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  • The ABCs of a Team

    The apartment industry is a profession that is chock full of surprises, especially when it comes to the day-to-day management of the community and staff.Perhaps what is most surprising is when we think we have put together the Dream Team—a group who will allow the vision of the owners to come to pass. As we seek to maximize our time, increase productivity, and serve our residents, we cannot...
  • Property Management and the Lencioni Model

    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 reasons that a...
  • The Career of a Lifetime

    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 shoppers...
  • What’s Your Motto, Mission and Vision?

    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 appointments,...
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