Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 1, January-February

A No-Fail Recipe: Winning Business Proposals
Effective business plans have all the right ingredients, in an easy-to-digest format. A proposal for new business is too often seen as the necessary drudgery to get the interview. But a great proposal is an excellent marketing weapon. It focuses your...
Bring 'Em Home: Trends in Multifamily Models
Call it back to basics or a simpler way of life, top designers and marketing experts agree that multifamily models and clubhouses are heading home. The shape of things to come for apartments is a home-like feel without the hassles of upkeeping a house....
Budgeting '90S Style
For many managers, ownership and operations in the 1980s were characterized by overleveraged real estate deals, abrupt and significant changes in the tax code, a parade of existing and newly created government agencies that took the place of investor...
Diamonds in the Buff: Finding Value in Your Floor-Care System
Given the impact of floor appearance on a building's image, maintaining hard and resilient floors cost effectively is an important consideration for property managers. Of course, with the barrage of floor care products and systems available, selection...
Is Your Building a Candidate for Adaptive Reuse?
Adaptive reuse - converting an existing building to suit the needs of a new tenant or a new use - offers renewed vitality to tired, outmoded structures. Close-in industrial and warehouse space may be obsolete for manufacturers, but may offer prime locations...
Operation: Dump-and-Run
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to prevent late-night and weekend dumpers from targeting your industrial property. It's no laughing matter. Chronic dumping is a crime. And a major headache for property managers. As landfill costs continue...
Regional Vice Presidents Round Up
The following roundtable session took place during the 1995 IREM Annual Convention in Atlanta. JPM: How could proposed changes in government policy or laws affect real estate during 1996? Stephen Barber (Region 12): In our region, the proposed tax...
Reining in Property Taxes and Valuation
Property taxes are one of the largest expense categories for income-producing property and thus are always a major candidate for cost-containment measures. There are a number of current trends that challenge property managers' ability to control property-tax...
Saying Da to Managing in Russia
Even before the collapse of the Soviet Union, European and American companies had recognized the vast market potential of the former Eastern Bloc and were hurrying to get their share. But almost as hard as getting a foothold in the Russian market was...
The Haunting of Catalina Shores
Being a former Massachusetts resident, I always thought respectable ghosts and evil spirits only resided in old Tudor homes and dilapidated Victorian mansions. I never dreamed I would find them in my Spanish-style, Las Vegas luxury apartment building....
Trends 96: Slow, but Steady
After a decade of boom and bust, real estate is moving slowly, but steadily, toward market equilibrium - vacancies are falling for almost every property type; lenders are keeping the lid on new construction; funds for refinancing are readily available;...