Journal of Property Management

Magazine serving real estate managers.

Articles from Vol. 81, No. 5, September-October

2017: Governing Council Nominees
The IREM Nominating Committee has announced its slate of nominees for Governing Council. The Election of the IREM Governing Councillors will take place on Thursday. October 20, 2016, in San Diego, at the annual meeting held in conjunction with the...
Announcing the 2016 IREM REME Awards Finalists
This years finalists demonstrate exceptional practices and initiatives that improve the quality of their work environment, the experiences for their clients and their immunities at large. There's no better way to highlight and celebrate real estate...
A Sneak Peek at the Income/expense analysis[R] Studies BY IREM
IREM released the 2016 Income/ Expense Analysis Reports for five property types: Conventional Apartments, Office Buildings, Shopping Centers, Federally Assisted Apartments, Condominiums, Cooperatives and Planned Unit Developments, along with the Metro...
Because Management Matters ... the Best and Brightest Are Gathering in San Diego
The IREM Fall Conference is the only industry event designed for both commercial and multifamily real estate managers. It is an event that draws hundreds of practitioners--year after year--from across the globe who value the professional education...
Cap Rates, Basketball & Symphonies
The real estate industry uses overall capitalization rates to measure investment activity for income producing real estate. Capitalization rates differ as locations change and as property types vary. Accordingly, a capitalization rate on a hotel would...
Course Listings
SEPTEMBER Ethics for the Real Estate September 9 Chandler, Ariz. Manager--ETH800 Ethics for the Real Estate September 12 Bloomington, Minn. Manager--ETH800 Management Plan Skills September 12-15 Charlotte, N.C. Assessment--MPSAXM...
Energy Efficiency Education in Demand
This spring, IREM completed the first IREM Energy Efficiency Survey. One question asked about interest in training on energy efficiency. About 80 percent of multifamily and commercial real estate management professionals answered that they were either...
Estate Planning: It's Time to Protect Your Family & Your Future
The third week in October (17th-23rd) is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Now is a good time to begin making decisions on distribution of your estate assets. Estate planning is a financial process that can protect you and your family and...
Finding the Comfort Zone: With Energy Efficiency
THE RAW NUMBERS ARE EYE-POPPING: commercial and industrial building owners spend an estimated $290 billion annually on utility bills in the U.S. alone. Roughly 40 percent of the electricity used in large buildings goes toward heating and cooling,...
IREM Expands Its Federal Advocacy Programs
In the spring of 2016, IREM hosted the 19th and final IREM Capitol Hill Visit Day held in conjunction with the IREM Leadership and Legislative Summit. The Institute is replacing its annual national conference held in Washington, D.C., with four regional...
IREM Student Essay Competition
IREM and the IREM Foundation sponsors an annual student writing competition. The goals of the competition are to : 1 ENCOURAGE AND RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE IN THE STUDY OF REAL ESTATE PROPERTY AND ASSET MANAGEMENT. 2 SUPPORT THE STUDY OF REAL ESTATE...
Re-Envisioning Ottawa: Building a Future City Today
Everywhere you go in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, the sounds of construction ring through the air. Cranes, bulldozers, craters and traffic cones have become the norm for residents of this formerly quiet city nestled on the southern bank of the Ottawa...
Setting the Bar: In Multifamily Sustainability
An industry standard. That's how Jeff Bosshard, CPM, president of Woodmont Real Estate Services' multifamily operations, sees the IREM Certified Sustainable Property program. He ought to know. Woodmont's Waterford Place in Dublin, Calif., has...
Smooth Operator: Technology for Property Management
Outsourcing facility services is supposed to minimize your worries. But it can make you feel a lack of Control, especially if you've turned over all aspects of your building operations to an integrated services provider. How can you reap the benefits...
The AMO Code: At a Glance
"OUR CODE AND OUR STANDARDS ARE HIGH FOR A REASON. Schedule monthly ethics meetings with employees to go over potential ethical violations or send staff to an ethics course. The purpose of the AMO Code of Professional Ethics as directed by IREM...
The Crown Jewel of Pittsburgh: PPG Place Is an Iconic Complex That Has Helped Define the City's Skyline
It's not every day that you see a castle standing amidst an urban skyline. But you may think you are seeing just that when you catch a glimpse of PPG Place in downtown Pittsburgh. Opened in 1983, PPG Place is a 1.5 million-square-foot complex that...
The Personality of Ethics
While IREM sets aside September as Ethics Awareness Month (as it has for four consecutive years), the issue is clearly one of year-round importance. We recently sat down with two people key to IREM's ethics push to better understand the workings of...
To Question or Not to Question ... That Is the Question
That's an adage people repeat confidently: "There's no such thing as a stupid question." Who are they trying to fool? You've been in this situation: Someone asks an innocent question for all the right reasons, but afterward, you can feel the chill...
What Do Your Clients Really Want?
No matter whether you were cheering for the Warriors (go West Coast!) or the Cavaliers in this year's NBA finals, I'm sure you'll agree that great recovery in basketball really does count. So does a great routine. LeBron James famously has a regimented...
Your Computerized Competitive Edge
If you've attended an industry tradeshow and especially one of the bigger, national shows, such as the National Apartment Association's Education Conference or the International Council of Shopping Centers' RECON Convention recently, you've likely...
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