Michael Cunningham

Contributor, Property Management Insider

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Michael Cunningham is Content Marketing Manager at ProofHQ, and the former Managing Editor of PropertyManagementInsider.com. He worked as a 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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The Transparent Future of Glass in Apartment Communities

New uses for glass can add unique effects to apartment design Picture a common area in an apartment. Now examine the construction of the room you’ve envisioned. Chances are, you imagined four opaque, textured walls – maybe in colors beyond the standard eggshell if you got creative. However, glass industry innovators and entrepreneurs are shattering[]

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21st Century Communication in Multifamily Property Management

Team collaboration across a large apartment portfolio often proves challenging, particularly during growth cycles. Assembling the key players and sending an email alone takes time and money, and sometimes the message gets lost along the way, especially when it’s directed to so many inboxes. Still, according to 61 percent of those polled in a Pew Center[]

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Talking Trash: The Value of Keeping Your Apartment Community Clean

Increase revenue by relying on smarter waste services for your apartment community  Trash talk is hardly sexy, especially following a discussion about high-end apartment amenities, but Shawn Handrahan gave it a try at the recent Marcus & Millichap multifamily conference in Dallas. Handrahan is CEO and president of Valet Waste, which provides services for handling[]

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Untangling Telecom: Making the Right Decisions for Your Multifamily Properties

One of the more enlightening panels at the November 2016 NMHC OpTech conference focused on telecom at multifamily properties, a subject that grows increasingly complex as new services and vendors enter the marketplace. Today the issue is more important than ever as broadband has become the most desired amenity among renters, and many owners are[]

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Beyond Basic Training: Multiply Staff Value With Ongoing Software Learning

Considering that your employees represent your greatest (and most expensive) asset, shouldn’t you be increasing their value over time just as you would any other investment? Almost every function in property management now involves software. That’s why it’s shocking how many PMCs invest heavily in software, but minimally in training their people to get the[]

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Home Depot Recommends Top Tools for Your Maintenance Team

There are no two ways about it: your maintenance team is often the face of your apartment community. So, why not show your appreciation for the value they add to the overall operation of the property and their contribution to resident satisfaction? The New Year is the perfect time to say a special thanks with[]

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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[]

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Going Green in 2017: Apartment Color Trends to Watch

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 Signals New Beginnings The outcome of the presidential election may be changing the way that developers, builders, and analysts view the apartment industry in 2017. And it will most certainly inspire how “green” multifamily gets in the coming year – in more ways than one. The incoming administration’s[]

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Multifamily Design Trends to Watch in 2017

A new year means interior designers have wiped their palettes clean and reloaded with a fresh set of styles and crazes to outfit living spaces. Exhausted trends have faded into the horizon and new paint styles, kitchen and wall finishes and furniture looks are poised to make a run for multifamily design into 2017. With[]

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The State of Multifamily Construction

Higher construction and labor costs continue to challenge the housing industry, prompting newer strategies to build multifamily and student housing communities within budget and on schedule. Since the apartment boom launched a few years ago, developers and builders have battled a lack in skilled labor. In the last couple of years, materials prices – namely[]

U.S. Apartment Market Posts Robust Revenue Growth in Third Quarter

Top-line revenue growth numbers for apartments in the third quarter remain terrific, despite the struggles seen in the general economy. Watch Greg Willett and Jay Parsons from MPF Research as they examine 3rd quarter preliminary data and share what is likely ahead for 2012.

A Vision for One Affordable Housing Program

Gustaveo Sapiurka has a vision for the affordable housing industry: that one day there will be a single affordable housing program. Learn about his recent visit to Washington, D.C. to see if this could be a reality.

Is Your Food Supply Disaster-Ready?

As the Eastern seaboard of the United States waits on Hurricane Irene to make up her mind where she makes landfall, it’s important to keep food safety in mind while you’re making other preparations.

3 Tips for Making the Budgeting Process Less Scary

The annual budgeting process is one of the most dreaded activities for apartment managers and owners. But with a little planning and some helpful tools, you can make this yearly chore a little less scary. Here are three tips that can help.

Are the Days of the Paper Mountain Numbered?

After more than 30 years of predictions and prognostications, the technology is here to create a true paperless office. The question is how quickly “paper” transitions to “paperless.” Have you conquered the paper mountain?

Don’t Hide Your Apartment Web Sites From Mobile Users

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project recently released the results of survey exploring how Americans use their cell phones and smartphones, which once again shows the importance of mobile enabling your property web sites.

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