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  • Sweet As Candy: Developing Referral Programs Through HR Managers

    Getting out into the community to develop connections isn’t always easy. But property managers and leasing consultants that make the effort reap the rewards when it comes to referrals from HR managers at local businesses. Setting the first introductory appointment makes sense, but how to you make repeat visits to stay top of mind? All it takes is a little something sweet. Candy programs give...
  • 4 Tips for Successful Management-Resident Relationships

    Minor disagreements between management and residents are easily avoidable when both parties approach the relationship professionally. Sometimes arguments occur due to a lack of proper communication or simple mix-ups. How is that handled in any other business relationship or between close friends? Typically, respect and compromise are a great starting point. Whatever the case, both parties are...
  • Leadership Knowledge Gap Among Mid-Level Managers Has Become Growing Concern

    A leadership knowledge gap exists in the apartment industry. We have heard that many times in recent years from industry executives and managers. They’ve told us that our industry does a great job training onsite staff, but we fall down when those people are promoted into mid-level leadership roles, such as regional property manager or corporate department head positions.These people often have a...
  • Je Ne Speak Francais

    The first day of my high school French II class, the teacher turned to me and said, “Comment allez-vous?” (Translation: How are you?) “J’em appelle Lauren,” I replied. (Translation: My name is Lauren.) The teacher seemed confused—most likely because I couldn’t understand the most basic French after a full year—and shook her head. “Comment allez-vous?” she repeated. “J’EM APPELLE LAUREN.” Cue...

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