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  • Aug 28, 2018
  • Nat Kunes

Mobile Property Management Is No Longer a Trend — It's the Gold Standard

Among millennials and Gen Xers, smartphone use is practically ubiquitous. Some 98 percent of adults aged 18-24 own a smartphone, and 97 percent of adults aged 25-34 have a smartphone. Among younger Gen Xers, aged 35-44, smartphone ownership is 96 percent.more

  • Aug 24, 2018
  • John Salustri

How to Deal With Crises

The California wildfires that have been burning up headlines this year are being ranked as the worst in that state’s history, encompassing to date almost a million acres. Preparation is key, of course, for property managers fending off such crises to minimize, as much as possible, property loss and time through recovery. more

  • Aug 23, 2018
  • Karen Trapane MS

5 Reasons Your Organization Needs an Incident Response Plan Now

Ever have one of those days? You know the ones….you have your "to do" list which includes all the tasks you didn't get to last week, then while you are completing item No. 1, you get the phone call. Your project manager (or community manager or facilities staff) reports that there was a leak due to a broken pipe that impacted at least five units—as far as he knows right now. more

  • Aug 17, 2018
  • Jeff Tobe MEd CSP

Steve Jobs—3 Insights on Team Building

Steve Jobs believed customers could and should experience an in-rush of something through products and services. The ability to turn the idea of something into something that leaves society better requires an “A Team.” Here are three insights from Steve Jobs on Team Building:more

  • Aug 14, 2018
  • John Salustri

Are You Working in a Vacuum?

That’s the question that IREM President Donald B. Wilkerson, CPM, posed as he pondered the nature of strategic property management for his latest column in NREI. Wilkerson writes that property managers should avoid getting so caught up in daily firefighting that they forget the bigger picture: more

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