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Robin Young
| 12 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 6/6/20
Property managers are stuck between a rock and a hard place: They empathize with the struggles of residents who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 crisis, and have worked with them to create payment plans to fit...
Tony Maiella
| 25 min. read
Business Un-usual: The Post-COVID-19 World [Video Series]
Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from Episode 3 of the Business Un-usual Series: The Post-COVID-19 World. In this episode, with the help of three experts in the property management space—Glenn Russell of Coastal Group Inc., Mitch...
Robin Young
| 6 min. read
Property management in the time of coronavirus: Weekly headlines & insights – 5/30/20
The U.S. hit a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic this week: 100,000 deaths—a staggering number that experts believe is a vast underestimation of the true impact of the virus so far. At the same time, more than...
Lauren Mason
| 16 min. read
Business Un-usual: Communications Accelerated [Video Series]
Editor’s note: The following is a transcription from Episode 2 of the Business Un-usual Series: Communications Accelerated. 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 – 5/23/20
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...
Daniel Craig
| 5 min. read
The PM forecasting mindset
No one can deny that 2020 has been a year of change, and as entrepreneurs, agility is what we thrive on. With every new obstacle has come new opportunities—and this year has been filled to the brim with...
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
How to run flawless, virtual HOA board meetings: Tips from a pro
Since the beginning of lockdown, property managers have had to come up with innovative ways to keep their residents safe while still providing the best service possible. One big change has been the way they run virtual HOA...
Amanda Maher
| 5 min. read
How does a 1031 exchange work? What property managers should know
Established real estate investors and property managers are likely already familiar with 1031 exchanges. The concept itself is simple: Reinvest the proceeds from the sale of a business or investment property into a like-kind investment in order to...
Tony Maiella
| 35 min. read
Forecasting 2020, Planning 2021 [Interview]
Knowing where you stand and forecasting the future: These are both simple ideas in business, but trickier than ever these days for property management companies. In order to do both, sound accounting practices and a simple forecasting framework...
Tony Maiella
| 13 min. read
The ins and outs of HOA reserve fund accounting
If you talk to an association and ask them about their hoa reserve fund accounting, you may hear some pretty unfortunate stories that happened before you arrived; reserve funds that were too low to cover repairs, treasurers who...
Laurie Mega
| 14 min. read
Property maintenance services: Everything you need to know from trends to seasonal checklists
Property maintenance services are a big part of what you do as a property management firm. Done right, regular property maintenance does more than just keep up the place. It provides value and safety for both your residents...
Tony Maiella
| 28 min. read
First 90 Days with Buildium: Essential Property Management
“Hitting the ground running” sometimes isn’t fast enough in property management. These days, property managers are sprinting as they have overhauled their businesses and adapted to the COVID-19 crisis. That’s particularly why it was so rewarding to talk...
Deb Newell
| 5 min. read
Why change up your business model now?: A property management consultant’s perspective
How many times have you heard that this is now your “new normal?” How many times have you pondered what COVID-19 will mean for the long term of your business? It’s no secret that your world—our industry—has changed...

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