Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 6, November/December

Affording Affordable Housing
Diversifying a portfolio with affordable housing can improve the bottom line, but managers must pay attention to strict rules and regulations by Brian RogalWhen Stephanie Townsend, the primary site manager at an affordable housing community in Columbus,...
Give Back to the Industry
One of the IREM Foundation's missions is to fund initiatives furthering the property management profession. The foundation accomplishes this mission by providing scholarships for educational programs.Four scholarships were developed for individuals taking...
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
Demand for affordable housing in the mid-Atlantic outpaces supplyWhen strong demand exists in specific real estate markets, the industry typically rallies to meet the demand. That is not quite the case with the affordable housing segment in the mid-Atlantic...
Helping Hands
IREM chapters across the country make a difference through community serviceTime is not money-at least when it comes to community service. More than 65 million Americans engaged in volunteer work between September 2004 and September 2005, according to...
Insurance Catastrophe
Natural catastrophe insurance isn't easy to come by-especially at reasonable prices-following the recent history of big storms in coastal regions by Allan RichterThis year's hurricane season may be relatively mild compared with the 2005 season that brought...
Looking Back, Going Forward
Like many of you, I joined IREM to meet professionals in the industry, learn the fundamentals of real estate management through education courses and stay current with industry issues through the Institute's varied programs, communications and conferences.Many...
MAIN STREET Goes MAINSTREAM
With their "Main Street, U.S.A." feel, lifestyle centers have become increasingly popular-and with the blossoming concept comes a unique set of rewards and challenges by Darnell LittleSay the words "lifestyle center," and some people might think of a...
Mandatory Migration
Pest-bird control programs alleviate headaches and improve property appealReal estate managers face many problems but few are as great a nuisance as birds.The potential problems they create range from unsightly messes, to moderately annoying behaviors,...
Market Solutions
Gun down clogsThe Ridge Tool Company's redesign of the RIDGID® K39AF drain gun features a two-way AUTOFEED(TM) making unclogging bath, lavatory and kitchen sink drains simple. AUTOFEED(TM) allows users to more efficiently feed the cable into the drain...
Running with the PAC
Becoming politically connected requires careful attention to federal rules and regulationsFor real estate companies and their employees, engaging in political activities can often be a complex and delicate endeavor.Compliance with the maze of campaign...
Tangled in Wires
Adopting telecommunication services presents challenges for property ownersWhatever happened to the idea of commercial property owners offering wireless services to their customers?In the late 1990s and early 2000 a substantial amount of money flowed...
The Perfect Balance
Famous PropertiesAustin's One Congress Plaza is a bustling city center emitting Southern charm by Diana MirelIn a city known for its down-home, yet cosmopolitan personality, it is no surprise one of Austin, Texas' most famous buildings is both a bustling...
Things to Do
Reduce stress by knocking out to-do listsTo-do lists reveal a multitude of tasks of varying importance with due dates speeding to maturity. When one project is completed, 10 others replace it. Completing all the tasks may seem as likely as Barry Manilow...
What's Up?
News and Notes from IREM® HeadquartersLanding the deals* Trammell Crow Company, AMO, made several business transactions:* It leased 7,205 square feet to Daimler Chrysler at the Troy Technology Park in Troy, Mich.* It leased space to JP Morgan Chase at...