Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 70, No. 5, September/October

Academic Achievement
Developers and managers target off-campus student housing opportunities by William & Patti FeldmanPrivate, off-campus student housing is big business as enrollment outpaces dorm spaces at universities around the country. Given the growing baby boom...
Capitalizing on Capital
Streamlining technology can increase revenue and lower operating costsThe continual struggle in real estate is identifying the best use of capital.Most real estate companies began by arranging deals through acquisitions of fully developed assets or by...
Chicken Little or Cautious Optimist: Could Rising Cap Rates Cause the Next Industry Crisis?
Long the standard valuation tool for the real estate industry, capitalization, or cap rates, are no longer the predictable equation they have been in the past. Cap rates have been on the decline for the past three years and are now at historic lows....
Considering Megan's Law
Weigh pros and cons of disclosure when sex offenders live nearbyRecent focus on sex offender registries and notification, paired with increasing accessibility to information regarding sex offenders, has sparked debate about apartment managers' and other...
Focus: Paint
Timing isn't everythingKrylon Interior/Exterior Paint has an exclusive touch-up anytime feature for foolproof performance, even with inexperienced and impatient painters. The paint dries to the touch within 12 minutes-an important feature, especially...
Go Green
"Greening" has new meaning for energy-aware developersA high-end condo building in New York saves energy by using heat-and-motion-activated lights in the stairwells. In California, developers reduce water consumption by installing low-flow faucets and...
Heightened Inspections
Periodic inspections maximize a roof's lifeRoofs represent a principal component of the building envelope, fulfilling functions critical to a building's performance. Unfortunately, building owners and managers often overlook roofs until leaks arise.Moisture...
IREM Fights Forced Access Legislation across the Country
IREM and the Real Access Alliance (RAA) strongly oppose forced access to property by telecommunications companies. More than 30 states have debated the issue. Massachusetts adopted such a proposal before it was rejected by the state's Supreme Court....
IREM's Leaders of Tomorrow
CPM advances "Cinderella story" career through scholarshipJacqueline Harris, CPM, has experienced a whirlwind of achievement since receiving the IREM Foundation Minority Outreach Scholarship in 2000.At the urging of one of her past employers-Randy Moore,...
"Links" to the Landscape
Famous PropertiesFrom its golf course links to its historically themed hallways, property captures essence of ArizonaPaying tribute to the people, events and landscape shaping Arizona's cultural heritage, the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.,...
Looking Forward to Lucky 13th Education Conference
Our annual IREM Education Conference offers one of the most extraordinary learning opportunities in the industry. I make this statement with confidence because this November will mark attendance at my lucky 13th IREM Education Conference.In 1993, I experienced...
New @ IREMFIRST
One of the best member benefits IREM has to offer-IREMFIRST (For Information, Resources, Solutions and Training)-is now even better than before. Check out the latest additions to IREMFIRST:* Time Value of Money Online Skill Builder-One of the most important...
Road to Productivity
Motivate team and revel in resultsKeeping our teams motivated is always challenging. Here is a "Top 10" list of methods for keeping our teams energized and performing well:1. All employees want to be asked their opinion now and then. Ask team members...
Sea of Change
Advanced operations structures could be future of property managementWhat is the next revolution in real estate operations? It's probably not a question we often ask ourselves, but as industry leaders the responsibility of vision and change fall to us....
Selling Points
Residents' attitudes in Northwest impact expansion of big-box storesBig boxes bombard BoiseBoise, Idaho, and surrounding areas seem to be on the radar this year as more and more national big box retailers are seeking to set up shop in a market experiencing...
SOLVIng COmpLeX ISSueS
Retired cop maps out computer-based security for multi-family and commercial use by Kristin GundersonAfter responding to apartment complex emergency calls for 17 years and getting lost among unnumbered, incorrectly numbered or randomly numbered apartment...
Trip Reports
IREM members from four countries participate in property management conference in Huelva, SpainNearly 400 property managers-including IREM representatives from the United States, Chile and Japan-gathered in Huelva, Spain, in May for the 11th annual Young...
Urban Renewal
Return to urban living creates opportunities and challenges for property managers and ownersThink of Atlanta, and phrases like "traffic congestion" and "urban sprawl" come to mind. During the busiest parts of the day, the city's surface streets are lined...