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  • Using Due Diligence to Minimize Mistakes & MAXIMIZE Acquisition Value

    Shrewd apartment owners understand that the greatest financial value in an apartment transaction can be had during the acquisition—not the exit.Industry veteran Ian Mattingly, President of LumaCorp in Dallas, speaks from experience. He is part of a management team that carries more than 90 years of investor experience when it comes to applying due diligence. LumaCorp owns 24 communities that...
  • My RPM Story – Mike Markus

    When I began working in residential property management (RPM), I was mowing lawns. Now, as a maintenance director for BRG Realty Group, I oversee more than 7,000 apartment homes.Thanks to eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps, I have the skills and determination to grow and thrive in RPM. I served in the 4th Marine Corps Recruiting Command, where I managed eight recruiting stations and 850...
  • Hell's Kitchen

    Picture someone who knows their way around both a grocery store and a kitchen. Someone who can pick out a handful of ingredients and turn them into something edible. An average adult, really.  Are you picturing them? OK, good. Now picture the exact opposite. That’s me. My cooking struggles are worthy of a documentary—the antithesis of the awe-inspiring “Chef’s Table,” we’ll say. People will watch...
  • What Should I Do Differently?

    A simple question from a student in a pool class turned into a fantastic discussion recently. The question that opened up the potentially view changing realization was: “My pool inspector is coming tomorrow, what should I do differently?” Not being familiar with local swimming pool code and operations I opened the question up to the class at large. The responses were wide ranging and potentially...

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