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He’s Super...Part of the Time Tom Soter at Habitat photo shootThe board was complaining about the superintendent.
Does your board abuse its power?Tom Sinclair and Liz Roberts, a married couple who owned a co-op on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, felt like they’ve been sandbagged. They brought a buyer for their apartment to the board and expected an easy approval. “She had submitted what seemed like pounds of paperwork, showing how strong her financial picture was, along with sterling character references,” Sinclair recalls. “I had heard how tough some co-op boards were, but neither Liz nor I expected any trouble. After all, my wife had been a long-time model resident [in the years before our marriage] and our potential buyer seemed perfect.”
Habitat Management Photo Shoot 2012
CO-OP/CONDO TAX ABATEMENT DIES IN LEGISLATURE
W. 78 St. co-op, photo by Tom Soter"Communication and cooperation always help avoid problems,” attorney Stuart Saft, a partner at Holland & Knight, once said to me. Not everyone believes that.
On People, Policy, and Paranoiafrom HABITAT, February 2011
(DON'T) LET THEM EAT CAKE from HABITAT, DECEMBER 2010 Being on a board is like being on a diet. You know it’s for your own good, but it can get very tedious. Sure, you should eat soup and salad but doesn’t the cream-filled chocoate cake seem so much tastier? It must be better for you, right? You feel good after eating it – until you’ve eaten so much that when you look down you can’t see your feet anymore.
LOCAL LAWS GONE LOCOfrom HABITAT, JULY/AUGUST 2010 Tom Soter
Tom Soter, in his office BY ANY OTHER NAMEfrom HABITAT May 2010Our connection was bad, but I could make out the words “corruption” and “dishonest” and “board” from the voice at the other end of the line.