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Dec 31 , 2012
228. Hire a 25-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate has been constantly and consistently a top-notch supplier corporate housing partner for over 25 years. This superstar is an expert strategic sales, operations, and business development leader with proven success in creating processes, developing initiatives, improving operational performance, and generating millions of dollars in annual revenue. This veteran combines expert strategic planning and business planning skills with consistent success in leading operations, developing strategies, and consistently delivering strong financial results and profitable growth. This candidate has excellent negotiation, presentation, and closing competencies with innate mentoring and developer of experienced salespeople, while capable of handling multiple roles while personally driving revenue growth. This candidate has strong and decisive leadership competencies, yet is flexible in responding to constantly changing organizational demands. This industry superstar has established outstanding reputation within the corporate housing, furniture rental and relocation industries. This candidate’s compensation range is 125- 225K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.
Core Competencies
Business Development
Project Management
Strategic Planning
Process Improvement
Vendor Relations
Logistics
M&A
Team Leadership
Account & Territory Management
Client Relations
Consulting
Presentations
Customer Service

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.

Dec 28 , 2012
226. Long-Stay Hotels Settle In

Was sent the article below…from a furnished apartment client in Toronto this morning~

Long-Stay Hotels Settle In

Your take on the article above?

With more than 20,000+ web searches being done each month for furnished/serviced apartments by those in need of a 30+ day stay in New York and averaging 4100+ furnished apartments being reserved per night…what trends can you see/find within this article that will help you and those on your team?

In your city/market…what are the construction trends for the building of new extended-stay hotels? What kind of price points are you seeing---compared to your own ADR? How far above-or-below are you…with your pricing---when compared to competing extended-stay hotels?

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Dec 28 , 2012
225. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Newsletter Marketing Asset

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished/serviced apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. How does an E-newsletter add value to the net worth of your corporate housing company? Why will this marketing asset help you one day in the future---sell your furnished/serviced apartment company for a premium?

#2. What are the steps for building/adding readers [think…clients, prospective clients and guests] to your corporate housing marketing E-newsletter?

#3. What does it take to produce a powerful marketing E-newsletter? Can this be done by you and your furnished/serviced apartment team?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the largest LinkedIn groups in the world with 1,820+ industry leaders:

Furnished Apartment Success, FAS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success, CHSS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished/serviced apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 85+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


Dec 22 , 2012
224. Hire a 15-Year CH Professional?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This highly seasoned sales and management executive, comes with more than 15 years of proven success in providing enhanced revenue growth in the corporate housing sector This sales superstar has expertise in creating brand awareness and loyalty through innovative marketing and strategic partnerships. This candidate uses a solutions oriented sales approach which leads to increased sales revenue by building trusted relationships with improved customer service. This tenured sales professional maintains a stellar national client base. This corporate housing professional is detailed oriented, develops long lasting partnerships and has an enduring commitment to making customers happy. This sales expert has an intuitive knack for building rapport, motivating others and generating loyalty and trust with clients and staff, while exceeding performance goals, with absolute integrity and a strong work ethic. This candidate is a true leader who inspires those around her to follow her lead and is someone who leads by example. This candidate has the ability to command respect and makes a room full of people feel at ease by exuding confidence, warmth and humor. This candidate’s compensation range is 75K. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Dec 20 , 2012
223. Hire a 21-Year CH Professional?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This corporate housing professional is a dynamic, energetic, and highly focused sales/management executive with over 21 years of experience driving profitable growth and achieving multiple selling awards. This leader has a proven track record in boosting revenue growth and decreasing overhead and is resourceful in implementing unparalleled strategic planning and sales management tactics (domestic and global). This candidate is well recognized for outstanding business development, employee coaching, and sales training skills. This sector veteran uses a customer-focused approach to sell solutions and services and possess an innate ability to identify need within an organization and assemble appropriate players to carry out initiatives. This candidate has led numerous teams in delivery of profitable ventures and while being an innovative problem solver and team builder as measured by performance in increasing revenue growth at higher pace than industry peers. This sector expert operates with high integrity, a positive attitude, responsiveness, and a drive for customer excellence while achieving a mutually beneficial outcome for both clients and company alike.

