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Guy Lyman

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Based in New Orleans, Guy Lyman is a freelance writer with over 25 years’ experience in writing about the multifamily industry. Lyman is a frequent contributor and writer for the Property Management Insider blog.

 

The New Look of Learning

Employee education should be motivational, mobile and tailor-made for short attention spans Employee training used to mean hours of mind-numbing reading from a binder full of documents written in jargon. Even well into the PC revolution, those training tomes have simply moved onto a computer screen, which is arguably even more sleep inducing. However, at[]

purchasing strategy
 

4 Tips for Monetizing a Purchasing Strategy

Even with a fine-tuned purchasing strategy, the costs associated with maintaining an existing asset or upgrading a new acquisition can add up. These expenses make it critical to get the most out of your investments in fixtures, maintenance materials and even office supplies, especially for large rental portfolios. A solid purchasing strategy doesn’t just save[]

property management training
 

Beyond Basic Training: The Impact of Design and Interface on Training Systems

As big data and advanced software continue to revolutionize multifamily, career-long learning has become a pillar of the industry. In the first article of this series, we addressed the importance of incorporating ongoing training into your business, as well as ways that the gamification of learning materials can yield better results when motivating your employees[]

multifamily
 

New on #AptChat: Multifamily Content Marketing

Here at Property Management Insider, we keep you apprised of the latest tips and techniques in apartment marketing. A recent Apartment Chat roundtable (#AptChat) had multifamily property managers discussing their approaches to content marketing. Content marketing for multifamily properties involves two key components To be successful, content must be relevant and useful to the audience you’re[]

multifamily properties
 

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[]

mpf research
 

New from MPF Research: Construction Slowdowns, Cooling Metro Approvals, Job Gain Champs

We’d like to catch you up on some of the most interesting updates that have been released by MPF Research since our last update! While MPF carries out extensive research on specific metros as well, the following are summaries of some recent findings with national implications: Frenzied apartment construction slows timetables MPF Research reports that over 750,000[]

multifamily managers
 

New on #Aptchat: Multifamily Managers Share Sources of Marketing Inspiration

There’s a tendency in multifamily marketing to just “do what we’ve always done.” For this reason, multifamily managers in the first online roundtable conversation of 2017 at Apartment Chat  discussed hot marketing concepts and campaigns that might be borrowed from other businesses. The upshot: begin paying attention to marketing campaigns that really impress you, and figure[]

multifamily software
 

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[]

apartment market
 

RealPage Reports on State of Apartment Market Heading Into 2017; Covered by Wall Street Journal

Generated by its MPF Research division, RealPage’s year-opening report on the current apartment market drew attention from a number of major news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, which based a January 2nd article on the current oversupply in the luxury segment as reported by RealPage. With the glut confined to luxury apartments, however, the[]

 

New from MPF Research: 2017 Crystal Ball

MPF Research is constantly pumping out data to keep you on top of what’s going on in the multifamily industry. We’ve summarized the top predictions from MPF Research for 2017, based on a recent multifamily webcast featuring RealPage Chief Economist Greg Willett and MPF Research Vice President Jay Parsons, with special guest Philip Martin of Chicago-based[]

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