10 Ways to Stay Sane During a Renovation

10 Ways to Stay Sane During a Renovation

Commercial renovations can be time-consuming, require a lot of decision-making, and disrupt any business’s sense of normalcy. When the phases of your renovation are postponed and unexpected problems appear, staying sane is essential. Take a look at some of our best...

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Start Effectively Managing Large Construction Projects

Start Effectively Managing Large Construction Projects

In the life of a commercial property, major remodeling or renovation projects are expected and in certain cases, greatly encouraged. Whether you’re sprucing up an older building or providing more amenities to your tenants, renovating a space can greatly increase your...

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How to Plan for Commercial Renovation Costs

How to Plan for Commercial Renovation Costs

When you decide to remodel or upgrade your commercial building, you may wonder how much time and money you’ll need to account for. While the ultimate cost will be determined by the nature of your project and property requirements, there are certain factors for you to...

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Top 5 Keys to Renovating an Old Building

Top 5 Keys to Renovating an Old Building

As a property manager, you’ll sometimes have to deal with buildings that need extra maintenance or improvement. Maybe they were abandoned or neglected, or maybe you just want to update them. Whatever the case, there are several important steps to keep in mind as you...

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5 Signs of a Good Property Management Company

5 Signs of a Good Property Management Company

There are multiple factors that make a property management stand out from the others. When considering new management for your commercial or multifamily property, it’s important to know what qualities matter. By finding a good property management company, you can...

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Houston Property Management Do’s & Don’ts

Houston Property Management Do’s & Don’ts

As a property manager, how would you score if your employees and residents gave you a review? Would they want to learn from your success, or would your management style be an example to avoid? Knowing what practices to keep are integral to becoming a leader in the...

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3 Benefits of Working with a Shopping Center Specialist

3 Benefits of Working with a Shopping Center Specialist

Renting a commercial property presents a different set of challenges in comparison to a residential space. Do you know how to advertise available spaces? Or, do you know how to screen potential tenants for a business space? The work may seem overwhelming if you try to...

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Multifamily Property Management: What to Expect

Multifamily Property Management: What to Expect

Having trouble staying on top of your multi-unit residential property? Whether you own an apartment complex, a senior living community, or a student housing center, there’s always plenty to keep track of.  Although similar to other types of property management,...

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The Property Manager’s Tenant Checklist

The Property Manager’s Tenant Checklist

As a property manager, you recognize how important it is to keep tabs on every building or multifamily property under your supervision. But the process starts long before anyone moves into your property. From the initial rental to the day a tenant moves out, take note...

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4 Common Myths About Real Estate Agents

4 Common Myths About Real Estate Agents

If you’re shopping for a new property, chances are that you’ll spend at least some time talking with a real estate agent. But do you really understand what they’re there to help you with? Real estate agent myths are remarkably common and confusing to anyone just...

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Dealing with Rental Problems as a Tenant

Dealing with Rental Problems as a Tenant

No rental property is perfect, and before you rent, it’s absolutely crucial to know who is responsible for what. Obviously, you’ll be paying rent, but who maintains the property? Who is responsible for repairs or major issues? Before you sign a lease, talk to your...

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4 Steps to Running a Safe Residential Community

4 Steps to Running a Safe Residential Community

As a property manager, your job is to cultivate a safe, thriving environment for your tenants. This is particularly true if you manage a residential property such as an apartment complex. For property management, safety is an important concern to keep in mind. [bctt...

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What to Expect During Construction Management

What to Expect During Construction Management

A typical property management job consists of quality control, enforcing a schedule, budgeting time and money, and more. As a facet of the overall job, property construction management is a slightly more specialized career. While construction managers perform many of...

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5 Traits of an Excellent Property Manager

5 Traits of an Excellent Property Manager

Hiring a new property manager is not a decision to be made lightly. Your new team member should get along well with both tenants and owners, exhibit professional behavior, and have the experience to back them up. But what else should you look for before you hire...

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How to Boost Your Tenant Retention Rate

How to Boost Your Tenant Retention Rate

In any property, keeping your tenants happy is crucial to sustaining your business and maintaining cash flow. Residential property managers in particular face the challenge of keeping tenants satisfied with their living arrangements and ready to continue renewing a...

