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  • (Units) Video Killed The Radio Star

    Although we prefer cash, Frank Mauck and I will also accept checks and money orders. You see, this month marks the 1st Anniversary of our monthly "units in a Minute" video series. I guess time flies when you’re an amateur director. Over the course of 12 months, we’ve certainly learned a lot of valuable lessons. I know I have. For example, I’ve learned that if I have an iced coffee 30 minutes...
  • Players Only: Owner and Manager Roundtable on Revenue Management

    The multifamily industry has a long history of peer collaboration. From operational best practices to supplier and system recommendations to appropriate benchmarking metrics and all kinds of reference points in between, it’s not uncommon for owners and managers to tap into peer and comp sets for experience, advice, and new ideas. In a conference atmosphere, that tactical networking is often muted...
  • Capitol Update: For This August Recess, Members of Congress Go Home Prepared

    Apartment Industry Colleagues,And so the August Congressional Recess…I mean “work period”…has arrived. Like kids exiting the classroom for their hard-won summer break, members of Congress flee the Capitol for friendlier climes (they hope) in their home states. The five-week recess will be occupied with town hall meetings, campaign events, fundraising and fact-finding trips to places around the...
  • Step Away From the Bottle

    A common call for Maintenance comes from a clogged or slow drain. Unfortunately, there are a multitude of commercials telling our residents that such irritants can be easily removed by using a bottle of chemicals. “The commercial says “safe for all plumbing,” so that means it’s OK for us to use it as well, right?” residents think. No! First of all, every service request that involves standing...

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