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  • Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

    I am one of those people who will only love my own children. (Fingers crossed I even have an affinity for them.) I certainly think kids are cute, and I wish I were great with those little rugrats, but I just don’t seem to have the patience for them. Truth be told, I’d rather be talking to adults. This, along with my apathy (to put it kindly) for dogs, makes me a terrible, terrible person—so no...
  • Will You Accept This Rose…And Rent Increase?

    Next Monday is the season finale of “The Bachelorette.” Naturally, I’m an emotional wreck. Despite the upheaval in my personal life, I still managed to cover July 24th’s Webinar Wednesday, “Dollars and Rents: How to Navigate Your Residents Through the Changing Rental Market”—which, coincidentally, discussed my favorite show. According to Webinar moderator Rommel Anacan, President of the...
  • Top Sessions at San Diego Education Conference Shed Light on Industry Pain Points

    Hearing Sir Richard Branson’s take on innovation, watching the audience sit entranced as Janice Driver drew on her law enforcement background to present ways to better communicate, the opening night Rock the Block party and close to 200 veterans who took part in our first NAAEI Military Career Fair – those are just a few of the items that make up my own top 10 list from last month’s NAA Education...
  • Bacon, Wine and Life-Long Residents

    I’ve been to a million (OK, four) pool parties at my apartment community. Sure, I got some free hot dogs and a cup of lemonade, but after several summers of the same old, I have no desire to reunite with Oscar Mayer.  It’s hard to come up with new, affordable resident events, but according to July 10’s Webinar Wednesday, “Reinvent the Resident Event,” doing so is necessary to attract and retain...

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