Posts By: Access PM

Villas at Lamplighter Village receives Gold Star Community Award

It takes a lot of work to receive a Gold Star Community Award and the Villas of Lamplighter Village has done it twice: first in 2015 and renewed in 2018! The Gold Star Community Award, presented by the Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), demonstrates that the community uses the…

Cold Weather Expected!

With the extreme cold weather this winter; please remember to take precautions to avoid frozen household pipes. Air leaks in a building can allow a flow of cold air to come into contact with pipes. Unusually cold weather and high winds creates a “wind chill” effect that can cause air leaks that normally may not…

Designations are Important when Selecting a Management Company

How can a board of trustees of an association looking for a firm to provide community management services for their community easily narrow down the field of potential candidates?  Furthermore, there are many companies to choose from.  So, how do boards distinguish those companies who have truly demonstrated their integrity, professionalism, experience and expertise?   There…

New Jersey American Water Emergency Repair at Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant

Due to an emergency repair at the Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant, New Jersey American Water is urging customers to refrain from outdoor water use and conserve water inside their homes. Customers in affected areas may experience low pressure or discoloration and or cloudy water while repairs are being made. New Jersey American Water estimates the…

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Name of product: Kidde dual-sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms – models PI2010 and PI9010 Hazard: A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home. Remedy: Replace…

Pay It Forward

What would you do if you were given $50 and the only condition was that you had to pay it forward? Over the past few years, Wayde Scheffer, President and CEO of Access Property Management has asked this question to his employees. At the company’s annual holiday party, Mr. Scheffer presents every employee with an…

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Everyone is looking for ways to save money. Reducing energy costs is a great way to accomplish this. All it takes is making a few simple changes around the house. These changes will help not only now during the frigid days of winter, but will also help during the summer. Turn it off! A simple…

National Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Happy Dog

We love our dogs. Whether they keep our home safe or hog our bed, dogs are family members that we cannot live without. As with anything that is meaningful to us, dog ownership comes with a responsibility, which not only impacts the health and safety of the dog, but the lives of our family and…

Union Versus Non-Union Building Staff – Knowing When to Pull The Trigger or Engage The Safety

By Gabriel A.Valdes, CMCA, AMS – Director of Business Development, Access Property Management When considering the staffing needs for mid and high-rise buildings, one of the most challenging decisions that a board of directors and management face is the decision of either retaining the existing union staff or replacing them with non-union staff usually provided…

Alex Scheffer Recognized By IREM “30 under 30” Leadership Program

Access Property Management is pleased to announce that Alex Scheffer has been chosen as one of 30 exceptional professionals by the Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM) “30 under 30” for 2017 Recognition Program! This acknowledgement of the next generation of real estate management leaders selects 30 full time professionals under the age of 30…