Specialties
• Strategic Business Planning
• Key Account Relationship Management
• Sales Administration and Training
• Recruiting, Coaching, and Motivation
• Business Development and Cost Controls
• Management Development Programs

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.

Dec 19 , 2012
222. Hiring a CH Sales Manager in DC/MD/VA

Would you know of a corporate housing sales superstar in the DC/MD/VA area---that would be interested in the position described in this E-mail? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry--and who may/might be a perfect fit?

A 17+ year, award-winning corporate housing company is the trusted source for temporary housing solutions for business travelers is growing and looking to add a Sales Manager to its team. The person for this position will be responsible to develop and manage a sales territory for corporate housing products/services to a variety of potential and ongoing accounts. This position requires strong knowledge of outside sales, the corporate housing industry, the company’s inventory, products and services available; and the ability to manage the sales territory by providing functional guidance and work direction to the internal coordinators. The person for this position will be conducting sales meetings and giving corporate housing group presentations, while quoting price options and authorizing temporary housing arrangements with clients. This position is also responsible for meeting/exceeding the sales revenue budget, conducting site tours and giving presentations of products and services, plus tele-prospecting for new client accounts.

To be considered for this position, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated strong outside sales skills/success, business-to-business sales experience, strong interpersonal and verbal communication and customer service skills, a thorough knowledge of corporate housing products and services, demonstrated management and leadership skills, proven organizational skills, the ability to prioritize the multiple needs of clients and strong computer skills including Power Point presentations. This corporate housing company offers a base salary + monthly bonus with no cap that could drive first year compensation to around 85-90K and upwards from there + a comprehensive benefits package and a 401K + matching. Interested? Please send a resume to recruiter@powerhour.com

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hire testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

If you are interested in the candidate above or would like to hire other corporate housing leaders with 10+ years of industry experience---please send a quick E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.com

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Dec 16 , 2012
221. Rocky Relocation: Challenges Facing Companies And Their Transferring Employees

Knowing the amount of business that relocation companies provide to our furnished/serviced apartment industry---I wanted to share the article below with you this afternoon.

Rocky Relocation: Challenges Facing Companies And Their Transferring Employees
http://rismedia.com/2012-12-12/rocky-relocation-challenges-facing-companies-and-their-transferring-employees/

Your take on the article above?

What kind of trends did you see in 2012 when working with relocation companies? Do you think your revenue in 2013 will either increase or decrease based on your relocation company relationships and projections?

From your point of view...are relocation companies getting easier or harder to work with---related to furnished/serviced apartments?

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Dec 14 , 2012
220. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Selling/Buying A Corporate Housing Company

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished/serviced apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What is the pre-work you must/need to be doing today…even if you are planning on selling your corporate housing company over the next 3-5-10 years into the future?

#2. What can you expect as the seller of your corporate housing company…as the buying process begins? And in reverse…what should you be looking for---as the potential buyer of a furnished/serviced apartment company?

#3. Term of the deal…and due diligence. How are deals structured? How are valuations calculated? What are the final steps for the selling/buying of a corporate housing company?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the largest LinkedIn groups in the world with 1,800+ industry leaders:

Furnished Apartment Success, FAS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success, CHSS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished/serviced apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 85+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Doris Schweppe

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced/furnished apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,
--> Furnished/Serviced Apartment News & Industry Trends,
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
-->twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


Dec 14 , 2012
219. PowerHour Sales Academy - Tuesday, December 18th

For our PowerHour Sales Academy members, on Tuesday, December 18th---we are going to be covering the key points below:

#1. Who are your current top 10 corporate housing clients? What can we learn from these clients that will help us find and sell to other large prospects just like them?

#2. How can we target our selling and market strategies to where we can best and easiest find the largest/best new prospects?

#3. What does it mean to mine for veins of gold? Why must we be a fish to catch a fish?

