Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 6, November-December

AMO Spotlight
To earn the ACCREDITED MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION[R] (AMO) designation from IREM, a company must demonstrate a high level of performance, experience and financial stability, and have a CPM[R] in an executive position. AMO firms must meet high ethical...
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Coming Up Green; IREM[R] Members Shares Energy-Saving Retrofitting Options That Provide Financial Returns
retrofitting existing properties into sustainable, green buildings isn't an easy task, but it is one that can offer substantial payback for your properties. Simply by shifting your focus from obtaining LEED certification first and rokmost to obraining...
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Cost Segregation; Recovering Costs to Maximize Income Tax Savings
Every property and asset manager has the responsibility to continually improve the cash flow and value of the assets for which they are responsible. With several federal tax court decisions, we now have a valuable tool for increasing the after-tax...
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Course Listings
NOVEMBER ASM603 November 3-4 Houston ASM603 November 3-4 Scottsdale, Ariz. MPSAXM November 3-6 Los Angeles MPSAXM November 3-6 Sacramento, Calif. MPSAXM November...
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Ethics for New Managers: Start Your Reputation Right by Upholding Professional Principles
Open any news publication or watch virtually any news program today and you will find someone who appears to have made a bad judgment in dealing with their family or their business. While it may seem that we have lost our ability to control the...
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Going Paperless: Online Processing Breeds Multiple Advantages
The real estate industry is moving into a leverage and extend mode. This refers to the growing trend among commercial and residential property owners and managers to get the best possible value from their investments, while complementing them with...
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IREM Foundation Develops: A Culture of Personal Giving
The IREM Foundation relies upon the generosity of its members to provide funding for core programs. Over the years IREM Members have been asked to support the foundation by including a donation with the annual IREM dues renewals, responding to an...
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Know Your IREM Code of Professional Ethics
Article 11: Equal Opportunity by Susan J. Louie, CPM As IREM Members and REALTORS[R], we have all sworn to uphold the code of ethics for each respective organization. One of the more interesting articles of these codes pertains to equal opportunity....
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Landing the Deals
* Levin Management Corporation, AMO[R], has been named managing and leasing agent lor Monroe Plaza, a 156,000 square-foot-community shopping center in Monroe, N.Y. The property is controlled by New York City-based American Continental Properties....
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Managing Properties in a Fast Paced World; How to Make Communication & Customer Service a Priority
it's late Friday afternoon and you are running behind for a dinner meeting with a major client. You have to give a presentation on Tuesday, your best property manager just resigned and budgets are due. Monday is a holiday, but it looks like your...
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Milestones and Memories
This year has been a historic one--not only for the Institute, but also for our industry and the world in which we live. Together, we celebrated a milestone anniversary for IREM--highlighting 75 years of dedication to ethics, education and excellence...
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Mind Your Generation; Knowing What Makes Generations Tick Is Key to Your Marketing and Leasing Success
Apartment Avaiable: Newly rehabbed loft in a great location! Amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center parry room, dog run and new stainless Steel appliances Close proximity to public transportation. All of these phrases sound like a...
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Professionally Speaking; Take the Opportunity to Deliver Presentations
After attending a recent Toast-master's meeting for the first time, I felt confident enough to enter a competition to speak on an impromptu subject chosen by a panel of professional speakers. Subsequent to delivering hundreds of presentations during...
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Regional and State Standards Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Scientists believe climate change is a result of greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere. Some greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, occur naturally and are emitted to the atmosphere through natural processes and human activities,...
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Revitalizing Vintage Buildings; IREM AMO[R] Firm DARO Keeps History Alive in a Contemporary Marketplace
IN A TIME WHEN MOST PEOPLE ARE IN SEARCH OF THE LATEST GADGETS, FASHION, EARS & EVEN HOME TRENDS, SOME OWNERS & MANAGEMENT COMPANIES ARE LEFT WITH A QUESTION TO ASK THEMSELVES: "What can I possibly do with this 85-year-old building to...
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RVP Corner: Greening Your Properties
In RVP Corner, JPM shares the thoughts and opinions of an IREM Regional Vice President on a single topic covered in the current issue. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Joseph Greenblatt, CPM[R], of San Diego, Calif, serves as the 2007 and 2008 Regional...
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Southern States See Growth in Non-Residential Market despite Economic Stalls and Overbuilding
Overbuilding and a general eco nomic slowdown are affecting residential property development in five contiguous states: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. Fewer new properties are being constructed and those already online are...
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Stop Working and Start Thinking; Turn off Your Auto-Responder for Better Results
To do your best work, sometimes you have to not work. Yes, a negative that is a positive. Do you take time to stop working and start thinking? If you don't, you may not be getting the best results you can. Being busy is like wearing a badge of...
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Symbol of Sophistication: The Driskill Hotel Is an Austin Icon That Highlights the City's History and Growth
Just five blocks away from the Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas, stands the Driskill Hotel--a local treasure whose Victorian palace-like presence has become a long-standing symbol of Austin and the epicenter of all of the city's happenings....
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