Guy Lyman

Author and Contributor

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Based in New Orleans, Guy Lyman is a professional writer with over 25 years’ experience writing about multifamily and commercial real estate. Lyman is a frequent contributor and writer for the Property Management Insider blog.

Industry First: A Centralized Portfolio Reporting and Analysis and Platform Addressing All Asset Types

RealPage Asset and Investment Management (AIM) aggregates and clearly presents property performance and valuation data to owners, asset managers, investors, and operators. Until now, pulling together data across a diverse portfolio in a form suitable for analyzing performance, valuation, cash flow, and other metrics has involved a confusing, time-wasting jumble of software solutions and manual[]

RealPage Financial Suite Slashes Busy Work for Real Estate Accountants

If you’re a real estate accountant, take a moment to list the tasks that cost you the most time and headaches in your job. Next, compare your list to the seven accounting functions listed below that the RealPage Financial Suite speeds and streamlines. Then consider what your job would be like if all these tools were[]

Four Trends in Marketing Senior Housing

You’re well aware that the bulk of marketing efforts for senior properties has shifted to the Internet, so we won’t dwell on it here. If you’re not keeping up with what’s happening with online marketing, you’re not keeping up with your competition in senior housing. It’s that simple. But knowing you should take action isn’t[]

How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Resident Screening

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of those terms used so liberally that you’re never sure whether you’re being snowed by marketers. But in the context of RealPage’s new AI-based resident screening solution, the payoff is so obvious and easily documented that there’s no question it’s bringing about a revolution. The ROI is proving to be[]

Still Using Excel or Quickbooks for Investment Accounting? It’s Time to Reconsider.

For the sake of ease, speed, accuracy and professionalism, many large GP’s and LP’s have heavily invested in new software for investment accounting. But the same can’t be said for many small to mid-market firms. While the benefits are equally powerful for smaller firms, the price of the software and implementation services (traditionally ranging anywhere from $150,000[]

Five Ways to Enhance Property Management Learning through Social Engagement

A learning management system such as EasyLMS can revolutionize the acquisition of new knowledge and skills at your property management company, making your staff a continually improving asset. As your first line of learning, an LMS is loaded with industry, software and company-specific knowledge for everyone from your maintenance tech to leasing staff to property manager.[]

How Data Analytics is Driving Multifamily Portfolio Outperformance

This year’s RealWorld conference will be packed with sessions illustrating how artificial intelligence, business intelligence, benchmarking, revenue management and other cutting-edge data-crunching technologies have become the secret weapons of asset managers chasing maximum multifamily portfolio performance. “These tools have come into their own and are delivering big impacts,” says RealPage’s Keith Dunkin.“What were once esoteric[]

The Secret to Shortening your Financial Close Cycle

Month after month, year after year, financial close management is a dreary fact of life for real estate accounting staff. While it’s absolutely essential, there is little that’s creative or enjoyable about it. Most companies still handle month-end and year-end closes using Microsoft Excel: 33-year-old software that remains useful, but for this particular task entails[]

New Tools Extend Lead of Commercial Property Management

Not content to rest on their laurels, the design team for RealPage’s Commercial Property Management Suite has rolled out a trio of enhancements intended to streamline business for commercial customers. “Our intention was never to just become another player on the commercial side,” says Perry Levine, Industry Principal for RealPage Commercial. “I don’t believe anybody[]

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