By Leah Etling
Empower Your Team with Easy Leasing
Putting mobile leasing technology into prac- tice is just one part of a progressive technol- ogy strategy for multifamily developer and manager, Pillar Properties—a division of the
R.D. Merrill Company in Seattle, Wash.
Like leading property management firms nationwide,
Pillar Properties is committed to investing in mobile
applications. With a nimble approach to implementing
new technology, this six-year-old company is ahead of
the curve when it comes to adopting mobile solutions.
With 1,000 new units coming online this year to bring
the total portfolio size to 1,450 units, Billy Pettit, vice
president of investments for R.D. Merrill, is committed
to leveraging the latest technology offerings to achieve
Pettit and his team recently beta tested a newly released tool for tablet-based leasing, which offers leasing
agents the chance to easily take transaction technology
with them wherever they go. Pillar Properties’ leasing
consultants tested the tablet leasing solution at two
properties. One, The Lyric on Capitol Hill, is a brand
new community undergoing the lease-up process.
“Our mobile vision is empowering our team members
so that they don’t have to sit behind a desk any longer,”
said Pettit. “They can take care of just about anything
they need to do at any location throughout our build-
ings, whether it’s the leasing staff, the maintenance staff,
or me as a manager.”
With an iPad as the only necessary tool, agents could
execute a lease in the apartment unit the prospect select-
ed, on the rooftop deck with beautiful views of the Se-
attle skyline and Mt. Rainier—or even down the street.
LEAH ETLING ( LEAH.ETLING@YARDI.
COM) IS A CREATIVE WRITER FOR