Condo fees are going up nationwide thanks to a new focus on structural safety following the high-profile collapse of Surfside in Florida and the pandemic keeping people inside their units. Inflation, labor shortages and higher costs for maintenance and repairs also are contributing factors of higher fees.
Boca Raton and Miami-Dade County in Florida have created new inspection requirements for older condo buildings, and now Broward County has sent recommendations for changes to state laws that would help prevent a future condo collapse. Recommendations include statewide inspections of buildings and filing engineering reports with local government.
Drilling expert Dan Brown has been hired to help decide if a new drilling test pile would help address the sinking and leaning Millennium Tower, which is undergoing a $100 million construction project. Some experts believe drilling won't help the San Francisco condo, but the HOA, officials and others say its best to await Brown's expert review.
Groups are considering ways to help small condo and co-op boards in New York City comply with the expenses related to the upcoming Climate Mobilization Act, including receiving federal support. Federal "assistance would go a long way toward helping lower- and moderate-income buildings achieve necessary retrofits, reduce carbon emissions and maintain financial stability," said Jeanne Wilcke, a condo board member.
Departments can break off into silos unless leaders provide an inspiring vision and create clear communication and dialogue between entities, writes John Mattone. "Leaders can proactively combat the silo mindset by organizing meetings and discussions that allow different departments to gain an insight into the thinking and ways of other departments," he writes.
Crelate's Aaron Elder explains how employers can determine the "transferable velocity" of potential hires and existing employees to address talent and skills gaps in their workforce. Elder provides sample questions to identify people who are self-starters and have the ability to learn skills and move into new roles.
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