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  • Finding the Catalyst: Part 2

    This is the second part of a two-part blog on building social connections among your residents within your community. If you missed the first part, you can read about the importance of a community and why you need a community catalyst in your corner.  We've already talked about the importance of community buy-in to start building a greater sense of community. Here are some additional tips to find...
  • Fishing For a Star

    I once had a job interview at an aquarium in Ireland.  Admittedly, this seemed bizarre even at the time. Then again, when the job you’re applying for involves selling sandwiches you’re carrying around town in a red basket, there’s no…home office. To add to the absurdity that was this moment in my life, my best friend also came along for the interview. The head of The Tasty Sandwich Guy only had...
  • Finding the Catalyst: Part 1

    If you do a search on community building you’ll find cities across the country that are looking for people, ideas and programs to build social connections among residents in local communities. Wouldn’t it make sense those cities would come to the apartment industry for information about how to build strong communities on the local level? After all, ours is an industry built on providing homes for...
  • All Directions Lead to Capitol Hill on March 18

    I have a confession to make – I am horrible with street names. I am a visually oriented person who knows landmarks better than street names. Seriously, don’t ask me how to get to my apartment or you’ll hear, “it’s across from Costco.” That’s why I love Washington D.C. It’s hard to miss landmarks like the White House, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol Building. Thank goodness for maps...

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