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  • Maximizing the Benefits of Location: How Conventional Communities Should Capitalize on Their Proximity to a College or University

    Ten years ago, purpose-built student housing was not the widely accepted niche that it is today.  It has moved beyond the stereotypes of communities that closely resemble a scene from “Animal House”, to a highly coveted segment of the multifamily industry.  Wall Street recognizes it’s power, and everyone from Independent Rental Owners to REIT’s are looking for a piece of the action.   Here’s the...
  • Get your Time…and your Life…Back! Own Your Busy!

    Like most others in the workforce today, you probably “twitch” all day long.  You won’t admit it, though, right?  You think it’s a badge of courage in today’s high tech world.  “Twitching” refers to the reaction you have every time an alert sounds on your “smart” device.  If it were really that smart, it would silence itself so that you could actually get some work done.  When those alerts buzz...
  • Lights, Camera, Apartments!

    When I was in sixth grade I entered an essay contest and won a spot in an Earth Day commercial. I was known mostly for the swishing sound my Charlotte Hornets nylon wind pants made every time I walked down the halls of the middle school, so this was an exciting opportunity to re-invent myself. I was finally catching my big break. I was incredibly nervous when I got “on set,” as they say in the...
  • Military Veteran Offers Tips for Returning Veterans Looking to Land a Job in Multifamily Housing

    This Memorial Day Weekend we commemorate the sacrifices made by those who have served in our armed forces. I can think of no better time to highlight the contributions veterans are making to our own industry and the ways in which they are ideally suited for careers in the apartment industry.   In a previous blog post, I talked about the opportunities our industry offers to veterans. That post...

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