Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 72, No. 4, July/August

Abstract Thinking
Outsourcing lease abstracting allows managers to focus on core competenciesI recently reviewed a Fortune 500 company's lease. It was altered by nine amendments, resulting in a document totaling more than 800 pages. As a result of the amendments, the...
Corporate Culture
Integrating ethics into corporate culture takes work, but makes job easierIn order to become a CPM, ARM or ACCREDITED COMMERCIAL MANAGER, we all must take a pledge that we will continue to subscribe to the Institute's Code of Professional Ethics before...
Energy Pact
Building new is alternative for some companies going greenWhile some organizations are retrofitting their offices to be green, others are building new sustainable structures.In 2004, developer Opus Northwest LLC, based out of Minneapolis,teamedupwiththeU.S....
First Born
Famous PropertiesCountry Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo., is an ever-changing historical beaconLifestyle shopping centers are staples in today's fast-paced, consumer-driven world. But one in particular is a staple in the history of lifestyle shopping...
Going for the Gold
Host of 2010 Winter Games plans on healthy investmentAll cities that host Olympic Games hope for a resulting economic shot in the arm-and in their real estate markets-that will last long after the games are over. Vancouver, British Columbia, a Canadian...
Institute Renews Focus on IREM Foundation, Hires Executive Director
Russ Salzman, IREM Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President recently announced the appointment of John Chikow as the first full-time executive director of the IREM Foundation.Craig Suhrbier, IREM Foundation Board president, and Rob Click,...
Market Solutions
Smart is as smart doesSmart Questions: The Essential Strategy for Successful Managers, by management consultant Dorothy Leeds, explores the type of "people skills" that distinguish a good manager from a great one. Leeds provides step-by-step instructions...
On Track to Success
Transit-oriented development attracts real estate investors, along with retail tenants and customersThe town of Westwood, Mass., is about to undergo a transformation. Dominated by a 135-acre industrial park, businesses have come and gone-mostly gone-in...
Performance Enhancement
Treat the cause of poor work, not just the symptomsA person is found unconscious on the floor of his apartment. When the paramedics arrive, should they:A) Rush him into the ambulance and drive to the hospital?B) Set up an IV of lactated ringers for hydration,...
Rules of Engagement
Privatization of military housing creates new opportunities for property managersA little more than a decade ago, residents and property managers of housing units on military bases were beholden to U.S. Defense Department budgets for basic property repairs....
Security Shopping
Today's shopping centers require integrated security solutionsI am unique in that I have twice as many clothes as my wife. I am not unusual, however, in that I love shopping centers and malls.In the last decade, malls have become historical town centers...
Soft Targets
Recent violence at shopping centers prompts property managers to carefully evaluate security by Janice RosenbergHistoric Trolley Square is a trendy mall in Salt Lake City known for its unique shops and restaurants enclosed in old trolley barns dating...
Talking Trash
Greening waste removal saves money and environmentAn effective solid waste management program may not save the world, but it can help protect the environment and generate significant cost savings for owners and tenants. Greening a comprehensive solid...
The Global Effect
IREM must maintain focus on international program to remain relevant to professionAs president of IREM, I've had the fortunate experience of traveling around the world to increase awareness of the Institute and the real estate management profession at...
What's OLD Is NEW Again
Real estate investors and managers green existing buildings rather than build new by Diana MirelEnergy conservation was the National Geographic Society's goal when the organization opted to renovate its headquarters in Washington, D.C., to make it green....
What's Up?
News and Notes from IREM® HeadquartersLanding the deals* Colliers Turley Martin Tucker, AMO, made several transactions:* It leased 24,000 square feet of space to Kokusai, a precision measuring equipment manufacturer in Indianapolis.* It arranged the...