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  • The Student Formerly Known as Lauren

    The most exciting thing about starting college was that for the first time in 12 years, I could totally reinvent myself. I didn’t know a single person from high school who was going there, and I could be anyone I wanted to be.  And then I showed up on move-in day wearing a Carnival cruise t-shirt. Cause that’s apparently who I wanted to be. Admittedly, I did not make the most of my collegiate...
  • Candidates Multiplying as Is the Rhetoric

    Apartment Industry Colleagues, And then there were…17? The GOP field for President of the United States continues to expand and thank goodness! I had been wondering why a one-term, purple-state governor who last served in public office a decade ago was not yet part of the field. Check that box.  Meanwhile, the rhetoric from the candidates now resembles one of the more entertaining episodes of...
  • Capitol Update: Hope Looms for Our Political System

    Apartment Industry Colleagues, I have a secret. As a tolerant reader of this column, I consider you part of the circle of trust, so I’ll take the leap and share. Here goes … I’m beginning to think there may be hope for our political system.  As you recover from your shock at such statements of folly, you will recall the many times in my monthly missive where I have lamented the sorry state of...
  • Learning the Ropes at the NAA Capitol Conference

    As a property manager and new president of our local apartment association, I was excited and nervous when the subject of the Capitol Conference came up. I was excited for many reasons. Who would not want to go to Washington D.C.? Let’s face it, it’s a beautiful city with so much history. Being new to this position, I knew I had a lot to learn to help the association grow and be more successful....

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