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4 Common Complaints About Property Managers

4 Common Complaints About Property Managers

No property manager is perfect. From time to time, clients will have disagreements or complaints about a manager’s decisions. For a property manager, complaints are as much part of the job as anything else. Professionals should know how to handle these problems when...

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The Importance of Facility Management

The Importance of Facility Management

Any type of property requires significant work to plan, manage, and maintain over time. As a property owner, you likely don’t have the time to invest all the effort necessary into caring for your properties as much as they need. That’s where professional facility...

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3 Benefits of Facility Management

3 Benefits of Facility Management

Owning property, particularly commercial property, presents a set of challenges not many people are equipped to handle. Fortunately, a professional property manager can help you manage your facilities and boost your profits with little hassle. [bctt tweet="How can a...

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Facility Management: Smart Buildings of the Future

Facility Management: Smart Buildings of the Future

The term “smart buildings” makes most people think of a system like Siri, Cortana, or the computer in Star Trek. While some new buildings do indeed make use of similar systems, most are simpler. The technology in a smart building regulates such key factors as...

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What are the Functions of Facility Management?

What are the Functions of Facility Management?

A facility manager is a crucial addition to any property owner’s team. Store owners especially will benefit from their expert input, knowledge of real estate management, ability to reduce your workload, and more. Owning a business means handling so many minute tasks a...

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How to Attract Millennials to Your Shopping Center

How to Attract Millennials to Your Shopping Center

At most shopping centers, millennials and younger people will be your primary customer base. Contrary to what you may have heard, millennials are not exceptionally hard to please and will return to your shopping center if you can provide them with a good experience....

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4 Reasons to Work with a Shopping Center Specialist

4 Reasons to Work with a Shopping Center Specialist

Acquiring and managing a new retail space is no small task. Even if you’re confident in your abilities, the many things to keep track of and problems to solve could overwhelm you. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. A shopping center specialist can help you...

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How to Prepare Your New Shopping Center for Tenants

How to Prepare Your New Shopping Center for Tenants

Congratulations on laying down the groundwork for your new shopping center! In the world of commercial real estate, tenants are what keep your shopping center running day to day. After getting a good tenant mix sorted out for your property, you’ll want to prepare...

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How to Attract and Retain Tenants for Your Shopping Center

How to Attract and Retain Tenants for Your Shopping Center

Commercial real estate brings lots of opportunity for potential shopping center tenants. Retail centers are full of a variety of demographics to put into consideration. When well-thought-out and planned accordingly, it’s entirely manageable to get the ball rolling to...

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The Benefits of Working with a Shopping Center Specialist

The Benefits of Working with a Shopping Center Specialist

Congratulations on your new retail space! Whether you just signed the dotted line or construction management is already underway, your ultimate goal is to hit maximum occupancy. But, you don’t want to rush the process to where any random tenant squeezes in. Your...

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What to Expect in Property Management for Student Housing

What to Expect in Property Management for Student Housing

Student housing is a booming business, primarily for colleges all over the country. When choosing a management company for student housing, time is of the essence for residents to be moved in and settled in time for the school year or semester to begin. What should...

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When to Outsource Construction Management Services

When to Outsource Construction Management Services

When you own a commercial real estate investment, it is inevitable that there will be renovations and upgrades at times. This brings up the question of whether it is best to hire an outside construction management team or handle it yourself. [bctt tweet="Have a large...

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How to Choose the Perfect Student Housing

How to Choose the Perfect Student Housing

College is an exciting transition in a young professional’s life. You go from living at home with rules and curfew to living on your own with no one to make sure you get to bed or eat your breakfast. While moving out of your parents’ house is a new adventure, you want...

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What is the Role of a Construction Manager?

What is the Role of a Construction Manager?

If you've invested in a commercial property or multi-family property, you know that renovations and repairs are a necessary part of keeping your property thriving and bringing in capital. By utilizing a construction management service, you can be sure that...

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5 Popular Types of Senior Care Facilities for Investors

5 Popular Types of Senior Care Facilities for Investors

There is no denying that many Americans are getting older and now more than 46 million Americans are over the age of 65, and this number is expected to double over the next 25 years. Due to this, families, health care providers, and patients are having to adapt to...

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What is Facility Management in Commercial Property?

