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  • A Conversation We'll Be Revisiting

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Like so many people inside the Washington, D.C., beltway, I am eating my words from 11 months ago – “Donald Trump is not a serious candidate and there is no way he will get the GOP nomination,” I said. Even as support for Mr. Trump grew and other, seemingly more viable candidates fell away, I still could not absorb the idea. Certainly in the past 45 days, I have...
  • “My RPM Story” – Shannon

    Even though I’d spent 20 years in the Army, there was one challenge I hadn’t trained for: transitioning into civilian life. Then I found the perfect career path for a veteran — in residential property management. While in the military, I served with the infantry and in aviation, logistics, and finally personnel operations. I spent 11 years with the 101st Airborne Division and completed two tours...
  • Send, Retract, Repeat

    I know someone who—after a series of email “incidents”, shall we say—set up her work inbox to send all emails on a three-minute delay. We’ll call it the post-Janet Jackson Super Bowl approach to office life.  While I’ve had the good fortune of an A+ report card for work correspondence—save a few delayed responses that all begin with “my apologies”—I can’t say the same for my personal email.  We’...
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Homeless Veterans Outreach

    By Sloan D. Gibson, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VA's collaborations with organizations like the National Apartment Association (NAA) are essential to achieving our shared national goal of ending homelessness among Veterans.  In a recent speech to NAA's board, I was pleased to highlight all that these strong, productive partnerships have accomplished so far and...

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