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  • 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...
  • The Role of Property Manager is Changing: Will You Move With it or Will You be Left Behind?

    I recently had the tremendous pleasure of hearing real estate industry expert and visionary Christopher Lee speak at a conference about his new publication, “Transformational Leadership in the New Age of Real Estate”. Lee has a “Tell-it-Like-it-is” attitude that’s mirrored in his writing, and his document sets out the likely future of the real estate industry. During this talk, Lee made several...
  • Square Footage Was So Last Year

    The other day—a Friday night, to be exact—my roommate said she didn’t understand why we never met single guys. “I really don’t get it,” I said to her, sitting on the couch in an oversized t-shirt, scrolling through the TV’s On Demand menu so I could watch Maria Menounos and Derek Hough’s rumba (for the third time) on “Dancing With the Stars.” “Hey, do you mind if I open a can of tuna?” It had the...

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