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[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

FS Energy, the energy management and advisory subsidiary of property management firm FirstService Residential, has been named a finalist in the RISE : NYC competition.
The competition recognizes innovative projects and technologies that will bolster the city’s buildings and infrastructure against future storms.
FS Energy, which provides energy evaluations and efficiency improvement solutions to multi-family buildings within the FirstService portfolio, is a lead applicant on three projects in the finals and a partner on two more.
Stemming from the impact Hurricane Sandy had on small businesses, RISE : NYC is a $30 million …

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[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

A turbocharged Chevy Camaro race car, driven by Ken Scheepers on the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Texas region circuit, is being sponsored by utiliVisor, the energy plant metering and monitoring firm.
A Building Performance Manager at TDIndustries Energy Solutions in Dallas, Scheepers works with utiliVisor to implement energy monitoring and verification solutions for commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.
utiliVisor’s web-based, third party independent measurement and verification technology enables TD Industries to achieve significant energy efficiencies for its clients.
Scheepers is a former professional race car driver in the National Hot Rod Association …

Construction & Design, Property Managers »

[29 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Con Edison has passed the half-way point in its four-year plan to provide a comprehensive storm defense system to protect New Yorkers from the kinds of widespread infrastructure damage that ravaged the area in 2012 during Superstorm Sandy.
Ahead of the second anniversary of the devastating storm, Con Edison planners, engineers and field crews have been working to fortify underground and overhead energy delivery systems from severe flooding and destructive winds characteristic of major storms.
Con Edison’s four-year, storm-hardening plan, called Fortifying the Future, at a cost of $1 billion, is already …

Headline, Property Managers »

[22 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
Co-op City job a manager’s biggest challenge

By Konrad Putzier
Co-op City, the world’s largest co-operative housing development, is looking for a new property manager.
The board of directors of the Riverbay Co-operation, which runs the Bronx Mitchell-Lama complex, has sent out requests for proposals (RFPs).
Firms can bid to manage either the entire complex, or just the residential or commercial portions.
While the current property manager, Marion Scott Real Estate, is expected to bid for the job, the RFP is an indication that a majority of Riverbay’s board of directors is willing to switch managers.
The RFP is bound to cause …

Property Managers »

[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

Cushman & Wakefield and Spire Ventures are partnering with Pi Labs, Europe’s first property-focused technology accelerator company.
Pi Labs was created to assist start-ups focused on property and technology innovation. The program will accelerate the growth of these companies by providing them with access to investment, mentoring and business space.
Cushman & Wakefield’s tech team, led by Juliette Morgan, will relocate to the Pi Labs Second Home at the heart of London’s tech corridor working alongside entrepreneurs, innovators and creative companies while sharing their specialist knowledge, contacts and networking opportunities.
Digby Flower, UK …

Construction & Design, Photo Gallery, Property Managers »

[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

REMCO, the architectural surface restoration and maintenance company, held its company picnic at the Platzl Brauhaus, a corporate picnic and conference center in Pomona, NY. More than 100 employees and their family members attended the festive gathering, which included food, football, ping pong, bocci and miniature golf.

Featured, Property Managers »

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
The incredible shrinking workspace

It used to be that each office worker needed 175-200 s/f, but trends in office design are shrinking that.

Richard J. Hayes of ABM Onsite Services says there are several ways, from hot desking to hoteling, that employers can change their space configurations.

But not everyone might be happy about it …

Legal, Property Managers »

[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman, Adam Leitman Bailey, PC
A new sprinkler system law coming into effect December 3 could leave landlords guessing about their obligations.
Effective December 3, 2014, all residential leases in New York State require a notice to the tenant about the presence or absence of sprinkler systems in the “leased premises.”
The new law, while defining a sprinkler system, does not define a “lease” or “premises”.
The law is effective throughout New York and makes no exceptions for premises that are governmentally regulated or run.
However, while stating what …

Legal, Property Managers »

[9 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
No sex please; Racy case highlights owner rights

In the age of smartphones and social media, there are already enough distractions for office workers to avoid. Add the sounds emitted from a boisterous swingers club to the mix and productivity is as good as dead.

At 27 Cliff Street in the Financial District, the Amsterdam Society is “shaking things up,” by hosting loud sex parties while neighboring commercial tenants attempt to conduct business.

“If you’re the landlord, you have to go back to what your lease says,ˮ according to Adam Bailey, of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

Green Building, Property Managers »

[24 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Vision Real Estate Partners (VREP) has brought bike sharing to the suburbs at its Crossings at Jefferson Park, located in the Whippany section of Hanover Township.
The company this month introduced an onsite B-cycle station, from which employees of tenants at the 525,000 s/f office campus can rent bicycles by the hour.
VREP, in partnership with Rubenstein Partners, acquired The Crossings in 2013 and recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation and rebranding at the 115 South Jefferson Road property.
As an integral part of the project, VREP created 1.2 miles of pedestrian and bicycle …

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