Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

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

2005 Chapter Award Winners
Chapter of the Year Award Winners Presidential Milwaukee Chapter No. 13 Small Chapter Category Southern Colorado Chapter No. 53 -- Gold North Carolina Piedmont Chapter No. 56 -- Silver Kentucky Chapter No. 59 -- Bronze Medium Chapter...
Activity of Ethics & Discipline Committee at 2006 Leadership & Legislative Summit
The Board of Ethical Inquiry reviewed a counter complaint submitted by an ARM whose case had been heard by the Hearing Board at the previous meeting. The ARM claimed the chapter that had submitted a complaint against him had not met the burden of proof...
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
After 30 years in the property management business, Ed Boudreau, CPM, and the then president and chairman of the board for Capital Consultants Management Corporation, decided it was time for a change and new focus. At 58, Boudreau opted to retire...
Breaking Tradition: Real Estate Managers Look beyond Managing Traditional Properties, Spicing Up Their Portfolios with Exotic and Unique Developments
For most real estate professionals, real estate management means running the day-today operations of an apartment building, a high-rise condominium or an office complex. A shopping mall may be the most exotic locale found in a typical portfolio. ...
Course Listings
Course Listings JULY FIN402 July 10-11 Baltimore, MD RES201 July 13-22 Tucson, AZ RES201 July 13-22 Las Vegas, NV MNT402 July 15-16 Jacksonville, FL HRS402 July 20-21 Pittsburgh, PA ETH800 July 21-21 Houston,...
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 Industry
Interns are no longer just warm bodies to cover summer staffing needs. Internships are no longer just working vacations for students' resumes. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Internship opportunities in real estate management represent an experience-based...
Fair Game: Violations of Ethics and Fair Housing Laws Bring Forth Many Legal and Personal Consequences
Many people define ethics by the dramatic consequences ethics violations can have on individuals and employers alike. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Fair housing ethics violations in particular can, and often do, result in devastating losses and regretful...
Institutional Icon: Despite Changes, Campus Icon Maintains Historical Integrity
Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, the Rotunda at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., has maintained its iconic presence for almost 200 years. More than just an exquisite university building, the Rotunda symbolizes the university's rich...
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 Schedules
A couple years ago, Julia Paluka began kicking around the idea of becoming a Certified Property Manager--a move she believed could only help her career managing apartments in Denver. "There was a whole world of knowledge out there I knew would help...
Liability Crash Course: Minimize Liability; Understand Key Legal Issues
A 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 in check and minimize liability. [ILLUSTRATION...
Masters of Their Domain: Master-Planned Communities Are Popping Up around the Country, Particularly in the West
The sales pitches tout a variety of floor plans, meticulously arrayed amid lush greenbelts, great schools, quaint commercial districts and walk or bike paths winding endlessly through protected wilderness areas. In some places, amenities include breathtaking...
Screen Doors: Resident Screening Software Helps Managers Determine Which Residents Are Top Choice
The days of traditional credit checks are long gone. Property managers and owners can now harness the power of the Internet to check potential residents' credit histories, criminal records, rental payment histories or any other legal proceedings in...
Speaking the Truth: Great Leaders Delegate and Empower Employees
Ask 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 create a committed and proactive staff...
Taking Real Estate to a Higher Degree: Industry-Specific Academic Programs Prepare the Next Generation for Careers in Real Estate Management
TO FIND OUT MORE about the real estate management field firsthand, Carla Earhart, program director for the residential property management program at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., took a semester-long sabbatical to observe six different property...
Technical Disaster: Using Technology Can Ward off Devastating Impacts of Disaster
In today's 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 bombs being left at company headquarters, I've considered...
Time Is of the Essence: Well-Equipped Properties Can Help Save Lives in Emergencies
As 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 safety of individuals on my properties is also part...