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  • NAA Hits the Small Screen

    I’m a bit of a local celebrity. As you may recall from previous blogs, I’ve had some air time on what we in the biz like to call the “small screen.” That’s television for the layfolk. My screen credits include a starring role in a recycling commercial that ran on Nickelodeon in the spring of 1997. I’m not saying I was a big deal, but people saw me while they...
  • A Friend Til the End

    My first apartment was in New York City. The walls were purple, the peephole had an empty gold frame around it and we could see an ugly naked guy from the window. There was a lot of laughter, a few tears, and, most importantly, friends. Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, Ross and Rachel may be fictional characters, and their purple apartment may have just been a set, but to me and millions of...
  • Child, Please

    I’ve noticed a few things in my 27th year. Namely, that I’m getting old. Now, before you start rolling your (deteriorating) eyes in a “child, please” manner, let me explain. I understand that 27—in the scheme of one’s entire life—is still very young. But I also understand that this is around the time where it’s starts to feel kind of cool to play...
  • What You Don't Know (about Fair Housing) Can Hurt You

    “Back to school” is not just for those whom the student housing industry hopes to rent to, it is also for those in the student housing sector of multifamily housing. And for us “back to school” is at the upcoming 2014 NAA Student Housing Conference and Exposition. As the conference website promises, we can “join more than 900 star pupils for two days chock-full of...

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