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  • Understanding and Adapting to Cultural Difference in Multifamily Housing

    As property management professionals, it can be easy to forget that our leaseholders come from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. Our typical demographic has changed greatly over the course of the last generation. In North Carolina the state population has increased by 18.5% since 2000, far greater than the equivalent national rise of 9.7%.  According to the 2010 census, it now...
  • Pay to Play: Winning Ways to Hold Community Contests

    A unicorn, an unlimited supply of Toaster Strudel and Zac Efron. When I went in on the Mega Millions in late-March with several co-workers, these were the things I dreamed of purchasing with my cut of the money. I knew I had a better chance of being pecked to death by a hummingbird than winning the lottery, but I’ve always been lucky and didn’t see any reason why this would change....
  • What the Future Holds for Apartment Industry Careers

      We’ve all seen the headlines about the strength of the rental market and how more people are choosing to live in an apartment than buying a home. It seems that every week a developer announces construction of a new apartment community or investment in multifamily housing. Some experts estimate that our industry will grow by 20 to 25 percent in the coming years. The impact on...
  • San Antonio’s Pathway to Zero Waste

    San Antonio is creating a perception change for how residents view zero waste. The change started with how businesses create products, how people use them, and how solid waste is managed. The City’s underlying goal has been that all discarded materials be reused or recycled back into nature or into the production cycle, reaching a 60% recycling rate by 2020.   Thus, the 10 Year...

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