APTly Spoken Blog

  • Virginia is For Lovers

    Both my biggest dream and greatest fear is meeting a potential love interest at my apartment community. The dream being that it’s a delightful “Meet Cute” and there’s no commute (I had to pay a highway toll to visit my ex-boyfriend). The fear being that you break up and have to see this horrible person’s face every time you want to use the pool. Then again, in order to meet someone at my...
  • Can You Run New Multifamily Assets Like a Spaceship?

    Multifamily development is back in a big way. With all of the advances in building systems and technologies, apartment asset managers might wonder how sophisticated the new communities coming online are from an operational standpoint.Certainly AMLI is one of the development and market supply culprits: we have a pipeline of over $2 billion right now representing 10,000 units in development, which...
  • Get Out of My Face(Time)

    I’m gonna be honest—I’m not a big fan of FaceTime. The thing is, I don’t really want people seeing my face when I’m speaking to them on the phone.  Look, it’s not like I’m making horrible, rude or disinterested faces as the person on the other end of the phone speaks. Rather, it’s that I may not be aware that I’m making horrible, rude or disinterested faces. You get the difference. Also, more...
  • 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...

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