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  • Sep 23, 2022
  • John Salustri

Survey Says: Property managers embrace ESG, but acknowledge work to be done

The results of a recent IREM survey of property managers indicates that, while practitioners recognize the importance of environmental, social and governance protocols (ESG), application in specific areas clearly lags behind others.

  • Sep 20, 2022
  • IREM

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 – Unidos: Inclusivity for a stronger nation

As of the 2020 U.S. census, the Hispanic population has grown by 23% since 2010, to 62.1 million. While this tremendous growth has brought a lot of attention to these communities, we should remember that Latino people have had a significant presence in the United States for a very long time.

  • Aug 30, 2022
  • John Salustri

Building the Future–Brooke Caravela

Property management might seem a perfect career fit for Brooke Caravela, ACoM, given her pedigree. “I grew up in a property management family,” she tells IREM®. Specifically, her mom was a property manager and her dad worked “more on the software side.” But as a student at Sam Houston State University, her sights were set on fashion merchandising and, ultimately, on criminal justice. (“I just love the law,” she says. Remember that. We’ll be getting back to it.)

  • Aug 30, 2022
  • Kelli Esposito, Account Manager for Auto-Out® cooktop fire protection

Supply chain disruptions, inflation, and labor shortages emphasize the need for apartment fire prevention

In thousands of cities across the country, apartment residents make up half the population. In an apartment community, the actions of a single tenant can potentially affect dozens of families. Unattended cooking fires are the number one cause of residential structure fires. It could be something as simple as a tenant stepping away to take a phone call while cooking, and just a few short minutes later a fire starts to engulf their kitchen.

  • Aug 19, 2022
  • John Salustri

What to look for in a new property management hire

“This job is hard to do well,” says Jeffrey Lapin, CPM®, speaking of the property management profession. He ought to know. The Spring City, TN-based Lapin has decades under his belt as a property manager, co-owner of property management companies, a published author and IREM instructor. In addition, he serves as an expert witness in cases involving reasonable standards of care, fiduciary duties, and related topics for residential and commercial properties.

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