Tim Blackwell

Contributing Editor, Property Management Insider
President, Ballpark Impressions, LLC

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Tim Blackwell is a long-time publishing and printing executive in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who writes about the multifamily housing and transportation industries. He has contributed numerous articles to Property Management Insider, and worked as a newspaper reporter in the D/FW area. Blackwell is president of Ballpark Impressions, and publishes the Cowcatcher Magazine. He is a member of the Fort Worth Chapter/Society of Professional Journalists.

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Fair Housing Sex Education for Property Management

As one might expect, a couple of quips on the topic of sex charged a packed house at the beginning of a Fair Housing session at the National Apartment Association’s Education Conference & Expo in San Francisco. But the mood soon got serious when attorneys for Kimball, Tirey & St. John began sharing eye-opening sexual[]

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The Hidden Allergy Trigger to Avoid in Multifamily

They are a marketing nightmare for any rental property, no matter the class and size. Their antennae are unsightly and certainly won’t pick up a cell phone signal. Some are very social and seek common shelter. They are considered dirty and offensive, enough that renters will move in a heartbeat if they are not extricated[]

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Driving the Adoption of Smart Home Technology

Industry, multifamily working to overcome slow adoption of smart home technology The path to smart home technology adoption in multifamily maintains a twisting route navigated with short steps, much like the pace of the industry that promises systems to propel residential living of the future into the next galaxy. The subject has been a hot[]

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Protecting Residents from Mosquitoes

Don’t let mosquitoes cause disruptions for your residents and their pets. Once thought of as merely a backyard pest, mosquitoes have become a serious public health threat in recent years. The warmer months are a prime time for the insects to disrupt outdoor events and turn summer evenings into itchy, scratchy affairs. According to the[]

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Making it Easy to Love Online Leasing

The gasps resonated across the room when one gentleman told his story of a near miss of sensitive information being compromised. He recalled that the phone call that day appeared to be like any other coming into a leasing office. But the caller wasn’t looking for an apartment. Instead, a detective informed him that about[]

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Millennials Building for Millennials

The age of social media, video games and virtual living is opening the minds and designs of a new generation of architects that is creating today’s housing choices. Rather than designing via more traditional methods, Millennial architects are inspired by what they’ve seen on their desktops, phones and tablets. Architecture industry leaders believe that the[]

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Is Vinyl Plank Flooring the Latest Apartment Trend?

The apartment industry is finding better ways to keep from getting floored by high turnover costs when it comes to providing effective walkable surfaces under residents’ feet. Hard-surface floors are replacing many carpeted areas in apartments, and going down by offering long-term savings to property owners and a more stylish look for renters. Vinyl plank[]

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Building the Smart Apartment Home of the Future

Applying smart home technology to apartments comes down to choice. The future of putting the pieces in place into a smart apartment home may be more like ordering ala cart at the local diner. Because preferences of one resident to the next surely will differ, a technology menu may be more appropriate. At least that’s how[]

Why the Apartment Industry Should Take Baby Boomers Seriously

As this group born after World War II and just before Davey Jones and the Monkees took America’s teens by storm aged, it established a confident and optimistic culture that shaped housing for years to come. Boomers chased a greater, affluent lifestyle and were willing to mortgage the farm to get what they wanted, unlike[]

Tips for Transitioning Apartment Communities into Operational Brilliance

A new property acquisition often signals an opportunity to strengthen a multifamily company. Done right, transitioning the property to a management company’s portfolio can be business as usual. But there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that has to be done, and then there’s not guarantee that the transition will be seamless. As expected in[]

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