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  • The ABCs of a Team

    The apartment industry is a profession that is chock full of surprises, especially when it comes to the day-to-day management of the community and staff.Perhaps what is most surprising is when we think we have put together the Dream Team—a group who will allow the vision of the owners to come to pass. As we seek to maximize our time, increase productivity, and serve our residents, we cannot...
  • Say WHAT?

    Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. No, not really—I just felt the need to work that lyric into at least one blog. But the summer is a fun time, and when you work in the apartment industry, it can be pretty funny too. In July’s IRO Insider, independent rental owner Paula Pant recalls three of the funniest—and weirdest—questions she’s ever received from a prospective resident. Chalk them up to...
  • Contemplating the Opportunities of Asset Management

    In planning for Maximize: the 2014 Multifamily Asset Management Conference, we recently came across a rather compelling property. Purchased out of auction in September 2012, the 404-unit property just completed an $85 million renovation, and is preparing to implement a web-based customer service portal shared by the other 60 properties in its portfolio. Since development began on the property in...
  • Summer Is The Time for Grillin’!

    I am a huge fan of fire, in its respected place. I love putting various food items over fire regularly and with malice. Beef, pork or fowl (and even fruits or vegetables!) are likely to find their way between my tongs over the wonderful aroma of burning charcoal or propane. Lately I’m experimenting with the various kinds of wood chips to produce different flavors on whatever is over the fire. To...

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