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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Apartment Industry and its “Trillion Dollar” Impact

    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...
  • 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...
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