Tuesday, April 24, 2012
As property management professionals, it can be easy to forget that our leaseholders come from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. Our typical demographic has changed greatly over the course of the last generation. In North Carolina the state population has increased by 18.5% since 2000, far greater than the equivalent national rise of 9.7%. According to the 2010 census, it now stands...
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A unicorn, an unlimited supply of Toaster Strudel and Zac Efron.
When I went in on the Mega Millions in late-March with several co-workers, these were the things I dreamed of purchasing with my cut of the money.
I knew I had a better chance of being pecked to death by a hummingbird than winning the lottery, but I’ve always been lucky and didn’t see any reason why this would change. Few people...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
We’ve all seen the headlines about the strength of the rental market and how more people are choosing to live in an apartment than buying a home. It seems that every week a developer announces construction of a new apartment community or investment in multifamily housing. Some experts estimate that our industry will grow by 20 to 25 percent in the coming years. The impact on apartment industry...
Friday, April 13, 2012
San Antonio is creating a perception change for how residents view zero waste. The change started with how businesses create products, how people use them, and how solid waste is managed. The City’s underlying goal has been that all discarded materials be reused or recycled back into nature or into the production cycle, reaching a 60% recycling rate by 2020.
Thus, the 10 Year Recycling...