Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 5, September/October

All in the Family
Succession planning in a family business is important for keeping family and business intactIf you preside over a family-run business, effectively facilitating your succession plan can present many challenges. Here are some suggested steps designed to...
Breaking Ground
Good landscaping revitalizes any property, often attracting new tenants and residents by Diana MirelWhen it comes to curb appeal, nothing packs more much punch than good landscaping, and that's no secret.American homeowners spent around $68.5 billion...
Bricks and Mortar of Tuckpointing
Although an expensive and arduous process, tuckpointing is a long-term investmentRemoving and replacing old crumbled mortar between bricks, a process known as tuckpointing, is akin to changing a car transmission. It's not something you do often, yet...
Family Ties
Succession planning for family businesses is a balancing act of family relationships and savvy financial planning by Diana MirelWhen it came to family, F. Orin Woodbury meant business. After founding Woodbury Corporation as a brokerage and property management...
Feedback Forward
Coaching and commending employees by offering continuous feedback helps them move forwardEmployees: Your success depends upon them, and you need them to produce profitable results. Your feedback on their performance-conveyed correctly-makes all the difference....
Florida Market Shines
Booming economy and population make Tampa, other Florida cities ripe for real estate investmentsThese days, when people say it's hot in Florida, they're probably talking about more than just the weather. With a sky-rocketing population, explosive job...
Get with the Program
Whether you have kids heading off to school this fall or you have just been bombarded by "back to school" advertisements, you're probably aware students across the country are throwing themselves back into their studies-or are at least pretending to...
Learning Curve
As the privatized student housing market explodes, property managers learn how to cater to students and their parents by Emma JohnsonStudent housing formerly evoked images of crusty, beerdrenched carpets, roommates bickering over phone bills and total...
Market Solutions
ABCs of entrepreneurshipInnovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's entrepreneurial economy. The book delves into the skills it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. He explains innovation...
Mixed Bag
CONSTRUCTION OF MIXED-USE PROPERTIES CREATES CHALLENGES FOR MANAGERS JUGGLING DIVERSE TENANTS' NEEDS by Allan RichterThe $ 1.6 billion Time Warner Center at New York's Columbus Circle is a Rubik's Cube of multiple uses. The 750-foot, twin-towered complex...
Seeing Green
A green building revolution is inspiring legislation, forcing property managers to take noteWith oil prices close to $80 a barrel, heating and energy costs soaring and seemingly no end in sight for such increases, a green movement is taking hold and...
Shopping for Green
Famous PropertiesSavannah, Georgia plays host to first all-retail LEED-certified shopping center by Diana MirelIn a city committed to historic preservation, it is rare to stumble across a property blatantly embracing modern methods of design.But in Savannah,...
Show Me the Money
Innovative professionals and technology positively impact cash flowReal estate and technology have always been and in many cases remain an oxymoron.At its highest levels real estate and property markets have been focused on one thing-"the deal," in terms...
Simple Green
As the advantages of greening properties and becoming LEED certified become more evident, property managers find ways to make their existing buildings more eco-friendly through maintenance by Kristin GundersonLife's decisions are rarely black and white:...
What's Up?
News and Notes from IREM® HeadquartersLanding the deals* Levin Management Corporation, AMO, made several business transactions:* It completed the renovation and repositioning of Capitol Plaza in Bangor, Pa. Ace Hardware leased nearly 16,000 square feet...

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