Thursday, July 10, 2014
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.
No, not really—I just felt the need to work that lyric into at least one blog. But the summer is a fun time, and when you work in the apartment industry, it can be pretty funny too.
In July’s IRO Insider, independent rental owner Paula Pant recalls three of the funniest—and weirdest—questions she’s ever received from a prospective resident. Chalk them up to...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
In planning for Maximize: the 2014 Multifamily Asset Management Conference, we recently came across a rather compelling property. Purchased out of auction in September 2012, the 404-unit property just completed an $85 million renovation, and is preparing to implement a web-based customer service portal shared by the other 60 properties in its portfolio. Since development began on the property in...
Valerie Hayman Sklar
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Football coach. Architect. Neurosurgeon. Successful marketer. What do all these professionals have in common? Planning. Coaches develop game plans, architects create building plans and neurosurgeons have surgical plans. Without the proper forethought, games are lost, buildings crumble and lives are lost.
While these may seem like extreme examples, they illustrate the point: Success in any field...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I am a huge fan of fire, in its respected place. I love putting various food items over fire regularly and with malice. Beef, pork or fowl (and even fruits or vegetables!) are likely to find their way between my tongs over the wonderful aroma of burning charcoal or propane. Lately I’m experimenting with the various kinds of wood chips to produce different flavors on whatever is over the fire. To...