Please listen to the audio sales newsletter that is sent each Thursday~as prep.

We're looking forward to seeing all of you on Tuesday---for our PowerHour Sales Academy *open-mic*!

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Doris Schweppe

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced/furnished apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,
--> Furnished/Serviced Apartment News & Industry Trends,
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
-->twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


Dec 10, 2012
218. PowerHour Untethering Offices After 18 Years To Create Expansive Outreach Program To Serve Clients

We are proud to share the announcement below...and myself and our PowerHour team want to say a special thanks to each of you for being a part of this journey~

PowerHour Untethering Offices After 18 Years To Create Expansive Outreach Program To Serve Clients

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Dec 9 , 2012
217. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Your Toughest Sales Objections !

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. Listen, write, isolate, address, mini-close. How do these five steps relate to handling your toughest sales objections?

#2. What are the three most important negotiating skills for handing your most common sales objections?

#3. What are your toughest sales objections?
a.
b.
c.

Please send your list of toughest sales objections to ernest@powerhour.com

#4. Bonus discussion: what are the three most important steps for getting fast/prompt payment for your furnished suites?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the largest LinkedIn groups in the world with 1,800+ industry leaders:

Furnished Apartment Success, FAS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success, CHSS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished/serviced apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 85+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!

 


Dec 9 , 2012
216. Wow! What a joy/jet...to read the article below!

From a furnished apartment point-of view...this is great news---about more apartment inventory/access than we have seen in about 24-36 months!

Soaring Rents Drive A Boom In Apartments
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/business/developers-of-new-housing-aim-for-renters-not-buyers.html?_r=0

Your take on the article above?

What kind of new apartment construction/building trends did you see in 2012? What is 2013 new construction looking like?

From your perspective...what kind of apartment access/inventory and availability are you forecasting for 2013?

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Dec 9 , 2012
215. Milestone---1800 Members + Add One More Member

Thanks for being a member of Furnished Apartment Success…the #1 and largest LinkedIn group in the world for the furnished/serviced apartment sector.

On May 23, 2010--132 leaders
On October 15, 2010--292 leaders
On March 6, 2011--372 leaders
On July 20, 2011--650 leaders
On August 31, 2011--700 leaders
On October 2, 2011--750 leaders
On January 14, 2012--850 leaders
On February 5, 2012--900 leaders
On February 25, 2012--950 leaders
On March 17, 2012--1000 leaders
On April 11, 2012--1050 leaders
On May 5, 2012--1100 leaders
On June 5, 2012--1150 leaders
On June 29, 2012--1200 leaders
On October 1, 2012--1700 leaders
On November 3, 2012--1750 leaders

And on December 9, 2012…we just crossed 1800+ leaders---within our 2 LinkedIn groups below!

To understand the kind of growth our groups have enjoyed...on December 9, 2011 we were at 755 leaders and on December 9, 2010 we were at 283 leaders.

Our groups are growing because all discussions are carefully moderated, no commercial messages are permitted and spammers are removed---immediately.

Could I ask for your help?

Below is the url for our 2 groups. Could you please forward these urls to just *one* person within your company that would benefit from being part of our 2 LinkedIn groups?

Furnished Apartment Success, Driving More Revenue
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

And below is the url to join the #1 group in the world for property management success with 33,700+ leaders [and growing by 4000+ new leaders every 30 days]----to be/stay current with all that is happening on the apartment rental-side of furnished/serviced apartments.
http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=36805&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ leaders who are part of our 12 groups.

We are 4.5X larger than the IREM LinkedIn group, 4X larger than NAA, 1.5X larger than BOMA and have 9470 more members than NAR.

I have been a member of LinkedIn since 2003---have been in our furnished/serviced apartment industry since 1995 and have 130,000+ LinkedIn connections with leaders around the world in our industry--just like you & 20,000+ industry connections within our internal PowerHour database & write 6 monthly E-newsletters with 150,000+ industry readers---since 1995.

In addition, I am happy to make LinkedIn connections, recommendations and introductions that will help you succeed---even faster in our furnished/serviced apartment industry.

