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.

Top Traits of Leasing Consultants
 

Top 5 Traits of the Greatest Leasing Consultants in the World

Congratulations! You have a fantastic product. Newsflash! Your competitor has a fantastic product, too. You offer the latest, greatest, extraordinarily unique leasing training program? So does your competitor. Well, your leasing office is slick, stylish, and the leasing office is equipped with the best mobile technology money can buy. Have you visited your neighbor lately? […]

Compliance
 

How Properties Can Stay a Step Ahead of Accessibility Compliance

What an apartment owner or manager doesn’t know about accessibility can literally be costly. Properties that are non-compliant to provisions of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and American’s With Disabilities Act of 1990 subject themselves to millions of dollars in damages. Most often, violators could prevent such exposure if only they’d fully understood […]

Crisis Communication Plan
 

4 Quick Tips to Help You Form a Crisis Communications Plan

As a property manager, protecting residents is your number one priority. Because of this, crisis management should be an essential part of your property management business. A crisis can be any situation that is threatening or could threaten to harm people or property, seriously interrupt operations, damage reputation and/or negatively impact the bottom line.  Even […]

Senior Care Questions
 

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 […]

Smoke Alarm
 

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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