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  • Maintenance Mania - My Labor of Love

    When I started at NAA in the summer of 2008, I knew that my job responsibilities would be many and varied. Among the projects I would undertake was a little program called Maintenance Mania. The concept was pretty unusual but sounded like a lot of fun. Most appealing to me was the fact that this program puts the spotlight on those who rarely get any recognition but for whom this industry could...
  • NAAEI and NAA Offer Many Ways to Share Insights from Upcoming Education Conference in Boston

    Our annual NAA Education Conference and Exposition is only weeks away. The conference attracts thousands of apartment industry professionals from across the country and is a great way to learn more about the issues facing our industry, expand your network of professional contacts and see first-hand some of the exciting work being done by others in multifamily housing.   Unfortunately, not...
  • 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...

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