Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 65, No. 6, November

A Question of Occupancy the Challenge of EXTERIOR RENOVATION
The day you discover widespread deterioration of your building's exterior wall system from water leaks and wind damage, you know that some renovation work is headed your way. Before the work begins, however, there is another important decision for...
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Atlanta Slows Sprawl with New Urbanism Developments
In response to consumers' desire to return to a Mayberry, RFD way of life, living on narrow, tree-lined streets, walking to community stores, once again interacting with their neighbors, and watching the world go by from their porches, entire cities...
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Avoid the Pitfalls of Tenant Relocation Assistance
Acquiring and developing residential affordable housing is difficult and cumbersome when you need to integrate tax-exempt bond financing, tax credits, local agency assistance, property tax exemptions, and restricted-income use and compliance as part...
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B2B or Not B2B?
You better shop around Faster than you can click on your online shopping cart, a new business-to-business online procurement exchange aimed at the real estate industry is being launched. Without question, there is a growing sense within the property...
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Cutting-Edge Conversions: Making What's Old New Again
A decade or so ago, when the inner cores of Rust Belt cities such as Detroit, St. Louis, and Chicago reflected an ugly and obsolete character, there were those who argued for the need to convert the useless property into commercial or residential space....
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MAGNETIC FIELDS 101 for Facility Managers
The power of planning: Mitigating Magnetic Field Problems Magnetic fields are an unseen, and potentially costly, factor that facility managers must consider when organizing, renovating, or selecting new office space. Nearly every commercial and...
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PRESCRIPTION for a HEALTHY RETROFIT MARKET
High tech retrofit has become a booming commercial real estate market as office building owners and managers upgrade their properties to make them competitive in today's rapidly changing technology environment. The size of the office retrofit market...
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President's Letter
IREM[R] 2000: A year of partnership, progress Value. Real, bottom line value. In my travels this year to chapters across the country and to international organizations across the border, it struck me just how valuable professional associations such...
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Professional Real Estate Management Just What the Doctor Ordered
It was late afternoon when the call came in from the doctor's office. "We lost the patients' files. The doctor was reviewing them, stopped to take a phone call and put them on the edge of his trash can. Then he had to rush off, and the next thing we...
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Pulling Some Strings A Case for Outsourcing Facilities Management
Since cresting as a trend in the mid-to-late '80s, the outsourcing of facilities management has now simply become a way of doing business, with the need for specialized Web-based software systems having elevated the practice to new heights. In the...
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Smart Growth a Changing Urban Landscape
Venture into any major city today and you may be in store for a surprise. Smack dab in the middle of the slew of sleek skyscrapers, cement parking garages and mega mall that define today's urban landscape exists a real community, one which is characterized...
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Talking Dirty
Tenants Demand Cleaner Restrooms Have you ever noticed someone in a restroom wearing disposable gloves and an air filtration mask? According to recent surveys, there may be a number of tenants and visitors who wish they had donned protective garb...
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Technology Stimulates Capital Market Changes
The technology revolution, led by leapfrog advances in telecommunications and the Internet, is altering the way we think about the real estate business. The pace of these changes is so rapid that the industry has not yet developed the words or imagery...
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