Monday, August 18, 2014
Purchasing programs consist of negotiating national accounts with vendors, getting accounts established upon onboarding of a new asset, as well as monitoring pricing and standardizing products across your portfolio to increase your NOI and overall value of a property.As a procurement and purchasing management professional in the apartment industry, I often wonder why these programs are...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Both my biggest dream and greatest fear is meeting a potential love interest at my apartment community. The dream being that it’s a delightful “Meet Cute” and there’s no commute (I had to pay a highway toll to visit my ex-boyfriend). The fear being that you break up and have to see this horrible person’s face every time you want to use the pool.
Then again, in order to meet someone at my...
Monday, July 14, 2014
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...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
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...