Managing a High-Rise Building During a Pandemic

By: Kathleen Brenn, ARM Building Manager, Atrium Palace RCP Management Company When news hit that COVID19 was in our town we went into overdrive since we are just across the river from New York and the Management Team had already

Palisades Amusement Park

By: Mary Ellen Saks, Building Manager Carlyle Towers Palisades Amusement Park was a 38-acre amusement park located in Bergen County, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from New York City.  It was located atop the New Jersey Palisades lying partly

Leverage Technology and Teamwork to Improve Accounts Payable

By: Jennifer Laauser, Operations Controller RCP Management Company Making sure that work is done when needed, utilities stay up and running, and association vendors are paid timely are all important parts of keeping an association running smoothly. In order for

In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity by Kristina Munson, RCP Management Company

Albert Einstein once said that “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”.  This year has certainly seen its share of difficulties, but as we (hopefully) come out the other side of one of the most significant human and economic events

Gov. Murphy: NJ Indoor Dining To Resume Amid Coronavirus Crisis from NJ Patch

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that indoor dining can finally resume, starting on Friday. Murphy announced that restaurants across the state will be able to open for indoor dining beginning this Friday, Sept. 4, at 25

FITNESS CENTERS RE-OPENING NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK by Griffin Alexander Attorneys

Governor Murphy is expected to announce today the opening of fitness centers in New Jersey, effective September 1, 2020, with restrictions. Fitness centers have been closed to the public in accordance with Executive Order 104. The Governor previously stated, in

Tapping Reserves in a Time of Financial Crisis – NJ Cooperator

It’s a question we’re asked all the time: “Can we use reserves to cover an operating fund shortfall?” Under normal circumstances, our standard response would be an emphatic “No!” — because reserves are for major repair and replacement projects. But

Leadership Lies at the Heart of Diversity and Inclusion – National Real Estate Investor

What do great leaders do? That’s a critically important question for this moment in time, as we see the social unrest that has knocked COVID-19 news stories off the front pages. It’s a significant moment. As I made clear in

NJ Board of Public Utilities Prepares for Second Year of Community Solar Program by Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith and Davis

August 3, 2020 In order to achieve New Jersey’s ambitious goal of generating all of the State’s electricity from clean energy sources by 2050, and to ensure that low and moderate income (LMI) residents can realize the benefits of renewable

The Financial Statement Audit as a Useful Tool in the Budget Process by Samuel Schneider, CPA

When preparing the Association’s operating budget, there are several useful tools at the Board’s disposal.  One of those tools is the annual financial statement audit.  During the budget process, an important step is to project out the remaining months of