Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 66, No. 1, January/February

A 2001 Forecast
Talent, Technology to be Top Trends You don't have to be a psychic to predict that 2001 will be a year of major change for the real estate industry. Following a Millennium year that somewhat surprisingly could be characterized as more of the same for...
Becoming an Employer of Choice
As a number of real estaterelated companies become more institutional and global in their approach, they are beginning to recognize, as corporate America has done for some time, that they represent only one of a number of attractive employment alternatives....
Benchmarking: A Service Imperative for Corporate Clients
Investment and corporate owners differ greatly in their use of benchmarking tools. Investment property is more greatly governed by the investment goals of the owners. Decisions are guided by widely understood financial principles such as return on equity,...
Beyond the Standard: Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Finances
With the exception of large, institutional, life insurance, and pension fund financing, most property managers negotiate on behalf of their clients real estate financing with commercial banks and savings institutions. While the large institutional lenders...
Buyer's Resource Guide: Maintenance
In an effort to help keep readers up to date on the latest products and services available to them in managing their real estate properties, JPM will periodically showcase a Buyers Resource Guide focusing on one particular area of importance for today's...
Dispelling the Affordable Housing Myth
Recently, a socially conscious landlord in the San Francisco Bay Area voiced his concerns about raising rents. Considering the rate at which rates have been climbing in the Northern California area, it is a valid issue. Indeed, in San Jose and the surrounding...
Hell in Your Hallways
Preparing employees and properties for workplace violence Every week, an average of 20 people are murdered and 18,000 are assaulted while working. More than half of those murders and 85 percent of non-fatal assaults occur in the retail and service industries....
Interview: Jim Martin
Jim Martin is a judgment recovery specialist with the Indianapolis-based Judgment Enforcement Center, and author of "Small Claims Court-How to Collect The Money You Won" (wwwjm-marketing net/small claimscourt). Despite the fact that most companies have...
Making a Private Case for Public Housing
Until recently, public housing has often been viewed as the black sheep of the project management family. Urban blight, neglect and government mismanagement typically characterize this type of property. What's more, most large cities limited the amount...
Making Maintenance a Customer Service
With the booming economy, low unemployment and numerous opportunities for educated and qualified people, finding an excellent maintenance staff person is not always an easy task. However during the course of a recent interview with a maintenance technician...
Navigating the Tax Credit Maze
New regulations clear the way for housing compliance. When it comes to tax credit housing compliance monitoring, more regulations are not necessarily bad news, especially if they promote consistency and clarify gray areas. And that's exactly what a series...
President's Letter: Traveling a New Road in 2001
As an organization, IREM is fully invested in the process of reinventing itself to prepare for the future and to better serve you. This commitment is centered around a core set of values that focus on communication, strategic action, participation and...
REIT Earnings Growth Expected to Slow in 2001
Despite strong demand for real estate in Boston, New York City, the San Francisco Bay area and greater Washington, D.C., analysts are expecting a slight slowdown in the overall REIT market for 2001. "We have become a little less bullish on the sector...
Simplify Ownership and Save on Taxes
A new and exciting opportunity in accounting procedures has developed over the past few years, one that is particularly well suited to real estate owners and operators. Frequently overlooked, it offers owners the chance to use combined limited liability...
Small Lies, Big Verdicts
Sometimes employers are tempted to tell employees "little white lies" about the reason for firing them, to soften the blow. For example, an employer may discharge an employee who is incompetent or who cannot get along with co-workers. Rather than embarrassing...
Taking Charge of 2001
Growing business in the new millennium means finding and cultivating customers. Here are 10 tips that can show you how. Admit it. It's been pretty easy going these past several years. There's been plenty of business. Sure, there's been lots of competition...
Telcom Hotels House High-Tech Guests
Commercial real estate development for business and industry traditionally comes in the form of office buildings, industrial facilities or a combination of both. Not anymore. The most talked about development trend, in fact, is neither office nor industrial....
The Energy Marketplace
Deregulation of electric utilities is changing the energy management landscape for commercial property owners and managers by creating a new set of priorities in order to realize maximum savings and operational efficiencies. While deregulation is not...
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