Thursday, September 19, 2013
Three years ago, my friend dressed as Bob Ross for Halloween. Once brushed out, Joe’s curly hair was a dead ringer for the painter’s giant ‘fro, and he spent hours meticulously applying the faux facial hair he still had from an old role in a church play.
The resemblance was uncanny.
As the evening progressed, and the drinks continued to flow, Joe’s ‘happy little trees’ were getting happier and...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Attendance to the 2013 Apartment Revenue Management Conference continues to set new standards for networking events in the multifamily technology and operations space. Now in its third year, the must-attend annual conference on asset and revenue management, pricing, and operations again has broken prior year headcount by more than 20 percent.
So who’s going? Apartment owners and property...
Monday, September 16, 2013
I am the last person to admit that the seasons are changing, and as much as I want to deny it, fall will approach quickly. My friends are already dusting off their winter boots while I’m clinging to my flip-flops. However, when it comes to property management and the maintenance of investment properties, you have to acknowledge the inevitable. The demand for maintenance is as volatile as market...
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Revenue management systems promise optimized pricing based on nearly inhuman calculations of supply and demand, exposure, booking curves, comps, historical pricing data and (in some cases) elaborate forecasting technologies. At the end of the day though, it's up to leasing associates to close the deal with prospects, and that's when the pricing conversation doesn't always stick to the script....