Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 5, September/October

An Update on TRACS
A major automation effort is underway at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in an effort to create financial integrity and improve the management of all assisted housing programs.A budgetary shortfall has been identified by the...
Communication Is More Than Just Talking
Smart managers have long recognized that effective communication is a vital component in building loyalty and trust with owners and tenants. Unfortunately, we often neglect to take the same time and care in communicating with our employees. In the rush...
Controlling Risk in Fee Management
In today's economic climate, many developers are aggressively pursuing opportunities to earn fee income. They want to escape the uncertainties of equity ownership for the perceived safety of regular fees for providing development management, property...
Implementing TRACS
According to Bill Anderson, a principal with A&M Software, Inc.. Burlington, Vt., the impact of TRACS on the management of subsidized properties will depend to a large extent on the current level of automation and on the professionalism of current...
Lead-Based-Paint Rule
The OSHA interim final rule on lead in construction, which lowered permissible exposure limits (PELs) from 200 to 50 micrograms of lead per cubic meter or air, went into effect on June 3, 1993.While initial monitoring for lead is not required for ever...
Measuring Quality
Total quality management (TQM) has been called many other things--"quality control," "quality circles," or "quality-centered culture." The name is not really important.What is vital is the understanding that a true quality-centered culture is a way of...
Outsourcing Property Management
Property management is considered the most cost-effective service to outsource by corporations, according to a new survey of corporate real estate executives conducted for NACORE by Ernst & Young.The survey of all NACORE members found that 50 percent...
Writing Effective Resumes and Cover Letters
STATE YOUR GOALYour resume must have an objective so that you and the person reading your resume clearly understand precisely what it is you want. Objectives like "Senior position enabling me to further my professional training and experience" say nothing,...
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