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  • Apr 22, 2022
  • IREM

The many benefits of developing a property management plan

Real estate managers are responsible for much more than most people think. When you look out your window, especially if you’re in a dense, urban environment, you probably see a lot of buildings. Someone is responsible for managing each of those properties, from top to bottom, from showing, leasing, and payments to maintenance, budgeting, improvements, safety, and so much more.


  • Apr 19, 2022
  • John Salustri

Building the Future - Magnus Norøy

Norway and Alaska are closer than you think. At least they are for Magnus Norøy. And even if the mileage from Oslo to Anchorage is daunting (just a tad over 4,000 miles), the appeal Anchorage held for the Norway native brought “The Last Frontier” state a lot closer to his heart.


  • Apr 07, 2022
  • IREM

What you may not know about fair housing

Everyone deserves equal access to housing, to own and to rent. Study after study shows that access to stable housing is at the core of community. Housing stability reduces crime, increases property values, and helps to ensure positive long-term outcomes for residents.


  • Apr 05, 2022
  • Stacy Holden, Sr. Director and Industry Principal, AppFolio

How to drive property management employee satisfaction: A boots-on-the-ground perspective

In the summer of 2021, AppFolio sponsored a survey of over 1,000 property management businesses to gain a firmer grasp of their top challenges. More than 50% of respondents put HR, staffing, and recruitment at the top of the list, with 74% citing it as one of their top three challenges.


  • Apr 04, 2022
  • John Salustri

Details of management: Hiring a maintenance crew

With some three million square feet of diverse properties in her charge, Lynne Miller, CPM®, RPA, LEED AP O+M, cannot afford to go it alone. Little wonder. Her portfolio includes office; industrial; retail; medical; and, more recently, luxury homes. Understandably, the regional vice president of third-party management firm Charles Dunn Co. in Los Angeles oversees squads of property managers and vendors. Since, as she says, “95 percent of our maintenance and engineering crews are contracted,” we asked Lynne to spell out for IREM how she hires and retains top maintenance talent.


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