Argo University Upcoming Events

june

30jun6:00 pm8:00 pmARGO University: Board Member 101

october

14oct6:00 pm8:00 pmArgo University: The Coop Application Process

Argo University: Past Events

Compliance 2020: Beyond the Green New Deal

May 1, 2020

Click the thumbnail above to watch the entire panel video, and use the time stamps to jump to the parts of the discussion that concern you the most. Video Timestamps: Bright Power at a Glance– 5:46 Energy Efficient Laws Greening NYC Overview– 7:35 Carbon Emission Limits LL97– 14:00 Building Energy Grades and Building a Plan…

What You Need To Know About The Tenant Protection Act

March 11, 2020

Did you know that the Tenant Protection Act–ostensibly intended for rental properties–has implications for coops, as well?  It prohibits move-in deposits/fees and pet deposits in your cooperative, and limits your ability to request escrow deposits from potential purchasers, among other things. The implications of the law were explained by Argo’s own Diana Diaz, Esq., Director of…

Climate Mobilization Act Follow-Up

November 13, 2019

New York City’s Green New Deal has presented various challenges and questions for New York City board members and real estate professionals. Our Argo University on the subject in June was so popular, and the laws are so broad, that we decided to do a follow up session in November. You can watch the full…

Argo University: Budget Season for Boards

October 16, 2019

How Argo Handles Your Building’s Budget Are Capital Projects Part of Your Operating Budget? Cash Versus Accrual, Explained Budget Season for Boards, Full Panel Full Panel Time Stamps: 1:04 Accrual vs Cash: Differences and Similarities 3:39 Fiscal Buildings vs Calendar Buildings 5:02 Budget Uncontrollable’s Overview: The 5 Categories: Utilities, Taxes, Payroll, Debt Service, Compliance 7:42…

What’s the Deal with the Green New Deal?

July 1, 2019

Read a summary of NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act here How Argo Helps Our Clients Meet the New Emissions Requirements NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act FAQs How Can NYC Retrofit Help Your Building? Local Law 97 Explained A Summary of Local Laws 92 and 94 Parking Garage Requirements: Summary Sheet and Video Explanation 2018 Laws: Local Law…

3rd Annual Board Member 101

May 31, 2019

May 21, 2019. Our four panelists – Assistant Director of Management Operations Amanda Smith, Compliance Director Jessica Tusing, Financial Analyst Joan Culgiette, and Jack Lepper, Esq. – explained best practices for coop and condo Board members in keeping their buildings running. This panel covered everything from types of insurance, the arrears process, building staff, and…

Be Sure of Your Insurance

March 20, 2019

February 27, 2019. Argo University: Be Sure of Your Insurance featured President of Stockbridge Risk Management Bob Sterling and Argo Counsel Wendy Moskowitz, taking questions from coop and condo Board members on types of insurance your building should have. We have short videos featuring answers to some of the most burning questions like what is…

Conflict Resolution for Boards

October 31, 2018

Helping Everybody’s Voice Be Heard Is Mediation Legally Binding? How 2 Senior Property Managers Handle Out of Control Board Meetings Benefits of Mediation in a Housing Community It’s Called a “Board Decision” for a Reason Mediation Versus Litigation – Explained When Boards Make the Wrong Decision Watch the Full Panel: It’s Not Personal, It’s Business…

2nd Annual Board Member 101

September 11, 2018

View the Full Board Member 101 Panel Here Recommending Robert’s Rules of Order to our Boards The Importance of Your Building’s Operative Documents How the “Communication Hierarchy” Works The Simple Fix That Will Protect Your Investment A Timeline for Collecting Arrears When It’s Time to Take Legal Action Why Your Building Needs a Property Conditions…

Coop Board Approval Process

July 5, 2018

The Importance of Disclosing What Your Building Requires Up Front The Questions a Board Should Never Ask in an Interview The Real Purpose of a Coop Board How to Address Personal Conflicts During the Board Interview How Brokers and Coop Boards Work Together Watch the Full Argo University Panel