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Property management jobs, trade shows, articles, new construction and career interview tips and advice.

Category: Property Management Location: Newport News Virginia Job/Position Summary:Looking for Community Manager with Military Housing experience. Responsible for the immediate supervision for all phases of operation of the property, including office administration, leasing, budget preparation and control, as well as direction and control of all personnel and resources of the property including maintenance of the physical communities. The Community Manager will ensure the property...

The one class I wished they offered during my tenure in graduate school was negotiation. Walking across the stage with my cap and gown over a decade ago, with an ambitious outlook about the workplace, I was clueless about the value of negotiating. As a result, I accepted my first job offer and never questioned the compensation and offer package agreement. It was a move I...

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely business. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the worldwide average shows that there are twice as many entrepreneurs with no employees as entrepreneurs who do have employees. However, the most recent data from the SBA maintains that US-based small businesses continue to add more new jobs annually than large companies.  So, even if you don't have hired help now, a new...

Category: Property Management Location: Chicago Illinois Looking for a Property Manager in Chicago, IL. The property manager is responsible for the day-to-day business of running an apartment community, overseeing and enhancing its financial growth, employment and development of staff, and maintaining positive resident relations.  Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills are required.Key Essentials:Lead and direct all business, sales, marketing, and customer service for the communityUtilize...

Category: Property Management Location: Chicago Illinois Looking for a VP of Marketing who develops overall marketing strategy and works with all departments on the implementation and execution of the strategy. More specifically, the VP of Marketing is responsible for company branding, website, social media strategy, collateral materials, advertising, sponsorships and public relations. In addition, this position will provide business development support, assistance with responses to request...

Category: Property Management Location: Chicago Illinois Looking for a Regional Supervisor with Market Rate Housing background. The Regional Supervisor, will put your outstanding leadership and savvy business skills to work at one of the most respected apartment companies in Property Management.Essential Job FunctionRegional Supervisors are business leaders responsible for developing and managing individual site business plans including investment objectives, compliance goals, marketing positioning, people,...

There are times when getting an invoice paid is more challenging than the work you just completed. After all, it’s not exactly an easy task to track down late payments. It pretty much feels like a game of cat-and-mouse. But, what if there was a way for you to receive payments on-time more frequently?This can be accomplished if you stick to invoicing etiquette. With invoicing etiquette, you...

Category: Property Management Location: Atlanta Georgia Looking for a Regional Leasing Manager and Trainer. Responsible for the execution of the company's training function which encompasses developing, planning, organizing, controlling, implementing and facilitating the training throughout the company Nationwide.Key Essentials: • Design, plan, conduct and implement corporate training programs, policies and procedures.• Create and distribute training schedule, and establish priorities tied to strategic organizational needs and plans for...

Category: Property Management Location: Dallas Texas Looking for a Regional Supervisor with Student Housing background. The Regional Supervisor, will put your outstanding leadership and savvy business skills to work at one of the most respected apartment companies in Property Management.Essential Job FunctionRegional Supervisors are business leaders responsible for developing and managing individual site business plans including investment objectives, compliance goals, marketing positioning, people, asset...

In late 2015, Places4Students published one of our most widely circulated blogs, The Best Cities in Canada to Invest in Student Housing – Province by Province. Since then, the market has grown considerably as more purpose-built student housing has developed throughout Canada, inevitably changing the market landscape. We decided to revisit this topic and once again highlight some of the best cities in Canada to invest in...

The Americans with Disabilities Act, commonly known as “ADA” is a federal civil-rights law protecting the rights of people with disabilities. The ADA places guidelines for access to: Employment State and local government programs, services and buildings Access to places of public accommodation such as businesses, transportation, and non-profit service providers Telecommunications George Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; standing left to right Reverend Harold Wilkie, Sandra...

Work-life balance in the digital era can be extremely difficult to achieve. With smart phones and constant access to email, it can be a real struggle for team members to unplug from work mode, so it's critical in this day and age for companies to foster a culture that promotes a healthy balance.  The overall morale of a workplace gets a significant boost when employees can...

Budget season is among everyone’s favorite. It’s right up there with tax day, cleaning out the garage and having toenails pulled.  Much thought goes into creating a budget – not to mention a lot of back-and-forth from everyone who is a part of the process – but the information is often obsolete the moment it’s finalized. The spreadsheet might look tidy, an accurate spending forecast for...

Looking for a Property Manager in Chicago, IL. The property manager is responsible for the day-to-day business of running an apartment community, overseeing and enhancing its financial growth, employment and development of staff, and maintaining positive resident relations. Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills are required. Key Essentials: Lead and direct all business, sales, marketing, and customer service for the community Utilize cutting edge recruiting tools and systems to...

Category: Property Management Location: Dallas, TX Looking for a Regional Supervisor with Student Housing background. The Regional Supervisor, will put your outstanding leadership and savvy business skills to work at one of the most respected apartment companies in Property Management. Essential Job Function Regional Supervisors are business leaders responsible for developing and managing individual site business plans including investment objectives, compliance goals, marketing positioning, people, asset quality, and financial...