What is Facility Management in Commercial Property?

If you own a commercial property, you should certainly consider working with a professional facility management department. The right company will help your property buildings not only succeed but thrive. Facility management is an essential component of owning...

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How to Determine the Best Use for a Commercial Property

How to Determine the Best Use for a Commercial Property

Are you considering taking the plunge and investing in commercial property? It can be a slippery slope if the property you choose has problems that will result in a loss of revenue. On the other end of the spectrum, you could make a huge profit that will sustain your...

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3 Commercial Real Estate Investment Goals to Set for 2019

3 Commercial Real Estate Investment Goals to Set for 2019

With the new year upon us, it’s a time to reflect on 2018 and analyze what worked well and not so well. Now is the chance to set goals that will make 2019 an even better year. Commercial real estate investment is a complicated process that takes a lot of time and...

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What Not To Do With Your Investment Property

What Not To Do With Your Investment Property

Owning investment properties can be a great way for individuals to diversify their income streams and is a goal for many investors. However, there are right and wrong ways to approach investment properties. [bctt tweet="Before you jump in and sign any contracts on a...

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7 Real Estate Terms Every Investor Should Know

7 Real Estate Terms Every Investor Should Know

While we know that the real estate business is ever-changing, the terminology will most likely always stay the same. As an investor, you should be able to use and explain the common language used in the industry for both educational purposes and to ensure your...

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3 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Senior Care Facility

3 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Senior Care Facility

Senior living communities face unique challenges compared to other multifamily properties. Marketing, leasing and managing these facilities takes expert care, a compassionate approach and an understanding of the nuances of elder care.[bctt tweet=" Has your senior care...

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What are The Benefits of Investing in Commercial Property?

What are The Benefits of Investing in Commercial Property?

If you do it right, investing in commercial properties can yield significant benefits. Common types of commercial properties include office buildings, retail spaces, warehouses, and industrial buildings. Some properties may be multi-use. Investing in such properties...

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Why You Should Consider a Career in Property Management

Why You Should Consider a Career in Property Management

  Property managers wear a great number of different hats. In the simplest terms, a property manager oversees the daily maintenance and operations of a building, property or community.  However, the evolution of the industry means that modern managers perform a...

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6 Secrets to Help You Retain Good Tenants

6 Secrets to Help You Retain Good Tenants

All property managers wish for respectful, easy-to-manage tenants. It can be hard to find tenants that are courteous, respectful, and who want to stay in the property long-term. By making a few small changes in the way that you manage the property, or your...

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How to Find the Best Commercial Space For Your Business

How to Find the Best Commercial Space For Your Business

There’s so much to consider when hunting got the perfect space for your business or office. Location, size, amenities and price are just a few of the things you need to think about. The type of space you lease can affect the price per square foot, and the wrong...

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Commercial Real Estate Investing Tips for Beginners

Commercial Real Estate Investing Tips for Beginners

Commercial real estate investing represents the potential to build massive wealth. It offers several advantages over smaller, residential investments including higher income potential, steady cash flow, and lower vacancy risks. With all the possible benefits, it can...

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Give Your Property a Spring Makeover

Give Your Property a Spring Makeover

Give Your Property a Spring Makeover Winter is finally coming to an end. Because of the cold weather, the outside of your property may not be looking its best. Spring is a popular time for tenants to visit properties they are interested in- apartment complexes, senior...

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How to Manage a Multi-Family Property

How to Manage a Multi-Family Property

How to Manage a Multi-Family Property Do you have what it takes to successfully manage a multi-family property? In a business where things change at the drop of a hat, it is important to remember the simplest parts of running any type of property. Always be up to date...

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Construction Management Services

Construction Management Services

Construction Management Services One of the many services that Tarantino provides is construction management. We know that it can be difficult to manage large construction projects and we want to make it as easy and stress-free as possible for you by offering those...

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Tenant Safety

Tenant Safety

Tenant Safety Property managers, your tenants safety is the most important part of your job. Your tenants need to feel safe and secure while they live at your apartment complexes. Safety issues will also be red flags for any potential tenants when they come to look at...

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Attracting Tenants

Attracting Tenants

Attracting Tenants As a property manager, no matter the type of property you manage, you want to have quality tenants at your properties. Attracting quality tenants can be easy if you follow these steps: ·       Write great listings for your properties. A lot of...

