Ashley Tluchak

Managing Editor, Property Management Insider

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Ashley Tluchak is the Managing Editor for PropertyManagementInsider.com. She focuses on marketing communications at RealPage, Inc., a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry. Ashley is a University of North Texas graduate with a background in journalism, social media and content marketing. In addition to her career at RealPage, she is a portrait photographer and volunteer marketing chair for a Dallas-based nonprofit organization.

benchmarking
 

Benchmarking Amenities to Determine Their True Value and Price

Apartment residents today are quick to say what amenities they most prefer. While surveys offer great insight, the ultimate way a renter communicates interest with certain features is by signing a lease. An amenity rich unit that sits vacant on the market too long is an indicator that the price may be too high. A[]

apartment demand
 

NMHC is Up for the Challenge of Meeting Apartment Demand

National Multifamily Housing Council President Doug Bibby is up for another big challenge, one that may consume the rest of his career in the apartment industry. With apartment demand projected to reach an additional 4.6 million households by 2030, he’ll have plenty to work on. And it may be no different than in 2001 when[]

multifamily learning management system
 

EasyLMS Becomes First True Multilingual Multifamily Learning Management System

In many parts of the U.S., Spanish speakers now make up a large part of the maintenance and housekeeping staff at many multifamily properties. And while Spanish versions of courses are now part of most multifamily learning management systems, they’ve only partly solved the difficulty of the Spanish speaker’s experience. Why? Because while the course[]

apartment market research
 

New from MPF Research: Top Investment Markets, Hurricane-Affected Metros, Job Growth Trends

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Is Orlando a wise apartment investment choice? Orlando is the top contender for increased, near-term multifamily investment, according to respondents of a multifamily survey produced by the National Apartment Association and RealPage. In a new[]

property budget
 

Three Keys to a Successful Property Budget Review

A budget is your vision of an asset and a forecast of potential earnings. While creating a portfolio or property budget, our deniable need to put everything under the microscope to review and analyze blurs the view. As we try to ensure that values tick and tie, we can miss the big picture. So where[]

multifamily property
 

How to Prepare Your Multifamily Property for Winter

As we’ve all heard countless times before from our favorite sports coaches, the best offense is a good defense, and readying your multifamily property for winter is no different. A preventative weatherization program will help you catch small problems before they blossom into huge problems, thus saving you thousands of dollars and hours of headaches[]

LED lights
 

Fact or Fiction? LED Lights are a Smart Choice for Multifamily

Light-emitting diode or LED lights have been evolving at a rapid pace since becoming mainstream about a decade ago. The market was expected to reach $30.5 billion in 2016, up from $25.7 billion the previous year. Today, lighting pros say that LED efficiencies are improving, lasting longer and will continue to replace other lights in[]

vendor credentialing
 

How Does Vendor Credentialing Protect Your Property?

Vendor credentialing provides advantages that save time, money and provide protection for your property. You wouldn’t allow a tenant to move in without a background check, so why do business with a vendor who hasn’t been thoroughly vetted? Compliance Depot Vendor Credentialing software background checks vendors and makes sure their insurance, financial standing and background[]

decking materials
 

Upgrade Your Apartment Community with New Decking Materials

The arrival of fall means that your residents will likely be spending more time outdoors for cookouts, quiet conversation and general relaxation. In southern climates, patios made from concrete and decorative stone and pavers have proven to withstand weather and traffic during every season, making their installation preferable at apartments. Traditionally, wooden decks have required[]

automation
 

Finding the Balance Between Automation and Human Touch

Automation has its place in business and multifamily today. Busy workplaces and lifestyles require a little digital help when real, live, breathing humans can’t get to the phone or digital device. But not everything should be reduced to a digital series of commands or questions before narrowing down to an answer, place or resolution. At[]

disaster recovery
 

6 Ways to Prepare for and Recover from Natural Disasters

It has been one busy hurricane season. Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic flooding in metro Houston affected about 6.5 million people, according to a study from RealPage’s data analytics team. Widespread damage from recent hurricanes impacted thousands in South Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. As the United States rebuilds, many will be tasked with making property decisions. We have rounded[]

senior living software
 

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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