espite the dearth of fortuitous news and statistics regarding the U.S. economy—especially the real estate sector—property managers are uniquely poised
to take advantage of opportunities in this difficult economic environment. The
fact is, property cannot run itself, no matter who owns it. And when times get
tough, people often turn to professionals. Today, property managers are in high
demand, and they are utilizing their professional skills to grow their businesses
by exploring niche markets and services that will boost their bottom lines.
“Property managers have to do everything on a budget; you are always trying
to do more with less,” said Marjean Pountain, CPM®, president of Pountain
Partners in Elkhart Lake, Wis.