Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 70, No. 2, March/April

Big D in D.C
Chapter SpotlightDallas Chapter No. 14 masters the moves to meet with Washington power brokersIt's unclear whether Jimmy Stewart's "Mr. Smith" detoured through Dallas before landing in Washington, D.C., but the members of Chapter No. 14 have certainly...
Call of Duty
Best interests of employers, properties require loyaltyOn the surface, Article 4 of the ARM Code of Professional Ethics-duty to employers and former employers-appears to be a matter of simple common sense. In practice, however, many members fail to adhere...
Commit to Serious Savings
CAFM systems achieve cost control through improved lease management and heightened expense analysisHow can managers harness costs across a portfolio? Developing and launching a computer-assisted facilities management (CAFM) system is a monumental task...
EASy Access
Bringing in broadband over power lines is a new solution for managers looking to add value for their tenantsRudin Management Co., Inc., knows there's no room for complacency when managing properties at addresses like 3 Times Square, 345 Park Avenue,...
FuTure TWeaK
Point solutions integrate data to generate business intelligenceIn today's business milieu, managers have become dissatisfied with solutions that only focus on historical data. They want to know more about the future of their organizations and how to...
IGI, AMO, Is A-OK
In January, the Institute approved its first AMO Firm in Puerto Rico, Interservice Group, Inc. (IGI), led by executive CPM Fernando Marquez. Incorporated in 1981 by a group of real estate professionals with Marquez at the helm, IGI manages an investment...
IREM's Leaders of Tomorrow
Ex-PatA native Puerto Rican is a big hit in his adopted hometown of St. LouisWhen Exbar Arias, CPM, enrolled in a real estate course while completing his undergraduate work at St. Louis University, he had no idea he was about to be wowed. The class sparked...
Landing the Deals
* Divaris Real Estate, Inc., which comprises Divaris Property Management, AMO, announced a number of recent lease transactions:* The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce for 4,865 square feet of office space in Pinewood Plaza in Hampton, Va.* Law firm...
Lease Up
A one-size-fits-all solution has yet to emerge, but leasing automation software is making inroads at larger firmsScenario No. 1: Customer Relationship ManagementYou receive a tenant call from a large retail firm. The office manager requests a copy of...
Location, Bandwidth, Location
Rudin's tech guru shares his insights on the "smart" amenities of today and infrastructures of tomorrowJohn J. Gilbert, III, is executive vice president and chief operating officer at Rudin Management Company, one of New York City's largest privately...
Make Technology Give You Its All
This month's Journal of Property Management reports results from an important survey focusing on how, and to what extent, technology is being used by real estate management professionals. As we look at the findings, we should ask: are we getting all...
Market Solutions: Focus: Landscaping
Mum's the WordAnthony Tesselaar International announced the addition of six new varieties to its series of vigorous My Favorite Perennial Mumsfor spring 2005. The flowers are cold hardy to U.S.D.A. zone 3b. The current varieties-autumn red, coral, twilight...
Multimedia Metropolis
Famous PropertiesAsia's Cyberport IT hub draws digital entertainment industry talent from around the globeThere's a new port of call in the South China Sea and it's designed to attract a generation that trades in digital entertainment.Cyberport-Hong...
Pump Up the Value
Good managers use training and experience to create value for ownersDo well-trained property managers add value to a portfolio? Does good management translate into value? Of course it does, right? Why would we be CPMs, Candidates and ARMs if we did not...
"Soft" Sell
Protect properties and data with well-Grafted, no-nonsense software agreementsWhen contemplating a change in software applications, it is essential to analyze all potential business and operational challenges and develop a clear understanding of needs...
State Legislation Update
California: Split Roll Property TaxLocal governments have been pursuing the creation of split roll taxation and charging commercial property at a different and higher rate than residential property. IREM Sacramento Valley Chapter No. 22 successfully...
Technorama
JPM's new survey sheds light on how property managers use technology to attract and communicate with tenantsAre you an early adopter or a technophobe? Here's your chance to compare how wired your buildings are in today's market, benchmark your use of...
The Face of Technology 2010
Recent survey findings give a glimpse into the future and raise questions for managers and owners by Kingsley AssociatesIn 2010, there will be a consolidation of software providers, real estate technology will be provided predominantly by outsourcing...
The Future's So Bright
The Northeast sectors are all over the board, but many signs point to healthy markets on the horizonBoston: Mass ConfusionThe Red Sox may have reversed their 86-year curse last year, but the city's real estate markets are still under a spell. According...
The New Buzz
Owners and managers enjoy a host of technology offerings that aim to attract and retain tenantsExciting new technologies that broaden communications options, improve productivity and comfort, heighten safety and security and provide innovative conveniences...
True Value
Technology investments build a foundation for managers to streamline operations and efficiencyThe use and deployment of capital are critical decisions within real estate companies. Until recently, many firms were slow to invest in back-office technologies...
Ups and Downs
New elevator laws in some states are improving safety at the expense of the property ownerA new series of state elevator laws affecting inspections and fire operation access keys will have a significant impact on property managers and owners.Elevator...
Wire-Tapped
A guide to wireless amenities for owners and managers seeking a competitive edge by Ernest J. SchirmerWireless technology has become an integral part of out lives. In one form or anotner, property managers, owners and tenants use wireless tools every...
WORK Smarter
An insider's guide to the latest smart phone features with a comparison of the three big players by Matthew FerraraWhat's smarter than a fancy new PDA or a cool cell phone? Both devices merged into one! Welcome to the world of convergence devices. For...