Property Management

Property management involves the processes, systems and manpower required to manage the life cycle of rental housing properties, including acquisition, control, accountability, responsibility, maintenance, utilization and disposition. There are many facets to this industry and profession and PMI covers them all.

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5 Questions to Ask Adult Children Seeking Senior Living Services

Movie actress Bette Davis once said that getting old isn’t for sissies. While many of today’s seniors will likely agree with that, so will adult children who care for or are making life decisions for their aging parents. Aging populations are creating a demand for independent or assisted living communities while also placing heavy responsibilities […]

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Food for Thought: Smoke Alarm Safety in your Home

A survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of Kidde Fire Safety reports that almost five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie over the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm. Gooey Carbs 1, Fire Safety 0. Not surprising when you think about it. Chalk another one up to Americans’ […]

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How Online Shopping is Transforming the Apartment Industry

The online shopping revolution is banging on your door.  Are you ready? A revolution is going on inside consumers’ computers, one that the apartment industry should take note. In the last six years, shopping has evolved, shifting from brick-and-mortars to the Internet. Ten million Americans work more than 60 hours per week and because of […]

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Home Brewing Boom: The Craft Beer Renaissance

Home beer making for personal enjoyment is making a comeback in the U.S in a big way. It is a sign of the times, and it’s something that landlords may have to deal with more often with tenants. Unless you get a whiff of the pungent aroma of stewing hops, you likely won’t know if […]

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The Consumer Shift to Private Label Products

Private label products are gaining ground over national labels, having eclipsed sales in recent years. Will these brands continue to prove themselves and keep customers returning? How will this behavior affect the apartment industry? Catchy slogans and unforgettable jingles have lured America to name-brand products that have become household names for generations. Characters and role […]

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Creating a Safe Dog Park for Your Residents

It’s no secret that man’s best friend is becoming an apartment owner’s or operator’s BFF as well. Dogs and pets are becoming as big as part of the resident amenity culture as a good internet connection and a cool breeze from a ceiling fan. Late last year, a National Multihousing Family Council study from a […]

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3 Ways AMLI Residential Reduced Energy Consumption and Expenses

AMLI Residential is making a splash in savings with water at its properties, but not how you might think. Cutting energy costs has become a big initiative in multifamily housing, and AMLI Residential has reshaped its brand in recent years to focus on a greener side of apartment living. New developments are built according to […]

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4 Trends Reflecting Changes in Apartment Landscape Designs

Apartment landscape designs are going through changes. And it’s getting ‘cool’ again to be the straight-and-narrow and a little square kid at school—or, at least, when it comes to multifamily landscaping.

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6 Tips to Help Your Property Prepare for Hurricane Season

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up to again be below-normal, which is good news for apartments along U.S. coast lines. Activity has been mild with only a handful of storms that have not made much of an impact inland or along shores.

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No, There Aren’t Really Any Rent Concessions in the Apartment Market Right Now

It’s September, and that means the apartment sector’s big-time clustering of industry events that occur seasonally in the fall has now begun. Some of MPF Research’s analysts participated in the InterFace Multifamily Texas conference last week and were struck by a fairly odd discussion that suggested rent concessions are beginning to creep into the picture […]

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