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Sisters Serena, left, and Venus Williams shake hands after a match in 1991 in Compton, Calif.
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It’s Only A Crazy Dream Until You Do It.

Serena Williams is now just a few matches away from potentially winning her seventh U.S. Open.  She is an extremely talented athlete who has trained from her youth with the goal to play professional tennis. Last week, I saw this video featuring Serena and loved it. Nike released the video last week at the start of […]

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What We Can Learn from Solo, The First Star Wars Failure

For science fiction movie fans, Star Wars is a franchise that seemed like it could never fail. But Solo: A Star Wars Story has shown that the historic franchise can produce a flop, and provides several lessons that developers and apartment owners can learn from. Solo: A Star Wars Story has “only” garnered $210 million at the domestic box […]

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What McDonald’s Teaches Us About A Smooth-Running Operation

I recently watched the movie The Founder on Netflix, starring Michael Keaton.  The Founder is a compelling story about American inspiration, ambition and greed. Love it or hate it, McDonald’s is one of America’s most recognized brand names and greatest success stories. Its success is partly because of its ability to streamline its operations and give […]

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Ascent Forms Partnership with Updater

Ascent Multifamily Accounting has formed a partnership with Updater, an integrated platform for move-in and property related services. The partnership offers Ascent’s clients up to a 33 percent discount for their residents to use the hugely popular move-in concierge service. Typical fees are $99 to $299 per year per property. “Updater is a great tool […]

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Multi-Housing News Discusses Multifamily Trend

Multi-Housing News Discusses Multifamily Trend Years ago, the Harvard Business Review reported that “Outsourcing is not just a trend; it is an integral part of how smart companies do business.” Whether or not outsourcing is a trend, multifamily operations are beginning to adopt outsourcing in a big way. As reported in last month’s Multi-Housing News, […]

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