Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 69, No. 2, March/April

Brake Your Claims
A safe work place, early claim processing and post-injury programs reduce worker's compensation costsIn last year's California governor's race, Arnold Schwarzenegger made the high cost of worker's compensation the centerpiece issue, as increased expenses...
Can We Talk?
New automation solutions foster unprecedented communication between building systemsHistorically, technology fails to meet our expectations. We often get sold on the value of a certain application or technology, but rarely is that value fully realized....
Career Moves
* Bill S. Stevens, CPM, recently founded Stevens Realty Group, LLC, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, located in Cleveland. Stevens has 12 years of varied property management experience in asset management, acquisitions, dispositions...
Churn Down the Heat
Underfloor HVAC systems allow easy space reconfiguration and improve comfortUnderfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems, which offer targeted cooling and a high degree of flexibility, historically have been used in data centers (see sidebar) where powerful...
Ethics Committee Update
At the Education Conference in November, the Board of Ethical Inquiry reviewed seven new cases. Two cases were forwarded for hearing, four were dismissed and one will be investigated. The board reviewed three CPM reinstatement applications as well as...
Green Research Guide
CERTIFICATION & RECOMMENDATIONSWhen researching green options, look for "third-party" certification. The EPA specifies thirdparty certifiers must have an open, public process for developing criteria, a system of data verification, peer review, no...
IREMFIRST, A New Member Benefit
IREMFIRST (For Information, Research, Solutions and Training) is an online knowledge management database created by the Institute and designed to afford members with a wealth of information, documents and research on topics they need to effectively manage...
Market Solutions Focus: Submetering
Jet SetThe DLJ Multi-Jet Mefeffeatures accuracy within 1-1.5 percent and a dry dial designed to avoid discoloration or fading. A tempered glass lens boosts readability and the magnetic drive prevents water from entering the register. all sizes of the...
No Distance Too Far for El Paso
Chapter SpotlightFor years El Paso Chapter No. 84 struggled in vain to overcome the high costs of providing its small group of members with the required classes to earn IREM designations. The chapterwas also hindered by the fact its somewhat remote location...
Recruit and Win in Member-Get-A-Member Campaign
As the Institute launches an aggressive three-year membership development campaign, recruiting new members requires efforts from all fronts - IREM Headquarters, chapters and individual members. Member-to-member recruitment is the most effective form...
Reduced Returns
Proper handling of security deposits is key to avoiding complaintsComplaints about security deposits tepresent a sizeable number of the total cases presented to the Board of Ethical Inquiry. The Board first determines whether the complaint is a landlord...
Risky Business
Managers should address potential environmental liabilities through well-thought-out lease protectionsWhen it comes to environmental liabilities, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) is alive and well....
Service with a Smile
Working with non-profit organizations builds leadership skills, values and contactsWell-known author and Harvard professor James E. Austin calls non-profit service the invisible side of leadership. In fact, research indicates an individual and/or company...
Spotlight on Seoul
Despite recent economic hardship, Korean real estate takes a great leap forwardIn the wake of South Korea's 1997 financial crisis, a new economy has emerged that is attracting both property managers and investors. The country re-paid a $19.5 billion...
Tips FOR A SMOOTH BASE CONVERSION
The Department of Defense plans to make public a list of recommendations for the next round of military base closures in May 2005. Glen Town Center developer Dene Oliver, CEO of OliverMcMillan, encourages other communities to view these future base closures...
Turf Battle
Finely tuned watering practices keep gardens green while saving precious resources and capitalThe hissing of summer lawns is no longer considered beautiful music to many ears. Over-watering not only threatens the ecosystem and budgets, but also quietly...
Wauk On
Retail outshines softer multifamily and office sectors in less volatile Milwaukee marketWhile the Milwaukee real estate scene is not impervious to the national trends of high vacancies, increased concessions and lowered rents, according to local practitioners,...
Weather or Not
New meteorological programs wield the power to pinpoint areas at greatest risk for floodingTropical Storm Allison slammed into southeast Texas in early june 2001, unleashing nearly 27 inches of rain in less than nine hours in Houston and more than 36...
Why Growth Is Essential
Those of us who hold the Institute's prestigious credentials share a distinct advantage in the real estate industry that documents our professionalism and, indeed, enhances our income. This advantage must continue to be offered to others in real estate...
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