|Re: Vacancy management & turnover rates||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: rob (robv2b.org)|
|Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 08:55:37 -0700 (PDT)|
Thank you, Chris. You are absolutely correct - we're geared toward "renters", at least at this point. Rob > Rob, > > Are you doing individual private unit ownership cohousing, or are you > doing a housing cooperative of renters in a cooperatively owned > building? HUGE difference effecting whether you can use ownership > cohousing as a measure of your potential vacancy rates. If you are a > planning on the latter, you should be looking into housing co-ops (not > cohousing) and their vacancy experiences. Start at www.coophousing.org > > Chris > > On Aug 5, 2004, at 8:26 AM, rob [at] v2b.org wrote: > >> Hello, >> >> I just subscribed to this list, which I should have done some time ago. >> We're in the process of forming a housing co-op, and pretty far along - >> we're looking to lease a building for 16 people, many of which are >> already >> committed to the project, and we even have an investor who plans to buy >> and redevelop to our needs. All of this is great. >> >> We're currently researching issues for the investor's due process, one >> of >> which deals with turnover rates and vacancy management in comparable >> communities. I'm looking for a couple of things from anyone who'd be >> willing to share their experience: >> >> 1. What vacancy rate have you experienced at your housing cooperatives? >> I'm looking for success stories and crash-and-burn stories, if >> possible, >> and hopefully a little context for each. >> >> 2. How do you manage turnover? Details are definitely welcome, like how >> large a vacancy reserve your co-op maintains, but I'm also interested >> in >> the 'theory', things like how the bylaws address turnover, how the >> community views changes to the group composition, how (in broad terms) >> you >> market openings, and whether or not you feel your community is >> successful >> in dealing with turnover. >> >> 3. Are you familiar with any studies or papers written on the topic? Do >> you by any chance have something you can share? >> >> Thanks for considering these questions. If you have the time and >> motivation to answer, you'll have a very appreciative audience. >> >> BTW, we're forming in Milwaukee as an urban housing cooperative, if >> anyone >> is interested we have vacancies! >> >> Rob Martin >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ >> >> > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
- Vacancy management & turnover rates rob, August 5 2004
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