Wednesday, March 5, 2014
For community managers who have a difficult time implementing onsite team-building exercises, consider coaching your team using a model illustrated by Patrick Lencioni, author of “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.” The model is shaped like a pyramid, and explores several areas we must heed to as leaders of our organizations, beginning with a foundation built upon trust.Lencioni...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Years ago I wanted to see what it would be like as leasing consultant. I even reached out to one apartment management company due to an interest in beginning my career in the apartment industry. Needless to say, I did not get far.This wasn’t the right time for me, but my opportunity eventually came. After moving to metropolitan Atlanta, I worked as an associate in a local pharmacy. Many...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Not all industries can say they had a “trillion dollar” impact on the economy—but ours is one of them.
In February, the National Apartment Association and the National Multi-Housing Council provided members of the apartment industry with an analysis of data and research by George Mason University’s Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D. The report, “The Trillion Dollar Apartment...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Last fall, I became the manager of a 156-unit community in Avondale Estates, Ga. Our community was built in 1984 and it has its challenges, but it also has a lot of potential as an older and more established community in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
As Manager, I have a charge to make myself available to over 300 residents. I’m the only one in the office to answer calls, schedule...