Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 76, No. 5, September-October

AMO Spotlight
SNAPSHOT COMPANY: Ogden & Company, Inc., AMO CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS: Milwaukee EXECUTIVE CPM: Peter Ogden, CPM, CCIM, GRI (pictured) NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Approximately 200 COMPANY WEBSITE: www.ogdenre.com Ogden...
An APP a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Keep Your iPad Stocked with Apps Recommended Especially for the Real Estate Professional
APP PRICE WHAT IT DOES Airport Remote $3.99 [much Relieves travel greater stress than] Business Free [much Demographic Analyst Online ...
Article 9 Duty to Former Clients and to Former Firms or Employers
Loyalty is a positive attribute, and we appreciate customers and friends who are loyal to us over the years, through thick and thin: Employers deserve no less. During challenging economic times, when everyone has been looking to cut corners, the survival...
Building Future Leaders Inside an IREM Living and Learning Center
WHEN THE IREM GREATER METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON, D.C., CHAPTER NO. 8 APPROACHED THE IREM FOUNDA-TION with a grant proposal for creating a Living and Learning Center (L&LC)--a place where students in the same career path can inhabit the same area...
Fade Out: Are You Prepared for the Federally Mandated Phase-Out of Incandescent Bulbs?
A MONUMENTAL PARADIGM SHIFT is occurring across the country: the federally mandated phase-out of 100 watt incandescent bulbs beginning in January 2012; 75 watt incandescent bulbs beginning in 2013; and 60 watt and 40 watt models beginning in 2014....
Fiscal Realities of State and Local Governments
Would your city declare bankruptcy? Will municipal bonds default? What will happen to public employee pensions? How have states eliminated budget gaps? All these questions press forward as the economic outlook for 2012 leaves us with many unanswered...
From the outside in Discover the Surprising Perks of Hiring an Intern
IT WAS A LINE STRAIGHT OUT OF A "B" MOVIE. At the ripe old age of 21, I walked into a Beverly Hills employment agency armed with my college degree, confident I was about to land the job of my dreams. The office manager, however, had other ideas about...
Health Care and the Future of Medical Office Buildings: A Perspective on the Care-Location-Cost Trifecta in a Changing Industry
HEALTH CARE IN THE UNITED STATES--AN ANNUAL $2.3 TRILLION INDUSTRY EMPLOYING AND SUPPORTING NOT ONLY MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, BUT THOSE IN SEVERAL OTHER INDUSTRIES, INCLUDING PHARMACEUTICAL, REAL ESTATE, ARCHITECTURE, FINANCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INSURANCE-HAS...
In Good Company
September has that "back-to-school" feeling that we can collectively apply to our businesses. Embarking on the fourth and last quarter of the year, I'm sure we all feel as though we've learned more than a couple semesters' worth of lessons; maybe we've...
Passion Player IREM Regional Vice President Sandi Caputo, CPM, Shares Her Zest for Helping IREM Chapters Reach Their Full Potential
What trends have you seen in your region? Sustainability is a high priority across Canada. Processes, policies and programs are in place on each level of government and within real estate management companies, including: * Staying abreast of...
Price Comparisons Is Your Team Empowered to Make On-the-Spot Decisions?
IN NEED OF AN OBSCURE APPLIANCE PART FOR ONE OF MY PROPERTIES, I SEARCHED THE INTERNET. Much like detective work, some roads lead nowhere. However, diligence paid off and I uncovered the secret that made finding it so difficult: The part had changed...
Smoke-Free Air: Residents & Municipalities Effecting Change in Multifamily Properties
No-smoking signs have been popping up in the common areas of multifamily properties for years. Those policies are not only multiplying, but they also are crossing the threshold of private units. Smoking bans have been rapidly expanding across the...
Step It Up Compete and Win the Sustainability Game
PARTICIPATING IN OR ORGANIZING COMPETITIONS IS A GREAT WAY TO GENERATE POSITIVE PUBLICITY FOR YOUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS, AS WELL AS TO INFUSE YOUR BUILDING INITIATIVES WITH SOME FUN AND EXCITEMENT. Competitions encourage broad participation throughout...
Sustained Sustainability: Ongoing Education & Auditing Is Key
GREATER OPPORTUNITIES have arisen for implementing energy-efficient operations and sustainable practices in commercial properties--something building owners, managers and maintenance engineers understand. Yet, knowing how to create the best overall...
The Decision to Warranty Are Roof Warranties Worth the Investment?
CHOCOLATE BRINGS ME COMFORT: Which is why when 1 make a difficult decision, I'm likely to go for chocolate--in any form--and probably lots of it. But here's something that does not give me comfort: Signing on the clotted line for a purchase--especially...
The Motivation to Stay Ethical Good Ethics Equal Good Business
LIKE TRYING TO "UN-RING" A BELL, IT IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO REHABILITATE OR REPAIR A TARNISHED PERSONAL AND/OR CORPORATE REPUTATION. Ethical behavior, or the lack thereof, is inherent. It speaks of an individual's or company's character, honesty,...
The Silver Lining San Diego's Multifamily Sector Is Heating Up
San Diego is seeing a bright spot in its already fairly resilient real estate market as conditions overall appear to be improving. "I think things are turning. We're seeing spaces lease up," said Colleen Nemeth, CPM, president of Spectrum Property...
Twitter for Professionals: Learn the "Tweets" of the Trade
Most people's first comments when Twitter is described to them sound something like: "Why would I care what people had for lunch today?" "Twitter is for celebrities and teenagers." "What would I say?" And it's true, some people on Twitter...
Uniform Law Commission - Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act Update
In recent weeks, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has discussed the idea of revisiting the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA). URLTA was originally created in 1972, amended in 1974 and adopted by many states as the uniform law regarding...
Where History Happens Boston's Old State House Preserves the History of Democracy in the United States
Walking around Boston, it is almost impossible to avoid buildings of great historical significance. But in this city, so conscious of its history, there is one structure that stands out from the rest: The Old State House. Built in 1713, the Old State...
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