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  • Oregon Trail Could Have Used Some Multifamily Housing

    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,...
  • 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...

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