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Online Apartment Marketing Ideas

Online Apartment Marketing Ideas

Online Apartment Marketing Ideas There are many effective ways to market online these days. People are accustomed to having easy access to all types of information. Social media is a huge platform to market through as it has become increasingly popular over the last...

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How to Manage a Senior Property

How to Manage a Senior Property

How to Manage a Senior Property How to Manage a Senior Living Property Do you have what it takes to effectively manage a senior living property?  In a business where things change at the drop of a hat, it is important to remember the simplest parts of running a senior...

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Easy Ways to Have Your Property Looking Great This Summer!

Easy Ways to Have Your Property Looking Great This Summer!

Easy Ways to Have Your Property Looking Great This Summer! Summer is prime time for new tenants. Do not allow the busy season to slow down the upkeep of your property! Here are some summer maintenance tasks that will help you stay on the top of your game and have your...

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The Importance of Inspection

The Importance of Inspection

The Importance of Inspection The quality of a property is the determinant factor for a number of issues concerning the current and potential residents. Is it well maintained? Is it regularly being updated? Is the property manager doing their best to ensure that it is...

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Be The Tenant

Be The Tenant

Be The Tenant For most property managers, there is a standard level of expectations that is set and enforced throughout the property; stagnant and unquestioned. However, the secret to effectively maintaining an efficient code of conduct is through putting yourself in...

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The Importance of the Client

The Importance of the Client

The Importance of the Client We are a thriving business. We have worked hard to build this empire for ourselves, and plan on advancing our corporation through the years to come. However, this success is not something that could have been done alone. A business is only...

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New Year, New You- Keeping Your Resolutions

New Year, New You- Keeping Your Resolutions

New Year, New You- Keeping Your Resolutions The end of the year is the ideal time to map out your course for the upcoming year and reflect on the previous journey of the last one. The tradition of New Year’s resolution typically promises a fresh start every January...

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Resolving Resident Conflict

Resolving Resident Conflict

Resolving Resident Conflict It is only expected that where there is interaction, there is potential for conflict. Most property managers focus heavily on avoiding conflict to the point where--when actually confronted with it--they fail to resolve it in a respectful...

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Make the Most of Your Morning

Make the Most of Your Morning

Make the Most of Your Morning While starting the day by sipping a coffee and adjusting to a casual routine sounds like a standard tradition to most people, it has recently proven to be an outdated practice. Recent studies have shown that the most successful people are...

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Bringing Value to Your Building

Bringing Value to Your Building

Bringing Value to Your Building Having a rental property is not as easy as one may believe. You will not only find more time on your hands but you will see that you have actually saved money! The real question is finding a property management company that will be the...

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How To Be A Great Property Manager

How To Be A Great Property Manager

How To Be A Great Property Manager Do you have what it takes to be a great property manager? It isn't an easy feat and it takes a strong person. Here are some tips to help: Ø You will hear a lot of things that aren’t always easy to hear so having thick skin is a huge...

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Why Property Management Companies are the Answer

Why Property Management Companies are the Answer

Why Property Management Companies are the Answer In this industry you will often hear or wonder, how badly do I need an apartment building management company? Aren’t property management companies expensive? Let's weight this out. What does a property management...

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It’s Summer Time; Is Your Property Ready?

It’s Summer Time; Is Your Property Ready?

It’s Summer Time; Is Your Property Ready? Summer is prime time for new tenants. Do not allow the busy season to slow down the upkeep of your property! Here are some summer maintenance tasks that will help you stay on the top of your game. ·   Air Conditioners: It is...

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5 Ways to be Superb for Your Property Owners & Tenants

5 Ways to be Superb for Your Property Owners & Tenants

5 Ways to be Superb for Your Property Owners & Tenants Is there a method to becoming a great property management company? What differentiates great from good companies? The answer is easier than you think:  Exemplary Customer Service. If you focus on your tenants,...

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Getting the Most Out of Your Listing Photos

Getting the Most Out of Your Listing Photos

Getting the Most Out of Your Listing Photos The first thing most people do when looking for a home is look for pictures. Excellent photos are a tool that must be utilized in order to gain traffic. People want to know what to expect. Today’s renters expect photos of...

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