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Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 66, No. 6, November/December

10 Essential Contract Terms for Broadband Service Agreements
To sustain an office building's competitive advantage in today's challenging marketplace, landlords must contract with technology service providers to offer Internet access and broadband services for their commercial tenants. Use of the Internet as a...
An American Tragedy Impacts the Real Estate Industry
At exactly 8:48 a.m. on September 11, 2001, when a hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center, our world as we knew it ended. More than 5,600 lives were lost, hundreds of others injured,...
Buyer's Resource Guide: Security
[In an effort to help keep readers up to date on the latest products and services available to them in managing their real estate properties, JPM will periodically showcase a Buyer's Resource Guide focusing on one particular area of importance for today's...
Conquering the Generational Divide
Backpacks slung over their shoulders, clad in khakis and Birkenstocks and plugged into their Palm and MP3 recorder, today's Gen X and Y workers are challenging traditional definitions of the workplace. For the first time in the history of work, the workforce...
Interview: Dave Gianella, John Santora, Ron Savage
Developing new sources of ancillary income, especially in a tightening real estate marketplace, is opening new doors for property management companies. JPM recently sat down with Dave Gianella, Cushman & Wakefield's executive vice president of global...
IREM Reaches out to the Minority Majority
The real estate industry is kickin glass and making changes as it works at shattering the glass ceiling in an effort to take advantage of the minority majority that comprises the workforce of today. An industry once filled primarily with white males,...
Managing Multiculturalism: Valuing Diversity in the Workplace
In the wake of recent terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, businesses nationwide have begun to talk seriously about diversity. Just a day after the September 11 attacks, a General Motors official sent employees the following message:...
Multifamily Adopts New Tactics
Despite its overall health and a streaming demand for apartment homes nationwide, the multifamily industry is in the midst of upheaval-a revolution sparked, in part, by the Internet, which, has spawned the development of other technologies and set new...
New OSHA Standard Impacts Real Estate Industry
For more than two years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been revising the record keeping standard (1904). After a lengthy comment period and adaptation of some suggestions and changes, it was announced on June 29th of this...
Office Buildings Step Up Security after Terrorist Attacks
09-11-01: ROAD TO REcovERY Of the four planes hijacked by terrorists on September 11, two were flown directly into the World Trade Center towers, the two tallest office buildings in New York City. When those two towers collapsed, falling debris damaged...
Pollution Exclusions Key to Coverage Denial
Today, almost every general liability insurance policy includes some version of a pollution exclusion. Most business owners, including landlords, restaurants, hotels and other service providers, are not concerned about such exclusions because they do...
President's Letter: 2001: A Year of Tragedy and Triumph
This was a year like no other. It has been a year of great loss, reflection, and recovery. Two months after the horrific events of September 11, we are still struggling with the staggering numbers of lives lost, of lives changed forever. But it has also...
Profile of a Lost Landmark
09-11-01: For nearly 30 years, the twin glistening giants called the remarkable New York City skyline home. Confident in its stature, proud of what it symbolized, the World Trade Center, now reduced to a massive heap of rubble thanks to the atrocious...
Profiting from Roofing Maintenance? It's No Fairy Tale
"Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived three little pigs..." This age old tale talked about a big, bad wolf that blew the pigs' houses down, roofs, walls and all. But in this day and age, buildings aren't made with sticks or hay, and the...
REITs Attractive, but Consultants Suggest Caution
In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the destabilizing effect they have had on an already weakened U.S. economy, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are again moving to the forefront of many investors' portfolios. The modest gains...
So Your Tenant Wants to Sublease?
The telephone rings its final call on a rainy Friday afternoon. It's your tenant, telling you he wants to sublease 10,000 square feet of office space. You mentally reach for a large bottle of aspirin, anticipating an administrative headache. Real estate...
Standards Database Fosters Team Success
Has a client ever had a Jekyll and Hyde experience when dealing with your organization? Has one of your staff ever struggled to solve a problem while the guy in the next cube had the answer? For a real estate organization to succeed in a competitive...
Survey Says: Service = Renewals
The focus on resident retention has grown dramatically in the real estate industry. Many firms have implemented a myriad of programs including social activities, newsletters, move-in gifts-and have directed a great deal of staff time into planning these...
Today's Multifamily Residents Sound the Alarm for Increased Security
People today are more concerned than ever with issues relating to safety in the communities where they live. As the possibility of crime and violence become larger concerns for everyone in society, demands from apartment residents for precautionary measures...