Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 72, No. 6, November/December

Collection & Compromise
Handling rent payment delinquencies requires cautionAn unfortunate truth in the property management business exists: Sometimes tenants fall behind in rent. And while it is important to note that under the Fair Debt and Collection Act property managers...
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Diverting Design Disaster
Property managers resolve unsightly or impractical design problems by Claire BusheyThe pipes were a disaster waiting to happen, and Jennifer Baiamonte, CPM®, knew it. Too bad no one listened to her.Some years ago, Baiamonte was slated to manage a developing...
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Expert Opinion
Property managers showcase their expertise in the courtroom as expert witnessesWhen Diane Whipple, a 33-year-old lacrosse coach was mauled and killed in 2001 by another resident's dog in her San Francisco apartment building, E. Robert Miller, CPM® of...
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Exploring the Great Expanse
Real state managers look to grow businesses and provide new services by Allan RichterThere was a time when real estate managers could scan the competitive landscape without seeing much difference in the services offered. Real estate management pretty...
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Fields of Vision
New England states revitalize potentially toxic propertiesWhat is good for the environment is good for communities. And what is good for communities is good for real estate. This dynamic is thriving in the booming trend of cleaning up brownfield sites-properties...
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Follow the Code
IREM ethical guidelines offer advantages to membersIn today's business world, ethical behavior has increasingly become more important and more visible. We now see corporations, organizations, and various levels of state, county and city municipalities...
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Heating Up the Holidays
Famous PropertiesChicago's John Hancock Center exudes a festive spiritNo matter how cold it gets in the Windy City, Chicagoans are always in the mood for a party. The Second City doesn't hold back when it comes to holiday spirit. Its trademark holiday...
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How Many Properties Can a Property Manager Manage?
Assigning managers the appropriate number of properties to manage requires a mix of intuition and calculationThe oldest question in the real estate management profession is, "How many properties can a property manager manage?" The answer has always been,...
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IREM Foundation Establishes New Scholarship Fund
Bette Fears, an ACCREDITED RESIDENTIAL MANAGER, and an honored member of IREM, passed away in early August 2007, due to a tragic event on the property, ParkPlace Apartments, where she served as the community manager in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.John Bennett,...
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Market Solutions
Competitive spiritValue Acceleration: The Secrets to Building an Unbeatable Competitive Advantage by Mitchell Goozé and Ralph Mroz shares howto leverage 20th century accomplishments into 21st century competitive advantage. This book shows where the source...
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Relationship Repair
Responding to resident complaints requires diplomacy and discipline"Please do not judge us by the problem but by the way we handle the situation1."In a perfect world, residents would get along; all rents would be paid; renewal rate increases would be...
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Risk and Reward
Controlling risk is an essential part of property managementRisk management is a prevalent part of our lives. We are constantly faced with decisions involving risk, like determining the best route to get to work with the least amount of traffic, or what...
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The Bottom Line
Members and Institute make a difference togetherNo question, the highlight of my tenure as president of IREM this past year has been the opportunity to get out and visit with the fantastic members of our Institute. Traveling all over the states and abroad...
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Undercover Access
Security technology helps managers safeguard propertiesA ccess cards, key fobs and fingerprint scanning sound like items from the latest spy novel. However, these items provide types of controlled access widely used in commercial buildings for the last...
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What's Up?
News and Notes from IREM® HeadquartersLanding the deals* Divaris Real Estate Inc. which comprises Divaris Property Management Corp., AMO, made the following business transactions:* It has partnered with developer James Doran Company and become exclusive...
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When the Power Goes Out
Developing a plan for power failure prevents panicWhat do you do when the power at your property goes out? If you have developed an emergency plan for power failure, your plan will be put into operation. If not, prepare yourself for panic and chaos.Natural...
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