Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 6, November/December

AMO Spotlight
To earn the ACCREDITED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION® (AMO) designation from IREM, a company must demonstrate a high level of performance, experience and financial stability, and have a CPM® in an executive position. AMO firms must meet high ethical standards...
Coming Up Green
IREM® MEMBER SHARES ENERGYSAVING RETROFITTING OPTIONS THAT PROVIDE FINANCIAL RETURNSretrofitting existing properties into tainable, green buildings isn't an easy task, but it is one that can offer substantial payback for your properties.Simply by shifting...
Cost Segregation
Recovering costs to maximize income tax savingsEvery property and asset manager has the responsibility to continually improve the cash flow and value of the assets for which they are responsible. With several federal tax court decisions, we now have...
Ethics for New Managers
Start your reputation right by upholding professional principles"Your reputation is your resume." MADELINE ALBRIGHT, DIPLOMATOpen any news publication or watch virtually any news program today and you will find someone who appears to have made a bad...
Going Paperless
ONLINE PROCESSING BREEDS MULTIPLE ADVANTAGESThe real estate industry is moving into a leverage and mode. This refers to the growing trend among commercial and residential property owners and managers to get the best possible value from their investments,...
IREM Foundation Develops a Culture of Personal Giving
The IREM Foundation relies upon the generosity of its members to provide funding for core programs. Over the years IREM Members have been asked to support the foundation by including a donation with the annual IREM dues renewals, responding to an annual...
Know Your IREM Code of Professional Ethics Article 11: Equal Opportunity
As IREM Members and REALTORS®, we have all sworn to uphold the code of ethics for each respective organization. One of the more interesting articles of these codes pertains to equal opportunity.Article 11 of the IREM Code of Professional Ethics states:...
Landing the Deals
* Levin Management Corporation, AMO®, has been named managing and leasing agent for Monroe Plaza, a 156,000 square-foot-community shopping center in Monroe, N.Y. The property is controlled by New York City-based American Continental Properties.* Thalhimer,...
Managing Properties in a Fast-Paced World
HOW TO MAKE COMMUNICATION & CUSTOMER SERVICE A PRIORITYIt's late Friday afternoon and you are running behind for a dinner meeting with a major client. You have to give a presentation on Tuesday, your best property manager just resigned and budgets...
Market Solutions
Brand New BagWebster Industries' ReClaim brand and private label trash bags are the first and only trash bags to achieve third-party certification from Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) for state-of-the-art recycled content. The bags contain 75...
Milestones and Memories
This year has been a historic one-not only for the Institute, but also for our industry and the world in which we live. Together, we celebrated a milestone anniversary for IREM-highlighting 75 years of dedication to ethics, education and excellence in...
Mind Your Generation
Knowing what makes generations tick is key to your marketing and leasing success.Apartment Avaiable: Newly rehabbed loft in a great location! Amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center party room, dog run and new stainless steel appliances Close...
Professionally Speaking
Take the opportunity to deliver presentationsAfter attending a recent Toastmaster's meeting for the first time, I felt confident enough to enter a competition to speak on an impromptu subject chosen by a panel of professional speakers. Subsequent to...
Regional and State Standards Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Scientists believe climate change is a result of greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere. Some greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, occur naturally and are emitted to the atmosphere through natural processes and human activities, while...
Revitalizing Vintage Buildings
IREM AMO® FIRM DARO KEEPS HISTORY ALIVE IN A CONTEMPORARY MARKETPLACEIN A TIME WHEN MOST PEOPLE ARE IN SEARCH OF THE LATEST GADGETS, FASHON, CARS & EVEN HOME TRENDS, LIKE LOFT-STYLE FLOOR PLANS OR GRANITE COUNTERTOPS AND STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES,...
RVP Corner: Greening Your Properties
In RVP Corner, JPM shares the thoughts and opinions of an IREM Regional Vice President on a single topic covered in the current issue.Joseph Greenblatt, CPM®, of San Diego, Calif, serves as the 2007 and 2008 Regional Vice President (RVP) for Region 11....
Southern States See Growth in Non-Residential Market despite Economic Stalls and Overbuilding
Overbuilding and a general economic slowdown are affecting residential property development in five contiguous states: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. Fewer new properties are being constructed and those already online are taking...
Stop Working and Start Thinking
Turn off your auto-responder for better resultsTo do your best work, sometimes you have to not work. Yes, a negative that is a positive. Do you take time to stop working and start thinking? If you don't, you may not be getting the best results you can.Being...
Symbol of Sophistication
Famous PropertiesThe Driskill Hotel is an Austin icon that highlights the city's history and growthJust five blocks away from the Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas, stands the Driskill Hotel-a local treasure whose Victorian palace-like presence...