Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 5, September-October

75 Things to Do in Chicago
A lot of visitors think pizza and gangsters when they think of Chicago. But this city has so much more to offer its visitors! As the third largest city in the United States, Chicago is a metropolis filled with culture, recreation and every kind of...
Across the Borders: IREM's International Program Expands to Include a Global Market
TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD TODAY AND YOU WILL FIND, OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, NEARLY 1,400 INDIVIDUALS IN 37 COUNTRIES WHO HOLD, OR ARE CANDIDATES FOR, AN IREM CREDENTIAL--CPM [R], ARM[R], or ACCREDITED COMMERCIAL MANAGER. This represents 8 percent of...
Congratulations: 75th Anniversary Wishes IREM Receives Congratulatory Letters from Leaders across the United States
JPM is pleased to acknowledge the congratulatory letters received from various governors, senators, state representatives and mayors from around the United States. Many chapter members banded together to solicit these letters throughout this celebratory...
Connecting Our Community IREM Chapters Encourage and Unite Members on Many Levels
AS IREM CELEBRATES ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY AS AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION SERVING PROPERTY AND REAL ESTATE MANAGERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, IT IS IMPORTANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE ROLE ITS 80 U.S. AND EIGHT INTERNATIONAL CHAPTERS HAVE PLAYED IN ITS SUCCESS....
Faculty Drive the High Education Standards of the Institute
IF ETHICS AND EDUCATION STAND FOR CORE VALUES OF THE INSTITUTE, THEN THOSE RARE AND TALENTED INDIVIDUALS WHO TEACH IREM EDUCATION COURSES PROVIDE THE MEANS BY WHICH THE INSTITUTE CAN TRAIN REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS TO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE IN THE INDUSTRY....
History Unfolds: A Look Back at Events & Fads That Shaped the World and IREM throughout the Last 75 Years
1930 The first Mickey Mouse comic strip is published in the New York Mirror. President Hoover says the worst effects of the Depression will be over within 90 days. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] 1931 4 to 5 million people are unemployed in the...
IREM Is Built on Ethics: For 75 Years the Institute and Its Members Have Subscribed to the Highest Standards
Today the Institute of Real Estate Management is best known for education. However, it is important to remember that IREM was formed on a foundation of ethical business practices in the management of real estate. While education may be the heart the...
IREM'S Legislative Force Working for You Members and Technology Have Improved Lobbying Efforts over the Years
NEARLY EVERY ASPECT OF AN IREM MEMBER'S BUSINESS OR REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO IS AFFECTED BY A LAW OR REGULATION. Decisions by Congress and federal agencies, as well as state legislatures, can profoundly impact a real estate professional's business and...
Leading the Way: IREM Presidents Guide the Institute to Strength and Success
IREM is thriving today for many reasons, chief among them the outstanding and dedicated leadership that has been a hallmark of the Institute's history. In the last 75 years, IREM's presidents have responded to many challenges in the real estate industry....
Living a Legacy
One of the most interesting and historic aspects of IREM is the number of families who have been a part of the Institute for generations. Many of these families have been active in real estate since the turn of the 20th century, long before IREM began...
Office of the President
Having the opportunity to serve as an IREM President has profoundly affected the lives and business practices of past IREM leaders. In honor of this, JPM asked past presidents to share the lasting impact and influence serving as IREM President has...
Technology in Real Estate: A 75-Year March of Progress
IT'S AMAZING--THE MASSIVE EXPANSION OF TECHNOLOGY'S REACH ACROSS ALL ASPECTS OF HUMAN ENDEAVOR THROUGHOUT THIS LAST CENTURY, FROM TRANSISTORS TO SPACE FLIGHT TO COMPUTERS AND HAND-HELD ELECTRONIC DEVICES. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Over the 75 years...
The IREM Foundation through the Years
THE INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION WAS INCORPORATED WITH THE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN 1977 AND IN SEPTEMBER OF THAT YEAR WAS GRANTED A DETERMINATION LETTER FROM THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE TO OPERATE AS A 501 (C)(3) TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATION....
The Lum Family: Connecting with the Common Man
THE STORY OF THE LUM LEGACY IN REAL ESTATE BEGAN IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, A TIME WHEN THE UNITED STATES WAS GROWING AT A DRAMATIC RATE. Industrial expansion and population growth were radically changing the face of the nation's cities, states and...
The Next 25 Years ...: What's Ahead for the Real Estate Industry & ITEM
TIME CAN BE A MEASURE OF OUR EXPERIENCES AND OUR PROGRESS--A COMPANION IN OUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIVES THAT REMINDS US NOT OF WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED, BUT HOW WE HAVE LIVES. From its inception in 1933 through today, the Institute of Real Estate...
The Nordblom Family: Discovering the Past
UNTIL THIS YEAR, WIN NORDBLOM DIDN'T QUITE REALIZE HOW FAR REACHING HIS FAMILY LEGACY WAS. A third generation CPM [R] and president of IREM Boston Chapter No. 4, Nordblom recently discovered his family history is remarkably intertwined with the early...
The Toothaker Family: Hard Work & Good Returns
IN THE LATE 1970s A GROUP OF INVESTORS IN NORTHERN INDIANA WERE FORMING TO INVEST IN MULTIFAMILY BUILDINGS. AND THEY NEEDED SOMEONE TO MANAGE THE PROPERTIES. At the time, Robert "Bob" B. Toothaker had just started in the real estate management business....
The Watts Family: Reputation & Resilience
THE WATTS HAVE BEEN A PART OF IREM FOR THREE GENERATIONS, BUT THE FAMILY CALL TO REAL ESTATE FIRST CAME NEARLY 30 YEARS BEFORE THE INSTITUTE EVEN EXISTED, AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] W.A. Watts founded Watts Realty...
The Woodbury Family: History Repeats
IN THE FALL OF 2009, O. RANDALL "RANDY" WOODBURY, CPM, WILL BECOME PRESIDENT OF IREM, EXACTLY 50 YEARS AFTER HIS GRANDFATHER ACCEPTED THE SAME POSITION OF LEADERSHIP. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] From a young age, Randy seemed destined to follow in...
Time to Celebrate! IREM at 75-Shining like Diamonds
It is with great pride that JPM presents this special double issue to commemorate the Institute's 75th anniversary. I know many of you have been celebrating this special year locally through chapter events--helping communities and businesses around...
Today's IREM Leaders: The Following Individuals Will Have the Honor of Serving as IREM President in the Upcoming Years
Pamela W. Monroe, CPM [R] 2008 IREM President-Elect | 2009 IREM President Pamela W. Monroe, CPM, is the 2008 President-Elect for IREM. With more than 25 years of professional industry experience, she joined Community Realty Management, Inc.,...

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