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My RPM Story: RPM Careers Ambassador Bailey Melanson

RPM Careers

RPM Career AmbassadorMy residential property management (RPM) story started a bit earlier than most: My mother was a property manager and my father owned an industry vendor company, so you could say I was born into it! With family ties giving me such a strong connection to the industry, it’s no wonder that I’m now an RPM Careers ambassador. 

RPM Careers ambassadors are the faces of, the National Apartment Association’s new website designed to bring talent to our industry. When job seekers visit, they can check out our page and connect with us using email or LinkedIn. It’s a great way to get an insider’s point of view on all the great career paths available in RPM.

I love helping and interacting with people, and RPM is a dynamic industry full of opportunities. Initially, I was on the vendor side, marketing my employer’s services to apartment communities. As I got to know the people who worked at these properties, I quickly realized that I wanted to join their teams! In 2009, I applied for my first leasing consultant position and was hired. I’m so thankful that I chose to pursue this career.

I’m now a marketing manager for Lincoln Property Company in Nashville. My responsibilities include monitoring the web presence, social media marketing, reputation management, outreach marketing, advertising, and promotions. What I love most about my role is that it has so many different facets. I get to interact with multiple properties, clients, and vendors, and I work on a wealth of projects every day — all of which keeps things fresh and exciting. 

What else do I love about my RPM career? Every day is different, bringing new experiences that I can learn from and build on. Some days I’m conducting outreach for new residents, other days I’m at a property providing support, and some days I’m at my desk creating a marketing plan. It’s always interesting, challenging, and rewarding. The icing on the cake: working for an amazing company that believes in my talents! 

I signed up to be an RPM Careers ambassador to help expose others to this extraordinary and fascinating industry. This business is continually evolving and growing and offers endless opportunities in a variety of roles. It’s rewarding and so much fun when you’re working in an industry that has no bounds!