Thomas Dragmen, product specialist for
Yardi Systems, Inc., in Santa Barbara, Calif.,
demonstrated how automated business intelligence (BI) translates data into meaningful information that real estate executives
can access through reports, dashboards
and other insightful representations, in the
session titled, Benefitting from Business Intelligence.
Attendees discovered how to create
representations of BI data in presentation
style, analytic, custom and ad hoc reporting
formats; how internal and external stakeholders, including boards of directors, investors, executives and asset managers,
consume business intelligence; and how
BI provides value to property management
companies in terms of data aggregation
and data governance.
Sponsored by Yardi systems, Inc.
CREATING A CRIME-
No property manager is immune from the potential for criminal activity—it exists at every type of property in every community. In her session titled, Creating a Crime-Free Property, speaker Rebecca Noel, executive director of the International Crime-Free Association (IFCA), in Tucson, provided insights on how managers can identify the warning signs of criminal activity and how to eliminate it. A program has been developed by IFCA to do just this. According to Noel,
“[Reducing crime] can lead to a more stable and satisfied
tenant base, lower maintenance and repair costs and increase
Do you know the warning signs of criminal activity? Watch for
strange or unusual smells and odors emanating from a property
unit; trash around an apartment or home, especially right outside
the door; suspended license plates; suspicious personal behavior:
nervousness and body ticks, sores and watery eyes, which can be a
sign of drug use; and excessive amounts of otherwise unsuspicious
substances, such as acetone, used in meth labs.
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