Community Embezzlement Case Studies – Florida – Management Personnel

Community Embezzlement Case Studies – Florida – Management Personnel

In our series of blog posts titled: “Association Greed – Board Members, Managers & Missing Money” we highlight wrongdoing by community association managers and board members.  In this installment: Community Embezzlement Case Studies – Florida – we focus on community employees and managers.  We will review the facts of the crime and how you can […]

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Financial Best Practices and Transparency

Financial Best Practices and Transparency

Protecting community finances key assets such as bank accounts and reserve accounts is one of the board’s top jobs. Your association’s financial soundness affects every member of the community through the ability to pay for services, maintain your property and overall unit values. This article will provide an overview of several financial best practices and the latest technologies that help communities follow them.

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Hot Management Niches

I was recently quoted in an article for Realtor Magazine titled ‘Hot Management Niches’ by Mariwyn Evans in the September 2010 issue. Single-family management is a good niche for smaller companies because it’s not dominated by the large full-service management and brokerage companies, says Russell Munz, co-owner of Pyramid Real Estate Group in Stamford, Conn., […]

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Court Case Memorandum of Decision

Court Case Memorandum of Decision

I acted as court appointed Receiver and Expert Witness for a property on Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut. The client won the case and was awarded three times damages.

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Radio Interview on WGCH AM Radio with Greg Skidmore June 11, 2010

Radio Interview on WGCH AM Radio with Greg Skidmore June 11, 2010

Greg Skidmore, President of Belray Asset Management and David Lehn, Managing Director of Withers Worldwide in Greenwich, CT, interviewed Russell Munz, COO of Pyramid Real Estate Group in Stamford, CT. Pyramid is in business to help make owning and operating real estate easier for its clients. Learn more about how the history of the firm […]

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In house management vs. using a third party manager

Article I wrote for the New England Real Estate Journal in March 2010.

“What is the most effective AND efficient way to manage property? Is it more effective to manage property in house or to sub it out to a management company?”

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Interviewed For Book on Successful Property Managers

I was one of 50 property managers interviewed by Michael Levy for his new book ” Successful Property Managers” – advice and winning strategies from industry leaders.  Mike’s book is part of a series of books where he interviews 50 industry experts so the reader can learn from the shared experiences about a specific topic. I am […]

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Start Saving Now for Future Repair Expenses

Association boards who are in charge of running the property are left with a tough decision: “Do we fix the costly problems or wait until our term in office is over?”

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Bring in Advisors to Speed up Projects

After working with numerous associations, our firm has seen a pattern of behaviors and processes that can be improved so you can operate your property more efficiently. In this article I will discuss 1) the negatives and positives of using help, 2) projects you should strongly consider obtaining outside help and 3) sources of support.

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Improve your Community Faster – Focus on High-value Tasks

In this article I will discuss the differences between low-value and high-value tasks and provide examples of different value tasks as well as sources of support.

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