Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 4, July/August

Beginning of the End
Preparing for retirement can be complex and daunting, but structuring a succession plan early can help make the transition for business owners seamless and rewarding by Diana MirelAfter 30 years in the property management business, Ed Boudreau, CPM,...
Breaking Tradition
Real estate managers look beyond managing traditional properties, spicing up their portfolios with exotic and unique developmentsFor most real estate professionals, real estate management means running the day-to-day operations of an apartment building,...
Credit and Credibility
As a board member for the University of Wisconsin at Madison's Real Estate Research Center and serving as an IREM officer-with opportunities to observe various real estate programs offered by many schools-I have seen firsthand the impact real estate...
Everybody Wins
Internships in real estate management prove beneficial for both students and industryInterns are no longer just warm bodies to cover summer staffing needs. Internships are no longer just working vacations for students' resumes.Internship opportunities...
Fair Game
Violations of ethics and fair housing laws bring forth many legal and personal consequencesMany people define ethics by the dramatic consequences ethics violations can have on individuals and employers alike.Fair housing ethics violations in particular...
Institutional Icon
Famous PropertiesDespite changes, campus icon maintains historical integrity by Diana MirelInspired by the Pantheon in Rome, the Rotunda at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., has maintained its iconic presence for almost 200 years. More...
IREM Foundation Bestows Honors on Two Industry Professionals
The IREM Foundation's professional recognition awards program promotes excellence in the field by recognizing real estate professionals for their dedication, major accomplishments and contributions to the real estate industry.During the IREM Leadership...
LEARNING from a Distance
Online learning provides opportunities for busy property managers trying to continue their education in spite of packed schedulesA couple years ago, Julia Paluka began kicking around the idea of becoming a Certified Property Manager-a move she believed...
Liability Crash Course
Minimize liability; understand key legal issuesA number of legal challenges routinely arise while managing a real estate project, regardless of property type. For those new to real estate management, a few "must know" subjects will help keep everything...
Market Solutions
FLY, FLY AWAYBird-Proof bird repellent provides a long-term barrier to birds, allowing property managers to eliminate the presence of unsanitary birds and keep bird droppings off their properties. Bird-Proof gel is a non-toxic, sticky chemical. It creates...
Masters of Their Domain
Master-planned communities are popping up around the country, particularly in the WestThe sales pitches tout a variety of floor plans, meticulously arrayed amid lush greenbelts, great schools, quaint commercial districts and walk or bike paths winding...
Screen Doors
Resident screening software helps managers determine which residents are top choice by Brian RogalThe days of traditional credit checks are long gone. Property managers and owners can now harness the power of the Internet to check potential residents'...
Speaking the Truth
Great leaders delegate and empower employeesAsk successful leaders what enables them to achieve great things and one common trait will become apparent-getting the best performance from their staff. By delegating and empowering employees wisely, employers...
Taking Real Estate to a Higher Degree
Industry-specific academic programs prepare the next generation for careers in real estate management by Karen L. WagnerTO FIND OUT MORE about the real estate management field firsthand, Carla Earhart, program director for the residential property management...
Technical Disaster
Using technology can ward off devastating impacts of disasterIn todays world, we are subject to a range of concerns with the potential to affect us negatively on both personal and professional levels. From possible power outages at a property to dirty...
Time Is of the Essence
Well-equipped properties can help save lives in emergenciesAs a former emergency medical technician, I treated between 200 and 300 cardiac arrest patients. I saved between 40 and 50 people. It was my job.Now, as a property manager, thinking about the...
What's Up?
News and Notes from IREM® HeadquartersLanding the deals* Levin Management Corporation, AMO, has leased out 20,000 square feet of its Capitol Plaza community shopping center in Ewing Township, N.J., to the K & G Fashion Superstore, a clothing store...