Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 4, July-August

2003 Compensation Trends. (Know It All)
In its 14th annual National Real Estate Compensation Survey, GEL & Associates, Inc., found real estate professionals are earning the smallest salary increases in years. Following are results for the property management sector: ...
7 over 70: Long-Time CPM[R] Members Share Their Industry Insights. (Feature)
At eighty-six years young and still going strong, John Ogden, Sr., CPM[R], works daily in the office of Milwaukee-based Ogden & Company., Inc., AMO[R], at which son Peter now serves as president and chairman. As Chairman Emeritus, Ogden is still...
A Call for Depreciation Reform. (in Session)
The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 created a depreciable life of 15 years for all real property placed in service after December 31, 1980. The depreciable life for property placed in service after March 15, 1984 was extended to 18 years and for...
Alabama Senator Richard Shelby Named 2003 Legislator of the Year. (in Session)
Members of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM[R]) and the CCIM Institute took time out during this year's Capitol Hill Visit Day on April 30 to recognize the important contributions of one lawmaker, Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), by presenting...
All Dried Up: Be Water-Wise with Drought-Tolerant Landscaping. (Ductape)
With water resources at a premium, it has become increasingly important for property managers to implement drought-tolerant or resource-efficient landscaping methods. By designing a landscape in an appropriate manner to the climate and region--selecting...
A Qwest for Energy Efficiency. (Famous Properties)
Situated in the heart of the "Wall Street of the Rockies," Denver's Qwest Tower not only distinguishes itself in construction and detail, but also in its commitment to energy efficiency. Located at 555 17th Street, the distinctive office tower measures...
Chapter of the Year Awards. (What's Up?)
Awards are given to encourage the communication of ideas among chapters, improve the quality and public image of the Institute at the local level and honor those chapters that have made significant strides during the year. Presidential Award --...
Chief among Us: CIOs Play Key Role in Real Estate Operations. (Neo Tech)
The role of chief information officer (CIO) is relatively new to the real estate market, but in many ways the increased number of CIOs in real estate reflects an industry transforming itself from being deal-oriented to operations-oriented. It is...
Clean and Green: Alternative Energy Sources on the Grow. (Special Report)
Alternative sources of energy, such as solar energy, wind, renewable power and fuel cells are increasingly on the grow. According to a report by Clean Edge, an Oakland, CA-based research firm, the alternative energy marker will expand from $9.5 billion...
Denver Deals: The Mile High City Is Poised for Gradual Growth. (Metro Scope)
As with many other large U.S. cities, Denver has been experiencing its share of real estate difficulties. However, the Mile High city seems poised to recover gradually before eventually reaching a true Rocky Mountain high. A recent Marcus &...
Explore Your Options: It's Time to Examine Risk-Financing Alternatives. (Cover Your Assets)
Many property managers are facing new insurance rates representing the third renewal go-around during today's challenging market. Rate increases are expected to continue to moderate, yet they represent significant increases in a vital part of the...
Green Piece: Get on Board with Sustainable Products to Make Your Facility "Green". (Special Report)
Every industry advances through new technology and more highly developed products. Essentially, "green" products are just that: A more advanced generation of products and technologies based on where society stands today. Green products are essential...
Head for the Hill. (in Session)
On April 30, approximately 220 IREM[R] members and 80 CCIM Institute members converged in Washington, DC to make the voice of commercial real estate heard on Capitol Hill. Members met with more than 160 senators, members of Congress and aides to discuss...
IAQ FYI: Proactive Management Can Help to Clear Buildings of Indoor Air Quality Problems. (Feature)
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) mandates a commitment of time and effort from today's property owners and managers that was far less onerous ten or even five years ago. With insurance carriers restricting or eliminating coverage for mold-related claims, and...
IREM[R] at 70: Still F.I.R.S.T.. (from the Top)
Like the industry we serve, our association has undergone major changes over the last seven decades. One example of the Institute's forward-thinking activities is IREM[R] F.I.R.S.T. (For Information, Research, Solutions and Training), an online...
Kansas City Cool: Air System Improves Indoor Air Quality. (Feature)
The need to expand coupled with a commitment to Kansas City's urban revitalization attracted DST Output, a subsidiary of Kansas City, MO-based DST Systems, Inc., to an abandoned railroad roundhouse in the western part of the city. Listed in the National...
Listen and Learn: Strategic Corporate Tenants Demand More Service. (Speak Easy)
Over the last quarter century, economic changes have placed an increasing importance on corporate America's real estate decisions. The corporate mindset has moved away from hit-and-run brokerage to a more process-oriented, strategic perspective--expecting...
Mail Call: The Postal Service Lights the Way to Energy Efficiency. (Special Report)
As manager of environmental compliance far the U.S. Postal Services New York metropolitan area Rick Paprocki has won national recognition for his pollution prevention and energy management initiatives. The 33-year USPS veteran is responsible for...
More on Spores
Now that Ed McMahon settled for $7.2 million for his allegations his dog had been exposed to mold and died as a result, mold is back on the map as the contaminant du jour. Mold's staying power as a potential liability means property managers must devote...
Nanotechnology: A Small, Small World. (Special Report)
Nanotechnology is definitely a concept whose time has come. Nanotechnology is an umbrella term covering many areas of research dealing with objects that are measured in nanometers. A nanometer (nm) is a billionth of a meter, or a millionth of a millimeter....
New Found Zeal: Demographics, Investment Driving New Zealand Growth. (Pass Port)
Nestled in the South Pacific and a three-hour flight from Sydney, New Zealand is an investment haven long sought after by knowledgeable offshore investors. The country comprises two main islands, known as North Island and South Island. The capital...
Passive Loss Limitation. (in Session)
The 1986 Tax Reform Act contained a provision known as passive loss limitation, which limited the amount of deductions for losses from passive activities to the amount of income those activities generate. Rental activity was deemed to be inherently...
Past Purchases. (Irem 70th Anniversary)
In its ongoing quest to help property managers streamline operations and improve their bottom line, JPM[R] has compiled useful guidelines for evaluating vendors since the 1930s. "Purchasing Equipment," a feature story that appeared in the February...
Power Buyer: Managers Become Proactive to Save Energy Costs. (Legal Ease)
Energy management is still in its early stages, but it is quickly evolving into an increasingly important issue for commercial office owners and managers. More markets are becoming deregulated, entirely changing the way landlords must evaluate their...
Power-Less: Increasing Costs and Declining Resources Require a Commitment to Energy Efficiency. (Special Report)
Airline passengers departing San Francisco International Airport westerly soar over undulating grassy hills and do a double take. Beneath them lies a 195,000-square-foot office building, disguised under a rooftop of waving grasses and wildflowers....
The ECO-Friendly 100: Manufacturers and Service Companies Protecting the Quality of the Environment through Energy Efficiency. (Special Report)
1. * 3M Product: Twist 'n Fill cleaners Industrial and institutional cleaners www.3m.com 2. ABB Water Meters Product: C-700 Positive Displacement Meters Water meters www.watermeters.com 3. Advance Transformer Co. Product:...
What's Mold Is New: Remediation and Proper Planning Helps Remove Fuss over Fungus. (Feature)
A growing problem for building owners and managers is the occurrence and recurrence of mold. Mold spores fester indoors and can be found anywhere from low-income tenant apartments to multi-million dollar office suites. Buildings make the perfect...
Working Relationships, Relationships That Work: Healthy Workplace Friendships Focus on Professional Goals. (New You)
We all need help from others in order to achieve our professional goals and objectives. In order to receive help from others, we need to develop healthy and productive working relationships, and sometimes these working relationships might evolve into...