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  • Maximizing the Benefits of Location: How Conventional Communities Should Capitalize on Their Proximity to a College or University

    Ten years ago, purpose-built student housing was not the widely accepted niche that it is today.  It has moved beyond the stereotypes of communities that closely resemble a scene from “Animal House”, to a highly coveted segment of the multifamily industry.  Wall Street recognizes it’s power, and everyone from Independent Rental Owners to REIT’s are looking for a piece of the action.   Here’s the...
  • Get your Time…and your Life…Back! Own Your Busy!

    Like most others in the workforce today, you probably “twitch” all day long.  You won’t admit it, though, right?  You think it’s a badge of courage in today’s high tech world.  “Twitching” refers to the reaction you have every time an alert sounds on your “smart” device.  If it were really that smart, it would silence itself so that you could actually get some work done.  When those alerts buzz...
  • The Power of Positive Thinking—And Oprah Podcasts

    My roommate—who is a self-proclaimed mess right now, both personally and professionally—has started downloading podcasts from Oprah’s Spirit Channel to re-center herself. Last week she pulled out a notebook and began rattling off inspiring catch phrases—nuggets of wisdom such as “remember your spirit,” “what we dwell on is who we become” and “never speak out against the beef industry.” My...
  • Fair Housing Five

    I am so excited to be a part of the “Fair Housing 5” for this year’s National Apartment Association trade show and conference, and I am looking forward to the first time ever that NAA is being held in Boston (and I for one am glad it is not Viva! Las Vegas! yet again this year).  Being a part of the Fair Housing 5 means that I get to hang out with (and spar with) some of the brightest fair...

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