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  • Understanding and Adapting to Cultural Difference in Multifamily Housing

    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...
  • Apartment Industry Offers Numerous Career Opportunities for Veterans

    The job opportunities available for returning veterans have been receiving a lot of attention recently, particularly among the media. The fact is that while many veterans have spent months or years living in war zones they often face another struggle when they return home – the struggle to find a job. The men and women who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan face unemployment rates that are among the...
  • Are You Experiencing Technical Difficulties?

    In every office there’s one person who doesn’t have a clue when it comes to technology. If you’re sitting there with your typewriter correction fluid thinking “not so, Lauren,” that probably means that person is you. While most of us thrive in a world of gadgets and gizmos, there are some who are intimidated by technology, clinging to card catalogues and typewriters and simpler times. You know...
  • Paths to Careers in the Apartment Industry

    Some started as college students working in the office at the apartment community at which they lived. Others had a friend in the industry who encouraged them to apply. Still others were bored with their current jobs and looking to make a change. The ways in which people start working in the apartment industry are as varied as the individuals themselves. Ours is an industry that employs more...

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