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  • 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.


  • Mar 02, 2022
  • IREM

CAM reconciliation – get it right the first time

In real estate management, Common Area Maintenance, commonly referred to as CAM, are those maintenance items common to all the residents and/or tenants of a property.


  • Dec 10, 2021
  • CIT

Managing a natural disaster or emergency

You never want to think about your community experiencing an emergency event, but they can occur at any time, with little or no warning. And if one strikes, real estate managers have a responsibility to help.


  • Dec 06, 2021
  • IREM

The great expectations of returning to the office

Great workplaces are about more than just work. While they’ve always been about people working together toward common goals, today’s employees expect health and wellness to be built into the offices and buildings where they spend time. Whether that’s one, two, or five days a week, the pandemic has made it clear that if employees are coming back to the office, it must be to a place they enjoy.


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