Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 3, May-June

Extending Your Retail Marketing with Sponsorships
Properties of all sizes, from strip centers to regional malls, can expand marketing budgets, increase merchant sales, and reinforce positioning in the market through sponsorship. Sponsorship is a form of barter. A retail property, with its consumer...
Get Smart
When the banking industry first introduced automatic teller machines years ago, plenty of nay-sayers claimed it would never replace the old system of face-to-face contact with human beings. Today it's hard to imagine conducting any personal banking without...
Get the Message
E-mail is great, but it can be too public, too casual, and too dangerous. Here's how to put the lid on problematic office e-mail. Take a gander around your office. Do you know what your e-mail enabled employees are really up to? Susan in accounting...
Healthy Returns Help Real Estate Earn Its Place
Investors in 1997 are looking for competitive risk-adjusted returns from real estate, not just diversification and inflation hedging. After poor performance earlier in the decade, directly owned real estate is now providing very attractive returns with...
Keeping the Best: Employee Retention in the '90S
Get over the warm body mentality - good, long-term employees are your most valuable asset. If there is one absolute in real estate management, it is that a management company is only as good as its employees. But what does it take today in an era of...
Lease Renewal Strategies in a Rising Market
After years of stagnant sales and leasing, the fog has finally lifted on the real estate industry. Market conditions across much of the country have improved significantly and rental rates in many submarkets have doubled from levels of five years ago....
Out of Many, How Few?
In 1996, more than 10,000 mergers occurred in the United States, involving over $660 billion. That was $140 billion more than the year before - which set a record - and double the activity in 1989, the culminating year of junk-bond issues. In short,...
Reading the Signs: Jobs and Skills for 2000 and Beyond
Where the jobs are for eal estate managers and what new skill sets arerequired to get them. Meet John Q. Smith, CPM[R]. Smith managed commercial space in Dayton, Ohio for 20 years before he was laid off in 1992. Despite a good track record, Smith was...
Securing Lots & Garages
People are robbed, assaulted, even murdered in parking lots and garages. Cars are stolen, vandalized, or looted. Motor vehicle-related incidents of all sorts can also occur - e.g., hit-and-run accidents, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs...
Team Cleaning Mops Up
Once upon a time, zone cleaning was the industry standard. Not anymore. Now the concept of team cleaning is winning wide favor among property maintenance managers. In a survey of more than 800 office building managers conducted by BOMA International,...
Wanted: Hired Guns AKA Freelancers or Consultants
Be on the lookout for these highly skilled temporary workers Call them consultants, advisors, interim, or freelance managers. They are "on assignment," or "on contract." Whatever label you choose, they are one of the fastest growing segments of the...
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