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  • May 20, 2022
  • John Salustri

Tenant experience in the wake of the pandemic

“Diving deep into your tenants’ businesses, helping them to grow and facilitating experiences that fill gaps within their organizations creates greater loyalty.”

That quote comes from a report entitled “Building the Tenant Experience", and it could serve as a ground rule for landlords and property managers struggling to lure tenants back into their office buildings post-COVID. In fact, it comes from a report from NAIOP, The Commercial Real Estate Association . . . written in 2016.


  • May 16, 2022
  • IREM

The PAC that packs a punch

Our elected officials can’t be expected to know every issue. IREM® and our affiliates, such as the National Association of REALTORS®, are familiar with these gaps in legislators’ repertoire and apply advocacy tools to bring lawmakers up-to-speed. One of the more effective channels for many industries, from pharmaceuticals and oil to banking and real estate, is the Political Action Committee, or PAC.more

  • May 13, 2022
  • Stacy Holden, Sr. Director and Industry Principal, AppFolio

The Top Floor Podcast: Barry Blanton and Steve Cadigan weigh-in on how to boost employee satisfaction

Motivated by what has become known as “The Great Resignation,” AppFolio partnered with IREM® to survey boots-on-the-ground property managers, leasing agents, maintenance technicians, and other staff to find what they truly want, in order to help property management companies better attract and retain talent. Published in April, the resulting research report was accompanied by a Top Floor podcast episode featuring 2022 IREM President Barry Blanton and renowned talent strategist Steve Cadigan. The episode explored the staffing shortages currently disrupting the industry, the forces driving employee satisfaction, and solutions for building a magnetic workplace that supports, enables, and retains effective property management teams. Here are the highlights.


  • May 05, 2022
  • John Salustri

Property managers’ 6 most easily missed budget items

Numbers may not be as hard and fast as they might appear. Not, at least, when it comes to budgeting. “Do your plans always go perfectly?” asks a wry Lucinda Lilley, CPM®, CAPS, GRI. Well, says the vice president of FBS Property Management, AMO®<.sup>, in San Diego, “a budget is nothing more than a plan, there to keep everyone on the same page and going in the right direction.”


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