Changing Condo Management Companies

How hard is it to change management companies in Hoboken?

One Hoboken411 reader was already in the process of getting ready to change condo management companies – then the storm hit:

“Hopefully your intelligent readers can offer some sound advice. Prior to hurricane Sandy my condo building had been having issues with our current management company. We were already in the mental process of knowing we needed a change.

Then Sandy hits. Management company loses power (ok understandable), loses phone service, loses internet access. All totally understandable. What is not is that no contacted us to see if we needed anything, no one was in the office nor posted a note with an alternate way of communication.

Even after power restored we got only ONE visit from company after dark a week after the storm.

Everything that has been done to keep the building going was by the owners. Not by the management company we have paid thousands of dollars over the past nine years.

The cops, firemen, contractors all complain about this company. We know its time to change. But change to what. Is there anyone that is happy with their management company or have recommendations.”

Any advice for residents who want to “clean house” and start fresh with a competent building management company?

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19 Comments on "Changing Condo Management Companies"


Member
eleenyc
3 years 2 months ago

Wow. I had to ask myself if i wrote that email in my sleep. My same experience exactly. I can only guess at the Management Company in question…

Member
hobokenj
3 years 2 months ago

I had the complete opposite experience with our management company during and after Sandy. We switched from a management company in town to this one several years ago and have never looked back. Peter has outperformed year over year and would recommend that anyone dealing with the subpar management companies in town give him a call. Here is his info.

Peter R. Johnson
peterj@theprogressivecompanies.com
phone 973-299-4444 ext. 208

TheProgressive Companies
2 Sylvan Way Suite 304
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054

Member
eleenyc
3 years 2 months ago

Copied the contact info. Thank you.[quote comment=”218223″]I had the complete opposite experience with our management company during and after Sandy. We switched from a management company in town to this one several years ago and have never looked back. Peter has outperformed year over year and would recommend that anyone dealing with the subpar management companies in town give him a call. Here is his info.Peter R. Johnson phone 973-299-4444 ext. 208TheProgressive Companies 2 Sylvan Way Suite 304 Parsippany, New Jersey 07054[/quote]

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eleenyc
3 years 2 months ago

We have been unable to live in our building since the storm. Everyone is house-hopping while working out the up-front costs, insurance, getting repairs scheduled all the whiel waiting on Adjusters to come by. The adrenalin rush is beginning to fade. I am thankful for good friends and relatives but I want to be back home.

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jgriffo1
3 years 2 months ago

I am president of my condo board and we made a switch in 2010 to Hudson Property Management. When I have a few minutes, I’ll offer a detailed explanation about how we made the switch and what the process was like. In the meantime, I HIGHLY recommend Hudson PM. Their work was outstanding from the beginning, and they have been just as outstanding with their work done after the storm. For example, our flooded areas were being treated for mold and toxins within one week of the flood waters receding. If you are considering a switch, please give them a… Read more »

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vivaClinton
3 years 2 months ago

We’re discussing switching companies too so thank you for the references. We’re also looking for an online “portal” that can be used by everyone in the HOA. Does any building currently use a similar system and have any suggestions?

Member
Angry Bird
3 years 2 months ago

I would love to know if there are any portals out there because our Mgt Co doesn’t like for us to all have contact with one another – they know it would then be so much easier to oust them if there was a common thread. Probably also the same reason we go years without a meeting. Even after Sandy they have been reluctant to schedule. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were also one of those in-town jobs everyone is referring to.[quote comment=”218230″]We’re discussing switching companies too so thank you for the references. We’re also looking for an online… Read more »

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jgriffo1
3 years 2 months ago

Hudson PM does have a web portal which is one of their selling points. They’re working on an upgrade right now but it has been very useful for us. Not sure if it would suit your needs or not but you can certainly ask them for a demo.[quote comment=”218230″]We’re discussing switching companies too so thank you for the references. We’re also looking for an online “portal” that can be used by everyone in the HOA. Does any building currently use a similar system and have any suggestions?[/quote]

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