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  • Jun 26, 2020
  • Nancye Kirk, IREM Head of Special Projects

Finding an entry level property management job: What students need to know

The graduating class of 2020 is doing what all graduating classes do at this time of the year: listening to commencement speakers, polishing their resumes, and preparing themselves to enter the workforce. Admittedly, things look a bit different than in years past, with commencement addresses being delivered virtually and job interviews taking place online. Still, as students search for entry level property management jobs the fundamentals persist: Networking. Preparing a resume.  Getting ready for a job interview.  These topics and more were tackled during an IREM webinar on “Navigating the New Normal: What Students Need to Know.”


  • Jun 12, 2020
  • John Salustri

Learning to Lead in a Virtual World

The good news is that for most property managers, virtual meetings are commonplace. Phones, email, and videoconferencing are all standard tools. In this changing environment, virtual work has become not only the norm, but the mandate. As a result, team leaders must navigate the nuances of productivity and engagement against a different set of parameters.


  • Jun 10, 2020
  • Sam Azasu and Yomi Babatunde

Assessing the risks of returning to the office

As the COVID-19 crisis enters its sixth month around the world, property managers are beginning to adapt to the “new normal.” To prepare for the re-opening of businesses, employers are reassessing health and safety protocols, and workers are being phased in to protect the physical distance between people.


  • Jun 05, 2020
  • Stacy Holden, Sr. Director, Industry Principal, AppFolio Inc.

Post-pandemic property management: Why technology matters now more than ever

COVID-19 has changed just about everything in our lives, from how we work, to how we live, to how we interact with others. When it comes to property management, many processes and policies have shifted to support property managers and residents. We’ve seen the real estate industry rapidly transform, and come to rely heavily on mobile technology to carry out tasks, stay connected, and maintain business continuity. While these adaptations were initially a temporary solution to COVID-19 challenges, many are likely to remain long after the pandemic passes. Let’s take a look back to see how property management has changed in the past few months, and how these changes will impact the future.


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