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Be Careful How You Describe Young City Dwellers

Data Insider Resist the temptation to paint Millennials with a broad brush, as a recent survey reveals that this young generation harbors some surprising attitudes toward the traditional method of getting from A to B. A five-year survey by Zipcar...

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So You Want to Be an Energy Buyer?

R.O.E.-Return On Investment Controlling and forecasting energy costs for apartment communities has become a big business. As reported in the March 2015 cover story in units Magazine, “Bottom of the Barrel,” owners and management companies are focusing greater effort on...

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Higher Salary, Less Training: Does it Work?

Management Insider Costco has become a Wall Street darling in terms of hiring, training and compensation lately as it continues to show staff retention rates well above the average. Analysts suggest that because Costco pays its employees “generously” or at...

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Make Way for Multifamily

On Tuesday, April 7, apartment industry members nationwide gathered with friends and colleagues to celebrate the first annual National Multifamily Day. With the support of supplier partners, affiliates across the country participated in the event and shared their experiences through...

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Are We Too Competitive?

By sharing information with same-market competitors, onsite staff can save time and money and improve overall performance. There was a time not too long ago in apartment management when communities by and large did not strictly view "the competition" as...

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Inland American Communities Group Rebrand

Management Insider Inland American Communities Group (IAC), a development, acquisition and management company dedicated to creating communities in university markets across the United States, has officially rebranded to become University House Communities (UHC). University House Communities will continue to operate...

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The Update

Management Insider Last month, “What About Flooring?” remarked that every apartment community has a “worst carpet stain ever” story. So this month, we asked several maintenance technicians to share their stories and any advice about treating stains. Cover your nose:...

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Tax Reform That Helps Apt Industry

Political Insider NAA/NMHC submitted the apartment industry’s recommendations on tax reform to the Senate Finance Committee on April 7. The Committee is examining proposals for reform, establishing five working groups to analyze the tax code. The working groups will deliver...

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Movers and Shakers • Management

Movers and Shakers • Management Jennifer Grossman • Regional Marketing Director • Pinnacle • Los Angeles Jennifer Grossman joined Pinnacle as its Regional Marketing Director. Based in the Greater Los Angeles area, she is responsible for increasing brand awareness, raising...

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Next Gen Employee Profile: Chris Kirles

Each month, units profiles one of our industry’s rising stars to give you a preview of multifamily’s bright future. Name: Chris Kirles Title: President, Construction Company: Flaherty & Collins Properties Years in the Industry: 10 Volunteer Positions: Urban Land Institute...

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