Re: [go-finance] Reserve Studies Webinar - Are you interested?
From: Mary King (
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:56:42 -0700 (PDT)

We have used Paul Conahan from Sunward CoHousing to do our Reserve Study
and he is amazing.  We have a really robust Plan as a result - much better
funded than the minimum state guidelines require - which are kind of a

I think starting with a webinar would be great.   I would also consider
talking with Paul, as he REALLY knows what he is doing!  He can be reached

paul [at]

In addition to the method that Paul uses to figure out what items and
amounts need to go in the study, Great Oak has developed a spreadsheet that
breaks down the contributions by individual households linked to their
"portion" of the replacement costs.  For example, a smaller unit
contributes less for roof replacements than a larger unit, a unit with 10
windows contributes less than a unit with 15 windows, etc.  Based on the
interest you receive on this topic, perhaps folks might also think a
spreadsheet like ours is useful.  Let me know...



Mary King
(734) 274-0909

On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 12:44 PM, Alice Alexander <alicecohous [at]>

> Would you or others you know be interested in participating in a webinar on
> Reserve Studies? I'm gauging interest to see if we should pursue this free
> training opportunity.
> Please respond here, or to me personally at AliceCohoUS [at]
> Coho/US has been offered a webinar that could be broadcast nationally, from
> Stratetegic Inspections, a sister company of National Condo Advisors (which
> was extremely helpful in our successful efforts to achieve Fannie Mae
> recognition of cohousing).
> This is a subject of importance to cohousing, and has been discussed on
> this list serve. Many of us are advocates of reserve funds for our
> cohousing communities - saving for the future to ensure affordability and
> resilience.
> Please respond here, or to me personally at AliceCohoUS [at]
> More for info on Strategic Inspections and Reserve Studies:
> Many thanks.
> --
> Alice Alexander
> Executive Director
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