Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 65, No. 3, May/June

Captial Market Now Values Management
After 20 years of extreme volatility, the real estate capital markets have at last become a positive force in stabilizing property markets. With signs in the new millennium pointing towards a continuing longer term balance in the markets, property and...
Curing Those Staff Meeting Blues
Mention the term "staff meeting" and you'll hear reactions ranging from the occasional comments about it being a waste of time to the more prevalent complaints of frustration or disinterest. Staff meetings can and should be among the most satisfying,...
Exclusions Controversial
MALL VISITS DOWN Mall visits fell to 3.1 per month in 1999 from 3.7 per month in 1998, and the cause may be the Internet, says John McMahan, chairman of San Francisco's McMahan Group. Speaking before a trends conference in Chicago sponsored by Piper...
Interview: Alan Webber
THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK Alan Webber cofounded Fast Company, a business magazine that aims to be the handbook of the business revolution. Webber it responsible not only for driving managing and contributing to the content of the mag azine, but also...
Legislative Update
COURT UPS LEAD PAINT ANTE In November 1999, a U.S. Federal District Court in New York ruled (Sweet v. Sheehan) that the LeadBased Paint Act required sellers, lessors, and their agents to begin making disclosures specified by the Act on October 28, 1995...
Live Wires: High-Tech Apartment Amenities
In the past, swimming pools, exercise centers, and other amenities were used to help position a property against its competition. Now, high-end properties are using such technology-based amenities as high-speed Internet access and home theaters to provide...
Method Means Money
Make sure your recordkeeping is meticulous if you decide to withhold all or part of a security deposit to repair apartment damage left by a departing resident. Most states require you to send an itemization of the damage to the resident within 30 days...
The Adventures of Leasing Lynda: Episode 9 You've Got Mail
It's unfortunate that the more communication options we have available to us, the more difficulty we have in responding appropriately to every rental inquiry. This problem is particularly noticeable with inquiries that come over the new phone inquiry...
The Path to Progress
As every real estate manager knows, the first step in developing a management plan and operating budget for a property is understanding the owner's strategic objectives. Without these fundamental guidelines to set a direction for activities, a manager...
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