Blog Posts

  • What’s in store for property management in 2019?-image

    According to Urban Land Institute’s annual  Emerging Tends in Real Estate®  report, 2019 is not to be easily predicted, with trends that are more complex and less certain – but that could also provide for a promising outlook...

  • Life of the Streets-image

    You get one chance to make a first impression. And for commercial properties, part of that first impression is based on the condition of the streets, driveways and parking lots that potential customers use before ever entering...

  • Understanding FHA Certification-image

    We are often asked by our condominium and homeowner Association clients:  What is FHA certification? And why is it important for our Association to be FHA certified? Here’s what you need to know about both of these...

  • If you lived here you’d be home by now-image

    It’s Friday afternoon. Your car is in a sea of traffic, slowly slogging its way out of an overcrowded city. And just ahead, on the side of the busy road, you see a row of well-maintained apartments next to a billboard that...

  • Handling Homeowner Complaints-image

    Being an HOA board member has its perks: you get to know your community really well, you have a say in your community’s governance, and you have a direct hand in enhancing and preserving the beauty of your neighborhood....

  • Safety and Security Tips for Commercial Properties-image

    According to Murphy’s Law, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” And commercial properties are especially susceptible to this adage. Commercial properties host hundreds (or even thousands) of customers and employees each...

  • Today’s Digital Customer Base-image

    Before the internet, if you needed to get in touch with your property manager, you picked up the phone or marched down to the front desk in person. Obviously, all of that has changed for today’s renters and...

  • Association University-image

    Julia Child once said, “You’ll never learn everything about anything, especially something you love.” The famed chef was speaking about cooking. But the same could be said about the field of Association Management....

  • Multifamily Real Estate as Investment: A Client Perspective on 2018-image

      Mark M. Caplan We recently sat down with Mark Caplan, WPM Real Estate Management’s Chairman – who is also an investor in multifamily real estate and is a large client of the firm – and asked him to...

  • What is the Purpose of a Reserve Study?-image

    A HOA/Condo board runs its finances in much the same manner as you probably do for your own family: a checking account funds the ongoing, predicted monthly expenses, while a savings account covers unexpected expenses or future...