Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 72, No. 1, January/February

Airing out Concerns
Property managers can protect their tenants from illness and business from liability by addressing indoor air qualityPoor indoor air quality is an ongoing concern for both real estate managers and their tenants. Air pollutants like mold spores, dust,...
Brazil's Condo Bonanza
Changes in country's economy and financing practices spur condo market's growthBrazil's white sandy beaches and backdrops of lush rain forests may be a longtime pan of its landscape, but the country's condo market is just beginning to take offBoding...
CONDO SIZZLE Simmers
Experts forecast cooling condo market's future and determine its effects on real estate managersIf you build it they will come-or not.Developers and building owners spent the last several years rushing to build, convert and rehab buildings for condominium...
Critical Inquiry
Expanded environmental law establishes new requirements for propertiesThe amended Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) has three defenses-the "innocent landowner" defense, the "bona fide prospective purchasers"...
Cultural Crossroads
As corporate America grows more diverse, the real estate industry follows suit by Diana MirelAs recent as 10 years ago many major corporations' workforces were dominated by white males. Today, however, the ethnic and gender makeup of the workforce is...
Eco-Systems and Techno-Systems
Energy-efficient technology leads to good business practicesAt a very basic level, most people believe our planet is getting warmer and the cause is carbon emissions from industrialized countries. From there, it gets more complicated: Many individuals...
Healthy Investment
As the aging population spurs development of medical office buildings, real estate managers seize opportunities to diversify portfolios by Darnell LittleAmerica is getting older. The first wave of Baby Boomers-numerically the largest generation in U.S....
Market Solutions
FRIENDLY REMINDERThe Hand Hygiene Voice Module from Kimberly-Clark Professional provides restroom visitors with an audio reminder to wash their hands. The Hand Hygiene Voice Module's simple message repeats every two minutes. The system automatically...
Respectfully Yours
Creating an environment of appreciation and trust for employees is crucialReal estate managers have many demands on their time at any property, usually handling responsibilities across all fronts-interacting with police and fire departments, trash removal,...
Seattle's Best
Famous PropertiesHistory and community take center stage in Seattle's Amazon.com Building by Diana MirelThe conversion of the Amazon.com Building from a naval hospital into an e-commerce giant's headquarters in Seattle, combined the best of the old with...
Shelving Diversity
The nation's more ethnically diverse population encourages shopping center managers to meet a need for ethnic-friendly products and experiences by Emma JohnsonMany great American cities are known for their ethnic shopping districts. San Francisco would...
Sink or Swim
Teamwork and member involvement can propel IREM, industry forwardAs a competitive swimmer, I learned early on to focus on keeping my form, building momentum and giving 110 percent in each workout. Working out and occasionally participating in competitive...
Staying in Touch
Tenant councils at properties connect managers with tenants, driving tenant satisfaction by Kristin GundersonTenant councils have been a hush-hush concept in the real estate management industry for years. Owners and managers have steered clear of such...
What's Up?
News and Notes from IREM® HeadquartersNew IREM leaders take the helmAt IREM's fall business and governance meetings in Tampa, in October, new officers and regional vice presidents were installed. They will spend the next year serving and getting to know...
Word of Mouth
Creative use of credentials opens doorsDuring my 15 years as an IREM instructor, many students have asked me to help them weigh the potential benefits of becoming a CPM or an ARM. Most of them consider obtaining an IREM designation for the knowledge,...
Word of the Y's
As Generation Y enters the workforce, real estate managers must realize and accept differenceslooking back at my experience as a property management student at Virginia Tech just last year, I realize employers seeking new hires and interns keyed into...
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