You can’t always predict who will be a good tenant, but past behavior often indicates future behavior. Whether you’re a landlord, a property manager, or a real estate agent, you should be doing everything in your power to protect yourself from the hassle of dealing with bad tenants and bringing unwanted tenants into your community as they can be can be both time-consuming and financially destructive. Tenant...

According to a CNBC article posted in June, renters are avoiding buying because home prices are soaring. In fact, only 52 percent of renters surveyed by the National Association of Realtors quarterly report stated that they feel now is a good time to buy a home – this is down from 62 percent a year ago. With renters on the rise, property managers need to...

Just because someone is working from home doesn’t mean they’re sitting in front of their TV watching Netflix in their pajamas. Recent research has found that remote workers are actually more productive than employees who head into the office every day. Related: 6 Characteristics of Successful Remote Employees Today, more and more people are beginning to work remotely. According to a recent Gallup survey, 43 percent of employed Americans spend...

The following excerpt is from Brian Tracy’s book Million Dollar Habits. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound It's not easy to rise to a position of leadership in an organization or society -- the competition is fierce. Only the people who are the best equipped to acquire leadership positions and then hold on to those positions rise to...

Need a swift kick of motivation? Give this list of swim quotes a look the next time you feel your motivation sagging in the pool. Let’s do this. As athletes we all have days where the last thing we want to do is go down to the pool, strap up, and pound out 5,000 meters. While the following might not cure injury or illness, the list of...

In the words of one-hit wonder 10cc, “Communication is the problem to the answer.” We’ve gone from dispatching handwritten letters to typing emails; from exchanging text messages to publicly posting tiny, 10-second videos of ourselves wearing digitally affixed dog ears. More ways than ever to communicate and yet getting our message into the right hands for the right response is more difficult than ever.   Since our...

Category: Property Management Location: Phoenix Arizona Looking for a Regional Property Manager who will actively and systematically manage the real estate portfolio. Meet and exceed budgeted financial goals and achieve customer service and operational performance objectives.  The Regional Property Manager is responsible for the tactical execution and communication of our strategic direction to our communities. This individual will have a proven track record in...

As a white engineering manager, what should I do to support black engineers I work with? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Charlotte Lang, on Quora: As a white engineering manager, what should I do to support black engineers I work with? The exact same thing you'd do with your...

When jam-packed schedules finally give way to the weekend, it can be tempting to make time for maintaining friendships and binge-watching Netflix, but there’s also something to be said for using part of your alone time to work on your career.Here’s why spending some time by yourself — during the work week or when a lazy Sunday rolls around — can boost you professionally. You have the time...

By Marcus Nicolls, Senior Partner and By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), Director at Partners In Leadership. Millennials will make up over 50% of the American workforce by 2020. Individuals born between the mid-80s and early 2000s, this generation is already moving into professional leadership roles. This influx is exciting for business owners--and scary, too. Certainly, professionals across generations are united by their pursuit of universal desires: to feel empowered,...

If you're a good leader, you know you should praise your employees. If you're a good leader, you know you should provide useful, timely feedback. If you're a good leader you know, in general terms, what you should and should not say. But if you want to be a great leader, and build a great team, you'll need to say these four words as often as...

When most entrepreneurs set off to start a new venture, they are driven by the notion that their unique idea or product can add real value to people's lives. But, before business leaders can improve the well-being of customers, they first have to find ways to add value to the lives of their employees.In an effort to attract and appease employees, entrepreneurs often pad company...

The envelope of today's workspaces is being pushed further and further. Facebook recently moved into a forty-three-thousand-square-foot "garden-roofed fantasyland" office. Apple has built a new Cupertino campus that resembles a giant alien spacecraft. And plans for a new Mountain View headquarters at Google have proposed miles of super transparent glass and an interior workspace that can be reshaped by cranes and robots according to the company's...

Top business and career coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer firsthand insights on leadership development & careers. Gaining the trust and respect of your coworkers is job one on your first day at work. This can go a long way in helping you achieve your professional goals and make a lot of your responsibilities easier to manage day-to-day. The same can be said about your reputation with your...

Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM, once said, “Never let anyone own your schedule.”I don’t know about you, but I love that quote. It’s so simple, yet true. After all being deliberate with your time is one of the best ways to have a happy life in the business world. Of course, try as hard as you can, that’s not always the reality. Life is kind...

The hiring process is both time- and labor-intensive. So, some hiring managers do "whatever it takes" to get a candidate to accept the job. That can include being dishonest about the details of the position, and in some cases, flat-out lying.Related: The 3 Most Common -- and Costly -- Hiring Mistakes Lying? That's a problem because job-seekers naturally want to know the bare-bones truth about the companies they’re...

Apartment rents continue to grow more slowly than before. The cities where rents grew the most in 2016 are still top cities for rent growth this year, but their lead is getting smaller. “A year ago there was a pretty big spread between Houston, which had rent growth of about 1 percent, and Sacramento, which was much larger –nearly 12 percent,” says Jay Denton, senior vice...

