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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How Smart Lockers are Making Package Delivery Easier

The holiday package rush in the past few years has grown to such proportions that one amenity that many apartments typically provide residents is becoming difficult to manage. An improving economy is no doubt a reason why the nation’s leading parcel services anticipate delivering about 10 million more packages during the holiday season. The idea […]

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Weathering the Ice Melt Shortage this Winter

The weather outside is already frightful for some parts of the country, and leaner supplies of ice melt aren’t helping. Severe winter weather last year and earlier this year along with increased usage of calcium chloride in oil and gas fracking are depleting supplies of ice melt products. The chemical is a salt of calcium […]

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Home Price and Ownership Trends and How They Impact the Depth of a Renter Pool

Analyzing single-family affordability is an important data point to understanding the current and potential size of a metro’s renter pool. In other words, it’s another pin in the map to help you forecast. Here’s what we mean: The U.S. average for single-family home prices was four times larger the national median income. If we use […]

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Prep your Property: Reducing Seasonal Service Requests

Want fewer service requests this holiday season? How many of your residents will be traveling or entertaining company this season? Help them ensure everything goes smoothly and potentially prevent last-minute service calls by sharing this helpful list with residents before they realize a service order is needed in the midst of the holiday rush! Be […]

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Spend Management: Save Money by Standardizing your Property

The scenario is all too common in the multifamily housing industry. An apartment portfolio will unnecessarily spend itself out of a good thing. The fruits of years of planning and executing the next move in a major market or acquiring a new set of properties are slower to come simply because a spend management program […]

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Is Apartment Supply Heading to Where Households Are Forming?

What do household formation and apartment supply have in common? MPF Research looked at the relationship between total household growth and apartment supply growth among the top 50 U.S. metros, since the recession. Overall, we found that there is a linear relationship between the two. But by region, clear differences emerge, especially when viewed in […]

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6 Reasons Why Properties Should Consider an E-Payment System

There have been incidents of paying residents, being wrongly targeted for eviction, as a result of swiped rent checks. Also, an instance of a site employee, charged with manipulating the books to divert tens of thousands of dollars in money orders into a personal bank account. A property management company painfully realizing that over the […]

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10 Quick and Easy Ways to Winterize your Property this Season

Frigid, blustery weather approaches many parts of the country, and property management companies potentially face the wrath of Old Man Winter. An arctic blast can be especially costly for those who aren’t prepared. Ed Wolff, President of Leasing Desk Insurance, says apartments can help minimize the potential for damage from frozen pipes and fire by taking […]

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Coefficient of Variation: A New Way to Define Investment Risk

When the topic of risk management comes up, executives immediately think about business risk, while investors consider risk-adjusted returns. But few ever contextualize risk management as a tool to efficiently allocate capital. The foundation of risk management – the way in which risk is measured – is a calculation surrounding the spectrum of possible results. […]

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How to Keep the Flu and Other Viruses Out of your Community

The country’s annual flu epidemic has begun building momentum for about a five-month journey that will keep some workers from working, children from going to school and seniors at their bedsides. Influenza or flu seasons are unpredictable and can be severe, cautions the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While prime flu season is […]

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