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Welcome to Target Market Insights. A podcast to help real estate investors navigate neighborhoods through the lens of local experts. In each episode, we speak to local specialists to learn about their market, useful tips, and the latest trends and developments. This show is designed to help you with the insights you need to win your target market.

Dec 15, 2023

Tina Larsson is one half of the dynamic duo behind The Folson Group and is widely recognized as a leading financial consultant and efficiency expert for co-op and condo boards and building owners. Her firm has developed proprietary benchmarks, including data of operating costs and project costs for over 200 buildings, giving them a unique edge in the industry. Her clients have seen significant savings, with some buildings experiencing no maintenance increases for as long as 7 years. Their expertise in cost reduction and value enhancement has made them a go-to resource for many co-op and condo boards in the New York City area.


In this episode we talked to Tina about co-ops and condos, key things to consider before investing in places with a co-op/condo board, how the finances work with co-ops/condos, and Tina’s book “Living the High Life”.


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Optimizing the Board;


00:00 Tina’s background;

05:03 Co-ops VS. Condos;

10:27 Key things to consider before investing in places with a co-op/condo board;

14:29 Finances in co-ops/condos;

18:08 Tina talks about her book;;

20:40 Being proactive with your co-op/condo board;

24:10 Round of insights


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Round of Insights


Apparent Failure: Her experience in Wall Street.

Digital Resource: Asana.

Most Recommended Book: Never Eat Alone.

Daily Habit: Writing down three daily tasks the night before.

#1 Insight for Optimizing the Board: Run it like a business.

Best Place to Grab a Bite in Manhattan:  The Boathouse.


Contact Tina:

Click here to download Tina’s book “Living the High Life”.


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