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  • How (and Why) to Build Community within Your Community

    The apartment industry houses one-third of the American population, so you might think that would make our onsite staff experts on building community. After all, they’re on the front lines of American families, and in many ways know their residents very well. So, how can property managers and leasing professionals take resident functions a step further than holiday parties to build a strong sense...
  • Cheers to 2015

    Ba rum bu bu bum. With a seasonal drumroll in place…it’s time for our annual What’s In and What’s Out list! But before we get to the big reveal in our January issue of units Magazine, here’s a preview of some personal favorites. In: 1989. Taylor Swift’s latest album is responsible for at least six near-accidents with me behind the wheel. I apparently have no control over my body when I hear “...
  • Looking Ahead to 2015: Three Trends Sweeping Multifamily Communities

    As the new year approaches, multifamily owners must be prepared for the new wave of multifamily amenities and industry trends that are emerging. As resident preferences and demands continue to evolve, these trends can reveal a significant amount about a property’s target market and become vital to ensuring a community’s long-term success. In order to stay ahead of the curve, a multifamily...
  • I Won't Grow Up

    Much like Peter Pan, I will never age. This is just a fact. But for the rest of you poor saps, you may as well pick out your future persona now. Are you gonna be a Blanche, a Rose, a Dorothy or a Sophia? The sun is quickly setting on those Golden years. (The only correct response, by the way, is Sophia.) And while some of us may not be there yet, many of our parents are. With people living longer...

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