Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 2, March/April

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...
Capitol Investment
IREM Member shares rewards & insights from her Capitol Hill Visit DaysI don't know about you right at this moment, but Tm contemplating what shoes Tm going to take to Capitol Hill Visit Day with IREM in April! Yes, I really am. And do you know why?...
Curb Appeal ON A BUDGET
CREATIVE LANDSCAPING SOLUTIONS CAN BOOST A PROPERTY'S APPEAL WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK by Diana Mireleveryone knows that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. However, property managers know first impressions are important: A property's physical appearance...
Dialing for Dollars
Controlling thermostats and temperatures produces low-cost energy savingsJUST A SINGLE DEGREE CHANGE CAN SHARPLY AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY YOU USE and the dollars you spend. Your buildings can experience energy savings between 2 to 4 percent, per degree...
Gadgets
PDAS ARE EXCELLENT TOOLS FOR REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS WHO WANT TO ORGANIZE THEIR CALENDARS, APPOINTMENTS AND CONTACTS. THESE HANDHELD DEVICES ALSO ALLOW USERS TO BROWSE THE WEB, CHECK E-MAIL, AND PLAY MUSIC AND VIDEO. HERE ARE THREE WELLREVIEWED...
In the Mix
VERSATILE MANAGEMENT OF MIXED-INCOME COMMUNITIES CAN REVITALIZE NEIGHBORHOODSIT WAS ELECTION DAY AND PROPERTY MANAGER MICHELE HITE'S OFFICE AT CHANNELWOOD VILLAGE WAS FIELDING CALL AFTER CALL FROM PEOPLE ASKING WHERE TO VOTE.In previous years, Channelwood...
Jewel of the Desert
Distinct history and architecture make the Biltmore Resort an icon in ArizonaWith a rich history and one-of-a-kind artistry, the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix offers guests more than golf courses and pools. The resort is, in fact, a tribute...
Juggling Act
Maintain diligence when managing projects and propertiesAS PROPERTY MANAGERS, WE ARE OFTEN PULLED IN MANY DIRECTIONS AND ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MANY HATS-PROJECT MANAGER, COUNSELOR, FINANCIAL CONSULTANT, MARKETING DIRECT0R...THE LIST GOES ON. MANAGING...
Know Your Irem Code of Professional Ethics
Article 6. ContractsJUST LIKE THE LANGUAGE IN A WELL-WRITTEN CONTRACT THAT IT REFERS TO, THE LANGUAGE IN ARTICLE 6 OF IREM'S CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IS VERY CLEAR AND UNDERSTANDABLE:Any written contract between a MEMBER and a client shall be in clear...
Landing the Deals
DIVARIS REAL ESTATE IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VA., WHICH COMPRISES DIVARIS MANAGEMENT CORP., AMO®, MADE THE FOLLOWING TRANSACTIONS:* It leased 5,792 square feet of office space in Hampton Roads Research Quad I at 100 Exploration Way in Hampton, Va.* It renewed...
Minority Report
U.S. population shift spurs increased cultural awareness from property managers by Janice RosenbergIN 1977 when Barbara Holland, CPM® and president of H&L Realty and Management Co. in Las Vegas, began working as a property manager in that Nevada...
New Products
FIREFIGHTER The Fireray 5000 Auto Alignment Beam Detector from Fire Fighting Enterprises is the first and only motorized, auto align, self correcting beam smoke detector to receive approval from Underwriters Laboratory Inc. (UL), and Canadian Underwriters...
Put Spring in Your Step
SPRING IS FINALLY JUST AROUND THE CORNER, BUT AS WE PREPARE TO LEAVE THE WINTER WEATHER BEHIND US, THE ECONOMIC "WINTER" CONTINUES. Many of us are navigating through the frosty storms of professional and personal challenges that accompany this crisis....
Real Estate Management Center Succeeds at Saint Augustine's College
IN 2003, SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE ESTABLISHED A CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR LEADERSHIP ROLES IN THE COMPLEX, DIVERSE AND RAPIDLY CHANGING FIELD OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT. Located in Raleigh, N. C, Saint Augustine's is a...
Rent Resolutions for a Weak Economy
IREM MEMBER REVEALS WAYS TO WORK WITH COMMERCIAL TENANTS IN HARD TIMESMany commercial tenants encounter financial challenges during a weak economy and some will have trouble keeping their rent current. Retail tenants are among the first businesses to...
Spirited Away
Unbelievable or outrageous true stories about everyday experiences in real estate managementBeing a former Massachusetts resident, I always thought respectable ghosts and evil spirits only resided in old Tudor homes and dilapidated Victorian mansions....
Stay on Message
Focus marketing efforts by knowing your target audienceONE KEY ASPECT OF YOUR JOB AS A REAL ESTATE MANAGER IS TO ATTRACT TENANTS TO YOUR COMMERCIAL BUILDING, RETAIL CENTER OR APARTMENT SITE. TO DO THAT, YOU MUST FOCUS YOUR MESSAGE FOR YOUR TARGET MARKET....
Stimulus Proposals Take Aim at Climate Change
An issue that has gained traction in Congress and attention from President Ob am a is climate change. Although this issue was recently put on the back burner due to the current financial crisis, curbing greenhouse gas emissions will still be a priority...
Tropical Opportunities
Hawaii still a bright spot despite overall U.S. economic downturnHawaii, America's 50th state, has long been blessed with gorgeous weather and beautiful scenery. But as the U.S. economy plunges into a deep recession, Hawaii is showing off yet another...