Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 4, July/August

AESOP's Cables
When Aesop began spinning his fables of Androdese and the lion and the grasshopper and the ant around 600 B.C., the newest entertainment medium was the scroll. When you were a kid, a pair of rabbit ears were enough to bring in those flickering black...
Apartments: Bait for Litigation
It is no secret that we live in a litigious society Colorado, a ranching state with only one major city, has more attorneys than Japan. And these lawyers must be familiar with the approximately 25 individual agencies monitoring more than 17 separate...
Defending against Liability
What's the best way to avoid the risk of troublesome residents at your property? Easy, don't rent to them. By analyzing tenant screening information effectively before making the rent-no rent decision, residents that might create financial or other liabilities...
Embracing Change
Few of us welcome change. We would rather wear our comfortable old sneakers, even with the holes, than go to the trouble of breaking in another pair. But like it or not, change is inevitable, and the pace of change continues to accelerate. The business...
How Some Property Managers Are Preparing for the Millennium
James Kuntz, CPM@: president and CEO of Marston Properties, AMO(R), Anchorage: He anticipates little impact because his firm manages primarily residential properties. Internally, he's talking to computer system consultants. He's been told that software...
Interview: Louis Taylor
LOUIS TAYLOR SENIOR REAL ESTATE ANALYST, PRUDENTIAL SECURITIES. JPM: How do you see REITs performing for the remainder of 1998? Taylor: REITs should average total returns of between 12 and 15 percent in 1998, with earnings growth in the 10-percent range....
New, Improved Cable Options
The Telecommunications Act of 1996 has allowed several young, aggressive cable television start-ups to target multifamily housing markets with new and flashy services. Property owners who once had no options in choosing cable provider now find themselves...
New You: Improving Listening Skills
IMPROVING LISTENING SKILLS by Stephen Mulvany What does it take to be a great communicator? Most business people would cite such factors as the skill to explain things clearly, the ability to inspire others, or a strong delivery to hold listeners' attention....
Security Personnel
Although the incidence of many types of crime has decreased in recent years, the potential liability costs, not to mention the negative publicity, still provides ample reason for real estate owners and managers to worry about security. And in many cases,...
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