Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 5, September/October

Affordable Accountability
CRM APPLICATIONS CAN GREATLY IMPROVE YOUR CORRESPONDENCE WITH POTENTIAL CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERSCustomer Relationship Management (CRM) Software isn't just a tool to improve your marketing to customers. It can actually track your leasing agents' communications...
Avoid Red Ink with Green Leases
Moving to a Green Gross Lease Can Benefit Landlords and TenantsTHE MOVEMENT TOWARD SUSTAINABLE OR GREEN BUILDINGS IS WELL PAST ITS INFANCY, AND CONTINUES TO GAIN MOMENTUM. Green leases need to keep pace, and reflect the environmental and economic goals...
Awards & Recognition
Doug Chasick, CPM®, senior vice president of multifamily professional services at CaIlS ource in Westlake Village, Calif., has received the 2010 Apartment Career and Education Award (ACE) Award from the National Apartment Association Educational Institute...
Carried Interest Language Removed from "Tax Extenders" Bill
Over the last several months, IREM Members have lobbied their members of Congress on the issue of tax treatment of carried interest. This issue is critical to both the recovery of commercial real estate and the overall economic recovery.In May, 265 members...
Certifiable Green
Green Office Program Offers Tenants a Sustainable Partnership with Hines by Diana MirelWITH A STRONG LEED AND ENERGY STAR TRACK RECORD IN SUSTAINABILITY, international real estate firm, Hines, realized it could go beyond developing and managing green...
Educational Offerings
At IREM iCon, the knowledge you'll gain from industry experts, professional speakers and peers will be laser-focused on what you need to be successful in real estate management today and tomorrow. Here's a glimpse of the educational sessions offered...
EPA Amends Lead-Related Rule
In June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an amendment to the final Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule), effective April 22, 2010. The RRP Rule requires contractors who work in residential buildings built before the 1978...
EPA Issues Final Rule on Co2 Emissions
IN OCTOBER, THE EPA PROPOSED A NEW RULE TO TAILOR APPLICABILITY STANDARDS FOR GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) emissions from stationary sources under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V programs of the Clean Air Act. Stationary sources...
Getting the Magic Back
Medical Office Buildings and Tourism Have Helped Stabilize the Orlando Real Estate MarketTHE SUNSHINE STATE MAY HAVE SEEN SUNNIER DAYS, BUT THE REAL ESTATE MARKET IN ORLANDO, home of the 2010 IREM iCon conference in October, appears to be stabilizing."The...
Home Sweet Apartment Home
Improve sustainable operations at multifamily communitiesTHE MULTIFAMILY HOUSING SECTOR IS DOING BETTER THAN MOST REAL ESTATE MARKETS, but it is still taking a hit as residents delay paying rent and save money by doubling-up, thereby reducing market...
Irem International Members Discuss the Impact of Global Sporting Events
Global events like the World Cup or the Olympics can have an incredible impact on a city, especially when it comes to property management. Based on their experiences, some of our international IREM Members shared their thoughts on how these events have...
KNOW YOUR CODE OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS: Protecting Client Funds
WHEN A CLIENT HIRES A PROPERTY MANAGER TO MANAGE HIS PORTFOLIO, HE IS EXPECTING THE MANAGER WILL EXERT DUE DILIGENCE to make sure the funds are deposited in a fiduciary account in an insured financial institution. The client also expects those funds...
Lead by Example
Passion and Positive Energy Can Help Market a Company Vision to EmployeesSTOCK MARKET CRASHES. BANKRUPT COUNTRIES. VOLCANOES. THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO CATCH OUR ATTENTION. With layoffs and unemployment at unprecedented highs, our workforce is...
Lighting Upgrades 101
Boost Your Property's Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings with Audits and IncentivesIN TODAY'S CHALLENGING ECONOMY, PROPERTY MANAGERS AND REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO REDUCE OPERATING COSTS while enhancing the appeal of their...
Modernizing a Postmodern Marvel
Sustainable Initiatives at the Controversial Portland Building Give Oregonians Something They Can Agree WithEVERYONE FAMILIAR WITH THE PORTLAND BUILDING HAS AN OPINION ABOUT IT. Love it or hate it, the Building in Portland, Ore., has been both an architectural...
Networking Is More Than Half the Battle
Becoming a receiver or bankruptcy trustee is more a function of networking, finding work and being selected to do the work, than the result of a formal application process. In fact, no jurisdiction in the United States currently requires an application...
No Horsing Around!
Unbelievable or outrageous true stories about everyday experiences in real estate managementAS A REGIONAL PROPERTY MANAGER, PERIODIC SITE VISITS ARE A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF OUR RESPONSIBILITY to owners in order to inspect the properties and meet with...
On the Receiving End
BANKRUPTCY CASES AND RECEIVERSHIP OFFER UNIQUE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROPERTY MANAGERSThe Jimmy Buffer lyrics,"Lookin'backat my background/Trying to figure out how I ever got here" might be the best description for my career, which is actually probably...
Opportunities in Receivership
In RVP Corner, JPM shares the thoughts and opinions of an IREM Regional Vice President on a single topic covered in the current issue of JPM and how it affects the region he or she oversees.J. BENJAMIN MCGREW, CPM®, CCIM, SERVES AS 2009-2010 VICE PRESIDENT...
Opportunity Knocks
As summer passes us by and we head into the fourth quarter of the year, we see that the economy and our market are at last showing signs of improvement. But despite this progress, we must remain cautiously optimistic about our future. Those of us who...
Plug & Play
New Devices Make On-the-Go Photography and Data Access EasySONY DSC-HX5V GPS CAMERAIf you have purchased a digital camera in the last couple of years, there has been little reason to upgrade until now. Sony recently released the HX5V digital camera....
Say iCan to IREM iCon!
Impact Your Brand and BusinessThrough Learning Opportunities and Networking at the New IREM Conference in OrlandoANY SUCCESSFUL PRACTITIONER CAN TELL YOU WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO MAXIMIZE TECHNOLOGY IN THEIR BUSINESS. They are Facebooking, Tweeting, Linking-in,...
Strong Connections
CALL CENTERS DIAL UP BIG ADVANTAGES FOR MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTS, PROSPECTS AND PROPERTY MANAGERSHistorically, residents and prospects often regarded communication with multifamily property managers as a black hole. They phoned in their requests or problems,...
Surviving the Cycle
IREM MEMBERS DISCUSS REAL ESTATE CYCLES AND HOW TO MANAGE THROUGH THE DOWNTURN BY KRISTIN GUNDERSON HUNTWhat goes around comes around: Real estate is no exception to this rule."Real estate is by nature a cyclical investment, seemingly in 8-10 year cycles,"...
Watch over You
The IREM Code of Professional Ethics Can Help You Make the Right ChoicesTHE IREM ETHICS CODES GIVE US GUIDANCE WHEN FACED WITH TOUGH DECISIONS. The IREM Code of Professional Ethics and the Minimum Standards and Codes of Ethics for Accredited Management...

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