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Jason Van Steenwyk
| 7 min. read
Holiday parties: 22 ways property managers can protect themselves against liability
Holiday parties for your residents or employees can be great fun! Shared memories at events like these can help property managers build and maintain a sense of community—which helps at lease renewal time. As strictly employee functions, they...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
Transform small apartments with robotic furniture from MIT’s Media Lab
Anyone who has lived in a small apartment has probably experienced moments of frustration. There’s not enough storage. There’s no room to host friends and family. The furniture from your last apartment doesn’t fit into your new living...
Amanda Maher
| 6 min. read
7 ways for property managers to engage residents this Halloween
There are few things scarier for property managers than unhappy residents! Nowadays, with so many new apartment communities coming online, property managers are expected to pull out all of the stops to keep residents satisfied. One of the...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
Multifamily trend: Renters starting to choose suburbs over city centers
People are moving back to the city in droves—or at least that’s what we’ve been told for the last several years. Cities have been seen as a haven for the young and well-educated—particularly cities that are loaded with...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 8 min. read
Tenants on extended absences: What property managers need to know
This could happen to you: You manage a high-rise condo in Florida. You have a tenant that takes the family on a month-long road trip to visit relatives in New York while the kids are out of school...
David Bolton
| 8 min. read
Hurricane season: What property managers can do before, during, and after extreme weather
Unless you are a lumberjack or a tree surgeon, the sound of a chainsaw can be vaguely unsettling. For millions of U.S. property owners, however, the noise of whirring blades is likely to be a familiar one as...
Amanda Maher
| 7 min. read
NYC management company facing blowback after demanding residents prove U.S. citizenship
Can you ask tenants if they’re U.S. citizens? On June 12, residents living in an apartment building at the corner of 42nd Avenue and Junction Boulevard in Queens, NY came home to the following notice posted on their...
Jason Van Steenwyk
| 7 min. read
11 community-building event ideas for property managers (+ 7 tips for success!)
Every profession has its Holy Grail. For football players, it’s a Super Bowl ring. For insurance salespeople, it’s ‘Top of the Table’ status in the Million Dollar Round Table. In the property management business, the Holy Grail is...
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Robin Young
| 60 min. read
Property Managers’ Plans for Growth in 2022 & 2023
2022 is shaping up to be a year defined by opportunity, with more property managers planning to expand their portfolios and grow their revenue than we’ve seen since well before the pandemic. Understanding exactly how your peers plan...
Laurie Mega
| 21 min. read
How to start a property management company the right way
Read through this guide of what you’ll need to do before you open your business’s doors to owners and residents. The guide provides a comprehensive list of what you’ll need to get started.
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
60 up-and-coming real estate markets where rental investors & property managers can grow in 2022
When we released our last up-and-coming markets list in January 2020, the first COVID-19 case had just been identified in the United States. We had an idea that we were due for a downturn in the economy, but...
Jake Belding
| 8 min. read
Highlights from PM Nation, our first-ever property management conference
On November 15 and 16, the property management community came together to share their expertise and explore how technology can solve some of the most pressing challenges facing individual businesses and the entire industry in Buildium’s first-ever PM...
Shaun Jayachandran
| 6 min. read
6 steps to quick wins with Buildium onboarding
Whether you’re on the fence about choosing Buildium or have already signed up and are ready to get up and running as soon as possible, chances are you want to know what the onboarding process looks like and...
Robin Young
| 25 min. read
8 trends that property managers believe will shape the industry in 2022 [Research]
In 2021, waves of transformation swept across the property management industry, seemingly coming from every direction. Property management companies have been challenged to absorb the impact of labor and material shortages, increasing regulations, industry consolidation, and the housing...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
The 3 best places to grow your portfolio in 2022 (and 3 areas to avoid)
According to Buildium’s 2022 State of the Property Management Industry Report, the number of property managers who plan to grow their businesses in the next two years is at its highest level since 2016. In fact, 86% of...
Stephen Fishman
| 47 min. read
2021 Tax Guide for Property Managers
Even though you only file once, understanding how taxes affect your property management business’ income is a full-year endeavor. To help you understand how the latest tweaks to the tax code affect your business, we created the 2021...

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