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  • The 90s Called: They Want Their Power Suits Back

    My first job was helping my dad landscape in the summers, and although he violated many a child labor law (totally kidding Child Protective Services—I was 16, able-bodied and got a free lunch every day), he allowed me to wear whatever I wanted. A t-shirt and shorts? Don’t mind if I do. During my stint as a waitress, I wore khaki pants and a black shirt. The shirt was great, but the...
  • Managing the Human Factor of Revenue Management

    Integrating a Revenue Management System into Your Operations: Managing the Human FactorWhen it comes to setting rents, human input based on first-hand market knowledge is invaluable. But some feel that a subjective approach to multifamily pricing is no longer adequate in today’s times of advanced technology. Revenue management systems for the real estate industry have surpassed people...
  • What’s Your Motto, Mission and Vision?

    Last fall, I became the manager of a 156-unit community in Avondale Estates, Ga. Our community was built in 1984 and it has its challenges, but it also has a lot of potential as an older and more established community in the metropolitan Atlanta area. As Manager, I have a charge to make myself available to over 300 residents. I’m the only one in the office to answer calls, schedule...
  • Maintenance Department Promotions or New Employee: How's that Candidate Pool Looking?

    Ask any maintenance technician how they ended up in their current position and inevitably there will be a statement similar to: “I kind of fell into it”. In other words, this job is not one that often lends itself to being a “destination” type career. How often is there a booth at a Career Fair advertising the apartment maintenance field? Similar to the upkeep required...

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