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  • Money (And Water) Down the Drain

    Everyone talks about water efficiency and rebates, but not many property managers realize the huge savings and environmental benefits associated. Apartment owners and property managers can easily cash in on cutting water usage while helping their community become more environmentally friendly. If you’re hesitant about the upfront cost of retrofitting, you should be aware that many...
  • Maximizing the Benefits of Location: How Conventional Communities Should Capitalize on Their Proximity to a College or University

    Ten years ago, purpose-built student housing was not the widely accepted niche that it is today.  It has moved beyond the stereotypes of communities that closely resemble a scene from “Animal House”, to a highly coveted segment of the multifamily industry.  Wall Street recognizes it’s power, and everyone from Independent Rental Owners to REIT’s are looking for...
  • Get your Time…and your Life…Back! Own Your Busy!

    Like most others in the workforce today, you probably “twitch” all day long.  You won’t admit it, though, right?  You think it’s a badge of courage in today’s high tech world.  “Twitching” refers to the reaction you have every time an alert sounds on your “smart” device.  If it were really that smart, it would silence...
  • Lights, Camera, Apartments!

    When I was in sixth grade I entered an essay contest and won a spot in an Earth Day commercial. I was known mostly for the swishing sound my Charlotte Hornets nylon wind pants made every time I walked down the halls of the middle school, so this was an exciting opportunity to re-invent myself. I was finally catching my big break. I was incredibly nervous when I got “on set,” as they...

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