Michael Cunningham



Michael Cunningham
Managing Editor, Property Management Insider
Social Media Manager, RealPage

michael.cunningham@propertymanagementinsider.com
Twitter: @RealPageMichael
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Michael Cunningham is the Managing Editor of PropertyManagementInsider.com. He is also the social media manager for RealPage, Inc., a provider of on-demand software solutions that integrate and streamline single-family and a wide variety of multifamily rental property management business functions. He is responsible for promoting the company through various media channels, including editorial, print and online advertising, and social media. Michael received his education at Indiana University where he majored in English.

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Downtown Oakland (Photo by Zach Corr) by James Daisa.

U.S. Apartment Fundamentals Continue to Hold Steady in Q1 2014

MPF Research reports that the U.S. apartment sector continues to post strong fundamentals even as new supply levels ramp up – with occupancy registering around 95% and annual rent growth around 3% for the seventh consecutive quarter.

April 1, 2014 by Michael Cunningham
Census Bureau Mapping Tool

New Mapping Tool Reveals Renter Hot Spots

A new mapping tool from the Census Bureau gives an in-depth look into American communities, telling us, among other things, where home ownership rates are the highest and, conversely, where renters live.

January 15, 2014 by Michael Cunningham
Do Bed Bugs Have Seasonal Trends?

Bed Bug Research Reveals Seasonal Trend

Do bed bug infestations have seasonal trends? A new study released this week by the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine revealed a significant seasonal cycle in bed bug reporting in Philadelphia.

January 10, 2014 by Michael Cunningham
Top 10 Apartment Market Annual Rent Growth Leaders

Top 10 Apartment Market Annual Rent Growth Leaders from 2013 [Video]

Where did rents climb the most in 2013? In this video update, Greg Willett and Jay Parsons from MPF Research highlight the nation’s top 10 markets for rent growth in 2013. While many of the usual suspects rank high on the list, there were also a few surprises.

January 8, 2014 by Michael Cunningham
U.S. Apartment Market Performance Q4 2013

U.S. Apartment Sector Holds Relatively Steady in Q4 2013 [Video]

Going into 2013’s 4th quarter, the U.S. apartment sector entered a period of vulnerability – with lots of new supply scheduled to complete during what are traditionally the slowest months for apartment demand. So how did the apartment sector hold up? Greg Willett and Jay Parsons take a look in this video edition of Apartment Market Dynamics.

January 2, 2014 by Michael Cunningham
Top 10 Property Management Articles from 2013

PMI’s Top 10 Property Management Articles from 2013

As we looked over Google Analytics from the past year, these 10 property management, apartment marketing, and expense management articles emerged as the top performing, most read articles. Without further ado, here are the Greatest Hits from 2013.

December 28, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
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Apartment Marketing for a One-Screen World

According to Mitch Joel in his book “Ctrl Alt Delete,” we all need to “reboot” our thinking and stop worrying about multiple screens and embrace the one screen that matters: the one in front of the consumer.

August 16, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
Apartment Marketing Lessons from Shark Week

Apartment Marketing Tips from Shark Week

Apartment marketing and sharks have more in common than you might think. Here are a few apartment marketing tips I learned from watching Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.

August 8, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
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Is Generation Y Driving Current Apartment Leasing Activity?

With demand for apartments outpacing deliveries for Q2 2013, it looks like some of the pent-up apartment demand from young adults who have been living at home with mom and dad is being unleashed, driving leasing activity to impressive levels.

July 5, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
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Fireworks Safety Tips for Apartment Properties [Infographic]

Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain, causing serious burns and eye injuries. Here are some important safety tips to help ensure your personal and resident’s safety.

July 3, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
Bed Bug Lawsuit Jury Award

Apartment Ordered to Pay Resident $800,000 Over Bed Bug Infestation

The recent jury award of $800,000 to a Maryland renter for a bed bug infestation could understandably have the multifamily and rental housing industries a little on edge lately. Is this lawsuit settlement a harbinger of things to come? Possibly, but at the very least the case highlights a growth in bed bug lawsuits nationwide.

June 20, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
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$1.1Trillion Apartment Industry Produces Lasting Economic Impact

Representing the NMHC and NAA, Tom Bozzuto, chairman and CEO of the Bozzuto Group, testified before a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee how the apartment industry and its 35 million residents contribute more than a trillion dollars to the national economy.

June 6, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
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Bed Bug Epidemic Not Waning Survey Shows [Infographic]

The latest survey of pest management professionals across the U.S. by the National Pest Management Association confirms what the multifamily industry already suspects: the bed bug problem isn’t going away any time soon.

May 28, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
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Is Your Apartment Pool Making Residents Sick?

With summer approaching, chances are your residents will be spending a fair amount of time at the community swimming pool. But lurking within those clear and pristine waters are hidden dangers that could make your residents sick.

May 22, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
How to Help Tornado Victims

How to Help with Tornado Relief Efforts

If you wish to aid the disaster relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you have a number of options.

May 21, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
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The Property Management Field Guide to Cicadas

Should property management companies and apartment communities be worried about this impending cicada apocalypse and property damage? Not really. Here’s your Property Management Field Guide to everything you wanted to know about cicadas, and a few things you probably didn’t want to know.

May 15, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
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Renter’s Insurance: Educating Residents about the Realities

According to one survey, only 31% of renters have renter’s insurance. Here are some common misconceptions renter’s have about renter’s insurance and why they pass on such a valuable way to protect not only their belongings but their bank accounts.

May 14, 2013 by Michael Cunningham
Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Apartment Amenities: Understanding What Gen Y Wants

A panel of Generation Y multifamily professionals render their verdicts on development trends and amenities that are typically targeted at them and whether they are truly essential or overrated.

May 10, 2013 by Michael Cunningham