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  • Feb 26, 2020
  • Paul Nathan, CPM, CSM, FRICS, ACIArb

The Importance of Policies and Procedures in Property Management

Successful management of an organization comprised of people with diverse qualifications and backgrounds requires standardized communication channels and effective leadership. The benefits of communication and leadership, however, often break down with time and neglect. Introducing effective standard operating procedures can improve employee confidence, in the firm and in themselves, and result in an outstanding corporate culture, firm-wide adoption of core values, and maintenance of your firm’s standards.


  • Feb 20, 2020
  • John Salustri

What Property Managers Need to Know About Assistance Animals

Doug Chasick, CPM, CAPS, has shocking news for property managers. “The assistance pet is a mythical creature,” he says in his recent, fact-packed webinar, “New HUD Guidance on Assistance Animals – What You Should Know.” Chasick, aka The Apartment Doctor, explains, “It’s either a pet, or an assistance animal.” He goes on to say most rules that apply to pets don’t apply to assistance animals.


  • Feb 13, 2020
  • IREM

United Plus Property Management honored as AMO® of the Year

IREM’s REME Awards recognize excellence in real estate management – in corporate and individual categories, including AMO of the Year. AMO (Accredited Management Organization) accreditation is awarded to firms that maintain an elite reputation, fiscal stability, exceptional management and demonstrate ethical conduct. Among the nearly 600 firms that have earned this certification, only one is chosen as AMO of the Year, to honor those companies that:


  • Feb 07, 2020
  • IREM

INFOGRAPHIC: Federally Assisted Apartments – How Does Your Property Compare?

If you manage federally assisted apartments, you recognize the importance of high quality data to help you plan, budget, and forecast. IREM’s annual income and expense analysis reports are crucial tools to help property managers benchmark the properties they manage against comparable properties. This year’s analysis of federally assisted apartments reveals trends in expenses, income, and other characteristics based on data from 769 buildings with a total of 62,143 apartments.


  • Feb 04, 2020
  • John Salustri

IREM Leaders Chart a Course for the Future

“Property management is in constant evolution,” observed IREM 2020 President Cheryl Gray, CPM, in a recent article for the Journal of Property Management (subscription required). “We don’t manage buildings in the same way or with the same tools we used 10 or 15 years ago. And similarly, an association, like a business, needs to have its methods validated.”


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