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  • Why Your New Multifamily Technology Initiative Will Fail

    I was recently asked the question: "Why is it that new system initiatives using technology that works well, often fail to be adopted?" Anyone with any level of experience in systems and technology deployments has also most likely experienced some level of failure when deploying a new system. Far too often, however, that failure was not driven by the choice of the technology or the underlying...
  • Damage Control

    I got out of a real jam last month. After five years in the same apartment, my roommate and I were moving out. She was recently engaged and moving in with her fiancé. I was 90 percent happy for her, 10 percent being all, ‘WHAT IS HAPPENING?!’ Fine, 80/20.  Point is, I was more happy for her than I wasn’t. But her exciting news meant not only looking for a new apartment of my own, but reconciling...
  • Which of These 8 Multifamily I.T. Security Issues Are Yours?

    I was asked the question recently, “Mike, based on your 40+ years of experience in technologies, as a business manager, what are the common technology security issues that I should be concerned about?” Well, I am not going to dive into the architecture of data centers, computing platform data leakage, and perimeter defense strategies, but as a business manager I suggested the following security...
  • There’s No Place Like Home

    By day, I write about ancillary revenue opportunities. By night, I ask for cheaper rent. It’s all a bit confusing. But so, too, is the concept of resident friendly ancillary revenue. And according to Steve Lefkovits, Joshua Tree Conference Group Principal, learning to leverage ancillary revenue without incurring resident ire is key to any successful revenue management program. “Incredible rent...

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