Lea Lashley

Marketing Communications Strategist, RealPage
Contributing Editor, Property Management Insider

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Lea Lashley is a Contributing Editor for PropertyManagementInsider.com. She focuses on marketing and social media strategies at RealPage, Inc. She has spent nearly 15 years in marketing and communications, and was recently an adjunct professor at the master’s level in social and digital media marketing at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. Lea received her education at the University of North Texas where she majored in English Literature.
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RealPage® and Axiometrics® Report Robust Apartment Demand in 2Q

Apartment demand surged to a near-record volume in the second quarter, according to real estate technology and analytics firm RealPage, Inc. “Today’s strong demand for apartments reflects the combination of solid job formation, continued limited loss of renters to home purchase, and widespread availability of appealing new apartments,” said Greg Willett, chief economist for RealPage.[]

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Senior Living Communities and Technology

Shelley Yager, VP of Senior Enterprise Sales for RealPage, recently spoke with Senior Housing Forum about technology in senior living communities. According to Shelley, senior living communities are about 10 years behind other housing industries (student, multifamily) when it comes to using technology. Ten years! In the world of technology, that’s an eternity. But Shelley[]

RealPage to Acquire Axiometrics, Creating Most Powerful Apartment Data Solution in U.S.

RealPage Inc. has announced plans to acquire all the assets of Axiometrics, a leading provider of apartment market and student housing data. Axiometrics will merge with RealPage’s research arm, MPF Research, headquartered in the Dallas area. Additionally, RealPage entered into a long-term relationship with Real Capital Analytics (RCA), a leading authority on multifamily sales transaction data.[]

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7 Must-Have Features of a Learning Management System

What if there were a better way to rally property management teams around educational initiatives that’ll improve engagement? The right learning management system software can revolutionize your training strategy. Before you invest, the best learning management systems out there for multifamily professionals should include, at the very least, the following seven features: 1. Complete Content[]

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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[]

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Know It All: Outsmarting the Competition with Business Intelligence [eBook]

Autonomy. Accuracy. Agility. Action. If your multifamily business intelligence software isn’t nimble enough to let you steer strategy with these attributes, it’s time to make a change. So what’s an “ideal solution” supposed to look like? We’ve done the research among leading industry experts, and found that the most successful businesses use tools that reveal asset[]

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Get “Smart” in Your Apartment Home Technology          

Written with Howard Behr The multifamily industry has an opportunity to bring innovations from the smart home prototype to its residents. But when, and how? Applying “smart” home technology to apartments is a matter of time. In multifamily, having a smart apartment indicates that technology-based devices such as thermostats, locks, and lights, are replacing their[]

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Research Debunks the Myths about Renters Insurance

Should we or shouldn’t we? When it comes to mandating renters insurance, that’s the question. A popular topic among multifamily professionals, most property management companies do require it. However, a lack of an industry-wide mandate lies partly in the belief that forcing renters insurance will cause an increase in the total cost of leasing, which[]

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Top Multifamily Conferences in 2016

Holy conference season for 2016! Let’s face it, budgets get smaller, time more precious, and we have too much to do at the office to leave for more than a minute. And then there are many multifamily industry conferences offering everything under the sun we’ll need to help us do our job more efficiently (and[]

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