Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Get Ready for Success Series 2009!

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

Get Ready for Success Series 2009!

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5 QUESTIONS WITH IREM'S HAWAII CHAPTER PRESIDENT

Hawaii Chapter No. 34 will be this year's host for the CCIM & IREM Success Series 2009, which takes place October 16-17 in Honolulu. JPM talked to Hawaii Chapter President S. Steven Sofos, CPM*, about his chapter as it prepares for the upcoming convention.

HOW HAS THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY GROWN IN HAWAII AND HOW HAS THE CHAPTER GROWN WITH IT?

With the influx of national firms such as Colliers and CB Richard Ellis in Hawaii, the need for more professional management has become a strong requirement for the industry. With Hawaiiana Management, Hawaiian Properties and Certified Management becoming the top three residential management companies, there has become a stronger awareness of the need for more education for the residential managers, including those with the ARM certification and the overall property management industry in Hawaii.

WHAT UNIQUE CHALLENGES DOES YOUR CHAPTER FACE IN HAWAII?

The challenges today are having the ARM and CPM Members work well together, because Hawaii has more condominium management than commercial management. The needs, wants and desires from the two designations have to be carefully coordinated in the area of education, so that classes, courses and seminars appeal to both groups. …

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