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Official insights and announcements from the people at Property Solutions

Nov 17
Training IT Teams in Multifamily

Category: Management, Technology

The associates who comprise the IT team are among the most astute in your organization. But despite their tech-savvy skill set and problem-solving abilities—IT stands for information technology, after all—these teams are no different than others in that they require training to function at a high level.  While a high-functioning IT team often performs training…
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Nov 10
The Pricing Puzzle: Does your platform measure up?

Category: Marketing, Technology

Pricing can be an obscure concept. There is no absolute right or wrong rate, necessarily, but problems can arise if you’re too far off in either direction.  While many variables factor in as to how apartment communities arrive at their rates, 2020 has introduced another in the form of the pandemic. The effects have meant…
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Nov 6
Companies Being Excellent: Standout Performances in 2020

Category: Connect, Values

Be excellent to each other. It’s one of Entrata’s key values, and perhaps the most pertinent during the current climate.  “2020 has shown us so many examples of humans not being excellent,” said Chase Harrington, president and chief operating officer of Entrata. “But we’ve also seen some of the best in humanity.” Throughout the Entrata…
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Nov 5
Connect Keynote: Matthew McConaughey

Category: Connect

Renaissance Man Shares Stories, Insights, and Humor When daydreaming about the most interesting individual to have a conversation with, Matthew McConaughey comes to mind for many. The Academy Award-winning actor has a charming easiness about him, and his abundance of catchphrases transcend the most popular “alright, alright, alright.” Dave Bateman, chief executive officer for Entrata,…
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Nov 4
Connect Keynote: Carla Harris

Category: Connect

Wall Street Innovator Inspires Future Leaders A testament to Carla Harris’ leadership skills can be found in the simplest of concepts: Her passion is rooted in helping others.  The Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley has a laundry list of accolades too lengthy to categorize, but the Harvard graduate has…
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Nov 3
Connect Keynote: Molly Fletcher

Category: Connect

An Experience-Driven Approach to Business Molly Fletcher spent nearly two decades as the only female sports agent representing professional athletes and coaches. In an industry where there are more agents than people to represent, and where she had no footsteps to follow, Fletcher’s success depended on her ability to create a differentiating experience for her…
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Oct 29
Predictive Machine Learning Algorithms Create Endless Possibilities

Category: Management, Residents, Technology

Imagine a world where a property management system not only accurately tracked rental payment data, but also analyzed it to predict which payments have the highest likelihood of returning. Actually, you don’t have to imagine. Thanks to advancements in predictive machine learning algorithms, this cutting-edge technology analyzes scores of data pertaining to payment history, timing…
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Oct 29
Connect Keynote: Bear Grylls

Category: Connect

Learn From Your Failures and Use Fear to Overcome Obstacles Bear Grylls is the ultimate thrill seeker who seems immune to the bounds of fear. After all, who else can lay claim to a YouTube video that celebrates their Top 10 Most Insane moments?  But while apprehension doesn’t appear to be part of the British…
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Oct 23
Multifamily Hanging in There, but More Federal Stimulus Needed

Category: Connect

All in all, the apartment industry has performed well since the coronavirus outbreak – in large part because of the impact of the CARES Act. But multifamily could be headed for trouble if another federal stimulus package is not passed soon. Those were some of the points made by Doug Bibby of the National Multifamily…
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Oct 22
Keeping Pace: A Look at New Apartment Product Offerings

Category: Connect, Services, Technology

While new iterations of existing tech platforms can be compelling, nothing elicits more excitement than completely new products.  The need for innovation never stops, and the Entrata team has been busy developing many platform enhancements in 2020. Team members shared updates of recent rollouts and things to come during Episode 3 of Entrata Connect.