Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 69, No. 7, November/December

Are We Having Fun Yet?
As time rolls by, we get caught up in the here and now, the day-to-day, the crises of the moment. We live in a continuum of accomplishment and disappointment. Every so often we might ask, "Are we having fun yet?"Just to be sure we do ask, our culture...
Career Moves
* CB Richard Ellis, AMO, in New York City announced Dean J. Shapiro will lead the company's Midrown brokerage operations, the largest in the Manhattan commercial real estate market. Shapiro is a 15-year veteran of CBRE and has run the company's Westchester...
Changing of the Guard
Competition, regulation and outsourcing mean flexible U.K. managersProperty management in the United Kingdom is a highly mature market with many participants (usually, but not always, Chartered Surveyors) chasing their share of the £250 billion (about...
Distinctive District
Washington, D.C., motors along nicely as new developments in all sectors spur optimism and activityWhile Washington, D.C., is nowhere close to resolving its infamous beltway traffic snarls, the city's real estate sectors are cruising at comfortable speeds,...
Everywhere a Sign
Digital media light the path to increased value in intelligent buildingsNowadays it seems everywhere you go, there are advertisements and billboards selling something. Real estate managers and companies obviously have control of what occurs within their...
Florida Hurricane Aftermath
In an IREM survey of more than 300 Florida members, respondents reported on the extent of damage witnessed from the rash of hurricanes that crisscrossed the state earlier this fall. The survey results were sent to the Real Estate Information Sharing...
Hard Hat Heaven
Technology can be a major help in guiding tenants through building improvements and constructionToday's electronic tenant improvement tools free property managers from swirling drywall dust. From creating blueprints to managing punch lists, technology...
Here's to Your Health
A new program gives employers, self-employed workers greater access to health coverageEmployers and self-employed individuals alike face the challenge of finding and funding health coverage. Against the hack-drop of rising costs and reduced coverage,...
International Update
IREM Delegates visit Partners in Chile, BrazilIn August, a delegation of IREM and NAR representatives led by Institute President Tony Smith made official visits to partner organizations in Chile and Brazil.While in Santiago, Chile, Smith and IREM Vice...
Landing the Deals
* Divaris Real Estate, Inc., which comprises Divaris Property Management, AMO, announced a number of recent lease deals:* Dermalogica, Inc., for 3,766 square feet of office space in Westchase II in Houston, to house The International Dermal Institute.*...
Love What You've Done with the Place
Exterior and interior finish styles showcase affordable options that wed form and function by William and Patti FeldmanTrends in interior and exterior finishes in the tour major real estate sectors reflect concern for aesthetics, durability, economics...
Market Solutions: Focus: Appliances
Turbo PowerMaytag Commercial Laundry's Rigid-Mount Front-Load Washer/Extractors now benefit from the TurboWash system, which is designed to save up to 44 percent more water. TurboWash combines spray baffles and tumble patterns to provide the optimum...
New Leader at Institute's Headquarters
The Institute is excited to announce Russell C. (Russ) Salzman became its new executive vice president and CEO in October. For the past 14 years, Salzman has served as president and chief executive officer of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association...
NOI TOniC
Proactive, integrated service and cneative, cost-effective concessions boister retention and preserve tne bottom line in soft multifamily marketsLack of demand in many markets has driven vacancy up, traffic down and concession demands to uncomfortable...
Point, Click, Retain?
In today's digital age, companies must have a well-defined electronic record retention policyIn two separate cases decided in July, federal district courts ordered sanctions against corporations after finding employees failed to retain e-mail messages...
Save the Date
From continuing education to fundraisers, activities abound year round for this Carolina chapterThe first half of the old wedding adage, "Something old, something new..." can be applied to Western North Carolina Chapter No. 40's calendar. The chapter...
Section 8 Voucher Program Hurting
The Institute, in coalition with other housing groups, has been working with Congress to ensure voucher funding for FY05 does not cause the shortfalls and budget problems the program has faced since April, when HUD announced it would no longer reimburse...
Senior Moments
This is not your grandparents' nursing home-today's facilities offer a wide range of features, amenities and services by Amanda DruckmanThe oft-played stereotype of a senior facility usually carries an idyllic name and conjures visions of sleepy residents...
Streets of Philadelphia
An affordable housing project garners a new look and exceptional amenities through innovative fundingCommuters along Philadelphia's Schuylkill Expressway have been able to witness an evolution in affordable housing. Tasker Homes had stood in the shadow...
The Art of Self Defense
A primer on risk management from the claim manager for the Institute's professional liability insurer by James ClairProperty managers are increasingly targets of professional liability lawsuits, often by disgruntled clients. There are, however, several...
The DESIGN of the DEAL
Creative tactics to negotiate management agreements and capture business, without sacrificing fees BY KAREn HALmHOW DO YOU TRUMP THE COMPETITION AND CONVINCE OWNERS YOUR PRICE IS RIGHT?Doyour homework, prepare your strategy and don't rely on slicing...
The High Cost of Cheap Management
Untrained and inexperienced managers present a major liability to owners, insurers and tenantsMy experience as a professional property manager and an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defendants brings me face-to-face with the realization that in...
The Long Arm of the Law
Renewed emphasis on ethics means the Institute must promote professional integrityUnless you live in Minneapolis, you've probably never heard of the University of St. Thomas. Even if you have, you probably aren't aware St. Thomas has a brand new law...

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