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Guy Lyman

Author and Contributor

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

commercial property management
 

How to Handle More Leases in Much Less Time

In commercial property management, most of the heavy slogging that goes on in your back office involves onboarding, updating, amending and tracking leases. That means there’s a huge opportunity in moving from the mostly manual lease administration you’re probably doing now to an automated solution that streamlines the work of your back office people while[]

total cost of ownership
 

Total Cost of Ownership: What It Is, and Why You Should Care

When you’re shopping for a car, unless you’re one of the lucky few and money is no object, you consider more than the sticker price. You also weigh reliability (i.e., warranty and ongoing maintenance costs), gas mileage, resale value, the cost of options you want added, and other factors. Software solutions are no different. The[]

commercial property management
 

Six Reporting Features Every Commercial Property Management System Should Have

As a measure of how critical reporting is in property management, consider this: from 25% to 30% of all implementation efforts center around reporting. That’s because commercial property management professionals are only as good as the data they use to make decisions. If the data is difficult or impossible to retrieve, they’re hamstrung in their[]

vendor credentialing
 

Hire At Your Own Risk: Why You Need a Vendor Credentialing Program

These days, with attorneys begging people to sue from commercials and billboards, it’s shocking there are still PMCs with no comprehensive system for screening the service providers they hire to come on to their properties. Most will eventually pay a high price in one form or another. Their insurer might be forced to pay a[]

learning management
 

Promoting From Within: Learning Management Meets Talent Management

Boost employees up your ladder with the right resources A solid learning management system is critical to increasing the value of your greatest asset: your employees. This system should make it easy for them to access and pursue their learning, and for managers to monitor who’s doing what. But that’s all about making an employee better[]

multifamily acquisitions
 

Visionary Entrepreneur Brings Operational Excellence to Multifamily Acquisitions

Specializing in overlooked B and C properties, Swapnil Agarwal’s investment and operations arms add value through renovations, a human touch and the latest property management solutions Swapnil Agarwal has not forgotten the first place he lived after moving from India to the Houston area at age 15. “It was a dreary, run-down apartment complex where[]

 

Asset Managers: The Forgotten Software Users

Over the past two to three decades we’ve seen steady improvements in commercial property management software. Today it’s very hard for most people to remember what it was like doing things manually, because software does so much for us. Unless you’re an asset manager, that is. The reason? The vast majority of software for commercial[]

 

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[]

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