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  • Candidates Multiplying as Is the Rhetoric

    Apartment Industry Colleagues, And then there were…17? The GOP field for President of the United States continues to expand and thank goodness! I had been wondering why a one-term, purple-state governor who last served in public office a decade ago was not yet part of the field. Check that box.  Meanwhile, the rhetoric from the candidates now resembles one of the more entertaining episodes of...
  • The Down and Dirty of Turn Season

    My memories of college move-in days involve a lot of crying or sweating. Sometimes both, together. At the time, I wasn’t so great at the whole being away from my parents thing. Damn you both for providing me with a loving childhood. Simultaneously, my college wasn’t so great at the whole air conditioning thing. Three flights of steps + all of my worldly possessions – A/C = a disgruntled father. I...
  • Inspection Time

    Fall is almost here meaning that the year is about three quarters of the way done. That means that it’s time for that most wonderful of occurrence: Next Year Budgeting!!!!! (YAY?) An important task to undertake in preparation for next year’s goals is to inspect the community. It’s an easy thing to say “I walk the property every day when I pick up trash or show a prospective resident the...
  • My RPM Story: RPM Career Ambassador Michell Garcia Brown

    Six years in the hospitality industry gave me a foundation. Residential property management (RPM) gave me a future. After spending the better part of a decade managing restaurants and hotels, I was well-versed in overseeing operations and delegating work to my team. I also excelled in (and loved) managing the budget. A colleague told me that a career in RPM would combine my management experience...

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