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Robin Young
| 5 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 5/23/20
In this week’s COVID-19 digest, we take a look at the number of rent payments that have come in so far in May, and how they break down across different property types and metro areas. We look at...
Fred Tracy
| 20 min. read
Business Un-usual: Operations Evolved [Video Series]
Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from Episode 1 of the Business Un-usual Series: Operations Evolved. In this episode, with the help of three experts in the property management space—Glenn Russell of Coastal Group Inc., Mitch Deminski...
Robin Young
| 5 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 5/16/20
In this week’s COVID-19 digest, we see how May rent payments stack up against last month and last year; a new bill that aims to bring much-needed aid to renters and rental owners; how leasing demand is faring...
Robin Young
| 5 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 5/9/20
On Friday, two highly anticipated figures were released: The number of rent payments made during the first week of May, and the number of jobs that were lost during the month of April. Expectations were low—but while the...
We Are Essential: 3 Property Managers Talk COVID-19 [Panel]
COVID-19. We all know the name, and the impact it has had on businesses and individuals alike. It’s elbowed its way into every facet of our lives, personally, professionally, socially—the list goes on. But property managers are used...
Robin Young
| 5 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 5/2/20
The day has arrived: It’s May 1, and property managers and landlords across the country are holding their breath as rent payments begin to trickle in. It’s too soon to tell how many residents will be able to...
Robin Young
| 6 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 4/25/20
A new aid package gives small businesses a second chance at accessing much-needed relief as unemployment numbers increase by the millions for the fifth week straight. We see a continued uptick in leasing interest since COVID-19 was first...
Robin Young
| 4 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 4/18/20
This week’s trends were a continuation of the last: The number of residents who were able to pay their rent by the second week of the month exceeded expectations; but so did the number of Americans who lost...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
10 bookkeeping basics for successful property accounting
Since one of the core responsibilities of a property manager is to manage an owner’s assets, income, and expenses, you’re constantly dealing with accounting whether you like it or not. From receiving rent payments to handling vendor invoices,...
43 min. listen
Episode 22: The newfound transparency in user-centric leasing ft. Zumper
Think about the top 10 sites you visit every week. They probably have one thing in common: accurate, authentic, quality information. Tech companies like Google and Amazon have understood the value of data and putting the needs of...
Property Accounting Under Control [Expert Session]
It’s no secret that property managers are control freaks when it comes to their property accounting—and that’s a good thing. Setting up and keeping up a strong process supported by the right technology is key. It can be...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
First 90 Days with Buildium: Suffolk Property Management
John Babiarz is the owner of Suffolk Property Management, which manages residential and commercial properties in the Greater Boston area. They started out as a small family-owned business with about 40 units. When Babiarz took over from his...
The Science of Growing Your Portfolio
How do you know when it’s time to grow your business—and how can you prepare to take on more doors sustainably? Our guide, The Science of Growing Your Portfolio, explores the key challenges and opportunities that thriving property...
Laurie Mega
| 9 min. read
6 steps to harness the power of hyperlocal social media marketing
According to Buildium’s 2021 State of the Industry Report, almost 54 percent of community managers used social media as a means to communicate and market in 2020. It’s an often overlooked tool for PMs to engage current residents...
46 min. listen
Episode 21: What’s in your marketing funnel?
Property management marketing is tough work. A lot of times for property management businesses, it can take a backseat to other pressing needs. Getting the nuance just right during trying times also isn’t easy; but, at the end...
32 min. listen
Episode 20: The unexplored side of virtual ft. Amir Frank
Whether we like it or not, the pandemic created the necessity to do business in new ways—and further jolted the adoption of virtual technology. While virtual tours of rentals are nothing new, there’s a whole world of possibilities...

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