Category: Operations

The cobbler’s kids: Part 2, some more equal than others

23 December, 2010 (16:43) | Apartments, Co-ops, Condominiums, Management, Operations, US News |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By: David A. Smith   Yesterday we left Mr. Iacono (assuming he reads this blog or periodically Googles himself) with the glum realization that all his labor and anxiety to be his building’s property manager is paying him an intangible $35 an hour – and as reported in the […]

The cobbler’s kids: Part 1, a fool for a client?

22 December, 2010 (12:29) | Apartments, Co-ops, Condominiums, Management, Operations, US News |

By: David A. Smith   Lawyers say that someone who represents himself has a fool for a client, and as someone who’s made a career out of providing expert advice, readers can expect that I’ll be skeptical of the frugality motivation of those small-property condo or co-op owners who decided, as these New York Times […]