Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Looking Back with Pride, Looking Forward with Confidence

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Looking Back with Pride, Looking Forward with Confidence

Article excerpt

The very first "Editorial" written by the original President of IREM, was entitled, "Selling Ourselves." Referencing the conjured image of a property manager as simply an "old bicycle-riding rent collector," Howard E. Haynie sought to reirnagine and revise the public's perception of "the size and importance of the enterprises entrusted to Property Managers."

Today, we are tasked with the same challenge: Oftentimes, we are called upon to be a one-man (or woman) juggling juggernaut--tasked with knowledge of finance, business, communication, social intelligence, diplomacy, and the list goes on--yet still, the public doesn't often recognize or acknowledge the people "behind the curtain" who make the buildings hum like welloiled machines.

This issue of JPM confronts the various ways in which property managers must present themselves: Whether to tenants and media in "the Aftermath of Workplace Violence" (p.28); Through our virtual face, via vigilant "Website Maintenance" (p.54); and even when and where to draw the line between business and personal relationships when deciding whether to give out our cell phone numbers to tenants (Face-Off, p. …

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