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Denver Metro Rents Decrease Following Completion of Nearly 10,000 New Apartments
Denver Metro Rents Decrease Following Completion of Nearly 10,000 New Apartments

Quarterly decrease is the largest dollar amount decrease ever in Metro Denver by Christopher Dean For the second quarter in a row the average cost of renting an apartment in Denver has decreased, according to the Denver Metro Area Apartment Vacancy and Rent Report released today. The survey... Continue Reading

01/18/2017


Mark Sanborn to Headline Education Conference
Mark Sanborn to Headline Education Conference

AAMD President reflects on Mark Sanborn's influence in his career by Derek Avery Over the course of my career, no book has had a greater influence in the way I look at driving extraordinary customer service than The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn. Mark’s book tells the story of how he was... Continue Reading

01/11/2017


New Supply Drives Apartment Rents Down for the First Time Since 2013
New Supply Drives Apartment Rents Down for the First Time Since 2013

by Christopher Dean Denver-metro rents decreased for the first time in nearly three years. Average rents fell from $1,371 to $1,368 during the third quarter according to the Denver Metro Area Apartment Vacancy and Rent Report released today. Apartment rents rarely decrease during... Continue Reading

10/18/2016


AAMD Receives Top ASAE Honors for New Talent Initiative
AAMD Receives Top ASAE Honors for New Talent Initiative

The Apartment Association of Metro Denver has earned a 2016 ASAE Power of A Silver Award for it's New Talent Initiative, which focused on promoting careers in the apartment industry to young professionals in Metro Denver. ASAE honored AAMD for the success of the initiative, which resulted in over... Continue Reading

08/1/2016


Labor Department Issues Final Overtime Rule Impacting Multifamily
Labor Department Issues Final Overtime Rule Impacting Multifamily

by NAA/NMHC The Labor Department issued its final rule on May 18 that lifts the overtime pay threshold from $23,660 to $47,476 – impacting an estimated 4.2 million workers nationwide. Effective Dec. 1, executive, administrative and professional employees who are paid by the hour, or earn... Continue Reading

06/9/2016


Ed Schell to be recognized as NAA's Certified Apartment Supplier Designee of the Year
Ed Schell to be recognized as NAA's Certified Apartment Supplier Designee of the Year

by Betty Knecht Ed Schell, CAS, will be honored at the NAA Education Conference this month with the CAS Designee of the Year award. Ed has a resume of achievement in the multifamily industry and within his company that are definitely worthy of recognition. Ed has performed at a high level... Continue Reading

06/9/2016


Riding the Workforce Gap
Riding the Workforce Gap

Brooke Chesnut will be presenting multiple presentations at the 2016 Education Conference. by Brooke Chesnut The demographics of today’s workforce are changing rapidly. What happened in May 2015 was historic: for the first time in history the population of the Baby Boomer generation was... Continue Reading

05/13/2016


7 Ways to Up Your Likability Factor
7 Ways to Up Your Likability Factor

We’ve all heard, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” You are perceived as likeable or unlikeable by others in mere seconds. A positive first impression is very important in the multifamily industry- our customers, current and future, judge us by our curb... Continue Reading

05/13/2016


Growing Denver Apartment Industry Aggressively Recruits New Employees
Growing Denver Apartment Industry Aggressively Recruits New Employees

A robust Denver metro area apartment market is good news for job seekers as the Apartment Association of Metro Denver (AAMD) promotes an aggressive recruitment initiative to fill employment opportunities within the apartment living industry. Those efforts are coming to a crescendo with open... Continue Reading

04/4/2016


Avoiding Fair Housing Claims
Avoiding Fair Housing Claims

What Maintenance Staff Should and Should Not Do by Debbie Wilson Maintenance staff are hardworking, skilled members of a Housing providers staff. However, many times, the maintenance staff members are not afforded the training and Fair Housing classes that office staff receive on an annual... Continue Reading

03/18/2016


Resident Retention: A Primary Role of the Maintenance Professional
Resident Retention: A Primary Role of the Maintenance Professional

by Chris Abernathy and Amy Gillaspie As the Maintenance Olympics draws near, we thought it would be important to spotlight the importance of our maintenance teams to the success of our communities, specifically in the area of resident retention. Our maintenance teams are on the front lines and... Continue Reading

03/18/2016


Miss Management: Keeping Your Maintenance Team a Part of Your Team
Miss Management: Keeping Your Maintenance Team a Part of Your Team

by Carol Levey I am a community manager with a team of seven. I enjoy my assignment which I’ve had for about a year but I’m finding that my maintenance guys don’t feel part of the team. They do a good job but I’ve been at properties where everyone works together and this is... Continue Reading

03/18/2016