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New Books – July 2015

NAR members and Association staff can borrow up to three books for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10.

Members and staff can also borrow up to six electronic books, digital audios and/or videos at no cost, through the Virtual Library eBooks Collection.

fieldguideField Guide for Practical Apartment Management
Institute of Real Estate Management, 2015

There is never a dull moment in the life of a residential manager. From hiring new employees and balancing the budget, to overseeing construction projects and keeping the apartments leased, every day brings a new challenge and a problem to solve. There is no doubt that residential management is a complex and rewarding field. The Field Guide for Practical Apartment Management provides managers with the tools and expertise necessary to professionally manage the day-to-day aspects of residential properties. It is a comprehensive guide book that will serve as an ongoing reference tool, and provides many forms and checklists for immediate, on-the-job application.

socialJill Rowley on #Social Selling: 140 Tweets on Modern Selling the Social Way
By Jill Rowley
ThinkAha, 2014

There is never a dull moment in the life of a residential manager. From hiring new employees and balancing the budget, to overseeing construction projects and keeping the apartments leased, every day brings a new challenge and a problem to solve. There is no doubt that residential management is a complex and rewarding field. The Field Guide for Practical Apartment Management provides managers with the tools and expertise necessary to professionally manage the day-to-day aspects of residential properties. It is a comprehensive guide book that will serve as an ongoing reference tool, and provides many forms and checklists for immediate, on-the-job application.

maintenanceMaintenance and Risk Management for the Real Estate Manager
Institute of Real Estate Management, 2015

There is a critical connection between maintenance and risk management. Maintaining a property in good condition is the first step towards managing risk associated with real estate management. In fact, a good maintenance program minimizes unexpected expenses and ensures the safety of tenants and staff, while attracting and retaining tenants. Maintenance and Risk Management for the Real Estate Manger can help you develop a first-rate, proactive, and sustainable property maintenance and risk management program by learning the specifics of planning, implementing and monitoring property maintenance operations. It is designed to be an ongoing reference tool, and provides many forms and checklist for on-the-job application.

strategiesBusiness Strategies for Real Estate Management Companies
By Richard F. Muhlebach and Alan A. Alexander
Institute of Real Estate Management, 2014

Whether you’re starting your own firm or want to grow an established business, this third edition of Business Strategies for Real Estate Management Companies will show you how to attract and retain clients, market your business more aggressively, expand the services you offer, and boost your company’s profits in today’s changing business climate. This new edition also features six case studies of real estate management companies in their infancy. It provides an inside look into the trials and tribulations that you will likely encounter, along with tips and lessons learned.

valueValue Beyond Cost Savings: How to Underwrite Sustainable Properties
By Scott R. Muldavin
Green Building Finance Consortium, 2010

Rapid market change has significantly increased the demand for sustainable properties by tenants, investors and regulators, but decision-making on sustainable property investment has not evolved past simple-payback or return measures based on operating cost savings. Value Beyond Cost Savings meets this challenge, providing a roadmap for integrating the value and risks of sustainable investment into decision-making, enabling larger and more profitable levels of sustainable property investment.

inequalityThe Price of Inequality
By Joseph E. Stiglitz
W.W. Norton & Co., 2012

America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In this best-selling book, Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz exposes the efforts of well-heeled interests to compound their wealth in ways that have stifled true, dynamic capitalism. Along the way he examines the effect of inequality on our economy, our democracy, and our system of justice. Stiglitz explains how inequality affects and is affected by every aspect of national policy, and with characteristic insight he offers a vision for a more just and prosperous future, supported by a concrete program to achieve that vision.

intelligenceMillennium Intelligence: Understanding and Conducting Competitive Intelligence in the Digital Age
By Jerry Miller
CyberAge Books, 2000

Competitive intelligence doesn’t just mean a trip to the local store to see the competition’s finished products—it means gathering business information to gain an advantage in a legal and ethical manner. This book teaches what competitive intelligence is, what a company needs to have a successful intelligence program, where to place an intelligence program, and what sources to use and not use for intelligence. Technology, analysis, and security issues of intelligence are also identified and explored.

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