Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 1, January/February

All a Twitter
Experts & IREM Members Discuss the Opportunities & Pitfalls of Social Media NetworkingThey're talking about you.The residents who live in your apartments, the tenants who lease your commercial space, they're talking about you."Understand that...
Amo Spotlight
COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION Toledo. OhioNUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 56DATE THE COMPANY BECAME AN AMO FIRM 2009COMPANY WEB SITE www.cbre.com/toledoDANIEL M. KLEIN, CPM®, IS THE CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ASSET SERVICES FOR CB RICHARD ELLIS/REICHLE...
Awards & Recognition
Pamela Monroe, CPM®, IREM 2009 president and senior vice president of Community Realty Management, Inc. in Pleasantville, NJ.; and Rose Evans, Executive CPM of Levin Management Corp., AMO®, in North Plainfield, N.J., were selected as two of 50 "Women...
Bracing for the Year Ahead
A year ago, many were predicting we'd be out of the worst that the economic downturn would hand to us and yet, perhaps like you, I still see uncertainty ahead. Yes, real estate is cyclical, and we will come through these troubled times, but nonetheless,...
Capturing the Sun
SOLAR POWER INVESTMENTS CAN OFFER LONG-TERM SAVINGS IN ENERGY COSTS {BY DIANA MIREL}Once considered a new-age fad or architectural eyesore, solar power now a promising alternative energy source fueling great enthusiasm in the green building movement....
Discuss Amongst Yourselves
Avoid unnecessary complaints by improving communicationI HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO SERVE ON THE IREM ETHICS AND DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE AS A MEMBER OF THE HEARING BOARD, AND RECENTLY, THE INQUIRY BOARD. The Inquiry Board reviews complaints filed against...
Irem International Program Continues to Expand
Despite the economic downturn and resulting challenges all over the world, demand for expertise in real estate management outside of the United States, and particularly in developing countries, remains stable, as evidenced by the steadily growing IREM...
KNOW YOUR CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS: Article 13. Duty to Report Violations
Each MEMBER has a responsibility to provide the Institute of Real Estate Management with any significant factual information that reasonably suggests that another MEMBER may have violated this Code of Professional Ethics. Such information must be presented...
Lawmakers under Pressure Seek New Revenue Sources
FALLING TAX REVENUES AND INCREASED GOVERNMENT SPENDING BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC CRISIS HAVE PUT LAWMAKERS UNDER PRESSURE TO SEEK NEW REVENUE SOURCES. In addition, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Charlie Rangel (D-NY), has indicated that "everything...
Medical Diagnosis
CPM SHARES HIS VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING DESIGNS & USEMedical Office BuildingS (MOBS) embody a unique relationship between a community of Healthcare providers and their patients.This symbiotic dynamic produces a niche real...
New Irem Leaders Announced for 2010
At the 2009 IREM fall business and governance meetings in Hawaii, new officers and regional vice presidents were installed. They will spend the next year serving and getting to know members. Readers can take this opportunity to learn more about them.IREM...
New Products
FLUSH AWAY COSTS The One2Flush water-saving dual-conversion kit for toilets provides an immediate and affordable answer for residential and commercial users interested in water and cost savings. With just a few tools and about 30 minutes, the new One2Flush...
Path to the Presidency
HOW A MEMBER CAN BECOME IREM PRESIDENTHAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW A MEMBER BECOMES THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF IREM?Turns out, the members who become president go through a long process whereby they gain knowledge of the Institute's issues and challenges...
Permanent Fixtures
TAKE THE LONG-TERM VALUE PERSPECTIVE WITH FAUCETS FOR MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIESIT IS CRITICAL FOR BUILDING MAINTENANCE SUPERVISORS AND PROPERTY MANAGERS TO CONSIDER EVERY MEANS AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE NOI FOR THEIR MULTIFAMILY PROPERTIES. Those who are successful...
Pipe Dreams
Unbelievable or outrageous true stories about everyday experiences in real estate managementI HAD JUST ARRIVED AT THE OFFICE ONE MORNING WHEN I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM ONE OF MY MAINTENANCE GUYS, INFORMING ME THAT A BREAK-IN HAD OCCURRED THE NIGHT...
Recession Effects along the Great Lakes
Part Two: Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New YorkThe Great Lakes states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York have not been immune from the effects of the U.S. economic downturn and credit and crisis. The region has not hit the lows that many...
Shop by Size
SHOP BY SIZE The Mall of America has transformed the shopping experience and catapulted Minnesota into the spotlightThe minute you step inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., you'll quickly realize this not your typical shopping experience....
Staying Power
STAYING POWER Always Keep Clients Aware of Your Marketing Message and ExpertiseYOU KNOW IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR MARKETING MESSAGE IN FRONT OF YOUR CLIENTS, BUT YOU DON'T WANT TO BE PESKY. How do you do it? Today, it's all about providing solutions...
Take Your Team to the Top
Inspire Staff to Succeed Through Leadership & MotivationTAKE ONE LOOK AT THE SUCCESSFUL SPORTS TEAMS IN OUR SPORTS-CRAZED SOCIETY AND YOU'LL FIND EXAMPLES OF LEADERSHIP, MOTIVATION AND TEAMWORK ABOUND. Just as we look to these teams and star players...
The Right Stuff
THE RIGHT STUFF Does your property management team have what it takes to be green?AROUND THE WORLD, REAL ESTATE OWNERS, INVESTORS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRMS HAVE REALIZED THAT SUSTAINABILITY IS NOT A FAD OR MARKETING GIMMICK, but a requirement for...
Window Treatments
Microsoft Windows 7 offers new features and greater usabilityMicrosoft has released its latest software operating system, Windows Version 7, and as an avid beta tester and user, I can tell you the upgrade is worth having.Windows 7 has the quickness of...
Words Speak Louder Than Actions
Proper grammar and word usage will strengthen communicationOUR ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE, BOTH IN BEING UNDERSTOOD AND IN UNDERSTANDING OTHERS IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO OUR CHOICE OF WORDS. The wrong choice of words, or punctuation when writing, can alter...
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