Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Let's Roll Up Our Sleeves

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Let's Roll Up Our Sleeves

Article excerpt

Imagine a crop hardy enough to produce a ground cover that holds soil in place against the bitterest forces of wind and water--even germinating at subzero temperatures. Now, picture the root system of a global organization of real estate management professionals that has endured--and grown--despite seasonal changes over the course of three quarters of a century.

Because of your strength--as individuals, practitioners and members of IREM--our organization, like robust winter rye, has preserved its most essential values: a commitment to ethical business practices and dedication to growing relationships--despite the economic winter we are facing.

As we work through the months ahead, I encourage you think about your own relationships with colleagues, tenants, owners, friends and family. How many commitments and traditions do you uphold just in your business alone--with accounting staff, maintenance workers, tenants and owners? In what ways can you weed or feed those relationships? How can you forge new relationships and deepen those with purpose?

In this issue of JPM[R], we can collectively gain perspective on how to grow as professionals by "tilling the field. …

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