Monday, November 5, 2012
A lot has been said about the impacts of the recent recession. The one affecting our industry the greatest is the shift to a more renter-based nation, which is highlighted in NAA’s 2012 Survey of Operating Income & Expenses in Rental Apartment Communities. People are choosing to rent rather than purchase items such as cars, major appliances and even the places they call home. It has created...
Thursday, November 1, 2012
When my brain was being assembled, a lot of attention was paid to my right side. Someone decided to take a snooze, however, when it came to the left.
Now, that’s not to say that part of my noggin is completely hollow. I’d like to think I have a talent for words, for example. Otherwise, I’m not sure why I’m getting paid for this job. I am still getting paid, right?
Science and math, on the other...
Friday, October 26, 2012
It’s one thing to say you’re a green community and another to actually show it. Showcasing the right green practices can make the difference between a resident signing a new lease and even renewing a lease. But what do you showcase and how do you share it? Follow these creative and effective ways to highlight your green community features today.
We Recycle, Do You?
One of the top amenities...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
My last job was very stressful.
During my 13-month stint at this previous company, I was asked to move cubicles three times. I had approximately 950 post cards, figurines and pieces of memorabilia displayed in my work space, so this was a logistical nightmare. The amount of boxes and bubble wrap required would make your head spin.
After the first move, I constantly felt on edge, never knowing...