How to Maximize Your Staffing and Training Results: An Executive Guide

The fact that the property management industry has changed in recent times is clear, but the ways in which organizations have responded to the evolution vary widely. One of the industry's biggest challenges is finding the right employees with the right skill set. This paper will cover actionable advice on how leaders in the property management industry attract the best talent and build a strong team through a 3-tiered approach of people, processes, and tools.

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The 5Ws of Tracking Productivity—and How to Start

There are many ways lumber and building materials (LBM) dealer businesses can improve productivity, but before you implement a new process you have to know where to start. This article covers the who, what, where, when and why of tracking productivity in your business, along with how you can measure this in your current operation. This article goes beyond tactics you’ve already put into place and helps you identify areas where you can mine data to uncover areas of opportunity.

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Google My Business for Apartments: How to Dominate a Local Search

The steps to finding your website at the top of the search engine are not complex, but if you don't know where to start they may seem to be. This paper breaks it down into easy action items that will help you make the most of this valuable lead source.

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Construction Management Software Buyer’s Guide

Do you love paperwork? Chances are, you’d rather be on the job site doing what you love instead of in the office. If all the administrative work has got you down, you’re ready for a construction project management solution that streamlines operations and gives you more time in the field. This buyer’s guide dives into industry challenges, highlights features, reviews pricing, and wraps things up with a checklist you can use to compare your top choices.

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How to Improve Communication During Custom Projects

Better communication, happier clients, more business. Throughout a project, communication is key. Whether it’s with clients, crews or subcontractors, communication has an impact on your day-to-day processes. Without an organized process for communication, you could be missing opportunities to satisfy your clients or come in under budget and on time. This guide includes tips and best practices for effective communication with everyone involved.

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A Pro's Guide to Fireplace & Flat-Panel TV Design

It’s always a struggle when you have two big personalities in the room - but the synergy between two show-stopping items can be truly amazing. The flat-panel tv, with it’s sleek profile and install versatility allowed architects, designers, and builders to pair a TV and fireplace together in more harmonious ways. Today you find the two teamed together on countless living room walls.

What TV and fireplace configuration makes sense for your next project? Here’s an illustrated look at three popular design strategies with expert recommendations.

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Improving Indoor Air Quality is Essential to Today’s Apartments

Health concerns have residents focused on the air they breathe at home. With the construction of energy-efficient multifamily properties leading to tighter building envelopes, indoor air quality has become increasingly important to today’s apartment residents.

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Survey Report: Effects of the Pandemic on Residential Rentals

Application fraud has nearly doubled since the pandemic started. Fraud related losses are a significant drain for landlords and it will get worse as economic uncertainty continues to linger. This survey focuses on financial document application fraud and provides recommendations to help you with the tenant vetting process.

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5 Steps to Improving Government Fleet Utilization

Government fleets are under pressure to show public dollars are being well spent. Accurate fleet utilization reporting is a powerful tool to make that happen. This guide can show you ways to easily reduce costs.

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The Latest Home Design Trends

This guide presents trend tracking ideas from home design experts and trend authorities as well as insight from one of the housing industry's top research and consulting groups.

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