Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 2, March/April

A Time of Transition
passport A new view of South Africa The Republic of South Africa is currently undergoing a transformation. Under the leadership of President Thabo Mbeki, who succeeded Nelson Mandela in 1994, the African National Congress (ANC) government is helping...
Better Days Ahead
Cautious optimism characterizes Northern N.J. market New Jersey landlords hoped many employers would move from Manhattan to New Jersey following the September 11th terrorist attacks, yet, the migration never fully materialized. While Goldman Sachs is...
Confessions of a Technophobe
newyou Fessing up to technology fears is the first step in improving performance I admit it. I'm a "technophobe." Several years ago, before I was educated about both backing-up files and ZIP drives, I lost an entire client database. Are You Afraid? First,...
Demographics Drive Demand
Despite a downturn, the future of rental housing is particularly favorable [Editor Note: The following article is based on research conducted by Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, Inc. The full report, Rental Housing Vitality, can be found at www.lendleaserei.com.]...
Digital Denial?
speakeasy Real estate takes on technology with caution There has been a lot of talk lately about how real estate lags other industries in adoption and integration of technology. If this is true, there may be several good reasons. First, real estate performs...
Ease with Fees
legalease Customer-focused payment systems pay off As the Internet revolution progresses, companies continue to transform the way they interact with customers. The use of automated payment systems is one example of new customer-focused Web strategies...
Get.Net Ready: When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Improve Their Business Model
from the top Vacancies are up, rent growth is down, and the bottom line continues to sag in a business environment characterized by continued uncertainty and a prolonged bear market. While the real estate industry has been relatively free of red ink...
Making a Business Case for Technology
The real estate industry must quantify the value of technology investments As the economic climate continues to lag, companies are taking an even closer look at their bottom lines and related operational efficiencies. Technology initiatives, whether...
Market Solutions
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Moble Intentions
Increasingly, the multifamily market is working wireless Until recently, paperwork-driven industries like property management have been overly cautious when implementing new technology. Unreliable technology sources, prohibitive costs and retraining...
Much Needed Relief
coveryourassets New Terrorism Risk Insurance Act gives owners a boost When the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act became law last November, an estimated $15 billion in real estate transactions had been cancelled or put on hold because owners could not obtain...
Operators Are Standing By
neotBch Call centers help firms improve customer service Many industries have used call centers as a tool to support and communicate with their customers, suppliers and, in some cases, business partners. But, historically, not all call center experiences...
Real Estate in Real Time
The industry must tackle technology integration and standardization issues While the dust from the dot com debacle has long since cleared, technology is still a strong driver of efficiency and growth in today's real estate companies. As customers and...
REIC Report: Beware Grower Tenants
An increasing problem in Canada during the last few years is the promulgation of "grow houses," homes rented for the sole purpose of growing marijuana. Since growing marijuana requires a lot of water, warm air and electricity, grower tenants typically...
Sign Me Up
ductape New ad vehicles capture tenants' attention Building owners today are looking for ways to create new revenue streams that add value to their bottom lines, create a more dynamic building environment and help with tenant retention. One common source...
Strategize to Maximize
spotlight Consider both hard and soft factors when evaluating technology investments If you were told there was one key investment to make or one business practice to adopt that would virtually guarantee your property's success, both from the operational...
Tech Terms
A glossary of technology terms and principles A ASCII- American Standard Code for Information Interchange computer character set (text and symbols) that enables transfer of text and data between different computing systems. This international standard...