Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 69, No. 1, January/February

Awards
* David Kuperberg, CPM, president of Cooper Square Realty, AMO, and Greater New York Chapter No. 26, has authored Residential Property Management Principles and Practices, released last fall by the publishing division of the National Association of Home...
Career Moves
* K. David Meit, CPM, was promoted from portfolio director to executive vice president of property management of Washington, D.C.-based Daro Realty. In his new role, Meit will supervise all financial, legal, human resources, administrative, marketing...
Contractual Obligations
When entering into a broadband service agreement, be sure to include certain necessary clauses.Stated simply, a real estate owner's goal in contracting with an Internet service provider (ISP) is to find an experienced and dependable vendor capable of...
Defining Your Market Niche
be the best in your specified area by offering better services than the competitionThousands of small retail businesses are successfully battling against Nordstrom, Sears, Wal-Mart and scores of other dominating retailers. These local merchants have...
Dry Heat
The Phoenix real estate market has been suffering of late but signs point to a possible recoveryDesert-like real estate conditions last year in the valley of the sun left property managers and owners leery of future estimates for the region. However,...
Education Conference Wrap-Up
During the Institute's Education Conference in November in San Diego the Governing Council approved the following motions from various committees:-MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:1. Approved the recommendations of the Membership Admissions Task Force with two modifications:a....
Exciting Goals for 2004
We have long understood just how important it is for you to reap good value from your investment in the Institute. In 2004, the Institute will remain intensely focused on delivering benefits and services that help you address your day-to-day business...
Facility Management for the Future
A pioneer in the profession talks about the need for global work places and sustainabilitySheila Sheridan, CPM, CFM, CFMJ, current chairperson of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), heads the facilities and services department at...
Five Trends for the New Year: What's in Store for '04?
At the recent annual meeting of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) in Washington, D.C., economics forecaster Susan Hudson-Wilson, CFA, cited several trends impacting both commercial and residential real estate.* Retail: Big-Boxes...
Hold Your Own
Personal service and value-added features keep tenant relationships alive by Alice D. wiison, RPAAs finding and procuring tenants becomes more costly in the wake of the "dot-bomb" era, establishing interactive, service-oriented tenant relationships has...
How Low Can You Go?
New capital gains tax rates pose interesting choices for exchangersWhen President Bush sent his tax bill to Congress in early 2003, media and political scrutiny focused on the proposed elimination of taxation on dividends. That proposal was a bold and...
In Memoriam
Aaron M. Chaney, CPM® (1923-2003),IREM Past PresidentReal estate veteran and 1973 IREM president Aaron M. Chaney, CPM, died on November 24, 2003. He was 80.Born and raised in Hawaii, Chaney began his real estate career in 1948 at Cooke Trust & Company...
Landing the Deals
* The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), AMO®, recently opened Phase I of the Schuylkill Falls housing development, which comprises 135 rental homes. The community is situated on a hill overlooking the Schuylkill River and Fairmont Park, in the city's...
Market Solutions
Focus: SoftwareFYI MRIMRI's Residential Multifamily Software includes on-site and online resident solutions, real-time executive reporting and full accounting and general ledger functionality. The product offers personalized homepages to easily access...
Mind the Gap
Advice on designing lease audits that harness lost revenue and promote positive tenant relationsOften the first thought that comes to mind when a landlord or property manager hears the words "lease audit" is a tenant-initiated, contentious and protracted...
New Officers Installed in San Diego
PresidentThe Institute elected David L. Lane, CPM, 2004 president at the recent Education Conference in San Diego. Lane is president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Commercial Ridgway Lane & Associates, Inc., a full-service real estate company located...
New Year, New Leaf
Everyone can benefit from making at least one change; which one is right for you?The New Year brings a fresh opportunity to ring in employee enthusiasm. Try some of these tips and tricks to foster employee excitement and interest in 2004.Begin at HomeThink...
Orange County Increases IREM's Local Presence at Its Popular Yearly Conference
Chapter SpotlightEach spring IREM Orange County Chapter No. 91 hosts the IREM Conference & Exposition, which is regarded as Southern California's ultimate marketing, education and networking event of the year. The day-long session draws almost 900...
Second Wind
Argentine managers seek to gain a toehold as economic conditions improveArgentina has approximately 36 million inhabitants, with almost 40 percent living in the capital city of Buenos Aires. Besides Buenos Aires, there are only four other cities in the...
The Global Pursuit of the "Smart"er Building
Managers can offer tenants an increased service menu by installing the latest technologies on-siteThe "smart" building of the dot-com era was defined as one "wired" for customers. Many real estate companies rushed to attract new high-tech tenants with...
Worthwhile Investments
What makes a property manager "institutional quality"?Many might argue the topic of courting institutional investors has already been overplayed. After all, it seems that right after mankind discovered fire, their second quest was to determine what institutional...