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Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
Celebrating women’s success in property management
Each year, International Women’s Day is a reminder of the strides that women have made toward equality around the world, as well as the work that remains to be done in achieving parity. This year’s theme, #BalanceforBetter, calls...
Tony Maiella
| 4 min. read
Customer spotlight: Bruce Carlsmith
Editor’s Note: We interviewed Bruce Carlsmith of Carlsmith and Putnam to talk about what makes his property management business whir in this day and age of automation, where the human touch is often overlooked. How did you get...
Melissa Gentry
| 5 min. read
4 life lessons for new HOA property managers
Editor’s note: This month, we reached out to Melissa Gentry, Owner and COO of Hill Country Homeowners Association Management, and asked if she could share how she got into the business along with her advice for those who...
30 min. listen
Episode 7: Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get to Work
Today, we’re talking with Mark Liberman, founder and principal of On the Mark Management in Milford, Connecticut. He comes to us with over 25 years of experience; and similar to other property managers, he fell into this business....
34 min. listen
Episode 6: The Key to Property Management is Communication
Back in the 90’s, Michael Cohen was practicing psychotherapy and was slowly purchasing real estate on the side. When his side business began to take off and the psychotherapy industry was changing, he decided to fully enter the...
19 min. listen
Episode 5: Accounting 101
Cynthia Leon is trained in traditional accounting, but found herself quickly learning the ins and outs of property management accounting when she stumbled upon an opportunity with a property management company. That was eight years ago and she...
27 min. listen
Episode 4: The Value of Relationships & Networking
Melissa Clinton was raised in the real estate industry, but a career in real estate didn’t pique her interest until she decided to move closer to her family. When her mother asked her to help run her company,...
20 min. listen
Episode 3: Why You Should Just Go For It
Susan Goulding was working as a realtor in California when a client asked her to manage the 2 properties she’d just sold him. Although she’d considered entering the property management industry before, she was the first to admit...
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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