Mr. Popper's Penguins Essay

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While Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a movie that mostly focuses on the balance between family and professional life, there are many relations between this movie and residential property management. Throughout this essay I will consider the information we have learned within our course content and relate it back to the happenings within Mr. Popper’s Penguins. I will also evaluate what could or should have been done to improve certain situations. As someone who would like to pursue a career in residential property management, I find that it is not only entertaining, but also beneficial to look for ways to be a better member of the RPM community within everyday life, such as movies like this one ...view middle of the document...

This implied that they either owned or managed the apartment community and would be able to somehow reprimand Mr. Popper’s behaviors.
Based on what I could see of the property throughout the movie, I would say Mr. Popper’s apartment community is classified as an A. I cannot be sure whether it is an A+, A, or A- because I am not sure of all the amenities that may or not be offered. I would consider it some type of A though, just based on the general appearance and modern look. The landscaping and paved areas were well-manicured and provided good curb appeal for those walking by on the busy New York City street. The common area where the desk clerk and elevators were located was very grand and had a rich feel to it. While New York City has the potential for a lot of crime, you get a sense that this apartment community is safe and secure. If nothing else, the desk clerk on duty would have a pretty good idea of who is coming and going and would be able to look out for suspicious activity. The unit mix was not directly addressed in the movie, but we did hear Mr. Popper’s neighbor, Kent, speak to the size of Mr. Popper’s apartment. Kent said that Mr. Popper had a 3200 square foot apartment. The way he said this implied that he did not have the same amount of space; this alludes to the fact that there is some sort of unit mix even if more specific information cannot be attained. The community amenities are not mentioned individually, but the movie does a good job of showing that the apartment community is in a good location and that it features great views of the city. The apartment community did have elevators due to its multiple stories and the balcony was a beautiful focal point because of the French doors. Because the apartment seemed to be newer, or at least previously renovated, there were no maintenance issues or rehabilitation needs featured in the movie. One of the policies that were mentioned quite clearly was the “no pets” rule.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins did not illustrate much in the way of human resources, so I can’t be sure what this specific apartment community does for hiring, training, supervising, motivating, or firing. Employee screening is also an unknown because the movie mostly focused on Mr. Popper, his family, and the penguins. I would imagine that the employees in this type of establishment are paid are a fair wage. They would have to be paid the minimum wage for the state of New York, but...

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