Its been a while since I last blogged. Lots going oncrazy busy with clients, my younger daughter just started high school and we just sent my older daughter off to Princeton for her freshman year. Both of those milestones got me thinking about how I got to where I am.
Hard work, smarts and a good bit of luck certainly had a lot to do with it. But I think the most important thing for anyone in a cognitive skill career path is to be constantly learning. Learning from experience, but more importantly learning from othersfrom experts we may not know and from colleagues (and competitors) who we do know. Which got me thinking about how important a role conferences have played in my career. Ive met so many people who become not just business colleagues but also friends; and Ive learned from many speakers I never would have otherwise encounteredpeople with ideas that changed how I viewed the world, my job and myself.
So if youre serious about pricing in the multi-family industry, you simply have to go to the Apartment Revenue Management Conference. There are lots of pricing conferences and lots of multi-family housing conferences, but ARM is the only conference dedicated solely to practicing our art in our vertical. Ill be there again and hope to see you. For those of you who might care, heres what Im expecting to do there: