Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 1, January/February

A Dump-Buster's Checklist
Abandoned articles and materials such as automobiles, appliances, construction waste, barrels, motor oils, etc., are common, unwanted dump items. In the wake of the inconsiderate "midnight dumpers" are aesthetic concerns, increased costs, and potential...
A No-Fail Recipe: Winning Business Proposals
A proposal for new business is too often seen as the necessary drudgery to get the interview. But a great proposal is an excellent marketing weapon. It focuses your team's presentation and separates you from the mediocre firms.I have reviewed hundreds...
Bring 'Em Home: Trends in Fultifamily Models
Call it back to basics or a simpler way of life, top designers and marketing experts agree that multifamily models and clubhouses are heading home. The shape of things to come for apartments is a home-like feel without the hassles of upkeeping a house....
Budgeting '90S Style
For many managers, ownership and operations in the 1980s were characterized by overleveraged real estate deals, abrupt and significant changes in the tax code, a parade of existing and newly created government agencies that took the place of investor...
Diamonds in the Buff: Finding Value in Your Floor-Care System
Given the impact of floor appearance on a building's image, maintaining hard and resilient floors cost effectively is an important consideration for property managers. Of course, with the barrage of floor care products and systems available, selection...
Getting Your Management Skills in FOCUS
Getting Your Management Skills in FOCUSSometimes it seems that technology and property management business practices are changing almost daily. If you are still using typewriters or manual rent receipts, you are a dinosaur. To get ahead, or even to stay...
IREM Regional Vice Presidents Report 1995
Region 1 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, VermontSlow growth is anticipated in metropolitan Boston. Apartment vacancies are 3.3 percent with minimal new supply. The strongest recovery is in western Massachusetts, which...
Is Your Building a Candidate for Adaptive Reuse?
Adaptive reuse--converting an existing building to suit the needs of a new tenant or a new use--offer renewed vitality to tired, outmoded structures. Close-in industrial and warehouse space may be obsolete for manufacturers, but may offer prime locations...
Legislative Update
LEAD-BASED PAINT REGULATION UPDATEThe publication of the final rule for the lead disclosure provisions of Title X has once again been delayed and is scheduled for December 1935 as this magazine goes to press. The actual regulation, which requires lessors...
Operation: Dump-and-Run
Its no laughing matter. Chronic dumping is a crime. And a major headache for property managers.As landfill costs continue to rise and regulations on waste get stricter, illegal dumping will pose an even greater nuisance to industrial properties. Insignificant...
Personal Goal Setting-What's Your ROI?
What do you want in 1996? A promotion, a pay raise, another job, a college degree, a better golf score, increased property cash flow, higher occupancy, more quality time with family?You can have it ... if you set a specific goal and give what it takes...
Regional Vice Presidents Round Up
JPM: How could proposed changes in government policy or laws affect real estate during 1996?Stephen Barber (Region 12): In our region, the proposed tax law changes, particularly the reduction of capital gains, are seen as a plus. We have inventory that...
Reining in Property Taxes and Valuation
Property taxes are one of the largest expense categories for income-producing property and thus are always a major candidate for cost-containment measures. There are a number of current trends that challenge property managers' ability to control property-tax...
Saying Da to Managing in Russia
Even before the collapse of the Soviet Union, European and American companies had recognized the vast market potential of the former Eastern Bloc and were hurrying to get their share. But almost as hard as getting a foothold in the Russian market was...
The Haunting of Catalina Shores
THE HAUNTING OF CATALINA SHORESby Barbara Holland, CPMBeing a former Massachusetts resident, I always thought respectable ghosts and evil spirits only resided in old Tudor homes and dilapidated Victorian mansions. I never dreamed I would find them in...
The Pause That Refreshes
Projections for a slow and steady real estate recovery are echoed for the national economy."The U.S. economy will be expanding for a long, long time, but at a slower pace," predicted Allen Sinai of Lehman Brothers in May 1995 presentation at the Urban...
Trends 96: Slow, but Steady
After a decade of boom and bust, real estate is moving slowly, but steadily, toward market equilibrium -- vacancies are falling for almost every property type; lenders are keeping the lid on new construction; funds for refinancing are readily available;...