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  • It’s High Time to Talk Medicinal Marijuana

    When I was 13, I went to my very first concert. My mom and uncle took me to see my favorite band, Third Eye Blind, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland. Two minutes into the show, Mom turned to me and said, “Do you smell that, Lauren? That’s pot. Don’t breathe it in!” Confused as to how I would enjoy the rest of the concert while holding my breath, I nodded, made a mental note and continued...
  • Through the Perilous Fight

    I recently had the opportunity to attend the USA vs. Panama game at Century Link Field in Seattle. It was a day of patriotic celebration and happiness. Fireworks, fútbol chants and team spirit filled the streets of Pioneer Square. This was a match to remember.  The scarves that we received as part of the pricey ticket package sported the slogan “Through the Perilous Fight.” After hanging it on my...
  • Multifamily Revenue: Sexy and You Know It

    If there is a director of revenue management at your firm, you can thank Greg Cross, Senior Vice President of Revenue Management at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and the keynote speaker for the 2013 Apartment Revenue Management Conference, Sept. 23-25 at the Turnberry Isle Miami Resort. Back in 1993 Cross created and wrote the first job description for a hotel-based Director of Revenue Management, and...
  • Move ‘Em In, Move ‘Em Out

    The Guide To Successfully Turning Units While researching unique perspectives on move-ins and move-outs in the property management world, I kept attempting to resort to a metaphor. Then I came across the origin of the word “metaphor” itself, which means “to carry” in Greek. In the context of a typical metaphor, the “carrying” is referring to the sense of one word to a different word, but I...

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