Thursday, March 12, 2015
Public apology: I’m sorry for the things that I said. It was winter.
See, I don’t deal well with the cold. And I’m not even talking Minnesota cold. I mean Virginia cold. But hey, it’s still cold.
This winter felt like a particularly rough one, my only consolation to the below-zero wind-chill presenting itself in the form of a couch and a family-size package of Oreos. Much like a bear, I choose to...
Monday, March 2, 2015
Preventative maintenance (PM) is one of those topics that continue to vex all levels of onsite personnel. While many see the benefit and can prove the financial need to perform these tasks, quite frequently they are delayed beyond recommended schedules.
To prevent a delay, the PM scheduling should be a regular part of the day/week/month time-management cycle. Break the property down by dividing...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
You’re all liars.
That was my big take-away from the first day of the 2015 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, after panelist Melanie Ling asked everyone who’s ever tried online dating to raise their hands.
Approximately five people did so—half of them mumbling things like “I mean, just once,” or “I’m so, so lonely.” OK, maybe not their exact words. Another 20 people—...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Deciding what to cook for dinner—for just one person—often feels like too much pressure. Running the country? Um, no.
I have absolutely no desire to become POTUS, but in celebration of President's Day, we asked one of our members—Greystar’s Liz Porras—to share some of the changes she would make as leader of the free world.
Following are a few highlights:
1. Large corporations typically have...