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Adapting Your Workforce to a Changing Rental Housing Industry

Posted in Communications, Employment, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, Professional Services, Technology

Adapting Your Workforce to a Changing Rental Housing Industry

Story by: Tim Blackwell  | Property Management Insider Just as renter demographics and styles of apartment living have changed in recent years, so has the makeup of employees and personnel for property managers, owners, and developers. This has called for more creative ways to recruit and train staff to manage today’s assets. As the economy has rebounded, so has the workforce. At the root is a transforming workforce that is affecting not only the apartment industry but all walks of business....

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The Internet of Things and the Multifamily Resident Experience

Posted in Communications, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, Technology

The Internet of Things and the Multifamily Resident Experience

Story by: Tim Blackwell  |  Property Management Insider No question, smart home technology is opening doors for residents. Such impressive home automation technology is providing lots of marketing glitz and a hook for tech-savvy residents who want access control to their residence via personal gizmos instead of handling a piece of steel or twisting a dial. Turning lights on and off, lowering shades, and adjusting room temperature is now made easy with a swipe and a couple of taps through a...

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Managing Multifamily: How Real-Time Reporting Changed the Game

Posted in Communications, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, New Products, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Technology

Managing Multifamily: How Real-Time Reporting Changed the Game

Story by: Tim Blackwell  |  Property Management Insider A common thread at the 8th Annual Interface Student Housing conference in Austin in April was the role that technology plays in attracting and maintaining multifamily residents. For three days, a record-breaking 1,200 attendees heard, among many things, interesting perspectives in the Student sector. A number of C-level players discussed the importance of having the right digital tools to effectively run properties on and off campus. It’s...

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Going green in multifamily construction is fast becoming the standard

Posted in Communications, Exterior Building, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Roofing, Technology, Utility Management

Going green in multifamily construction is fast becoming the standard

Story by: Tim Blackwell  |  Property Management Insider The future for going green in new home building and apartment construction looks rosy. Builders and remodelers seem to be shaking perceptions that green building is too expensive and plan to incorporate sustainable construction practices in future homes. Architects and construction companies that specialize in multifamily say it’s not rocket science to go green, and, in some cases, the cost is negligible. In fact, new and better products...

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What’s New In Social: Video Ad Performance, Algorithm Updates, Live Streaming

Posted in Communications, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, New Products, Newsworthy, Recreational, Technology

What’s New In Social: Video Ad Performance, Algorithm Updates, Live Streaming

By Leah Mendes & Amir Ellis  |  Property Management Insider 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 weekly series was created to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. By creating a strong multifamily social media presence, your property management company is better equipped to engage your online audiences. Here’s what’s...

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How Cloud-Based Technology can Save Maintenance Teams Time and Money

Posted in CMHC, Communications, Health & Safety, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Janitorial, Maintenance, Marketing, New Products, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Restoration, Retrofit, Roofing, Suite Renovations, Technology

How Cloud-Based Technology can Save Maintenance Teams Time and Money

By Tim Blackwell  | Property Management Insider New tool technology is exceeding traditional definitions of improvements to the power tools that build and maintain multifamily housing. High-tech and blue-tooth enabled tools are not only designed to ease the chores of drilling, sawing and affixin’ but also save time and money. Cloud-Based Technology is Making Maintenance Mobile Tools have come a long way since the introduction of the electric motor in the 1880s that made possible today’s...

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Research Strategies for Multifamily

Posted in CMHC, Communications, Development, Employment, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Recreational, Technology

Research Strategies for Multifamily

Story by: Lindsey Schober  |  March 28, 2016 Before you can start any sort of marketing or advertising campaign for your community, you need to know your audience. Who is your renter? What are they into? Are they pet lovers, runners, both? Today, you need to know more about your targets than their basic demographic information. Knowing their likes, dislikes, tastes, lifestyle, where they are online and their interests gives you the ability to craft creative and powerful messages that break...

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Multifamily Technology Trends for 2016

Posted in CMHC, Communications, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, New Products, Payments Processing, Professional Services, Recreational, Security, Technology

Multifamily Technology Trends for 2016

Story by: Lindsey Schooner  | Zillow.com Once upon a time, your company built a website. Then you went paperless, started using social media and optimized for mobile. This year, will it be beacon technology or virtual reality? Your business doesn’t grow by staying the same, so here’s a look at the rental real estate technology trends that could be game changers in 2016. Technology as an amenity From dinner dates to food delivery, today’s renters use the internet for everything, and they expect...

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How to Accept and Make Online Payments Easier for Residents

Posted in Association News, CMHC, Communications, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Marketing, New Products, Payments Processing, Professional Services, Security, Technology

How to Accept and Make Online Payments Easier for Residents

Story by: Tim Blackwell | Property Management Insider A recent report notes that a growing number of retail, entertainment, and travel outlets are turning to self-service checkout kiosks for their customer service needs. For many businesses, kiosks have the ability to enable customers to make their purchases or check in quicker and avoid lines waiting for an agent or cashier. According to a report by Technavio entitled, “Global Self-Service Kiosk Market 2016-2020”, the size of the global...

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What’s New in Social: Telling Your Story

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What’s New in Social: Telling Your Story

Story by: Jade Smith & Leah Mendes 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. This week’s top updates come from Facebook and LinkedIn. Here’s what’s new in social: LinkedIn Introduces Account Targeting Big updates are...

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