Mann Publications: Key Questions When Reviewing A Building's Annual Financial Statements

Annette MurrayShareholder Annette Murray was featured in this article that originally appeared in Mann Publications.  

In today's real estate market, a building's financial statements are becoming increasingly important to its users. Interested parties include unit owners, board members, prospective buyers and lenders. This article identifies key questions to consider when reviewing the financial statements of a building.

The Cooperator: Keeping Your Curb Appeal

Jules Frankel  A4496678Shareholder Jules C. Frankel was featured in this article that originally appeared in The Cooperator.

"Curb appeal plays a large role in determining a property's value and it is the first thing anyone notices about your co-op or condo building. But beyond aesthetics, proper maintenance is necessary to protect residences, grounds and common areas from the elements."

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Published March 2007

The Landscape of Environmental Remediation Costs

Karen Schirmacher  A4497032Principal Karen Schirmacher, CPA, MST was featured in this article that originally appeared in The New Jersey CPA.

"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise, what is there to defend?” said actor/activist Robert Redford in 1985. While protecting the environment was important 30 years ago, green initiatives have grabbed the spotlight more than ever, and the focus on preserving our environment has increased dramatically. Along with this increased focus has come additional federal and state environmental regulations. This heightened awareness has caused an increase in mandatory and voluntary environmental remediation efforts by businesses. Read More

The Cooperator: The Impact of Arrears

Shareholder Jules C. Frankel was featured in this article that originally appearedJules Frankel  A4496678 in The Cooperator Magazine.

"As the recession has lingered on since 2008, co-op and condo buildings  throughout the city—from luxurious downtown buildings to middle-income and lower-income walkups—have found more of their residents in arrears with their monthly fees. Some of  these people have lost jobs, and unemployment has forced them to prioritize  (and sometimes skip) their monthly bills. Credit cards and mortgage payments  often are paid first, followed by utilities and property taxes."

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Published: July 2011 

The Cooperator: The Cooperator's 25th Annual Co-op & Condo Expo

Jules Frankel  A4496678Shareholder Jules C. Frankel was featured in this article that originally appeared in The Cooperator.

The Cooperator's Co-op & Condo Expo celebrated its 25th anniversary show in fine style with hundreds of exhibitors and educational opportunities for co-op and condo boards and residents throughout the tri-state area. Since 1987, the Expo is a fixture on the business calendar of vendors, service providers, board members, building staff and residents.

The Cooperator: The Impact of Arrears

Jules Frankel  A4496678Shareholder Jules C. Frankel was featured in this article The Cooperator.

As the recession has lingered on since 2008, co-op and condo buildings throughout the city—from luxurious downtown buildings to middle-income and lower-income walkups—have found more of their residents in arrears with their monthly fees. Some of these people have lost jobs, and unemployment has forced them to prioritize (and sometimes skip) their monthly bills.

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