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  • I'm Officially An Adult

    The mark of a true adult, I now rent an apartment with hardwood floors. OK, fine—they’re fake hardwood. But they look real, and appearances are all that really matter. Another lesson of adulthood. On the surface, they look far cleaner than my carpets every did. But, there isn’t really anywhere for the dirt to go. When I cleaned this weekend, I collected enough sand for a small child to play in....
  • Learning the Ropes at the NAA Capitol Conference

    As a property manager and new president of our local apartment association, I was excited and nervous when the subject of the Capitol Conference came up. I was excited for many reasons. Who would not want to go to Washington D.C.? Let’s face it, it’s a beautiful city with so much history. Being new to this position, I knew I had a lot to learn to help the association grow and be more successful....
  • My RPM Story: RPM Careers Ambassador Julie Chu

    When people visit RPMcareers.org, they meet me! I’m Julie, the RPM Careers ambassador featured on the home page of the National Apartment Association’s new website designed to bring talent to our industry. RPM Careers ambassadors — 30 of us, with more on the way — represent young leaders in residential property management (RPM), and visitors to the site can connect with us on the ambassadors page...
  • I May Be the Next Olivia Pope

    Full disclosure: The majority of my political knowledge stems from watching “Scandal.” Which is to say, I know a lot.   Fortunately, the 2015 NAA Capitol Conference was a valuable experience for government affairs directors and Shonda Rhimes bingers alike.   Tuesday kicked off with world-renowned photographer Platon, who has captured the essence of everyone from Prince to Putin. The charismatic...

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