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  • Jul 28, 2022
  • John Salustri

Asset conversions salvage underperforming real estate

It might be too much to say that the pandemic, with its dire impact on office buildings, has created the trend of office conversions to multifamily properties. In fact, it’s a solution that’s been building for years. And it’s a trend not limited to office assets, but indeed can breathe new life into virtually any underwater real estate property.

  • Jul 27, 2022
  • IREM

Building inclusive workplaces drives these DISI leaders

As the diversity of communities across the country evolves into a tapestry of age, race, identity, experience, religion and values, the property managers who serve this increasingly diverse audience must also evolve to reflect each thread. Because meeting the needs of everyone who occupies, owns, and invests in the properties they manage is the highest priority for these professionals.

  • Jul 21, 2022
  • John Salustri

Building the Future—Raven Livingston

“I’m a big believer in paying it forward.” So says Raven Livingston, the 30-year-old property assistant for Kimco Realty in Houston. Of course, this is only a natural extension of her career to date. Mentorship has always been a part of her modus operandi, going back to her college days at Northwood University in Michigan. When she joined IREM®, three years ago, that focus became a calling. Literally.

  • Jul 14, 2022
  • John Salustri

Building the Future with Kurstie Butcher

We’re in nail-biter mode here. Twenty-nine-year-old Kurstie Butcher has completed all her CPM® coursework and now waits for the final, official communication from IREM®. While that’s big news, it’s also just the latest chapter in the unfolding accomplishments of this Property Management and Operations specialist for Draper and Kramer, Inc. AMO®.

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