Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 74, No. 2, March-April

AMO Spotlight
LYLA GAMBOW. CPM, IS SENIOR VICE PRESI DENT OF MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR TRANSWESTERN'S DENVER OFFICE. Transwestern is an AMO firm that offers fully integrated real estate services for a broad range of property types, including office, industrial, retail,...
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Capitol Investment: IREM Member Shares Rewards & Insights from Her Capitol Hill Visit Days
I don't know about you right at this moment, but I'm contemplating what shoes I'm going to take to Capitol Hill Visit Day with IREM in April! Yes, I really am. And do you know why? Quite simply because it is just that important. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
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Curb Appeal on a Budget: Creative Landscaping Solutions Can Boost a Property's Appeal without Breaking the Bank
everyone knows that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. However, property managers know first impressions are important: A property's physical appearance--it's "cover"--is what initially draws tenants to a property and patrons to those tenants....
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Dialing for Dollars Controlling Thermostats and Temperatures Produces Low-Cost Energy Savings
JUST A SINGLE DEGREE CHANGE CAN SHARPLY AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF ENERGY YOU USE and the dollars you spend. Your buildings can experience energy savings between 2 to 4 percent, per degree by which set temperature points are raised or lowered during the...
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In the Mix: Versatile Management of Mixed-Income Communities Can Revitalize Neighborhoods
IT WAS ELECTION DAY AND PROPERTY MANAGER MICHELE HITE'S OFFICE AT CHANNELWOOD VILLAGE WAS FIELDING CALL AFTER CALL FROM PEOPLE ASKING WHERE TO VOTE. In previous years, Channelwood had a polling place on site. Located in Akron, Ohio, the Alpha Phi...
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Jewel of the Desert Distinct History and Architecture Make the Biltmore Resort an Icon in Arizona
With a rich history and one-of-a-kind artistry, the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix offers guests more than golf courses and pools. The resort is, in fact, a tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America's most illustrious architects. Every...
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JPM Articles Translated for International Members
IREM translates one article from each issue of Journal of Property Management into multiple languages to serve our members throughout the world. You can find the translations of the article "Navigating Through Turbulent Times," by Janice Rosenberg...
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Juggling Act Maintain Diligence When Managing Projects and Properties
AS PROPERTY MANAGERS, WE ARE OFTEN PULLED IN MANY DIRECTIONS AND ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MANY HATS-PROJECT MANAGER, COUNSELOR, FINANCIAL CONSULTANT, MARKETING DIRECTOR ... THE LIST GOES ON. MANAGING SEVERAL PROJECTS AS WE DO CAN BE A JUGGLING ACT THAT...
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Know Your IREM Code of Professional Ethics
JUST LIKE THE LANGUAGE IN A WELL-WRITTEN CONTRACT THAT IT REFERS TO, THE LANGUAGE IN ARTICLE 6 OF IREM'S CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IS VERY CLEAR AND UNDERSTANDABLE. Any written contract between a MEMBER and a client shall be in clear and understandable...
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Landing the Deals
DIVARIS REAL ESTATE IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VA., WHICH COMPRISES DIVARIS MANAGEMENT CORP., AMO[R], MADE THE FOLLOWING TRANSACTIONS: * It [eased 5,792 square feet of office space in Hampton Roads Research Quad I at 100 Exploration Way in Hampton, Va....
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Minority Report: U.S. Population Shift Spurs Increased Cultural Awareness from Property Managers
IN 1977 when Barbara Holland, CPM[R] and president of H&L Realty and Management Co. in Las Vegas, began working as a property manager in that Nevada town, English served her everyday needs. Lately she often finds herself looking for a translator....
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Put Spring in Your Step
SPRING IS FINALLY JUST AROUND THE CORNER, BUT AS WE PREPARE TO LEAVE THE WINTER WEATHER BEHIND US, THE ECONOMIC "WINTER" CONTINUES. Many of us are navigating through the frosty storms of professional and personal challenges that accompany this crisis....
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Real Estate Management Center Succeeds at Saint Augustine's College
IN 2003, SAINT AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE ESTABLISHED A CENTER FOR REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR LEADERSHIP ROLES IN THE COMPLEX, DIVERSE AND RAPIDLY CHANGING FIELD OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT. Located in Raleigh, N.C., Saint Augustine's is...
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Rent Resolutions for a Weak Economy: IREM Member Reveals Ways to Work with Commercial Tenants in Hard Times
many commercial tenants encounter financial challenges during a weak economy and some will have trouble keeping their rent Current. Retail tenants are among the first businesses to suffer when the economy becomes fragile, as most people typically reduce...
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Spirited Away: Unbelievable or Outrageous True Stories about Everyday Experiences in Real Estate Management
Being a former Massachusetts resident, I always thought respectable ghosts and evil spirits only resided in old Tudor homes and dilapidated Victorian mansions. I never dreamed I would find them in my Spanish-style, Las Vegas luxury apartment building....
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Stay on Message Focus Marketing Efforts by Knowing Your Target Audience
ONE KEY ASPECT OF YOUR JOB AS A REAL ESTATE MANAGER IS TO ATTRACT TENANTS TO YOUR COMMERCIAL BUILDING, RETAIL CENTER OR APARTMENT SITE. TO DO THAT, YOU MUST FOCUS YOUR MESSAGE FOR YOUR TARGET MARKET. But first, make sure you already have a clear understanding...
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Stimulus Proposals Take Aim at Climate Change
An issue that has gained traction in Congress and attention from President Obama is climate change. Although this issues was recently put on the back burner due to the current financial crisis, curbing greenhouse gas emissions will still be a priority...
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Tropical Opportunities: Hawaii Still a Bright Spot despite Overall U.S. Economic Downturn
Hawaii, America's 50th state, has long been blessed with gorgeous weather and beautiful scenery. But as the U.S. economy plunges into a deep recession, Hawaii is showing off yet another attractive feature--a surprising resiliency to the country's economic...
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