Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wow, I am amazed at the participation we are seeing in this year’s Apartment Careers Month, and we’re only halfway through February. It’s not too late to plan your own activities for Apartment Careers Month. We are seeing many of our affiliates use this month as an opportunity to organize career fairs or to visit with college and high school students about the many career options available in...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
When your batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), or computer equipment stop working, do you toss them in the garbage? Your first inclination might be to throw items like this away, but doing so has some serious consequences.Environmental and Health RisksAll three of these product types contain hazardous materials, which when thrown away or mishandled can have a negative effect on the...
Friday, February 10, 2012
BankUnited executive Patrick Fitzgerald told a real estate lending conference in April that multifamily housing "is in a full-fledged healing mode." Vacancies are hovering at 6.6 percent nationally, down from 8.1 percent a year ago, and rents rose in the last three months of 2010 for the third consecutive quarter.
This is phenomenal news for those of us that have been operating in a cash flow...
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I’ve had some pretty cool jobs and I’ve had some pretty bad jobs. All of them have been memorable.
Take, for example, the day I sunk to a new low while selling sandwiches in Ireland.
My typical sandwich route through a business park in Galway wasn’t bringing in the euros anymore and it was time to start soliciting anyone, lest I lose a free lunch every day.
Desperate to wear that incredibly...