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  • 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...
  • Class Dismissed: 2015 NAA Student Housing Conference Comes to a Close

    It’s hard to believe the 2015 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition is already over. Yesterday was even more jam-packed than the first day of the conference, with amazing speakers, sessions and tradeshow buzz from top to bottom. As such, I write to you from the hospital, where I’m currently receiving an IV drip of coffee. But while I’m wired, let’s get to it—a round-up of day two...
  • Getting Schooled in Sin City: 2015 NAA Student Housing Conference Recap

    You’re all liars. That was my big take-away from the first day of the 2015 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, after panelist Melanie Ling asked everyone who’s ever tried online dating to raise their hands. Approximately five people did so—half of them mumbling things like “I mean, just once,” or “I’m so, so lonely.” OK, maybe not their exact words. Another 20 people—...

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