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executive director's letter
A Letter from the Executive Director
hat goes up may go sideways. That is either an insight from
our article on new elevator technology or from our wrap up
of changes in the rent laws.
As the rent law changes get analyzed and interpreted,
the only thing owner and tenant attorneys can agree on is that the Legislature can't
write laws very well. We highlight some of the major controversies and contradictions in this issue.
If mankind (or as close as legislators get) isn't enough of a problem, we have to
deal with Mother Nature too. Proposed new floodplain maps could block federal
insurance, mortgages, and refinancings of apartments in large chunks of the city.
New York City government and industry groups are lobbying for changes, but it
is not clear whether the science, politics, and economics will leave us high or dry.
The real estate news is all about tall buildings and high density these days, which
begs the question: How do you get up there? When 100-story residential buildings
were proposed 30 years ago, we worried about penthouse dwellers who might forget
to buy milk and have to make a 20-minute trip to the lobby. But, as we report this
month, elevator speeds have increased from 40 to 2000 feet per minute. Bet you
didn't know that. Technology for older buildings has changed too, so check it out.
It seems as though someone is holding an energy conservation seminar
of some kind every month. Actually, someone is. CHIP's energy seminar in
September, however, was focused on the latest ways to get someone else to
pay for your improvements. You are paying surcharges to your utility company for state mandated programs - read about how to get the money back.
Finally, we continue to be excited that CHIP is now managing ABO.
Together, we offer more resources for builders, owners, and managers of
multifamily housing than any other organization in New York. Developments
will only be available to non-members for a short time longer. Join us, and
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ABO Developments - Fall 2015
A Message from ABO Executive Director Dan Margulies
The Big Ugly Decoding the Rent Act of 2015
New Technology in Elevators
Save Money on Energy-Saving Upgrades
New Flood Risk Standards
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
ABO Developments - Fall 2015