Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 76, No. 2, March-April

Bed Bug Laws
With the recent uprising of bed bug infestations in the United States, several states have introduced legislation to mitigate this pest. Currently there are some states with laws already enacted to address this problem. Recently, state-wide legislation...
Cut to the Chase Getting-And Keeping-Clients Who Have More Choice but Shorter Attention Spans Is about Problem Solving
THINK OF THE MANY WAYS IN WHICH OUR COMPANIES--AND OUR MARKETING EFFORTS-HAVE CHANGED OVER THE LAST DECADE. WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED all that would come after the so-called "millennium bug" back before we moved into the next century? And, in the years...
Diagnosing the Economic Lifecycle of Medical Office Buildings: Changing Political and Demographic Landscapes Provide Opportunities for Real Estate Managers
The greatest shift in decades in federal and state health care mandates and subsequent policies are encouraging and forcing hospitals and medical care professionals to rethink the way they deliver medical services. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] These...
Embracing Diversity: Committing to Diversity Is Not Just a Numbers Game, It's a Mission
Diversity--often a topic of discussion yet rarely acknowledged beyond recruiting and retention--is an asset that refreshes and broadens the relevancy of an organization. While the real estate management workforce's makeup might not reflect the diversity...
Form-Less Meets Function: Affordable Housing Managers Learn the Ropes of the Government-Mandated EIV System, a Technology That Verifies Residents' Income and Reduces Misuse of Funds
A MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR PROPERTY MANAGERS AT SUBSIDIZED HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IS VERIFYING THEIR RESIDENTS' INCOME--A NECESSARY RESPONSIBILITY SINCE MOST U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) PROGRAMS REQUIRE RESIDENTS' RENT RATES BE...
Giving Back Is "In DNA" of IREM Members
While the nation continues to live through lean economic times by decreasing--or completely eliminating--charitable giving, local IREM chapters are stepping up their efforts to give back at a time when their communities need it most. According to...
Inside IREM AMO Spotlight
COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION Invermere, British Columbia [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES 15 DATE THE COMPANY BECAME AN AMO FIRM 2010 COMPANY WEBSITE www.mountaincreek.ca WILLIAM (BILL) E. WEISSIG, CPM, Rl, RPA, CPRPM, CLO,...
IREM International Members Share How They Encourage & Support Tourism on Their Properties
NASSAU, BAHAMAS The Mall at Marathon, located in the center of New Providence Island, Nassau, is the largest enclosed shopping mall in the Bahamas, and includes a 4,000 square foot Bahamian crafts store featuring 20 local artisans and all-Bahamian...
Keep It Simple
In this issue of RVP Corner, JPM [R] shares the thoughts and opinions of an IREM Regional Vice President and the value of uncompromising ethics DEBRA OWINGS, CPM, OF MEMPHIS, TENN., SERVES AS THE 2011 AND 2012 REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT FOR REGION...
"Meta" Morphosis: Evolving Technology Provides Residential Managers with a Gateway for Opportunity
The evolution of technology has led to the evolution of most professions--including real estate management, and more specifically the roles of residential managers and leasing agents. Jobs once heavily weighted in administrative tasks, paperwork...
On-the-Fly Plug-Less Photo Uploads and Vanishing iPad Keyboards Are Removing the Hassle from Portable Technology
PHOTO WOES? INSTANTLY UPLOAD PHOTOS IN TWO SHAKES OF A POLAROID PICTURE Are you constantly searching for a cable or memory card reader to download the photos from your digital camera? Then the Eye-Fi memory card is the solution for you. [ILLUSTRATION...
Out Comes the Sun the Nashville Gaylord Opryland Resort Has a Renaissance after Devastating Floods
WHEN MORE THAN 13 INCHES OF RAIN FLOODED NASHVILLE, TENN., IN MAY 2010, THE COMMUNITY FACED A MONUMENTAL CRISIS. The torrential downpour was one of the worst in Nashville's history, with the Cumberland River reaching nearly 12 feet above flood stage....
Reference Point Build Your Business in a Way That Makes Getting References Easy
IT'S UNIVERSAL: The easiest customer to sell is the one you already have. But if an existing client has already invested in a multitude of your services, there may come a point when they just don't have any additional needs that you can fulfill....
Taking It to the Hill
Mark your calendar! On April 13, 2011 IREM Members will join with members of the CCIM Institute to bring the issues that affect commercial real estate to Capitol Hill. The IREM & CCIM Institute Orientation and Capitol Hill Visit Day event is held...
"There's an App for That"
In 1977, the year I got started in the industry, Apple unveiled its first 8-bit personal computer--the Apple II--to the masses. Imagine how much my job would have changed if I had been able to connect to and learn from real estate professionals as...
The Struggle to Cut Costs without Cutting Service Can It Be Done?
WHILE THE DEPRESSED ECONOMY CONTINUES WITH NO CLEAR END IN SIGHT, BUDGETING FOR 2011 WAS NO EASY TASK. As I delved into economic studies and information in preparation for writing this column, I found that many companies are cutting corners and generating...
Well-Rounded Middle the Medical Office Sector Is a Healthy Slice of America's Breadbasket
THE ECONOMY HAS ROCKED EVERY REAL ESTATE SECTOR IN EVERY REGION OF THE COUNTRY, BUT IN THE MIDWEST, MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDINGS AND HEALTH CARE REAL ESTATE HAVE REMAINED FAIRLY RESILIENT. "Interestingly, the medical office market has been one of the...

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