Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 3, May/June

At Your Service
Enhanced property Web sites offering tenant and resident amenities improve customer service by Emma JohnsonThe Internet's marketing advantages for property management have been well extolled: It's a great way to entice potential renters to a location,...
Come Together-With Technology
I am a self-described Beatles fen and "techno-junkie." For now, I will defend the latter. My passion for technology is not limited to devices I use in my personal life; it is evident in how I conduct my business.Even when my real estate management company...
E-Mail Makes for Friend or Foe
Communicating via technology is a necessity requiring forethought and careEarlier this year, my e-mail crashed for about 24 hours. By the time it was back up, I had accomplished nearly double what I typically do on any given day.What a difference not...
Foundation Scholarships Promote Workforce Diversity
The IREM Foundation is dedicated to achieving workforce diversity by offering the Minority Outreach Scholarship and the George M. Brooker Collegiate Scholarship for Minorities. Through these scholarships, the foundation helps fund real estate management...
Identity Crisis
Pervasiveness of identity theft and potential liability cause property managers to reconsider how they handle the personal records they access and discard on a regular basis by Michael WhiteleyOne of the nation's most celebrated cases of identity theft-triggering...
Increased Federal Legislation Assists Gulf Area
The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act, signed by President Bush in December 2005, provides a number of helpful tax benefits for individuals and businesses in the Gulf region.The act authorizes Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi to issue Gulf Opportunity Zone...
International News
IREM Members in Japan surveyed on critical issuesJapan's chapter held its annual meeting and conference in February. President Fred Prassas and IREM's chief executive officer and executive vice president Russ Salzman attended.More than 150 attendees...
IREM Members' Lobbying Efforts and Issues Take Form
At press time in March, IREM Members were planning to lobby on the following issues during their visit to Capitol Hill in April. Look for updates on the progress they made at the meetings in upcoming issues of JPM and on the legislative news section...
Southeast Makes Connections
Southeastern sector of United States keeps pace with wireless Internet accessibilityWith more U.S. cities going wireless-ensuring residents and businesses can stay connected in our techno-driven society-Southeastern cities are no exception. They have...
Tall Order
Famous PropertiesAs world's tallest, most technologically advanced building, Taipei 101 stands aloneUsurping the title of worlds tallest building is just one of many features of Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan. When describing the 508-meter skyscraper-with...
Technical Alliance
Technology helps property managers address crime-related property damageCrime-related property damage has negatively impacted the maintenance and repair budgets of many property management companies. Destruction of property has driven up costs and harmed...
Third-Party Challenge
Investment in technology pays back third-party managersIt's hardly surprising so few thirdparty management companies effectively invest in technology. They have little incentive to innovate and find ways to save owners-and ultimately residents and tenants-money.On...
Tools of the Trade
Real estate managers take notice of high-tech maintenance tools, but don't necessarily investRichard Forsyth, CPM, and president at Westerra Realty and Management, still relies on a mosdy manual system to address his commercial properties' maintenance...
Virtual Reality
As pre-leasing and pre-selling buildings under construction takes off, property owners and managers turn to virtual tours and other advanced technology to recruit residents and tenantsPass by any condominium or office building construction site, and...
Wide Open Spaces
Cubicle-ridden offices transition to more open-office formats-a result of advanced mobile technology and innovative office design by Diana MirelMany of today's office designs and layouts are shifting from a sea of Dilbert-like cubes to open formats,...