Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 4, July/August

Casing the Joint
Really want to see how vulnerable your property is to crime? The first step is to think like a criminal, according to Sal DePasquale, regional security manager for Mentor Associates in Atlanta. "Criminals are not stupid," says DePasquale. "They will...
Does Intellectual Property Trump Real Property?
Displaying or incorporating art in a commercial building can be aesthetically pleasing and can be a wise investment. However, artwork can also create a trap for the uninformed owner or manager. Because of a 1990 federal intellectual property statute,...
Good Dog!: Effective Pet Policies
Have you ever had a current or prospective resident ask you the $6 million leasing question, "Do you take pets?" I'll bet you have, unless you just started in the apartment management field today. The more residents ask, the more managers realize that...
Helping Employees Keep Their Balance
You may think that an ideal employee is one who puts the job above everything, but an employee who invests too much emotion into work is a violent incident just waiting to happen, says Joe Greenblatt, CPM(R) vice president of Sunrise Management Co. in...
I Thought I Saw a Rat
Once you have a rodent problem, it only multiplies-literally and figuratively. According to the Department of Health Services, a female rat can breed at two months of age, and produces four to six litters of six to 10 pups each in her year life span....
Safety First
It is 9 a.m., Friday, October 13 at Big City Real Estate Management Company headquarters. A deputy marshal has just served the company's corporate counsel with a summons and complaint styled, "Jane Doe, Plaintiff, v. Big City Real Estate Management Company...
Smart Apartment Acquisitions
Few would disagree that purchasing a 300-unit apartment complex for $13 million is a significant investment. Amazingly, some buyers make such large investments without taking the time or developing the expertise to really understand the current operations...
What You Need to Know about Lead Disclosure
The long-awaited, much dreaded regulations on lead paint disclosure were finally issued by the EPA and HUD in March 1996. These new regulations require owners of residential properties built before 1978 or their agents to inform lessees and buyers of...
You're Only as Good as What You Know
A property manager of 50 or even 15 years ago would hardly recognize the fast-paced real estate world of today-technology, economics, and owner sophistication have all fundamentally changed the skill set required for management success. We all know that...
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