Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 2, March/April

Asian Markets Lead Urban Growth
Opportunities for development and management skyrocket as population increasesIn the next 20 years, the world's urban population is expected to reach 5 billion. By 2030, more than 60 percent of the globe will be urbanized, with Asia fueling the growth...
Best Practices: Is Your Implementation as Comprehensive as Your Technology Solution?
As the real estate business continues to become more reliant upon technology, the amount of software used for data management has grown to astronomical proportions. Today's latest technology solutions have provided a level of automation and integration...
Board Walk
Help associations understand ethical and unethical behaviorTen years ago I switched I managing executive high rise rental buildings and commercial properties to managing homeowners associations (HOAs) or common interest developments (CIDs). Very quickly,...
By the NUMBERS
Benchmark your position in property management with the results of new IREM Member demographics and earnings studiesby IREM Research StaffThe results are in from IREM 's 2007 Profile and Compensation Studies of CERTIFIED PROPERTY MANAGERS® and ACCREDITED...
Condo Conversion Blues
Take the Professional Road to Condo Market RecoveryTwo years ago your developer clients wanted to cash in on the hot condo market. They found great properties right in the heart of the city. They put in all the classic condo upgrades - they had hot products...
Digital Documents
Best use of new technologies effectively integrates multiple processesWe all know that has affected the way property managers work. In an industry that has traditionally been paperintense, it would be hard to find an aspect of our business that has changed...
Fair Housing at 40
Take steps to minimize housing discrimination risksThere are at least 3.7 million incidents of housing discrimination annually. The sheer number of violations represents a potential flood of liability for housing providers and managers.Forty years after...
Going Native
Landscaping with indigenous plants helps property managers streamline maintenance and reduce costsThe term "native lhe term "native landscaping" may sound alien, but it's may sound alien, but it's actually just a technical way of describing landscaping...
Market Solutions
High grade hiringTopgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching and Keeping the Best People by Dr. Bradford D. Smart, is a best practices manual that shows how leading companies have improved their hiring success from 25 percent top performers...
Profitable Partnerships
Fostering Relationships with Brokers Helps Real Estate Managers Expand BusinessReferrals from commercial real estate brokers can be an excellent catalyst for expanding your management portfolio. Oftentimes, investors form relationships with brokers long...
Qualifying the QI
Be cautious when selecting a Qualified IntermediaryQualified administer thousands of 1031 exchange transactions and account for millions of dollars every year. With the exception of Nevada, they are not licensed, regulated or required to be bonded or...
Rescue and Rebirth
Famous PropertiesGrassroots effort returns glory to historic Fox Theater in SpokaneOnce one of the finest Art Deco theaters in the United States, the Fox Theater was also one of the most glamorous entertainment venues built by Hollywood's William Fox...
Self Evaluation
Develop skills to be a good subordinateThere are 8,472,329 pages written about how to be a good boss and a strong leader - and that's just in magazines with titles in the A-H range. Given all that has been written on leadership, it seems like managing...
Sustainability Now in Session
Green Legislation is On the Rise, as discussed by IREM MembersIn cities and states across the country, slowly but surely green legislation is catching on. Meanwhile property managers and urban planners are ahead of the curve, working toward sustainability...
The Choice Is Green
IREM staff brings sustainability to headquartersIt's spring: Are you green yet?At this time of year when everyone is ready for spring and the world to become "green" again - no matter where you live - it's a great time to review goals set just a few...
The Pad Deal
Out parcels enhanc property value and cash flowOpportunities exist to increase the cash flow and value of many shopping centers by creating a pad-or out parcel-as a free-standing building in the parking lot. There are a few suburban office buildings...
What's Up?
News and Notes from IREM® HeadquartersLanding the deals* Divaris Real Estate Inc., which comprises Divaris Property Management Corp., AMO, made the following business transactions:* It leased 43,513 square feet of office space in the Wachovia Tower in...