14C — September 25 - October 15, 2020 — Fall Preview — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal


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uzerne County from North to South, East to West, is a hot bed of By Robert Nemeth Sr., HowardHanna The FrederickGroup Northeast Pennsylvania: THE PLACE TO BE L

By Elaine Warga-Murray ZOOM, ZOOM – Meetings!

continued from page 7C Not necessary to record. • Committee meetings – All participants can speak – no recording. In all the above situations, documents can be shared by the person running the meeting. The document is displayed on the screen while being discussed. There are more compli - cated uses as well, such as using fake backgrounds if a person does not want to show their location. This is simple but requires a little training. Also, since the meetings can be recorded, if someone wants to view the meeting at a later

date- such as Candidates Night that may be allowed, but other meetings (where there are standard minutes maintained) should not be recorded. Minutes should document decisions, votes, and impor - tant points; however, verba - tim discussions should not be transcribed. This new option of Zoom or Go to Meetings tends to be very popular and encourages more people to attend. Since individuals do not have to travel to and from the meet - ing, they are apt to “tune in.” Many associations have noticed that more owners attend via Zoom than in per - son. Of course, there is also the incentive that owners can elect to not be seen, even though they are present and may be counted towards a quorum. Many owners are more comfortable simply ob - serving and listening to board meetings from the comfort of their homes. Additionally, many owners who may work late would rather watch the meeting from their office or listen to the meeting in their cars on the way home. Technology presents so many more options and this is a good thing! Most likely, Zoommeetings are the way of the future, since there is a tendency to get the business taken care of and to engage in less inter personal chatter. This is a time saver. This new system of “talking heads” may be the wave of the future, since it allows a better sense of participation than simply reading minutes. An - other advantage is that own - ers feel that they “know” the Board better when they see them and hear them speak. Agendas remain important and should be emailed to all participants prior to the meeting. The person running the meeting tends to follow the agenda more carefully when in a Zoommeeting, and since observers are muted, there are fewer distractions. In summary, Zooming takes less time, allows more attendees, and should be con - tinued even after in person gatherings are allowed. Elaine Warga-Murray, CMCA, AMS, PCAM is CEO /Owner of Regency Man- agement Group, Inc. MAREJ

Incentive programs by the state are an added factor in locating in our area. Many people have no idea that the Greater Hazleton area is the only place in the county that Interstates 80 and 81 intersect., making it the place to be for distribution and manufacturing, The present companies like Amazon, American Ea - gle Outfitters, Cargill Meat, Auto Zone and Hershey are proof of this being the place to be, This growth has caused there to be a

big demand for residential expansion. Hanna Frederick Com - mercial has come to North - east PA as part of their 10 state area of service, with thousands of agents and commercial appraisers . Hanna Frederick is ready to provide many services including, sale and leasing of commercial properties, office and investment prop - erties and residential sales. Robert Nemeth Sr. , HowardHanna The Fred- erick Group. MAREJ


C o m p a - n i es f r om all over the country are moving or expanding i n t o L u - zerne Coun - ty. Highway

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systems of Interstates 80 and 81, workforce and rea - sonable costs of operations, are some of the reasons.


HEALTH CARE BUILDING OFFERED at $1,500,000 in Hazleton, PA

64 E Union St 42,400 SF of 4-Star Office/Medical • Ideally located with quick access to SR 309, I-81, and Public Square. • The property will include ample parking and is located near 2 colleges making it ideal for student living. • The final development will include common areas for occupants to live, work and play all in one compound PROPERTY OVERVIEW The Thomas C. Thomas buildings on East Union St. & Pennsylvania Ave. are being converted into a new retail and office development called the “Union Street Complex.” Multiple different uses are planned for the space, including apartments, office, gym, retail and storage. The proposed property will be a total of 42,400 SF split between 4 floors.

661-673 N Church St 158,116 SF Former St. Joseph Hospital • Conveniently located in the heart of Northeastern PA. • Hazelton is also known for its proximity to I-80 and 81, which places you within a couple hours of NYC & Phila. • Companies are rapidly emerging throughout Luzerne Country providing excellent opportunities and options for both visitors and residents. PROPERTY OVERVIEW Possible uses for the building included medical offices and clinics, a retirement community, assisted living, a nursing home, nursing school, dormitory, religious retreat and self-storage. This opportunity presents huge value add for an operator or investor to lease up at market rates.

For additional information please contact: Robert Nemeth Sr. at 570-578-4358 610-398-0411 | www.howardhanna.com 3500 Winchester Rd., Suite 201, Allentown, PA 18104 The NEPA Representatives for Hanna Frederick commercial: Bob Nemeth Sr. 570-578-4358 and Joanne Scalleat 570-956-8655 Service available 7 days a week.

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