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  • Tis’ the Season to Be Inappropriate

    A holiday party is a hot mess. Whether it’s a gathering with friends or family, such celebrations seem to involve more beer than cheer; more inappropriate passes than clinked glasses. The single guys and gals become painfully aware of just how alone they truly are—and, if you’re me, search the premises for a sprig of mistletoe, the likes of which apparently only exists in Sandra Bullock movies...
  • Superstorm Sandy: What Happens When It Happens to You?

    What if you weren’t simply a voyeur to a tragedy, but instead were living it first-hand? What if you were a field general and you weren’t afforded any weapons? How would you react when Armageddon actually happened? What would you do? This is what happened to us in New Jersey recently as a result Sandy. Like many of you in this industry I am a take-charge guy. But what if there is nothing to take...
  • CAM, CAMT and NALP Offer Training Ideally Suited for Preparing Employees to Succeed

    A lot has been said about the impacts of the recent recession. The one affecting our industry the greatest is the shift to a more renter-based nation, which is highlighted in NAA’s 2012 Survey of Operating Income & Expenses in Rental Apartment Communities. People are choosing to rent rather than purchase items such as cars, major appliances and even the places they call home. It has created...
  • Not Too Early to Plan for 2013 Apartment Careers Month

    Are you ready for our 2013 Apartment Careers Month in February? I know. Many of you are still sweating it out as high summertime temperatures linger on, so the chill of February still seems a long way off. In fact, it’s right around the corner. The time is now to start identifying ways to participate in Apartment Careers Month. We have lots of tools available on our website to help you decide...

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