Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 67, No. 6, November/December

Back to Business
Business continuity planning is key to recovering from disaster Your company has been devastated by disaster. Will it take hours, days, weeks or months to recover? Disasters don't come with advance press releases. They occur without notice, making the...
Buying into E-Procurement
Web-based solutions help streamline purchasing processes As new technologies evolve, they impact our lives, the way we communicate, the way we obtain information and especially the way we do business. Many of the e-initiatives for property management...
Clear as a Cell
In-building cell coverage is becoming a necessity to remain competitive Phil Domenico has some advice for owners and operators of major office buildings who jumped on the broadband installation bandwagon in the 1990s and faced frequently disastrous results....
Click 'N' Save
neotech E-procurement and purchasing cards can provide substantial savings Nowadays many organizations are highly focused on ways to lower operating costs through streamlined procurement and payable activities. A number of software solutions can provide...
Duty First
Laws protect service members when called into active duty A young tenant walks into his apartment community's management office and tells the manager he has been activated into military service in Afghanistan. He informs the manager that the Soldiers'...
Fast Facts
* About 50 percent of Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace. This is called propinquity. * One in ten people in the world live on an island. * The swimming pool at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL is the largest in the continental...
From the Top: 2002: Challenges, Choices and Changes
This past year was one of challenge and change, recovery and resilience, transition and trailblazing. IREM(R) members and staff pulled together as a focused team to move forward objectives critical to our growth. I am truly humbled by the incredible...
Goal Getter
newyou Help realize your potential with effective goal setting Goals are absolutely necessary if you're going to find motivation to complete projects. However, careful thought and planning must go into the successful formulation of any goal, large or...
Investors Warm Up to Chile
passport Located in the southern part of South America, Chile is 3,000 miles long, bordered on one side by Cordillera de los Andes, one of the highest and longest mountain ranges in the world and on the other side by the Pacific Ocean. Boasting a stable...
Liabilities and Lullabies
legalease On-site childcare facilities are a risky but important business The operation of an on-site childcare facility is riddled with potential liabilities. Risks relate to the physical condition of the facility itself as well as the manner in which...
Market Solutions
Focus: Maintenance Act to Extract The HOST Dry Extraction Cleaning System is designed for use on high-traffic carp( areas. The system's counter-rotating brushes pile lift and dislodge dirt, spots and spills. A mixture of water, detergents, wetting agents...
Mine Your Own Data
Become a property profiler by taking advantage of market knowledge Shelly Hopper* had just received the lucrative offer of her dreams: a one-million square foot, Class A office park to manage with the responsibility of overseeing the listing broker for...
Outdoor Decor
Spruce up your property with careful landscape planning There's no way around it. Short-term thinking kills landscape budgets, costs you time and effort and, in the end, zaps you right in your curb appeal. Properties with a beautiful curbside manner...
Philadelphia's Story
verbatim Turning around public housing These are exciting and changing times for public housing authorities. Gone are the old ideas of public housing so prevalent in the 1960s and 1970s. The successful management of public housing today requires strong...
Sale of the Sensory
Increase sales by adding a silent salesperson to your leasing team Research has shown the impact of each of the five senses can directly translate into exciting new selling strategies for multifamily housing. Are you ready to add a silent salesperson...
Say It, Don't Spray It
ductape New graffiti prevention products help you keep unwanted vandalism off the wall Stephen Baxter couldn't believe his eyes. Overnight, a vandal had sneaked into the San Francisco Marriott's 39th-floor lounge and etched graffiti onto a $3,000 skylight...
Show of Support
News and Notes from IREM(R) Headquarters Diane McCall, CPM(R), felt the need to help somehow. In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the San Antonio-based property manager and Institute Chapter No. 48 president hung a large American flag in the lobby...
Signs of the Times
Apartment marketing plans now require creative solutions to develop brand identity All the signs are there. Apartment marketing has come of age. Residential managers and leasing agents recognize that one-inch classified ads and "for rent" signs are no...
(Space) Needle in a Haystack
metroscope Seattle is fighting to bounce back to its 1990s heyday While Seattle was pegged as a choice real estate destination during most of the last decade, the Emerald City has suffered from current dismal economic conditions. According to the Real...
Sweeping Changes
speak easy The right attitude and proper training add up to great customer service If customer service were listed on the stock exchange, it would have declared bankruptcy years ago. Why is it so hard to find really good customer service? The answer...
Sweet Success
Famous Properties In the film A Christmas Story, Ralphie Parker happily discovers the secret message of his Ovaltine decoder ring. Drinking the thick, chocolately drink known as Ovaltine brings back fond memories for many boomers, especially those hailing...
Tech Tools
FingerPrint Protection You can enhance your building security program with a touch of your finger. Evive Corporation's FingerAccess(TM) Security combines biometric security with identification technology to allow for the scanning of unique human fingerprints,...
The New Work Order
Today's maintenance technicians have a greater stake in property operations Once relegated to the back row of apartment community operations, maintenance workers now have a place front and center as important members of management teams. In the wake...
Tough Terms
coveryourassets The insurance renewal process can be brutal if you're ill-prepared Renewing property and liability insurance programs has been challenging to all property managers, and premium increases have been leading budget busters. How should property...
Water Torture
Where there's water damage, there's mold For shell-shocked property owners, managers and insurance professionals, the bad news about mold is liability and legislation concerns have yet to hit bottomand the culprit is water damage. The latest salvo comes...
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