Perception Counts, Even in Apartment Maintenance

Perception Counts, Even in Apartment Maintenance

I rarely get called Mr. Blackwell, although one colleague insists on greeting me that way. Just so you know, I’m no relation to the fashion czar who ruled Paris and Rodeo Drive until his death a decade ago. You may recall that his designs had no boundaries and that annual style lists of the rich[]

Multifamily Construction 2016

Urban Core Continues to Drive Apartment Designs and Construction

As recent as a decade ago, apartment design and construction were more than a stone’s throw from the urban core. Since then, demographics have changed, altering the approach of one of the country’s leading multifamily and student housing architects. Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P., which celebrates its 25th year in 2016, is spending more time on[]

Multifamily Trends 2016

Trend Makers for Multifamily to Watch in 2016

Multifamily Trend Makers Meet the influencers who get top billing as our trend makers for multifamily in 2016. Read on to learn more about our picks and find out why these famous names are our digital marketing muses. The wisdom and foresight they demonstrate across industries is the reason we think they’re so dang awesome.[]

Accounting Platform Property Management

3 Must-Haves for your Multifamily Accounting Platform

Few if any general partners, real estate investment trusts and property management companies (PMCs) will argue that the demands for financial reporting and transparency into operational metrics from internal and external stakeholders has weighed heavily on the back office accounting personnel. Choosing an Accounting Platform An enterprise resource planning (ERP) real estate accounting platform must[]

Toilet Talk: How Your Property Could be Losing Money

Is Your Property Flushing Money Away? While we’ve all heard that leaky toilets costs can add up, even functioning toilets have historically been big water users. Nearly 27 percent of water used inside homes goes through toilets, much more than in showers, washing machines or faucets. A leaky toilet cost one New York City resident[]

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Utility Expense [eBook]            

Managing energy costs for your multifamily community can be a headache. With a number of properties in your portfolio and countless responsibilities to balance, it’s easy to overlook areas where water and energy are being wasted. Maybe you’ve experienced a vacant unit where the AC was left running, or a utility bill wasn’t processed in time to meet[]

Putting Personality Back into Property Management

Putting the Personality Back into Property Management

Technology and automation have answers to almost everything in our lives today. We ask it to turn on our heat when we’re far away, and it obliges. We want a ride near a busy street corner, and it finds us a car. We want to be able to pay bills without leaving the kitchen table,[]

New in Social Media

What’s New in Social: Autoplay, Tweets, and Peach

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. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s what’s new in social:[]

Property management system check

Your Apartment Property Management System Health Check

Times are a-changin’ in the rental housing market. Growing market demand pushes occupancy to the limit, making a property look good at first glance.—but a deeper look into the property may reveal a different story. Checking your Property Management System Health Good property health goes beyond maintaining high occupancy, low overhead and consistent rent collection.[]

renters insurance

What Makes the Most Successful Renters Insurance Program?

When unexpected events take place at your properties, your residents and assets are put at risk. Renters insurance can help, but not all policies are equal—and you don’t want to find out your coverage is insufficient after an incident occurs. It’s important for property management companies to implement the right solution beforehand to ensure full[]

Renters Insurance Coverage

Debunking 3 Resident Myths about Renters Insurance

The Value of Renter’s Insurance Natural disasters have a way of shining a light on the necessity and value of renter’s insurance. According to the Insurance Information Institute, insured losses due to natural disasters in the United States in the first half of 2015 totaled $12.6 billion, well above the $11.2 billion average in the first[]

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