Hudsoncrest Properties Inc dba Goodman Management provides premier management services in the New York metropolitan area. Originally based in our home market of Riverdale, New York, our portfolio has expanded to include leading properties not only in Riverdale and the Bronx, but throughout Queens, Manhattan and Westchester County. We are a service industry leader, defining success as the full satisfaction to our clients. We hire only seasoned professionals, dedicated to that principle. Property managers and support staff alike take ownership of their areas of responsibility. This dedication to service makes our firm stand out amongst the others.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
Hudsoncrest represents personalized, high quality, full-service real estate management at the most competitive price-points. We understand that the crafting of a close relationship between Management, the Owner and the building staff is integral to the effective operation of a property. We aim to seamlessly create and maintain a quality of life that residents expect in our managed properties knowing that one of the most important qualities of a Property Manager is open communication and constant interaction with clients and staff.
We value long term relationships not only with our client properties, but also with our staff. We hire only experienced agents, and are committed to their continued education. Our Executive Team works closely with each of the building Property Managers offering an unmatched depth and breadth of experience to the Clients represented in our portfolio. This makes the Hudsoncrest “brand” the formula for expert management support systems.
With ever changing property laws and compliance requirements, advancements in supplies and construction methods and continual changes in financial and governmental reporting policies, you need to have the support of a team of professionals that not only stays current with changes but is also at the forefront on actually making positive changes occur. It is our proactive approach that keeps us at the forefront, staying ahead of advancements that create benefits for our clients who have chosen us to protect their property, home and investment.
This is the philosophy that has brought us much of recognition in the property management industry and allowed us to maintain our client property relationships for decades. We strive for management perfection for our business to continue for years to come- a standard that can only be measured through the satisfaction of each of our current clients.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer a pragmatic, hands on approach to building management that includes daily involvement by the firm’s principals where required. Features standard to all management agreements include:
- Thorough analysis of property features and needs
- Analysis of payroll budgets to ensure safe and efficient administration of the property.
- Evaluation of and guidance for building staff performance- including staff training and the implementation of preventative maintenance programs
- A proactive evaluation of the property’s operation to limit exposure to onerous compliance mandates
- Routine site visits and comprehensive monthly inspections
- Open door consultation whenever required at our Riverdale office
- An extensive referral listing of licensed, experienced consultants, contractors and suppliers. Inclusion to our referral list is based on consistent reliability and top quality job performance in addition to competitive labor rates.
- Spreadsheet bid analysis for major repairs and property upgrades
- Designated staff within the accounting department; open door consultation with the Corporate Controller
- Automated financial reporting system
- Preparation of monthly financial reporting package, annual operating budget and capital requirement budgets
- Thorough interval reviews of income and expenses, , energy saving initiates and government compliance measures
- Annual filing of tax reduction proceedings
- Placement of Reserve accounts with highest available yields and appropriate insurance protections when requested by Owner
- Specially designed insurance with saving packages through A+ insurance carriers
- 24-hour live emergency service
ARTHUR MELTSER, CPM®, OWNER/PRESIDENT
Arthur Meltser has been managing residential properties since 1989. He has extensive experience managing a wide range of residential properties including Co-ops and Condominiums. His expertise in the areas of budgeting and financial analysis, mortgage refinancing, building system analysis, risk management, numerous capital improvement plans and project management, negotiating and strategic planning make Arthur an asset to any client in the industry.
In 1985, Arthur began his career in Hotel Management at the Warwick Hotel in New York City before he was recruited by Richard Goodman to work in Real Estate Management in 1989. Arthur started working at Goodman Management Co., Inc. when there were less than 10 properties and only 3 employees. Since then, he has developed a back office system, staffed and departmentalized responsibilities of the 17 current employees, helped to create and expand Goodman Management, which has become known for its exemplary customer service.
While working at Goodman Management, Arthur received a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Management Science from Baruch College in 1990.
Arthur served on an executive committee of the Local Community Board 8 as chair of the Youth Committee; where he was recognized and cited by NYC Council for Exemplary Service to the community as well as by the Bronx Borough President and for his unparallel commitment to the community.
As an active Board Member of the Bronx Realty Advisory Board, Arthur participates in many successful Local 32BJ Union contract negotiations on behalf of several hundred properties. Arthur also serves as a Board Member of the Bronx Board of Governors.
Arthur is a New York State Licensed Real Estate and Insurance Broker with complete training in Real Estate Appraisals. He is a Certified Property Manager (CPM ®), a Realtor, and a member of the Bronx-Manhattan North Association of Realtors, New York State and National Association of Realtors. Additionally he is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management where he received a CPM® Humanitarian of the Year Award, along with the Management Achievement Award in Certificate of Excellence from Habitat Magazine.
RICHARD GOODMAN, CPM®, VICE PRESIDENT
Goodman Management Co., Inc. was founded in 1979 by Richard Goodman, at a time when third party management of cooperatives was mostly being performed by companies whose origins were as sales organizations. While most of these firms were enjoying a new era of expansion in the cooperative apartment conversion craze, most of their management services was no more than an accommodation and a responsibility they needed to undertake in order to receive the agreement of exclusive sales agents of the apartments in these buildings. In short, their expertise in this arena was practically non-existent.
Mr. Goodman’s experience just prior to this time was achieved while he was entrusted with the entire residential portfolio of properties then owned by Montefiore Medical Center for their medical residents. In addition to being involved with the existing multiple family housing units, he was requested to build a new 400-unit, 28 floor apartment building with a 666 space multiple level parking structure on hospital property. Putting his prior property and financial background to work, he completed this structure both ahead of schedule and under budget which enabled an expedited rental of the building in record time.
His vast experience, knowledge, expertise and proactive wisdom served as the foundation of Goodman Management and has been instilled in all of Hudsoncrest’s Property Managers and support staff, never allowing for any of the staff to lose site of the fact that this is a “service organization” and expectations to the clients run high.
Richard Goodman is a licensed real estate broker. He has also served as a valued member of the Bronx – Manhattan North Association of Realtors and a respected member of the New York State and National Association of Realtors. He has enjoyed a recognized success at the Institute of Real Estate Management, at the forefront in receiving the distinction as a Certified Property Manager. Mr. Goodman was also an officer of the Bronx Advisory Board and a valued leader with negotiations at the Board of Labor Relations.
On November 1, 2017, Goodman Management Co., Inc. sold its assets as well as transferred the prospective management and servicing of all properties to Hudsoncrest Properties, Inc. Hudsoncrest is owned and operated by Arthur Meltser. Hudsoncrest will continue to do business under the name of Goodman Management and Richard Goodman will continue to consult and advise Hudsoncrest.