Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 2, March/April

After Disaster Strikes
New Orleans property managers share storm struggles, coping mechanisms and disaster plan strategies nearly six months after Hurricane Katrina hit the South by Emma JohnsonCreeping through one of his properties with a flashlight-surveying the mold growing...
Aloha Hawaii
Hawaii's real estate market outlook is as appealing as its weatherHawaii sits about 2,400 miles from the West Coast of the continental United States. And while most of the country endures much cooler temperatures during winter months, Hawaiians enjoy...
Collaboration Leads to Returns for All
One of the most rewarding aspects of belonging to a professional association is seeing collaborative ventures come to fruition. I have collaborated with other members on both business ventures and IREM initiatives over the years, and everyone has enjoyed...
Coming to Terms
Agreement provisions beg managers' scrutinyProperty management agreements define the essential business processes to be pursued by managers on behalf of owners. While every paragraph of a management agreement is important, the following provisions are...
Common Interests
Tenancy-in-Common investments create opportunities for property owners and managers by Amanda KaschubeThe idea seems simple: Pool money together, and purchase a bigger and better piece of the proverbial pie.Such a simple idea in the form of a property...
COST of COMPLIANCE
As the Justice Department considers proposed changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act, real estate industry members voice concerns about potential cost and compliance by Darnell LittleAs the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 reaches its 15th...
Drowning in Problems
Floods threaten properties and owners' securityFloods don't discriminate. They can happen anywhere, at any time. And just one inch of water can cause costly damage to a property.Protecting a property against flooding can be as simple as using sandbags...
Evaluating the Ethics Toolbox
Institute combines CPM and ARM codes of ethics, holding all members to same ethical standardsHave you checked your ethics lately? Do they reflect you in the best possible light to your clients, your employer, your employees? Should they be evaluated?...
Gloomy Forecast
High deductibles imposed by insurance companies create quandary for property managersIn 2004, it was Charley, Francis, Ivan and Jeanne. In 2005, it was Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma.All these hurricanes caused damage and destruction to the United States,...
In General, Specialize
Property managers with niche prove invaluableYears ago, I interviewed with a national real estate company. The interviewer inquired about my strengths as a property manager. We all know property management requires someone with skills in everything from...
Insuring Disaster
While insurers cope with $44.5 billion in insured losses inflicted by some of history's most devastating storms, property managers brace for rate hikes and a sea of change in the way they guard against catastrophe by Michael WhiteleyAs the Gulf Coast...
Major Donors Help IREM Foundation Achieve Mission
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the IREM Foundation was created to support the real estate management industry through education and research. With the crisis created by Hurricane Katrina, it recently expanded its mission to include charitable activities.The...
On Solid Ground
Famous PropertiesCleveland's landmark maintains vitality for more than 75 yearsTall and majestic, and built atop the nation's first underground rail station, Terminal Tower represented Cleveland's vitality when built in the 1930s.More than 75 years later,...
Property Managers Convert
As more property managers get involved with today's condo conversion craze, they reap rewards and face challenges never experienced before by Diana MirelNo one denies the strength of the condominium market in the past fev^fears. The number of existing...

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