10B — December 14 -27, 2018— Northern New Jersey — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


N orthern N ew J ersey

all is upon us and winter will be here before we know it -- bringing all By Margaret Bicz, Planned Companies Get ready for winter with preventativeMaintenanceTask F they are useless if they are not functioning properly. A regular maintenance programwill help you catch any issues before the water starts pouring in. mineral deposits. This is also a good time to check your water heater’s remaining life span. 6. Prevent Pipes from Freezing

NIA National Realty appoints Schaefer as sales associate

dustry relationships. With a background in real es- tate driven technical proj- ect management, he brings both valuable experience and negotiating skills to his clients. In his new position Schaefer will be involved in all phases of the firm’s real estate brokerage services. “As NIA continues to grow, we’ve added a results-driven associate who will help us maintain our position as a sought-after commercial real estate firm servicing many sectors.” said NIA president Roger Gross . NIA National Realty is a full service commercial real estate company.  Jonathan Hoff, RPA, CPM, Prism’s senior vice president of management services – who also serves as vice president of IREM New Jersey – facilitated the tour. The Residences at Edison Lofts features 334 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The reimagined 100-year-old factory building. 

PARAMUS, NJ — NIA National Realty , a pro- vider of commercial real es-

tate services i n No r t h - e r n N e w Jersey, has announced that Kevin S c h a e f e r has j o ined their Para- mus broker- age team as

of the things we know and l o v e , f r om the beaut i - ful foliage to holiday cheer. However, the seasonal shift can also be ac- companied by

It is imperative that the heat within the property is set above 55 degrees through- out winter to ensure that the pipes don't freeze and/ or burst. Make sure all ten- ants are educated on this by distributing an e-newsletter and/or posting safety info in the common area. The arrival of winter doesn’t have to mean headaches for property managers. Adding these tasks to your “to do” list can help keep your building up and running while preventing costly overdue maintenance down the line. If you need assistance, be sure to contact your local maintenance com- pany or vendor to see how they can help! Margaret Bicz is director of business development in Washington DC and Virginia for Planned Com- panies. 

3. Schedule Chimney Cleanings and Inspections If your property or units within the property, contain chimneys, they require yearly servicing. And with winter burning and heating season in the near future, now is the perfect time to schedule chim- ney cleanings and inspections, which can reveal a number of different problems (like soot, buildup, even nesting animals)! All of which can be a serious hazard if not taken care of. 4. Clean the Gutters Cleaning the leaves from the gutters ensures that melting snow can drain and to avoid icy build-up. We recommend waiting until late fall when all the leaves have fallen, to en- sure all debris is cleaned out. 5. Check the Water Heat- er Every two years, a water heater should be flushed of

a sales associate. Schaefer joins NIA from RE/MAX in Oradell, NJ where he leased and sold i nve s tment pr ope r t i e s throughout the region and maintains many quality in- Kevin Schaefer WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM’s) NewJersey Chap- ter 1 toured The Residences at Edison Lofts in Edison Village, Prism Capital Partners’ adaptive reuse of the historic Thomas Edison Invention Fac- tory and Commerce Center in West Orange.

Margaret Bicz

unwanted hassles— particu- larly for properties who don’t properly prepare for the chang- ing seasons. Below is the top preventa- tive maintenance tasks that will help keep your property in tip-top condition as the ther- mometer drops: 1. Service Furnaces Annual furnace checkups not only offer energy savings, but can also prolong the life of your furnace. Servicing ensures that units are clean, well-adjusted, and working at top capacity. 2. Check Sump Pumps Sump pumps are essential to preventing water damage, but

IREM members Tour Prism’s The Residences at Edison Lofts




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