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  • Get Out of My Face(book)

    If HR used brute force and accessed my personal Facebook page, they would learn the following things about me: 1. Sometimes I wish I were traveling and not in work. Oh, the humanity! 2. My source of news is People.com. 3. I frequently travel—and take pictures—with a one-inch plastic baby boy affectionately known as D Money. 4. Last week I accidentally zippered a piece of neck skin in my coat and...
  • Capitol Update: Congress Returns from Recess to Sequestration; Industry Will Feel Impact

    Happy spring…if indeed spring has arrived in your neck of the woods. Here in the Nation’s Capitol, Old Man Winter is taking his sweet time in departing; much to everyone’s chagrin.  In other news, Congress returns from its annual two-week spring recess this month. This time was likely especially exciting as constituents across the nation share their (a) outrage, (b) thankfulness or (c) confusion...
  • Green is Sprouting Up Everywhere: 5 Practical Ideas to Green Up your Bottom Line

    It seems that everyone is taking steps to go a little green. So what’s it mean for property managers? Is it worth your time and effort to promote a green agenda? For individuals, going green is a personal choice. For some it comes down to situational decisions, “Should I buy my regular detergent or this green one?” For those more committed to the cause it’s a lifestyle choice. And still for...
  • Air Conditioning Terms That May Leave You Tongue Tied!

    With spring in the air property management thoughts turn away from the cold winter's bite toward much warmer climates. Along with this turn comes the conversations of the budget associated with air condtioning repairs. Chances are management teams and maintenance technicians who perform refrigerant repairs have begun discussing strategy. To ensure that the discussion is done with understanding,...

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