Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 66, No. 2, March/April

A New Energy Economy: Valuing Information
[Note: In this, the first of a three-part JPM series, the authors explore the importance of information in today's New Energy Economy.] Looking at any recent stories about the power dilemma in California clearly demonstrates the unprecedented volatility...
Answering the Call of the Wild Web
The call of the wild Web has sounded loud and clear. The real estate industry has responded and is now on the hunt for technologies that will allow it to maximize operating efficiencies and improve customer service. From Web-based applications and B2B...
Building an Effective E-Tail Strategy: Brick by Click
If you're like most shoppers, the very thought of having to fight for a parking space at the mall makes you swoon. At Christmas time, even property managers can't find a parking space. Wish you could check out upcoming sales at your favorite stores ahead...
Commercial Market to Level Off
According to a recent study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the commercial real estate market is leveling off after peaking the past few years, but there is still more room for growth. PWC's year-end 2000 Report on Real Estate Value Cycles shows that commercial...
Cultivating a Workplace That Works
As the economy takes a dip this year and businesses scramble not only to stay afloat but also to find and keep outstanding employees, the workplace becomes one important way to create a competitive advantage. That's because the employees every company...
High-Tech, High-Touch Screening Sifts out Quality Applicants
Sifting through rental applications to separate quality prospects from poor risks traditionally has been a timeconsuming, slow and subjective process for the multifamily leasing agent. Too often the final decision has been based on intuition or, at best,...
List Me! the Race in on for Online Listing Services
Charles Darwin had nothing on today's commercial real estate brokers. Technology and, specifically, the Internet, has accelerated the evolutionary process at warp speed. The Internet has cast its long tentacles into virtually every aspect of traditional...
Mind Your PDAs: Working in a Wireless World
No longer relegated to the realm of executive toys and gadgets for geeks, PDAs, or personal digital assistants, are fast becoming today's busy business professional's tech tool of choice as lack of time continues to drive the need to do things on the...
Mytenantwent Bankrupt@oops!.com
In the current commercial leasing market, many of the tenants with the greatest space requirements are dot-coms and other "start-up" businesses that lack the financial strength and long-term operating history typically required by commercial landlords....
Pillars of Regional Prosperity
A rising economic tide tends to raise prosperity in all regions, but not evenly. Between 1996 and 1998, personal income in the U.S. rose 5.9 percent, 6.2 percent in metropolitan areas and 4.4 percent in non-metropolitan areas. Among metropolitan statistical...
President's Letter
Forget Old or New: Create a Customer Economy Don't be fooled by the Dot.com doom and gloom of recent months. The information revolution, led by a burgeoning Internet, continues to explode at a rapid pace. Within the next two years, more than half of...
Profitable Pets: Making Friends with Fido and Fluffy
Tweety may have made the exclamation, "I thought I saw a puddy-cat!" popular, but it's real estate managers who say it most often, as they walk their properties counting those whiskered faces peering through the windows. Let's face it, even when the...
Real Estate Efficiencies Soar as Technology Takes Off
Powerful, profitable and a present-day reality, the World Wide Web and its accompanying technology above all else allows companies to transform their business practices from the inside out. The best approach for today's real estate management companies...
Tap into Today's Apps: Benefitting from Browser Power
It's 2001 and spring is right around the corner. For the multifamily real estate community, that translates to moving time. At this very moment, all across your city, prospective renters are jumping on the Web to begin their search for a new apartment...
The E-Sign Act and the Paperless Society
Since the dawn of the Computer Age, technology enthusiasts and environmentalists have heralded the coming of a "paperless society". During this period, paper consumption has skyrocketed. The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (the...
Tracking Down Tech Talent: Building Your E-Team
You may not be quite ready yet to roll in the foosball table or schedule in-house massages, but if you're like many real estate firms, you're getting serious about assembling a top notch e-team. From CIOs to CTOs, the real estate industry is recognizing...

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