The Highlight Reel: MMC 2016 Edition

The Highlight Reel: MMC 2016 Edition

If you couldn’t make it to the 2016 Midwest Multifamily Conference, don’t worry – we’ve got all of the highlights for you! MMC 2016 had the highest attendance numbers ever! More than 1,500 Midwest apartment professionals attended to celebrate higher education and the success of the multifamily industry. This year, MMC had more speakers and seminars than ever. Attendees had 19 speakers and 33 seminars to choose to attend throughout the two day conference.  Keynote speakers featured G…
Do you make it easy for people to complain?

Do you make it easy for people to complain?

As I write this article I am pretty much ready to severely hurt my neighbor! They are nice people, and I like them, but they seem to have NO concept that this is a multifamily community-and that we can hear everything they say and do! From the minute they moved in we have experienced non-stop construction noises (saws, hammers, clanging metal etc.) from early morning to late at night, along with LOUD conversations (usually on speaker phone so we can BOTH sides of the conversation), fights bet…
Critical Conversations Made Simple

Critical Conversations Made Simple

Do you have any past due conversations? You know, those conversations you keep putting off for one reason or another. Perhaps you know that productivity is lagging and you’re ‘just to busy’ to deal with it. Or it’s that chronic tardy situation that’s causing coworkers to begrudgingly cover for another person. And it could be that negative-Nancy who is allowed to cause drama and bring a dark cloud into the workplace. The list of possibilities could go on-and-on as to what you’re pu…
Swag with REAL SWAG – Don’t Cheap Out This Season

Swag with REAL SWAG – Don’t Cheap Out This Season

Written by 2016 MMC speaker Heather Blume.  We’re quickly rolling into my most favorite of all seasons – a magical time of year that’s full of seeing familiar faces of people I love, great conversations, late night drinks, phenomenal parties, and, of course, presents. No.  I’m not talking about the winter holidays. I’m talking about national conference season! Don’t get me wrong – Christmas is awesome – but sometimes all that family togetherness leaves me feeling a little bi…