Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 6, November-December

Affording Affordable Housing: Diversifying a Portfolio with Affordable Housing Can Improve the Bottom Line, but Managers Must Pay Attention to Strict Rules and Regulations
When Stephanie Townsend, the primary site manager at an affordable housing community in Columbus, Ohio, started her job about four years ago, she was nervous about the stereotypes surrounding such properties--including the perception crime rates are...
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Course Listings
COURSE CODES KEY ASM603-Investment Real Estate Financing and Valuation - Part One ASM604-Investment Real Estate Financing and Valuation - Part Two ASM605-Investment Real Estate Financing and Valuation - Part Three BDM601-Maximizing Profit:...
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Give Back to the Industry
One of the IREM Foundation's missions is to fund initiatives furthering the property management profession. The foundation accomplishes this mission by providing scholarships for educational programs. Four scholarships were developed for individuals...
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Give Credit Where Credit Is Due: Demand for Affordable Housing in the Mid-Atlantic Outpaces Supply
When strong demand exists in specific real estate markets, the industry typically rallies to meet the demand. That is not quite the case with the affordable housing segment in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, including the Washington,...
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Helping Hands: IREM Chapters across the Country Make a Difference through Community Service
Time is not money--at least when it comes to community service. More than 65 million Americans engaged in volunteer work between September 2004 and September 2005, according to information from the Corporation for National & Community Service....
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Insurance Catastrophe: Natural Catastrophe Insurance Isn't Easy to Come By-Especially at Reasonable Prices-Following the Recent History of Big Storms in Coastal Regions
This year's hurricane season may be relatively mild compared with the 2005 season that brought Hurricane Katrina's devastation to the Gulf Coast, but properties in coastal communities around the United States are still enduring a big financial squeeze...
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Landing the Deals
* Trammell Crow Company, AMO, made several business transactions: * It leased 7,205 square feet to Daimler Chrysler at the Troy Technology Park in Troy, Mich. * It leased space to JP Morgan Chase at the ABC Warehouse Center Bank in Township,...
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Looking Back, Going Forward
Like many of you, I joined IREM to meet professionals in the industry, learn the fundamentals of real estate management through education courses and stay current with industry issues through the Institute's varied programs, communications and conferences....
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Main Street Goes Mainstream: With Their "Main Street, U.S.A." Feel, Lifestyle Centers Have Become Increasingly Popular-And with the Blossoming Concept Comes a Unique Set of Rewards and Challenges
Say the words "lifestyle center," and some people might think of a health and wellness spa or perhaps a fitness and nutrition club. But, lifestyle centers are actually the latest step in the evolution of shopping centers. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
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Mandatory Migration: Pest-Bird Control Programs Alleviate Headaches and Improve Property Appeal
Real estate managers face many problems but few are as great a nuisance as birds. The potential problems they create range from unsightly messes, to moderately annoying behaviors, to serious health hazards. Despite these challenges, humane methods...
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Running with the PAC: Becoming Politically Connected Requires Careful Attention to Federal Rules and Regulations
For real estate companies and their employees, engaging in political activities can often be a complex and delicate endeavor. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Compliance with the maze of campaign finance laws and regulations laws is more crucial than it...
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Tangled in Wires: Adopting Telecommunication Services Presents Challenges for Property Owners
Whatever happened to the idea of commercial property owners offering wireless services to their customers? [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In the late 1990s and early 2000 a substantial amount of money flowed into wiring commercial buildings and offering...
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The Perfect Balance: Austin's One Congress Plaza Is a Bustling City Center Emitting Southern Charm
In a city known for its down-home, yet cosmopolitan personality, it is no surprise one of Austin, Texas' most famous buildings is both a bustling corporate center and a laidback community gathering spot. One Congress Plaza, located in the heart...
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Things to Do: Reduce Stress by Knocking out To-Do Lists
To-do lists reveal a multitude of tasks of varying importance with due dates speeding to maturity. When one project is completed, 10 others replace it. Completing all the tasks may seem as likely as Barry Manilow singing gangster rap. [ILLUSTRATION...
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