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Management Companies

There is no single way to successfully manage a co-op, but many co-ops hire professional management companies to assist with management and maintenance. COHO Management Services Society (a non-profit) is the management arm of CHF BC and has been operating since the early 1980s.

CHF BC also counts seven independent management companies among its members. These are:

Management companies can help co-ops with their regular day-to-day services, but also for less frequent tasks such as unit inspections. (CHF BC also counts as a member Halsted Home Inspections Inc., which focuses on unit inspections.) Management companies can assist with tracking maintenance activities and capital works: good record-keeping practices enable asset management plans to be regularly adjusted with the best possible information.

Whether the co-op is using staff, volunteers or management company personnel, there’s always a role for members.