Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 76, No. 6, November-December

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New AMO Code of Ethics: Earning the AMO Accreditation Is Just as Important as Maintaining It
AS A SEVENTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD ORGANIZATION that has had to adapt and evolve with the times, IREM has maintained its solid ethical foundation to this day. The IREM Code of Professional Ethics was last updated on January 1, 2007; however, at that time...
ACE Your Career Challenges Adapt, Change or Eliminate Obstacles in Your Path to Success
IS YOUR BOSS'S DECISION NOT TO YOUR LIKING? Is your company's strategy moving in a direction that doesn't excite you? Throughout your career, you'll inevitably come across situations that not only challenge you, but try your very spirit. Regardless...
All New: Principles of Real Estate Management
Principles of Real Estate Management, in its 16th edition, is not a re-write of an outdated textbook, it is completely re-mastered and re-energized for the modern, professional real estate manager who is navigating the current economic climate. ...
All Roads Lead Back Home
When I began my term as 2011 President of IREM, I had a surface knowledge of the root system of our global organization. I knew the numbers, the names of chapters--both in the U.S. and globally--and I had a breadth of experience in the industry. But...
Building a Legacy Give the Gift of Planned Giving
Planned giving is a creative way for caring individuals to support the charities that matter most to them, often resulting in more funding for the organization and favorable tax benefits to the donor. Quite simply, planned giving is about building...
Cassidy Turley, AMO: Taking the "Stress" out of Distressed Properties
Cassidy Turley recently ranked in the Top 10 on The Lipsey Co.'s Commercial Real Estate Top Brands survey. What differentiates your company? Cassidy Turley is a new brand with a rich heritage brought to us by the many companies that joined our team...
Changing Spaces On-the-Go Business Impacts Office and Retail Space in Canada, South Korea and Russia
WITH THE RISE OF INTERNET MOBILE TECHNOLOGY, MORE BUSINESS OPERATIONS ARE BEING PERFORMED ONLINE THAN EVER BEFORE. Property managers are seeing a change to their clients' demands for office and retail space. IREM has spoken to property managers from...
Consumers' Potential Shift to Electric Cars May Impact Commercial and Multifamily Properties
Real estate managers are "plugging in" to the developing electric vehicle (EV) marketplace, trying to determine how their businesses might be impacted by mass production of electric cars and eventual public demand for EV plug-in charging stations....
Course Listings * Course Codes Key
NOVEMBER ETH800 November 4 Stoneham, Mass. CPM001 November 4 Pittsburgh ETH800 November 5 Pittsburgh ASM603 November 7-8 Houston MPSAXM November 7-10 Alexandria, Va. MPSAXM November 7-10 St. Petersburg, Fla. MPSAXM...
Due Diligence Done Right: Entrust Your Services to Owners/clients by Becoming an Expert on Due Diligence
For years, astute asset and property managers have provided their clients with more than just management services. With troubled or distressed assets becoming more common in today's market, the opportunity to build, grow or expand your business through...
Federal Agencies Propose Credit Risk Retention Requirements
IREM submitted a letter to six federal agencies (Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Housing Finance Agency and Department of Housing and...
Free for All
Mid-size cities are luring independent retailers to their downtowns with free-rent competitions that are gaining national attention. Downtown business development associations in Tempe, Ariz.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Duluth, Minn., have recently...
Golden Nuggets of Customer Service: Decrease Turnover and Build Relationships by Becoming a Customer Service Guru
EVERY ARE. A OF LIFE -HAS CUSTOMERS, and the real estate management industry is no exception. Your tenants/residents, vendors and owners depend on you for solving problems, saving money and getting things done right--in addition to providing a high...
Inspiring Spire: Cleveland's Terminal Tower: A View from the Top
The Terminal Tower, originally known as the Cleveland Union Terminal, was the second-tallest building in the world until 1964--dwarfed only by the 85-story Empire State building in New York. The 52-story, Beaux Arts-style tower--with steel-reinforced...
Make No Apologies: Getting Back to the Fundamentals in a Culture of Concessions
AT A REAL ESTATE LENDING CONFERENCE IN APRIL, Bank United executive Patrick Fitzgerald said that multifamily housing "is in a full-fledged healing mode." [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This is phenomenal news for those of us who have been operating in...
Market Smarter Changing Times Call for Outside-of-the-Box Marketing Strategies
IT'S TRUE: LADY GAGA RANKS NUMBER ONE IN TWITTER FOLLOWERS AT NEARLY 13 MILLION, Justin Bicber glides into second place with 12.1 million followers and Barack Obama trails a distant third at 9.8 million followers. Who expected Kim Kardashian would...
New England Market Stabilizes: Boston Proves to Be "Economic Engine"
"Slow and steady survives the race," just might be the mantra for commercial real estate market in New England. The market continues to improve across the region, but at a very slow pace, according to The Beige Book, a report released by the Federal...
Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation Required by U.S.C. 3685
Title of publication: JPM. Journal of Property Management Publication number: 0022-3902 Date of filing: September 27, 2011 Frequency of issue: Bi-monthly Number of issues published annually: six (6) Annual subscription price (U.S.): $62.95...
Taking the Lead: IREM Regional Vice President Alfred Ojejinmi, CPM, Shares How to Find the Leader Within
How did you decide to begin your career in real estate management? When 1 was growing up, the dominant professions were engineering, accounting, law and medicine. My parents wanted me to become an engineer, but I was not interested. A family friend--who...
The State of Recovery: Office and Retail Sectors Begin 2012 with a Cautiously Optimistic Outlook
Unlike previous recessions, the recovery from our most recent economic slowdown has been tenuous and fragile. Despite a gradual improvement in the economy--especially when compared to 2008 levels--average Americans and business leaders are remaining...
Thinner, Lighter, Faster: In the Case of the iPad 2 Second Is the Best, and ThirdRail Is Slimmer Than the Rest
AN APPLE FOR TEACHER Apple's latest iPad incarnation, the iPad 2, is thinner, lighter and faster and also includes a camera that improves the already legendary iPad line. Both the iPad and iPad 2 have captured the lion's share of the tablet market...