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...
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...
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Let’s all do a slow clap just for getting up this morning. We know long conference days plus some evening shenanigans—I see nothing, I say nothing—can make for a challenging Saturday, but today’s events are not to be missed.
But first, a few notes about yesterday:
1. We have the first female President of the United States! NAA members chose Hillary Clinton over runner-up Jeb Bush for U.S....
Friday, June 20, 2014
The fifth corn dog was not necessary. (That’s a call back to yesterday’s blog, so catch up, people!)
Even so, I had an amazing time at last night’s Opening Party. After a full day o’ learning, including a truly inspiring and good-humored speech from Michael J. Fox, lessons in customer service from two of the industry’s fiercest “road warriors” and innovative products on the tradeshow floor, it...