 | Cooperative Housing Governance

NAHC Founder, President Emeritus: Gives Advice to Those Seeking Board Service With the NAHC board elections in the fall, CHQ editor Altoria Bell Ross had a conversation with NAHC President Emeritus Roger Willcox. During the interview, Willcox discussed his launch into the cooperatives, his board service, his accomplishments as president and advice for rising NAHC […]

NAHC Gets a New Executive Director

by webmaster | April 12, 2017 | Other Cooperative Topics

NAHC Gets a New Executive Director By Altoria Bell Ross For those who attend recent annual conferences, NAHC’s new Executive Director, Mik Bauer, is a familiar face. He’s the friendly face enthusiastically greeting members as they approach the conference welcome desk. Formerly NAHC’s membership director, Mik moved into his new position on February 1. In […]