Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I hadn’t worked in multifamily housing in a few years. Instead I left and worked with the Dale Carnegie Training Organization, honing my craft and providing training solutions and direction to businesses across the globe. I was, however, eager to get back to my first love… the apartment industry!
Things hadn’t really changed much. On one hand, I was glad because I could get right back into the...
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Yesterday I went into the community clubhouse to renew my lease for yet another year—partly because I like my apartment, but also because I’m far too lazy to clean out my car, let alone pack everything up and move.
As I was sitting there waiting to sign the papers and eating a caramel chew that I swiped from the communal candy dish, I overheard a young couple rattling off a list of complaints to...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The week I spent studying at Oxford was pure heaven.
But it wasn’t because I was re-tracing the steps of John Locke, sitting in the same classroom where T.S. Eliot once penned poetic masterpieces or visiting the pub where Bill Clinton smoked “but didn’t inhale.”
No, I couldn’t be bothered with such nonsense. I was too preoccupied with the likes of Mischa Barton.
I spotted the former O.C....
Friday, August 26, 2011
It has been my experience that managers and owners are unsure how to react when approached with a solution to an issue that they know a little about, but are unsure whether or not they should believe me (a consultant) or just show me the door? If you are like most apartment managers or business owners, the question of using a consultant is not easily answered. Please allow me to try.