News Briefs


When Leonard Barish became the managing agent at 865 UN Plaza in 2016, he spotted trouble right away. The red-brick facade of the 16-story prewar luxury condominium in the Turtle Bay neighborhood was in need of serious repair.

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Tentative Agreement Reached on 32 B/J Union Contract

Local 32 B/J and The Realty Advisory Board (RAB) announced that they have tentatively reached a labor agreement affecting 30,000 residential building service workers. The contract was set set to expire at midnight on April 20, 2018 and this tentative agreement will avoid a strike by residential building service workers in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and …

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Habitat Weekly-Ellen Kornfeld

The Trade Show Planner Who Became a Property Manager

Ellen Kornfeld says property management comes down to one thing: people. “… in this job you’ve got to deal with every level of economic strata – shareholders, boards, contractors, supers, porters. You have to understand that each person is important.”

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Mitch Unger, Controller

Property Tax Abatement

Please be advised that the New York City Department of Finance has mailed a notice to all NYC residents stating that they are in jeopardy of losing their tax abatement if their managing agent did not file the property abatement renewal and change forms. We wish to assure all residents that The Lovett Group did, …

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32B/J Union Contract Expiration

Please be advised that many of our building’s employees are members of Local 32B/J of the Building Service Employees Union. The current contract between the Union and the Realty Advisory Board (RAB) will be expiring on Friday, April 20, 2018. If you are unsure whether your employees are members of 32B/J, please check with your property manager.

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John (Jack) B. Lovett

In Memory of John (Jack) B. Lovett

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of John (Jack) B. Lovett, founder of John B. Lovett & Associates, Ltd. Jack died at his residence in Rye, NY on January 28, 2018 at the age of 97. A great human being, whose accomplishments and charitable contributions were many, will be truly missed by his family and friends.

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Lovett Group Receives Award of Excellence

Lovett Group Receives
Award of Excellence

The Lovett Group, one of New York City’s premier property management firms, has received the 2017 “Award of Excellence” at the Three Hands Ball organized by: the Manhattan Resident Managers Club, the Scandinavian American Building Manager’s Guild, and the Metropolitan Building Managers of New York.

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Get Access by Granting Access

When you plan for construction work on your property, be a good neighbor. Lovett’s own Ellen Kornfeld shares key insights with Habitat Magazine.

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Selling Your Unit Just Got Easier: Lovett Adds Brokers

Lovett Realty, our sales and brokerage division, has added two new Associate Brokers with deep knowledge of the NYC real estate market and extensive experience helping condo and coop owners through the sales process.

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A New Dawn at Turner Towers

Replacing the plumbing is a major task.
So is finding the money to do it.

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