Leah Mendes


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Leah is a contributing editor of Property Management Insider. She is also a Social Media Specialist at RealPage Inc., a leading provider of property management software solutions for the multifamily, commercial, single-family and vacation rental housing industries. Her background includes social media, digital marketing and international marketing. Prior to joining RealPage, she managed social media strategy for a start up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and for the Texas A&M Center for International Business Studies. Leah is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

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[]

Apartment Content Marketing: Telling Stories That Build Brands

Will Rogers captivated audiences with his frontier-style storytelling and humor. He found the right blend of content while appealing to the masses with a plain yet inspiring message. The youngest of eight children born in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory in 1839, he was recognized for spinning rope on Vaudeville and became a household[]

Smart Home Technology: Managed versus Unmanaged Systems

Smart home technology is hardly vanilla these days. For an apartment community to provide residents with amenities like smart locks, smart thermostats, lighting and shades accessible through their smartphones, finding the right recipe may be akin to having too many cooks in the kitchen. The answer is boiling down to managed and unmanaged smart community[]

RealWorld 2019: Reliving the Magic

Taking a break from the glitz of Las Vegas, RealWorld 2019 captured the magic, imagination and inspiration known for one of America’s top vacation destinations in July. RealPage greeted customers and industry leaders for three days in Orlando and demonstrated how its software changes how people experience, utilize and monetize rental space for working, living[]

Introducing Market Analytics: The New Multifamily Market Research Standard

The new wave of multifamily market research has arrived, and it’s more telling than ever. Market Analytics, the industry’s only transaction-driven analytics platform that assembles full market transparency, launched in July, is a deeper dive of market data that more intensely combines the power of RealPage, Axiometrics, MPF Research and Real Capital Analytics. Its simple,[]

NMHC Toolkit Designed to Stimulate Affordability in Apartment Industry

The multifamily housing industry has reached the point of crisis in many communities where rent rises have surpassed households’ pay raises, straining affordability. Attempts – some of them successful – to enact rent control have cast a dark cloud, and leaders argue that mandatory limits to price increases aren’t a viable solution, now or tomorrow.[]

Feeling Good Inside

The multifamily industry impacts millions of lives every day. As such, it is in society’s best interest that multi-family professionals do what they can to create healthy indoor environments within their communities. Residents receiving the full benefit of healthy indoor air is a win for everyone. Residents benefit when apartment communities in deregulated energy markets[]

Onsite Energy Generation and Weather

A friend of mine and I were chatting about on-site energy generation and what to do when the seasons change. Specifically, solar pool heating. “I turn my system off in the winter,” he said. As we are in California and our climate is very mild, I was surprised. “Why? What kind of system do you[]

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[]

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6 Social Media Lessons for Multifamily Professionals

Although our interactions on social media take place in a digital world, nothing beats face-to-face interactions when it comes to exchanging the latest knowledge and forming lasting relationships. For this reason, over 200 marketers and professionals across the industry gathered at the Meritage Resort and Spa January 31 through February 2 for the Multifamily Social[]

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RealPage Expands Rental Housing Asset Optimization with Acquisition of Lease Rent Options, LRO®

Today, RealPage Inc. announced plans to acquire Lease Rent Options, LRO. LRO is a revenue management solution that empowers optimized pricing for over 1.5 million apartments, and will expand RealPage’s real-time lease transaction data to improve optimization of new and renewal prices for rental housing leases. This acquisition will also provide RealPage with additional data[]

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A Year in Review: Property Management Insider’s Top 5 Articles of 2016

2016 was an eventful year for the property management industry. In case you missed out on our news and insights, we’ve created a recap of the most popular Property Management Insider articles of 2016 to help you improve your business. Here’s a look back are our top 5 articles: 1. Handling Angry Residents Need some advice[]

A New Perspective: Creating a Home for Multifamily Residents

What comes to mind when you hear the word home? You may think about the place where you grew up as a child or currently live with your family. For many, home is a place where babies take their first steps, kids are raised, and important memories are shared between loved ones. One thing is[]

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4 New Multifamily Technology Trends to Engage Prospective Renters

The competition in the multifamily market is fierce. Individuals shopping for apartment homes have access to more options than ever before at the click of a button—and if your property doesn’t offer a truly unique experience, it’s difficult to stand out from the crowd. New technology trends are on the horizon for multifamily, and property[]

What’s New in Social: Video Ad Performance, Algorithm Updates, Live Streaming

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. This weekly series was created to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. By creating a strong multifamily social media presence, your property management company is[]

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What’s New in Social: Reactions, Messages and Videos

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media to support apartment marketing efforts. Here’s[]

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What’s New in Social: Videos, Views and Viral Ads

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s what’s new in social: Twitter[]

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What’s New in Social: Adding a Personal Touch

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s what’s new in social:[]

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