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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Surviving the Perfect Storm in the Senior Living and Assisted Care Industry

RealPage’s Gustavo Sapiurka, Senior VP of OneSite, recently sat down to talk about affordable senior living and assisted care. Sapuirka discusses what he calls “the perfect storm” for the industry. He describes four parts of the wave: age, income, savings and caregiver shortage—in addition to the Medicaid expansion and shrinking Medicaid allotments that put pressure[]

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Homeowners Play an Important Role in Wildland Fire Prevention

As civilization sprawls further into woodland habitats, the threat of fire rises—and fire prevention plays a significant role for homeowners. In nature, fire plays a central role in managing wilderness health, clearing out brush and ground cover that would otherwise choke essential forest trees. The burned debris it leaves behind enriches the soil. It stimulates the[]

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Introducing RealPage Data Analytics: A One-Stop-Shop for Apartment Market Intelligence

Multifamily housing now is getting closer to fully embracing the holy grail of apartment market intelligence data. And the timing couldn’t be better. As the apartment industry rapidly adjusts to the changing landscape of the current cycle, RealPage Data Analytics will soon provide a singular source for critical market information. The new platform blends key[]

Aging Construction, Maintenance Demographic Calls for Extra Care, Safety

Workers who build apartments and other construction aren’t getting any younger. Neither are those who maintain them. In an industry hard-hit in recent years by labor shortages, the median age of men and women who hammer, saw and build roads has crept to 41, according to an assessment by the National Association of Home Builders[]

Apartment Design Trends from The Home Depot

Insights from The Home Depot on designing today’s apartments for the younger generation A new set of trends, likes and dislikes accompany every generation that comes along. Today’s older apartment residents cut their teeth on goldenrod and avocado appliances, then graduated to granite countertops and tile floors. Those preferences seemed light years away from the[]

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Why Hiring a 5-Star Property Maintenance Team is Critical in Multifamily

Anticipation hung in the air as Pinnacle Senior Vice President Raymond Van Beveren waited for the “interview.” The standing room only crowd, uncharacteristic for a property maintenance-oriented session at a multifamily conference, stifled a few giggles as the applicant, a broad-shouldered man, sauntered to the stage. “I’m here, I’m here!” he said as the crowd[]

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How Apartment Renovations Can Improve ROI

Rehab market has changed, but opportunities for creating good ROI through apartment renovations still exist As rents become more competitive and apartment inventory approaches its peak this year, the case for rehabilitating older properties in some markets may be strengthening. Done right, a modest upgrade of a 20- or 30-year-old multifamily community can offer renters[]

Millennials Staying at Home: How Multigenerational Living Impacts Multifamily

Talk of younger generations moving into their first homes always gets an ear in the multifamily industry. But many 25- and 35-year-old Millennials are likely to stay at home longer than previous generations or move back into the family nest. A recent Pew Research Center survey notes that 15 percent of these Millennials are living[]

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The Rise of Aging-in-Place Amenities in Multifamily

Some of the most effective amenities in multifamily could be hiding behind the scenes, seemingly lost from eyesight in the unit. Lighting in the just the right spot, a well-disguised grab bar and the slight widening of doorways may seem unimpressive but they add up with the 55-and-over crowd looking for convenience. While apartment designers[]

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The Age of Amenities: Adding Value to Apartment Communities

Apartment communities can benefit from upgrading basic amenities The conference circuit always is a good amenity entertainment. Association gatherings like the recent NAA Education conference can pique the interest of attendees with the flashy new apartment trends, some of them just simply over the top. But not everyone commands tiled parking spaces or a deluge[]

5 Reasons Your Renters and Prospects Prefer Online Leasing

Chances are that many of your renters and prospects haven’t given a great deal of thought about how they’d prefer to go through the leasing process. I will wager that online leasing will win virtually every time. Here’s why.

Online Renewals Reduce Turnover and Increase Asking Rents

With the competition for renters getting more urgent, now is the time to focus on keeping your current residents where they belong, and online renewals looks like a compelling part of any resident retention strategy.

Is Generation Y Redefining the American Dream?

When you hear about the rough housing market of the past few years, the American Dream is often part of the discussion. But I think that aspect of the dream might be changing, thanks in part to Generation Y.

Five Low Cost Ways to Make Your Rentals Green

Going green was once just a good idea for being environmentally friendly. Now, it’s one of the hottest amenities. Here are five low-cost ways to work towards earning the green title for your property.

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