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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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[]

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Amenities that Drive Student Housing

Student housing design centers around social, educational experiences Far away from yesterday’s frat house lifestyle, student housing settings are designed to enhance not only the social but also the educational experiences on college campuses. The blueprints for living and communal spaces in towering habitats emphasize individual and collaborative learning to supplement the higher education experience.[]

No Train No Gain: Why Your Staff Needs Training

Multifamily housing employees want more training. At least that’s what a recent Pew Research Center survey about the American workforce and changing job market suggests. The U.S. employment landscape has morphed from hands-on tools to fingers on keyboards. Over the last 35 years, workers are rethinking the skills they have and what they will need[]

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Transportation Revolution and Impact on Real Estate

Multifamily communities with spacious surface parking lots may be sitting on a gold mine if the new transportation revolution shifts into high gear as some expect. The combination of ride-handling and autonomous cars that is taking transportation by storm suggests that fewer vehicles will need urban and suburban parking spaces in the near future, analysts[]

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.

Imaginative Ideas Help Keep You in Touch with Residents

By looking beyond the traditional marketing channels, such as brochures, posters, and notices on the doors, to communicating with your residents, you might be surprised at how many untapped options are available to you—mostly at very little cost.

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