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  • Jul 18, 2019
  • IREM

The 2019 IREM Global Summit Education Sessions Technology - Turning Problems into Innovation

Technology solves problems. That’s why we rely on it, and why it keeps evolving. Because we never run short of problems. IREM is offering two sessions, described below, at this year’s Global Summit to help real estate managers understand how new technologies can help them solve problems they encounter today, and how these advances will impact their future. more

  • Jul 16, 2019
  • Nancye Kirk

Vetting Technology Solutions: Challenging, But Well Worth the Effort

Evaluating and assessing technology options is a problem for everyone, even the tech companies themselves, according to panelist Riggs Kubiak, CEO and co-founder of Honest Buildings. With (by one count) over 3,000 companies to evaluate, it would be impossible for any single company—let alone any one person—to thoroughly know and understand the potential of every CRE solution. more

  • Jul 02, 2019
  • John Salustri

Is Your Team a Dream . . . Or a Nightmare?

What are the characteristics of a successful property manager? How can those characteristics help unify and strengthen all of the management decision-makers involved in your property or properties? In other words, what goes into the creation of a Dream Team? more

  • Jun 26, 2019
  • Todd Feist

Three Tips for Marketing Sustainability Success

The link between sustainability and asset performance is becoming clear. Studies show that stocks of sustainable companies outperform their less sustainable peers and REITs with higher Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance, as determined by GRESB scores, have higher returns on assets (ROA) and returns on equity (ROE). more

  • Jun 20, 2019
  • John Salustri

Discrimination, Apartment Size Squeeze Renting Families

Estimating the Gap in Affordable and Available Rental Units for Families. Affordability is still the Big Issue, of course. “Lack of affordable housing supply is one of the largest barriers for families seeking housing, particularly among those with low incomes,” says the report, citing research from the Urban Institute (as opposed to the ULI, or Urban Land Institute)more

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