Manhattan Resident Managers Club, Inc.

 

   Superintendents are a lot more than a repair person or someone to call at 3:00am if you suddenly find yourself without heat in the middle of a blustery February night.

Superintendents or Resident Managers are responsible for building employees, professional development, communication with their management company, board and individual residents, fire safety, the boiler, overseeing the building’s operational systems and so much more undefined duties like walking that yappy Jack Russell terrier from the fifth floor.

According to the SEIU Local 32 BJ Union contract currently in effect in New York City, a Superintendent is officially considered a “Resident Manager” if he/she has six or more staff members working for him/her.

The Manhattan Resident Manager’s Club, Inc. which was founded in 1980 and incorporated a year later. has over 150 Regular Members which consist  of a combination of resident managers, superintendents and managing agents, along with 90+ Associate Members who are contractors, vendors and other business professionals.  This organization is “dedicated to the performance and advancement of the real estate manager.”  In order to be eligible for regular membership, Resident Managers must oversee at least six employees and a 50-unit residential building; condo, co-op or rental.  Modest annual dues are collected for all Membership levels.  At present, there are 4 Membership classifications: Regular, Associate, Affiliate and Life Members.  Regular Members consists of the Resident Managers/Superintendents.  Associates are comprised of our Vendors /Contractors /Professionals.  The Affiliates of the CLUB are Property Managing Executives representing their corporate office and Life Members are all Past Presidents of the Club and those that have been part of the CLUB for a substantial period of time with the Executive Board bestowing upon them the honor of Life Membership in appreciation for the amount of time and energy they dedicated to the overall betterment and continued growth of the CLUB.

Throughout the years, the CLUB's Executive Committee has made it a priority to better educate our superintendents and resident managers so that their jobs are much easier and our building runs smoother.  It’s great to have the expertise of so many superintendents and resident managers at your disposal.  This is an asset you shouldn’t underestimate.  Say you have a problem with your boiler.  You can just pick up the phone and call a member and say ‘this is what’s going on in my building, have you ever had this happen?’ and usually they have.  In most cases, close to 99.9% of the time, we are able to resolve it without calling a vendor.”

Another great benefit of the CLUB for the Regular Membership is the issuance of a $125,000 life insurance policy.  No medical physical required.

Our Membership meets on the first Thursday of every month.  We exchange and share ideas at every meeting.  Every meeting, one of our associate members, that include vendors, electricians, plumbers will speak and tell us about new products and educate us.  It’s really just a great way to get together once a month to talk to other Members while sharing ideas and sharing problems.

The CLUB also awards six education scholarships per year to members for their children’s college education.  We are very active and participate in various charitable organizations. To date, the CLUB has raised money for Toys for Tots, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Incarnation Children’s Center, an AIDS children’s hospice in Harlem.  During the winter months, the Membership, has collected coats for the poorer families within the 5 Boroughs.

The organization also hosts numerous social activities like the Annual Sunset BBQ, Vegas night and Poker night, fishing trips and a night at Yankee Stadium for its members, a boat ride that sails around Manhattan with dinner and dancing.

The group is also closely affiliated with several other New York superintendent and managerial organizations: namely, the New York Association of Realty Managers (NYARM), the Scandinavian–American Building Managers Guild, the New York Building Managers Association and the Superintendents Technical Association.  Each year the Manhattan Resident Manager’s Club, Metropolitan Building Managers of New York and the Scandinavian-American Building Managers Guild hosts the Three Hands Grand Ball, a black-tie affair that features dinner, dancing, cocktails and live music.  The event is now in its 18th year.

For more information about the CLUB, please come back and visit this web page often as we will continue to keep you updated on upcoming events, new members that have joined as well as more exciting new features that will really impress.


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