Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 72, No. 5, September/October

Buildings with Brains
Building owners and managers are integrating their properties' operating systems so they fit the definition of smart buildingsBuildings' operating systems can say goodbye to their independence, that is if they're smart.Systems integration is a burgeoning...
Costly Slip-Up
Property managers can pay huge price for slip-and-fall cases if they're not carefulSlip-and-fall cases have left property managers justifiably concerned about premise liability, imposed when a property manager is found liable for negligence. Plaintiffs...
Filling the GAP
The generation gap in the workplace creates challenges for managers wanting to build a team Karen L. WagnerPicture this: It is 3:30 on a Thursday afternoon. A 20-something associate completes a project on her laptop, sends it via e-mail to her supervisor,...
Give Experience a Chance
Established Associate IREM Member re-enters career world, experiences challengesA few years ago I "retired" from a longtime career in real estate managementto become my mother's sole caregiver. Last year, after a lengthy illness, my mother passed away.After...
Give Next Generation a Chance
IREM Member creates network for next generation of property managersA couple years ago, I attended my first national IREM conference. At the age of 30, 1 was among the youngest in the crowd.I was struck by the camaraderie and familiarity among the "veteran"...
Golden Opportunity
IREM education is gold standard of industry, providing knowledge and opportunitiesLife is full of surprises. But you can imagine my surprise when leaders of two prominent real estate membership organizations, on two recent occasions, used the same language...
Green EnLIGHTenment
Real estate managers realize the benefits of Integrating green lighting Into their businesses by Claire BusheyProperty owners and managers around the globe have seen the light. They are investing in green lighting solutions for their buildings to save...
Making the Grade
IREM Foundation offers minority students opportunities through Booker ScholarshipMario Battistini, a junior at Florida State University, loves golf He also loves real estate. Put the two together and you have Battistini's dream job of developing real...
Marketing the Unmarketable
Difficult-to-lease spaces need special attention and unique marketing tacticsYou know how it goes: Your shopping center has a vacant space or two you just can't seem to lease up. You planned to have the space leased this quarter, but time is passing...
Market Solutions
Time is on your sideTime Power: A Proven System for Getting More Done in Less Time Than You Thought Possible by Brian Tracy explores ways to streamline your time management and increase your productivity. Tracy, a business consultant and personal success...
Net Connection
Web conferencing offers convenience and global interactionSome people accuse me of being a techie. I hesitantly accept that label, but not without resistance and clarification that I really don't know what a megabyte is. I am not someone who runs out...
Out of the Shadows
Famous PropertiesAfter years of vacancy, Birmingham's City Federal Building has been converted into a residential building, and is now revitalizing the city's downtownFor 13 years, the vacant 25-story City Federal Building loomed over the Birmingham,...
Rollin' on the River
Waterfront development in cities like San Antonio-destination for Success Series 2007-spurs economic development and tourismNo matter the town, the waterfront is the place to be these days as owners, residents and tenants seek the cache that comes with...
Senior Class
An aging population and increasing senior housing options will likely lead to a senior housing boom by Emma JohnsonWith strong returns and increasing demand, the senior housing market is growing steadily. People have grown more accepting of senior housing...
Show and Sell
When it comes to selling space, the more things change, the more they stay the sameLong ago, when I was a "newbie" in the field of property management, I was hired by a local management company in my hometown of Cleveland. My boss, a CPM-one of a few...
The Big Picture
Mentor relationships are important in multigenerational workplace"Things aren't the way they used to be."That's what I hear from my Baby Boomer colleagues. They recall when business transactions were more personal; when real estate deals closed with...
Vanquishing Vandalism
Persistence and problem-solving help property managers deal with destructionWhether property oversee an office industrial complex or an community, chances are they have to deal with vandalism. From graffiti broken windows to damaged and thermostats,...
What's Up?
News and Notes from IREM® HeadquartersLanding the deals* CB Richard Ellis, AMO, has been named the exclusive leasing agent for Cypress Key Town Centre, a 125,000 square-foot mixed-use project in Royal Palm Beach, FIa. The centre is expected to be completed...

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