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The Future of Reserve Fund Studies: Enhanced Options

Enhanced Reserve Studies Offer More Detail What is your condo’s future? Many condo boards may believe the standard reserve fund study will provide the information necessary for a solid financial future for their community. This traditional tool has served well for many associations, but more and more associations are now using a more sophisticated plan,….

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Cost Segregation Studies & Accelerated Depreciation

[This article on Cost Segregation is excerpted from NAI The Dunham Group publication 10th Annual Greater Portland 2021 Industrial Market Survey, found on page 9.] For any building buyer or owner, cash flow is a critical measure of the financial viability and success of a property. A building’s cash flow can help pay down debt,….

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Criterium-Cona Engineers is Office of the Month

Criterium-Cona Engineers is our Office of the Month for last month. John Cona, P.E. opened his affiliate office in the Denver area in June 2017. He has steadily and consistently built his business and is currently our #15 office in receipts. John set goals of continued expansion of his business—including the addition of a new….

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Ethan Field, P.E., Joins Criterium Engineers

Criterium Engineers is pleased to announce that Ethan Field, a licensed, Professional Engineer, recently joined the team as senior project engineer. Field has over seventeen years of building envelope consulting experience, working from the Boston area offices of two national firms. He most recently worked as a Senior Associate at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, and….

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Criterium-Sollie Engineers is Office of the Month

It’s with great pleasure that we announce Criterium-Sollie Engineers is our Office of the Month. Glenn Sollie, P.E. has become a “Go-To” Engineer for some of our national clients like Greenleaf Management for property condition assessments and environmental site assessments. With every project we work on with Glenn, he unfailingly provides great service, work products….

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What is a Capital Needs Assessment?

When building owners and property managers plan the financial future of their facilities, the quantitative tool most often chosen is the Capital Needs Assessment (CNA). A CNA creates a capital forecast of needed reserves to fund depreciating asset replacement and prioritize discovered deficiencies while providing a comprehensive document to justify lending requests. CNAs are often….

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Addressing Rising Incivility: Communities Promote the Civility Pledge

Blame it on COVID-19. Blame it on politics or the economy. Blame it on social media. Whatever is to blame, property managers have noted a rising temper at condo and homeowners association meetings this year. Maybe it will calm down in 2021 when a successful vaccine is widely distributed or when the nightly news doesn’t….

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Criterium-Pacific Engineers Opens Oahu-based Operations

Criterium-Pacific Engineers has begun operations in Honolulu, serving the island of Oahu and the entire state. John McLain, P.E., president of the firm, is a licensed, Professional Engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience as a civil engineer. The business is an independently owned and operated affiliate of Criterium Engineers, one of North America’s leading consulting….

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Criterium-McWilliam is Office of the Month

As one of this year’s top 10 Criterium offices, Criterium-McWilliam—based in Las Vegas—has delivered an impressive 33% growth in 2020. The McWilliam team was recently named Office of the Month among Criterium offices. Team members include Page Maquire, office manager; Betty Slocum, word processor; David Taylor, E.I., master inspector; and David DeValve, P.E., who work….

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