Tuesday, June 25, 2013
What does the 2013 Apartment Revenue Management Conference (Sept. 23-25, Turnberry Isle Resort, Miami) have to do with the New York Times and the Dalai Lama? Call it an intense focus on data-driven business solutions.Five years ago only a handful of institutional-sized adopters embraced analytic, algorithmic pricing technology. Now a critical mass of apartment owners and operators large and small...
Monday, June 17, 2013
In this world of mediocre service or automated do-it-yourself options, there are a special few service providers that have my unwavering loyalty. On the short list:
My dentist – The staff is friendly, welcoming and reassuring, the office is immaculately clean, the receptionist always asks about my spouse and kids by name, and they give me a little lavender-scented towelette at the end of my...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Let's face it: multifamily revenue management has a lot more to it than merely the software-assisted pricing of apartment units. Yes, we're still all about the application of algorithms to availability, trends in supply and demand, exposure and expirations (not to mention how all of the above is getting crunched by our comps) in order to generate optimal lease rates and terms. As the only...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
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 khakis were a...