Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 4, July/August

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Long-time CPM(R) Members share their industry insightsAt eighty-six years young and still going strong, John Ogden, Sr., CPM(R), works daily in the office of Milwaukee-based Ogden & Company, Inc., AMO(R), at which son Peter now serves as president...
A Call for Depreciation Reform
The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 created a depreciable life of 15 years for all real property placed in service after December 31, 1980. The depreciable life for property placed in service after March 15, 1984 was extended to 18 years and for property...
Alabama Senator Richard Shelby Named 2003 Legislator of the Year
Members of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM(R)) and the CCIM Institute took time out during this year's Capitol Hill Visit Day on April 30 to recognize the important contributions of one lawmaker, Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), by presenting...
Capital Gains Taxation Levels
The appropriate level of taxation for capital gains has been a subject of tax policy debate throughout the history of the income tax. Capital gains have been taxed at rates well below the maximum tax rate for ordinary income for at least 50 years. During...
Chief among Us
CIOs play key role in real estate operationsThe role of chief information officer (CIO) is relatively new to the real estate market, but in many ways the increased number of CIOs in real estate reflects an industry transforming itself from being deal-oriented...
Denver Deals
The Mile High city is poised for gradual growthAs with many other large U.S. cities, Denver has been experiencing its share of real estate difficulties. However, the Mile High city seems poised to recover gradually before eventually reaching a true Rocky...
Explore Your Options
It's time to examine risk-financing alternativesMany property managers are facing new insurance rates representing the third renewal go-around during today's challenging market. Rate increases are expected to continue to moderate, yet they represent...
Green Piece
Get on board with sustainable products to make your facility "green"Every industry advances through new technology and more highly developed products. Essentially, "green" products are just that: A more advanced generation of products and technologies...
Head for the Hill
On April 30, approximately 220 IREM(R) members and 80 CCIM Institute members converged in Washington, DC to make the voice of commercial real estate heard on Capitol Hill. Members met with more than 160 senators, members of Congress and aides to discuss...
Iaq FYI
Proactive management can help to clear buildings of indoor air quality problemsIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) mandates a commitment of time and effort from today's property owners and managers that was far less onerous ten or even five years ago. With insurance...
IREM(R) at 70: Still F.I.R.S.T
Like the industry we serve, our association has undergone major changes over the last seven decades.One example of the Institute's forward-thinking activities is IREM(R) F.I.R.S.T. (For Information, Research, Solutions and Training), an online knowledge...
Listen and Learn
Strategic corporate tenants demand more serviceOver the last quarter century, economic changes have placed an increasing importance on corporate America's real estate decisions. The corporate mindset has moved away from hit-and-run brokerage to a more...
Mail Call: The Postal Service Lights the Way to Energy Efficiency
As manager of environmental compliance for the U.S. Postal Service's New York metropolitan area Rick Paprocki has won national recognition for his pollution prevention and energy management initiatives.The 33-year USPS veteran is responsible for some...
Market Solutions
Focus: LandscapingDon't Fence Me InKroy Building Products' vinyl privacy fence uses patented interlocking tongue-and-groove panels, and affords the detail of a millwork fence without the continual maintenance required of wood products. A broad selection...
More on Spores
Now that Ed McMahon settled for $7.2 million for his allegations his dog had been exposed to mold and died as a result, mold is back on the map as the contaminant du jour. Mold's staying power as a potential liability means property managers must devote...
New Found Zeal
Demographics, investment driving New Zealand growthNestled in the South Pacific and a three-hour flight from Sydney, New Zealand is an investment haven long sought after by knowledgeable offshore investors.The country comprises two main islands, known...
Passive Loss Limitation
The 1986 Tax Reform Act contained a provision known as passive loss limitation, which limited the amount of deductions for losses from passive activities to the amount of income those activities generate. Rental activity was deemed to be inherently passive...
Power Buyer
Managers become proactive to save energy costsEnergy management is still in its early stages, but it is quickly evolving into an increasingly important issue for commercial office owners and managers. More markets are becoming deregulated, entirely changing...
Working Relationships, Relationships That Work
Healthy workplace friendships focus on professional goalsWe all need help from others in order to achieve our professional goals and objectives. In order to receive help from others, we need to develop healthy and productive working relationships, and...