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  • Call to Action: Avoiding the Revenue Management Stall Out

    Kelly McGuire is getting bored with revenue management. And when the executive director of hospitality and travel global practice at SAS, who also holds a PhD in revenue management from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, talks revenue management trends, people tend to listen. Her research has been published in The Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Journal of Pricing and Revenue Management...
  • Being Proactive in Dealing With ‘What’s Next’ for Student Housing

    It’s no surprise to those who own, operate, and manage off-campus housing communities that today’s college student, their parents, and the university all expect more out of the residential living-learning experience.  It begins with the experience of living on campus where today’s residence halls have gone through complete makeovers and renovations with regards to technology, finishes, and the...
  • It’s High Time to Talk Medicinal Marijuana

    When I was 13, I went to my very first concert. My mom and uncle took me to see my favorite band, Third Eye Blind, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland. Two minutes into the show, Mom turned to me and said, “Do you smell that, Lauren? That’s pot. Don’t breathe it in!” Confused as to how I would enjoy the rest of the concert while holding my breath, I nodded, made a mental note and continued...
  • Bacon, Wine and Life-Long Residents

    I’ve been to a million (OK, four) pool parties at my apartment community. Sure, I got some free hot dogs and a cup of lemonade, but after several summers of the same old, I have no desire to reunite with Oscar Mayer.  It’s hard to come up with new, affordable resident events, but according to July 10’s Webinar Wednesday, “Reinvent the Resident Event,” doing so is necessary to attract and retain...

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