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  • Dancing with the Devil

    I am very happy to be a part of the NAA Education Conference this year. It’s going to be a panel not-to-be-missed with industry heavy-hitters like Toni Blake, Victoria Cowart and Lori Snider! Internet Brands and our ApartmentRatings.com review site have made a major commitment to the industry over the past several years. We’ve implemented many game-changing updates that have already taken place (...
  • How to Create Desirable Green Apartments Presentation at NAA’s Conference

    I am pleased to announce that I will be moderating a very interesting presentation at the NAA Education Conference & Exposition in San Diego. The presentation, titled Creating Desirable Green Apartments Renters Will Pay More for and Demand, will feature Gretchen Ponts of Strata Research, DeeAnne McClanahan of Greystar Residential, and Steve Sadler of Post Apartment Homes, L.P. on Friday, June...
  • Will Your Resident Be a VIP or MIA?

    In this world of mediocre service or automated do-it-yourself options, there are a special few service providers that have my unwavering loyalty. On the short list: My dentist – The staff is friendly, welcoming and reassuring, the office is immaculately clean, the receptionist always asks about my spouse and kids by name, and they give me a little lavender-scented towelette at the end of my...
  • 2013 Apartment Revenue Management Conference - An Expanded World of Revenue

    Let's face it: multifamily revenue management has a lot more to it than merely the software-assisted pricing of apartment units. Yes, we're still all about the application of algorithms to availability, trends in supply and demand, exposure and expirations (not to mention how all of the above is getting crunched by our comps) in order to generate optimal lease rates and terms. As the only...

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