Tuesday, May 22, 2012
This Memorial Day Weekend we commemorate the sacrifices made by those who have served in our armed forces. I can think of no better time to highlight the contributions veterans are making to our own industry and the ways in which they are ideally suited for careers in the apartment industry.
In a previous blog post, I talked about the opportunities our industry offers to veterans. That post...
Monday, May 7, 2012
You’re about to start hearing a lot about this year’s winners of our PARAGON, Apartment Career and Education (ACE) and Anthony Pusateri Career Promotion awards. We’ll honor all of them at our NAA Education Conference and Exposition in June. In the meantime, I’d like to let you know about an innovative program being done by the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) to introduce job seekers to...
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Back in the day I used to sit in my elementary school’s computer lab, playing the game Oregon Trail.
Originally developed in the early 70s to teach school children about the harsh realities of 19th century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail, the game was a real gut check.
Sitting in front of Apple computers the size of coffee tables, my classmates and I each assumed the role of a wagon leader,...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
As property management professionals, it can be easy to forget that our leaseholders come from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. Our typical demographic has changed greatly over the course of the last generation. In North Carolina the state population has increased by 18.5% since 2000, far greater than the equivalent national rise of 9.7%. According to the 2010 census, it now stands...