Apartmentalize 2021 Schedule
(Subject to change)
All sessions and activities will take place in McCormick Place West. General Sessions will take place in Wintrust Arena.
Wednesday, September 01
Delivering ROI from Employee Rewards and Recognition
Join Philip Altschuler, SVP of HR & Training for Gables Residential, as he discusses his journey to develop an employee recognition program that’s delivered a positive ROI during three consecutive years. This program has become more impactful during COVID-19, connecting distanced employees through recognition. Learn how Gables Residential overcame challenges implementing the program in a company with traditional recognition practices, created a social currency appealing to all associates and established a culture of recognition that continually ranks as a top perk.
How To Define Your Market To Help Drive Business Success
Ever wonder how to pick the right markets or sub-markets and the right property to buy within them? How about how to read your true comp micro market, overall market, and everything in between in order to know what mindset you should have as an owner? In this session, we are going to learn what key performance indicators show signs of a strengthening or softening market and how they interact with each other. We are also going to cover how to use data to define your market to help you drive business success with everything from acquisitions, managing, to selling apartment communities.
Grumble... Mumble... Stumble: Conquering Training's Toughest Challenges
Employees say the opportunity to learn new things is their biggest motivator. Why then is it so difficult to garner enthusiasm for training? When employees “grumble” before training (lack of learning motivation), “mumble” while in session (lack of learning engagement), and “stumble” when attempting to apply new skills (lack of learning effectiveness), it’s obvious something isn’t working. Traditional corporate training models have their drawbacks, but this session demonstrates how to create a successful learning culture and gain effective buy-in from every level of the organization.
What’s Next? Renter Needs and Industry Opportunities After the Pandemic
COVID-19 turned the world upside down in 2020, fundamentally changing what renters want and how the industry operates. The rise of social distancing, remote work and unemployment led many to re-evaluate where they live. Leasing, meanwhile, became a virtual business with new challenges. We break down the data on how renter behavior actually changed and evaluate what worked and what didn’t during the pivot. We also ask “what’s next?” and explore the permanence of these shifts, acknowledging which are temporary and which require adaptation for years to come.
Creative Collection Solutions in Affordable Housing
COVID-19 has led to financial distress for countless renters and resulted in legislation that forced our industry to adapt and embrace innovative solutions in all operations, including collections. Join us in a case study format to discuss actual, effective collection strategies that complied with local, state and federal regulations and maximized collections. Find out what worked and what did not work from real housing providers’ experiences and explore how to use this information in your operations. To achieve a properties’ financial goals, your property team must analyze and be creative with collections.