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4th Annual Board Member 101

June 30, 2020

Now more than ever, your Board’s decisions impact the safety, security, and value of your building. On Tuesday, June 30th, we held our annual primer on sitting on a Board, and discussed best practices for running Board meetings, making financial decisions, handling staff, and more. Led by: Argo’s Chief Operating Officer, Julie Zuraw, Argo’s Controller, Richard Apell, and…

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…

Conducting Virtual Board and Annual Meetings

April 24, 2020

  On Friday, April 24th, we discussed how to hold a virtual Annual Meeting as well as the protocols necessary to ensure that decisions made at a virtual monthly Board Meeting are properly recorded. Even if you have already decided to postpone your Annual Meeting to the fall, it’s clear that our world has changed, and…

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…