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Jason Van Steenwyk
| 2 min. read
What you should know about cyber risk – Part 2
Last week, we talked about some of the risks associated with running a business that depends on data. These are things every business person should know, from the most common causes of a data breach, to the costs...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 4 min. read
What you should know about cyber risk, part 1
Anybody who works in an office felt a shiver of panic when Sony was hacked late in 2014. It exposed confidential data, including salary info and film scripts, as well as more than 74,000 social security numbers of...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 5 min. read
Business interruption insurance: what, why, and how?
Business interruption insurance (also known as business income insurance, or BI insurance), protects you and your business against any costs incurred if you need to cease operations for a period of time. For example, if you had a...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 4 min. read
Help! I’ve been accused of housing discrimination!
It could happen to even the most careful landlord or any property manager: everything’s going along just fine, and then, BOOM, you receive a summons to court as a result of a housing discrimination-related lawsuit or enforcement action....
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
Property rights vs. gun rights: Can an owner or manager prohibit firearms?
“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” –2nd Amendment, United States Constitution Though controversial, the language in the Constitution...
Amanda Maher
| 4 min. read
NYC officials promise to crackdown on landlords skirting rent regulations
Once a working-class haven, Brooklyn has become one of New York City’s hottest neighborhoods. Areas like Williamsburg, Flatbush and Dumbo have seen a rapid influx of people seeking refuge from Manhattan’s exorbitant cost of living. It started with...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
Effective 2016: New landlord-tenant laws roll out in the Lone Star State
Calling all landlords and property managers in Texas! A new series of landlord-tenant laws took effect on January 1, 2016. If you own or operate property in the Lone Star State, here’s what you need to know. Senate...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 6 min. read
10 renters insurance mistakes that property managers & landlords make
Here are some of the most common mistakes landlords, property managers and other real estate professionals make when it comes to renters insurance. Mistake #1: Thinking Renters Insurance Only Protects the Renter True, renters insurance protects the renter...
Laurie Mega
| 19 min. read
8 Property Management Business Goals Buildium’s Open API Can Achieve
We sat down with Noah Smith, Head of Operations and Technology Management at Lobos and Brawley Reishman, Chief Technology Officer at Westward360 to document the Open API use cases where they’ve seen success. “The biggest reason why we...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Property management chart of accounts: What is it and why is it essential?
One of the most important accounting practices in any business is setting up and keeping a property management chart of accounts. As a property manager, your chart of accounts will help you keep tabs on all the transactions...
Tony Maiella
| 6 min. read
What does Buildium’s Open API mean for property management companies?
Take a second and think about how much information you collect from your residents, owners, and their properties each day. From your books to your residents’ technology adoption, there’s a well of hidden value buried underneath the surface....
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Investing in human capital: What it means to be a socially responsible property manager
When you think of property management, what terms come to mind? Doors? Turnover? Vacancy rates? What about the term human capital? The concept of investing in people as well as property is at the core of everything Socially...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Property managers can master the new student housing market with technology. Here’s how
It’s been a long two years for property managers, particularly in college towns, where vacancies skyrocketed after colleges and universities closed their doors. As students make their way back, there are certain new expectations they bring with them....
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
8 property management strategies to grow your portfolio
In January of 2021, 38 percent of rental owners surveyed in Buildium and Propertyware’s 2021 Rental Owner’s Report, Volume 1 planned on acquiring new properties in the next two years. That’s an 8 percent jump from five months...
Laurie Mega
| 4 min. read
Powered by Buildium completes its 10th Bike MS and raises over $32,000
For the 10th straight year, the Powered by Buildium team has completed the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway, and raised money to fight multiple sclerosis. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a 2019 study found that nearly...
Laurie Mega
| 12 min. read
Learning from green buildings: 10 pathways to eco-friendly property management
There are so many reasons to focus on limiting the environmental impact of the properties you manage, and counseling your owners on energy- and profit-conscious upgrades. And there’s a lot out there to learn from (like green buildings)...

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