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Does Your HOA Need Help?

Does Your HOA Need Help?

Homeowners associations (HOA) are an excellent tool used by organized homeowners, typically in condos, co-ops, and neighborhoods. We’ve highlighted the top requests we’ve received from HOA board members to help you decide if you are in need of HOA management professionals to assist with administration, financials, maintenance, and customer service.

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Minimize Maintenance & Repair with These 5 Tips

When it comes to managing retail properties, like convenience stores, service stations, etc., maintenance and repair can be overwhelming. With the help of these five tips, you can tackle maintenance and repair like a pro while minimizing the time, energy, and expenses that often accompany retail property management.

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Why Hiring A Property Manager is the Right (and Smart) Choice

Why Hiring A Property Manager is the Right (and Smart) Choice

Owning property means guaranteeing it's protected at all costs. This means providing proper care and maintenance to all properties, a tedious undertaking when assuming sole responsibility for property management activities. If you are struggling to maintain your real estate investment(s), consider hiring an experienced property manager to handle your operational needs.

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5 Benefits of Having an HOA Manager

5 Benefits of Having an HOA Manager

Ciminelli’s HOA Management services team can assist your board of directors to effectively maintain the community on a day-to-day basis and make informed decisions. When deciding if HOA management is what your board needs, consider these long-term benefits for your community.

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6 Considerations While Apartment Hunting

6 Considerations While Apartment Hunting

Whether you’re an experienced renter, or this is your first time renting, finding the perfect apartment that fits both your lifestyle and budget can be a difficult task. Check out this guide of the top considerations that should make it onto your checklist when searching for an apartment.

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Post-COVID-19: The Future of Office and Work

The ongoing pandemic has forced organizations and employees to adopt new ways of working to keep business running smoothly while minimizing the health risk to employees and clients. Let's explore how leaders are uniquely and creatively reimagining how work will continue in the near future.

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The National Importance of Public Transportation to Commercial Real Estate

The National Importance of Public Transportation to Commercial Real Estate

It seems intuitive that commercial real estate properties proximate to public transportation would be more sought after, and would, therefore, have higher property values and draw higher rental rates. So, let’s take a look at some of the data that confirms a longstanding rule of real estate development: location matters.

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

There is no blueprint to follow when it comes to handling the changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, there is only reliance on our previous experience, real time updates from our global network, and confidence that we can be industry leaders in this time of crisis.

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Managing Buildings and Building Relationships

Managing Buildings and Building Relationships

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many buildings that housed “non-essential” businesses have been temporarily vacated. It’s important to realize that an empty building is simply idle, not abandoned. During times like this, Ciminelli’s Property Management professionals carefully maintain affected buildings to ensure a seamless reopening when the time comes.

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Expecting the Unexpected

Expecting the Unexpected

Construction and development projects are notoriously stressed by schedules and budgets; add a global pandemic to the mix, and it becomes obvious that our ability to adapt is of great value. Over the past several weeks, our team has realized that some of our processes and procedures have really made a difference in decision making, planning, and reacting to the changing business landscape.

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Ciminelli Suburban vs. Urban Office Space

Location matters to both your employees and your clients, so it's important to get this crucial aspect of your new office space right. Here are five considerations when choosing a new office location.

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Investing in the Urban Core – Infrastructure

Cities want visitors to be intrigued by what they have to offer, businesses to thrive in their surrounding environment, and residents to be proud to call it home. For all of this to happen, the infrastructure of cities – the structures and services that act as a basis for the economy and quality of life - must continue to grow and meet the demands of an increasing population.

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The Benefits of Winning a TOBY Award

BOMA’s annual TOBY award is the most prestigious and comprehensive award of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in commercial buildings and rewarding excellence in building management; it is an extensive process and a huge accomplishment. Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits you may not have considered.

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10 Questions to Ask On a Commercial Property Tour

Searching for commercial office space can be an exciting endeavor; there are so many potential options, no matter the reason for your search. This is what you should be asking to help you determine if the space you are touring is the best fit for your company.

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Top Commercial Real Estate Maintenance Requests

Gathering data from our portfolio totaling over 26M square feet revealed several interesting data points. Here, we’ve ranked the top ten work orders from least to most requested.

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If These Walls Could Talk… Interesting Facts about Bethune Lofts

Bethune Lofts is one of Ciminelli’s historical residential renovation projects. Since the building was originally built in 1917, it is full of rich history that sets it apart from other residential buildings in the Buffalo area. While reminiscing on Bethune’s history, we thought we would share some of the building’s most interesting facts.

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5 Tips for Effective Vendor Procurement and Management

Procuring services and identifying vendors for a real estate portfolio of over 14 million square feet has helped our team develop a proven process that results in finding ideal vendors for our customers. Although there is a great deal of work that goes into finding that perfect match, we thought we’d narrow it down to our top 5 tips for vendor procurement.

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5 Tips to Consider Before Renewing Your Commercial Lease

Renewing a commercial lease can be a complex situation for corporate tenants. As experts in commercial brokerage services, the team at Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation has compiled a list of helpful tips to consider before renewing your commercial lease.

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Corporate Responsibility to Staff Development

We recently had the opportunity to interview two of our employees about their career paths with Ciminelli. Both employees were able to move up within the company, eventually aligning with positions that they never imagined possible. Read more about their experiences and the importance of corporate development.

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