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Find quick, easy to access information on real estate management industry fundamentals and the latest news and trends on the IREM blog! Stay tuned for regular updates to keep up with what’s happening in the real estate industry and get practical tips for your career.

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  • Aug 19, 2022
  • John Salustri

What to look for in a new property management hire

“This job is hard to do well,” says Jeffrey Lapin, CPM®, speaking of the property management profession. He ought to know. The Spring City, TN-based Lapin has decades under his belt as a property manager, co-owner of property management companies, a published author and IREM instructor. In addition, he serves as an expert witness in cases involving reasonable standards of care, fiduciary duties, and related topics for residential and commercial properties.

  • Aug 15, 2022
  • IREM

The data speaks: How to improve leasing operations and boost employee satisfaction

Data from the AppFolio Property Manager 2022 Hiring and Retention Report revealed that despite leasing agents’ desire to grow their careers, many are not seeing opportunities to do so at their current place of employment. To remedy the situation, researchers at AppFolio surveyed boots on the ground property management employees to understand what they expect from employers – and what companies can do to boost leasing efficiency and grow careers.

  • 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.

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