Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 3, May/June

Attention Getters
In today's tough leasing market, distinguishing yourself from the competition is criticalLeasing is tough, and it may get tougher before it gets better. Office markets across the country are languishing. Buildings are victims of high-tech fallout, corporate...
Beating the BK Blues
With proper planning, managers and owners can minimize the downside of tenant bankruptcyThe floundering economy's impact on real estate can be seen in the recent wave of commercial tenant defaults and bankruptcies. When a tenant files a bankruptcy petition,...
Big Deal
Your palms are sweaty. Your throat is dry. Butterflies are doing major hip-hop moves in your stomach. Your mind is playing out scenarios that rival any horror movie. In short, you're getting ready to n-e-g-o-t-i-a-t-e a deal.Negotiation is one of those...
Celebrating 70
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each Other." John F. Kennedy, November 22, 1963Knowledge, integrity and efficiency in the management of real estate. With these goals in mind, a group of 14 property managers petitioned the National Association...
China Blossoms
A soaring investment market results in emerging property management businessSocial wealth in China is accumulating rapidly thanks to continuous systematic reform and economic development. The social division of labor is more specific, and the money management...
Conduct Unbecoming a Member
The bar is set high for CPM(R) Members, who must act in strict compliance with any written contractsA difficult economic climate, coupled with stiff competition in the business environment, can sometimes cause property managers to make poor choices....
Employee Empowerment
High-performance companies link business objectives to people practicesEveryone in commercial real estate knows the key to maximizing occupancy and profitability is offering prime locations with clean space and amenities at a competitive price. But with...
Freshly Squeezed
A glut of sublease space and vacancies have put Orlando in a tight spotWhat could possibly be awry with life in the Sunshine State? While vacancies at orange groves or Disney World might not be a problem, property managers in Oiiando have seen sunnier...
Looking Back.And Forward
Anniversaries are usually a time for reminiscing, for acknowledging the achievements of the past. Certainly, as the Institute celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, we have much to be proud of. The hundreds of men and women who have led and served...
New Professional Development Seminar
News and Notes from IREM(R) HeadquartersThis month, the Institute is sponsoring the first in what will be a series of professional development seminars targeting executive-level and highly experienced CPM(R) members. Real Estate Portfolio Management,...
On Guard
Security contracting is serious business, so make sure you're preparedContracting security continues to be the most expensive line item on any property manager's budget. However, properly securing any commercial property should be handled by the experts...
Safety 'Net
Technology can make your building a safer placeProperty managers spend a majority of their time aiming to provide the safest possible environment for their customers. The complexities of the real estate environment are significantly greater than other...
Shelter from the Storm
New IRS tax shelter regs take a closer look at transactionsWhen you say "tax shelter" to a real estate professional, the reaction is usually one of dismay followed by a complaint about the Tax Reform Act of 1986, with its passive loss rules, depreciation...
Singing Lessons
Russian scientists have developed an environmentally friendly way of improving the structure of concrete-by making it sing. Physicists from the St. Petersburg State Institute of Technology discovered that exposing concrete blocks to ultrasound makes...
Under Coverage
Faced with rapidly increasing and unpredictable claims costs, the insurance industry has, over the past year, methodically excluded insurance coverage for mold and domestic terrorism losses on virtually all property and general liability insurance policies...
You've Got the Power
Aggressive energy management is key to controlling operating costsA dramatic increase in natural gas prices over the past few months, amplified by a natural gas futures market mirroring these high prices, indicates many U.S. properties will encounter...
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