Amir Ellis


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Amir graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in Radio, Television, Film in 2014, and comes to RealPage from Six Flags. He spent most of his life overseas, as his mom used to work for the Department of Defense. Amir was born in Germany and lived in Okinawa, Japan, during high school. His hobbies are attending live performances, trying new foods, and volunteering.

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The Next Generation in Metric Management

In today’s review-centric world, an internet search for a business usually yields some sort of quick rating or score as a guide. Three stars. Four stars. Five stars. Ratings can give the user a fast assessment of a business, event or product or feature.  A good star rating twinkles success, while a bad one suggests[]

Apartment Concepts

Efficiency by Design: Cost-Saving Apartment Concepts

A few years ago, building efficiencies were not top of the list for clients who sought new designs for multifamily dwellings. However, that has changed. The need to lower building costs by trimming the apartment fat is more pronounced at a time when renter demand has soared. In the past, multifamily projects with long corridors[]

New from MPF Research: Axiometrics Merger, Class A Occupancy, Metro-level Insight

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence arm: Axiometrics to Merge with MPF Research The scope of RealPage’s market research division is broadening; MPF Research is set to merge with recently acquired Axiometrics. Additionally, RealPage has entered into a long-term relationship with Real Capital[]

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Apartment Ordered to Pay Resident $800,000 Over Bed Bug Infestation

The recent jury award of $800,000 to a Maryland renter for a bed bug infestation could understandably have the multifamily and rental housing industries a little on edge lately. Is this lawsuit settlement a harbinger of things to come? Possibly, but at the very least the case highlights a growth in bed bug lawsuits nationwide.

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Latest RealPage Apartment Market Data Reports Occupancy at 16-Year High

Big pricing increases in middle-market properties keep average rent growth above 4 percent. Updates from America’s #1 source of multifamily research data, MPF Research. Typical rents for new residents rose another 1.5 percent during the third quarter. The price increase posted over the past year registers at 4.1 percent. Monthly rents for new-resident leases now[]

Student Housing: Turning to Technology for the Turn

Student housing is unlike other types in one very important way: once a year, at the very same time, most of the residents vacate. And around two weeks later, the rooms are rented again. This “turn” is a short period in which an awful lot has to happen – the most significant being the inspection,[]

What is Real Estate Enterprise Accounting?

In a real estate business climate where products cover every niche available, one area has been surprisingly lacking:  accounting for real estate investment companies. Products that perform exceptionally and truly cater to this segment are in short supply, especially in the mid-market range. Real estate enterprise accounting helps private equity real estate firms, Limited Partners[]

What’s New in Social Media: Pins on Pinterest, Twitter Business App, YouTube Livestream

Happy #SocialMediaDay! It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. This series was created to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. By taking advantage of social media for multifamily, your property[]

How Multifamily Execs are Using Integrated Property Management Solutions

In Texas, they say if you don’t like the weather, just stick around for a few hours and it will change. More truth than fiction. The same can be said for technology. One doesn’t have to go much further than to pick up a cell phone to understand why. Technological innovations such as software as[]

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How to Approach Handling Angry Residents

Rommel Anacan doesn’t remember the nature of the original complaint that triggered a call from an angry resident a few months into his new gig as customer care manager. He does know that she was pretty upset about how the general manager at one of the largest multifamily housing corporations had handled her issue. “That[]

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The Top 3 Digital Trends for 2018

As we prepare for a new year, it’s clear that residents and consumers are spending more time online. Here are the top three digital trends that multifamily should pay attention to in 2018: 1. The growth of video consumption Online video is here to stay. We’re living in the attention economy—shorter attention spans and mobile[]

What's New In Social Media

What’s New in Social: Changes for Instagram and Periscope

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. This series was created to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. By taking advantage of social media for multifamily, your property management company[]

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