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  • Fair Housing Five

    I am so excited to be a part of the “Fair Housing 5” for this year’s National Apartment Association trade show and conference, and I am looking forward to the first time ever that NAA is being held in Boston (and I for one am glad it is not Viva! Las Vegas! yet again this year).  Being a part of the Fair Housing 5 means that I get to hang out with (and spar with) some of the brightest fair...
  • Responding to Online Reviews

    80% of review site users feel that a management response to a bad review is reassuring. – TripAdvisor, 2010 Would you, could you, should you… respond to an online review? Customer reviews land at the top of search results. In some cases it may be advised to respond to negative, and even positive, reviews. Set objectives and create a policy and a plan for responding to reviews. 95% of review...
  • Arizona Affiliate Offers “Jump Start” to People Seeking Jobs in Apartment Industry

    You’re about to start hearing a lot about this year’s winners of our PARAGON, Apartment Career and Education (ACE) and Anthony Pusateri Career Promotion awards. We’ll honor all of them at our NAA Education Conference and Exposition in June. In the meantime, I’d like to let you know about an innovative program being done by the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) to introduce job seekers to...
  • Oregon Trail Could Have Used Some Multifamily Housing

    Back in the day I used to sit in my elementary school’s computer lab, playing the game Oregon Trail. Originally developed in the early 70s to teach school children about the harsh realities of 19th century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail, the game was a real gut check. Sitting in front of Apple computers the size of coffee tables, my classmates and I each assumed the role of a wagon leader,...

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