"Complete sweatshop." "Main management is a club for friends." "Stop thinking of your employees as your slaves. They are individuals with personalities." "Management pretends to embrace women, but it’s still a boys’ club." "The hiring process isn’t The X Factor. Treat your candidates, especially young talent, with respect. The way candidates were treated at the assessment day reveals much more about the agency culture than...

As business professionals, we often talk about company culture, employee engagement, and diversity. However, sometimes when we have these conversations, we talk about each topic separately. As in, “Company culture is important because…” or “Employee engagement will help your organization do…” and “Creating a diverse culture improves the business…” At this year’s WorkHuman Conference, pioneered by Globoforce, author Adam Grant shared a roadmap for creating a...

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You just need a trigger to change your life. History is full of inspirational stories about great people who started out as failures. Albert Einstein was a slow learner at school. He was expelled for his poor learning ability. Today we know him as the father of modern physics.  Abraham Lincoln, the renowned president of United States of America had a humble beginning. He failed many times...

There was a time in my life when I didn't focus on building my network. Although I knew the utility in business networking, I ignored it. I left it for others to do for me. Partners. Associates. Friends. But what I've discovered over time is that there is real potency in the ability to build rapport and create long-lasting bonds through effective business networking.It truly isn't about...

Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM, once said, “Never let anyone own your schedule.”I don’t know about you, but I love that quote. It’s so simple, yet true. After all being deliberate with your time is one of the best ways to have a happy life in the business world. Of course, try as hard as you can, that’s not always the reality. Life is kind...

Ask anyone at the office nowadays, and more likely than not you’ll have at least one coworker who listens to podcasts on the regular. They’ll probably even rattle off a few of their favorite series that they want you to try out -- but like music, not everyone’s going to listen to or enjoy the same stuff. If you’re new to the podcast scene, it can...

Contacting residents regarding unpaid rent can be difficult.  To prevent the need for collection calls, we often incentivize timely rental payments.  However, apartment communities continue to have individuals that do not pay their rent on time. Tasking a team member with the responsibity to follow up on the individual with  unpaid rent generally has the following results; - A notice or door hanger was placed on their...

In 2014, we partnered with On-Site to release a study that focused on how effectively multifamily operators were utilizing email marketing. Three years later, we revisited the study to see what, if anything, has changed.   The initial 2014 study surveyed online responses from 31 different communities. The communities represented a wide range of companies—public and private, national and regional, owner/operator, fee manager (and mixed), with an equal...

How technology is setting employee expectations BEST PRACTICE ARTICLE Filed under: Articles, Digital workplace, Latest Features Understanding employee experience is a critical mission for any business. The article Employee experience is at the heart of the digital workplace emphasised that employee experience is what drives an organisation’s vision and strategy. However, it is also necessary to understand the basis for a successful employee experience. This article takes a step...

Whenever I start to work with a new company on helping to improve their leadership, the first thing I like to do is study them in action and get feedback on how they are perceived as leaders by their teams. Leadership can be difficult, but I am always amazed by the number of people who make it harder than it needs to be by forgetting some...

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg AOL will be shutting down AIM, its instant messenger service, on December 15. This iconic product was highly popular during its heyday. According to the Wall Street Journal, AIM grew from 13 million users in 1997 to over 65 million users in 2000. While some of us will lament the the closure of...

Dealing with nepotism in the workplace can be tough, especially if you’re receiving the short end of the stick while someone else is gaining opportunities due to what you perceive as unfair favoritism. Nepotism, or the act of providing or receiving opportunities due to a family relationship or friendship, has a history that runs long and worldwide. “Nepotism is a natural part of the human endowment,”...

In an age of declining public trust of authority, businesses are turning to their employees for sharing influence across social networks. Public relations effectiveness may be measured, but big data quickly produce complex results. “Everybody is in some way chasing that same holy grail of being able to attribute everything back to its source,” Edelman Chicago President Jay Porter says. “So, certainly, brands are trying to...

Sometimes we put off something important like calling to make a doctors appointment or an important homework. Yes, procrastination effects all of us almost every day. Most of us tend to confuse procrastinating to laziness or failure of time management. Science Backs You for Procrastination Despite the confusion, science always has a good explanation to offer for you to make you feel better. A social Psychologist says ‘It is...

In the property and hospitality line, there is a constant rush to have the latest and trendiest amenities, from urban staples such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and business lounges – to more recent, trendy options such as creator studios, infrared saunas, and salt rooms. Yet amid all these investments into amenity space, another crucial yet often overlooked amenity is neglected – the service that occurs...

Learning something new does not require enrolling in a certificate or a four-year degree program. Opportunities To Learn It can be a simple as: Learning a new app for a phone or mobile device.   Too often, we download a tool someone has recommended, but we don’t try to use it. A quick check of You Tube offers instructions showing how to use most new techniques. Reading a post...