Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 3, May-June

2006 RealFoundations/JPM Real Estate Technology Survey
Go online to read Raising the Bar--RealFoundations founder David Stanford's thought-provoking article, challenging the real estate technology industry to be innovative and advance to the next level in solutions. Check it out at www.irem.org/jpm. ...
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At Your Service: Enhanced Property Web Sites Offering Tenant and Resident Amenities Improve Customer Service
The Internet's marketing advantages for property management have been well extolled: It's a great way to entice potential renters to a location, wow them with high-pixel images, expedite the application process and gain a higher profile over less techno-savvy...
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Come Together-With Technology
I am a self-described Beatles fan and "techno-junkie." For now, I will defend the latter. My passion for technology is not limited to devices I use in my personal life; it is evident in how I conduct my business. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Even when...
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Course Listings
Course Listings MAY BDM602 May 1-2 Nashville, TN MPSA01 May 3-4 Nashville, TN MNT402 May 4-5 New Orleans, LA CPM001 May 5 Nashville, TN RES201 May 5-7, 19-21 Honolulu, HI CPMEXM May 6 ...
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E-Mail Makes for Friend or Foe: Communicating Via Technology Is a Necessity Requiring Forethought and Care
Earlier this year, my e-mail crashed for about 24 hours. By the time it was back up, I had accomplished nearly double what I typically do on any given day. What a difference not having e-mail made: I spoke with everyone I needed to and found I was...
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Foundation Scholarships Promote Workforce Diversity
The IREM Foundation is dedicated to achieving workforce diversity by offering the Minority Outreach Scholarship and the George M. Brooker Collegiate Scholarship for Minorities. Through these scholarships, the foundation helps fund real estate management...
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Identity Crisis: Pervasiveness of Identity Theft and Potential Liability Cause Property Managers to Reconsider How They Handle the Personal Records They Access and Discard on a Regular Basis
One of the nation's most celebrated cases of identity theft--triggering identity theft legislation and a Lifetime women's network movie--started with an apartment application being left on a property manager's desk in San Diego. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]...
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Increased Federal Legislation Assists Gulf Area
The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act, signed by President Bush in December 2005, provides a number of helpful tax benefits for individuals and businesses in the Gulf region. The act authorizes Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi to issue Gulf Opportunity...
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IREM Members' Lobbying Efforts and Issues Take Form
At press time in March, IREM Members were planning to lobby on the following issues during their visit to Capitol Hill in April. Look for updates on the progress they made at the meetings in upcoming issues of JPM and on the legislative news section...
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Southeast Makes Connections: Southeastern Sector of United States Keeps Pace with Wireless Internet Accessibility
With more U.S. cities going wireless--ensuring residents and businesses can stay connected in our techno-driven society--Southeastern cities are no exception. They have been keeping pace with the rest of the country, according to experts. "I wouldn't...
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Tall Order: As World's Tallest, Most Technologically Advanced Building, Taipei 101 Stands Alone
Usurping the title of world's tallest building is just one of many features of Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan. When describing the 508-meter skyscraper--with its 101 stories above ground and five stories below ground--terms like best, highest, fastest...
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Technical Alliance: Technology Helps Property Managers Address Crime-Related Property Damage
Crime-related property damage has negatively impacted the maintenance and repair budgets of many property management companies. Destruction of property has driven up costs and harmed portfolios coast-to-coast. Properties affected by damage from...
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Third-Party Challenge: Investment in Technology Pays Back Third-Party Managers
It's hardly surprising so few third-party management companies effectively invest in technology. They have little incentive to innovate and find ways to save owners--and ultimately residents and tenants--money. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] On the other...
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Tools of the Trade: Real Estate Managers Take Notice of High-Tech Maintenance Tools, but Don't Necessarily Invest
Richard Forsyth, CPM, and president at Westerra Realty and Management, still relies on a mostly manual system to address his commercial properties' maintenance issues. Pictures and diagrams drawn to represent his properties' major operating systems,...
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Virtual Reality: As Pre-Leasing and Pre-Selling Buildings under Construction Takes off, Property Owners and Managers Turn to Virtual Tours and Other Advanced Technology to Recruit Residents and Tenants
Pass by any condominium or office building construction site, and the odds are many of the units were sold to future tenants before the first brick was laid. Pre-selling or pre-leasing buildings under construction is not just a desirable way for owners...
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Wide Open Spaces: Cubicle-Ridden Offices Transition to More Open-Office Formats-A Result of Advanced Mobile Technology and Innovative Office Design
Many of today's office designs and layouts are shifting from a sea of Dilbert-like cubes to open formats, thanks to advances in mobile technology. "The biggest trend changing the entire work environment is technology--wireless technologies, in particular,"...
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