Category: Management

Management Papers, Please!
2012 March Papers, Please!

Just think about this—you go to a doctor’s office for the first time and, hanging on the wall is an empty frame where his medical degree should be. You question him about it and he tells you, sure, he graduated from med school. He's tot…

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Management Working Towards a Resolution
2012 January Working Towards a Resolution

 Sometimes in the heat of the moment, when disagreements are at their worst, the  possibility of solving a problem without going to court seems remote at best.  Arguments may have been brewing for days or weeks with each side becoming more…

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Management Successful Staff Management
2011 November Successful Staff Management

 Property managers handle a wide array of tasks, from the physical to the  administrative. While many of these jobs are outlined in black and white (send  out monthly bills, attend meetings, file paperwork), one important component is  not…

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Management Managing Expectations
2011 February Managing Expectations

While the board is the one who makes important financial decisions for their communities, it’s the property manager who handles day-to-day administrative tasks and keeps the association’s buildings running smoothly. If there’s an issue …

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Management All the Right Stuff
2011 February All the Right Stuff

 Some property managers fly through their to-do lists with the greatest of ease,  while others send you to voicemail. Again. The difference between a serviceable  manager and a really great one may not be something they’re born with; but m…

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Management Lincoln Park
2011 February Lincoln Park

 Two miles north of downtown Chicago you find one of the Windy City’s quintessential neighborhoods, Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park is located along the  lakefront and comprises the area north of North Avenue, south of Diversey  Parkway, west o…

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Management Prioritizing Projects
2011 February Prioritizing Projects

This is a great time to be on the board of directors of a condominium association—if you like a challenge. Gone are the days of flush and growing reserve funds and easily balanced operating budgets that marked the real estate …

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Management Communicating With Your Property Manager
2011 February Communicating With Your Property Manager

It was an odd call to management, but Erik Conrad, president of InCommercial Property Group in Chicago, knew that when his residents have a gripe, they also have the right to call and let him know what the problem is. In this …

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Management The Modern Property Manager
2011 February The Modern Property Manager

As technology has paved the way for easier entry into many career fields, residential property management has taken on many changes—adjusting for a new generation of professionals from degree programs across the country. Sara …

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