Please send me a note to get LinkedIn and I would love to learn more about you and the business success you have cooking.

LinkedIn member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003, http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/ernestoriente

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Dec 9 , 2012
214. welcome new inside and outside sales teams

We welcome this week the inside and outside sales teams from Atlanta, Birmingham, Raleigh, Arlington, Alexandria and Washington, DC.

With a focus on selling more furnished apartments---we welcome each/all of you to our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy!

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Dec 7 , 2012
213. Property Management Industry Knowledge, Join The Discussions...#64

According to the Highland Report that is compiled for CHPA members, our corporate housing & serviced apartment industry rents 61,000+ apartments from RE owners, developers & their PM companies.

Starting in 1988, myself and our PowerHour team have been a part of the PM industry---and since 1995, PowerHour provides a wide array of services for the multifamily apartment sector.

Big picture…myself & our PowerHour team have the most unique vantage point of understanding the corporate housing & serviced apartment sector…while also understanding the ins-and-outs of the PM world.

If you want to read and learn more about the key discussions & learning that is happening around the PM sector, that would be a benefit to your success as a corporate housing & serviced apartment leader---I would encourage you to surf & join the PM Industry Knowledge discussion threads below.

Your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Doris

We have created Wikipedia for the PM industry~

With the power & clout of 100,000+ PM leaders who are part of our 12 LinkedIn groups & the 4000+ new leaders joining our LinkedIn groups every 30 days---the Industry Knowledge discussion threads below are about sharing knowledge & learning, with a focus on what’s working & what’s not in our industry---related to PM emerging trends, products, services, technology & industry suppliers/vendors.

Our 12 LinkedIn groups will grow to 75,000 leaders by April 2013 and to 78,000 leaders by October 2013. Our 12 LinkedIn groups total 100,000+ leaders which means 38% of every PM professional who is a part of a PM LinkedIn group---belongs to one of our 12 PowerHour LinkedIn groups.

Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 LinkedIn groups with an annual reach of 36,000,000+ industry leaders.

You can access 103 Industry Knowledge discussion threads at the url below:
http://www.powerhour.com/propertymanagement/linkedingroups.html#ik

As a first step, surf the url above to find the Best 103 PM Industry Knowledge discussion threads happening across the PM sector. Find a discussion that interests you & make a post, ask a question, jump in and make a contribution. We are the Wikipedia for the PM sector---and we are only as strong as the depth of leaders who share their ideas, insight & wisdom.

Related to the 103 Industry Knowledge discussion threads below…10,300+ PM leaders have already made a post, shared their insights/wisdom or asked a question.

Carpet & Flooring
Crime Prevention & Security
Electrical Repairs & Maintenance
Electronic Rent Payments
Fair Housing
Fitness Equipment
Green Buildings & Savings
HVAC Repairs & Maintenance
Interior Design Trends & Ideas
Key Control Access/Safety
Legal IQ
Live Website Chat
Maintenance Teams & Leadership
Mobile Websites
Mystery Shopping
Paint & Equipment/Supplies
Pest Control Management & Services
Pet Policies & Safety
Plumbing Repairs & Maintenance
PM Vets Focused On PM Success
PM Training
Rent Collection & Debt Recovery
Rental Furniture
Renters Insurance
Resident Screening & Credit/Criminal Checks
Revenue Management Software
Team Apparel
Telecommunications [Cable/Telephone/Internet]
Vendor Credentialing/Screening & Compliance
Video Marketing
Window Coverings

Surf below for our corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webinars tied to industry products, services & emerging trends/technology,
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Doris Schweppe

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced/furnished apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,
--> Furnished/Serviced Apartment News & Industry Trends,
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
-->twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


Dec 4 , 2012
212. Special Bulletin, 6 City Hiring, December 4, 2012

Hiring Sales Managers in DC/VA, New Jersey, Chicago, Raleigh, Houston and Dallas

A 20+ year, award-winning corporate housing company is the trusted source for temporary housing solutions for business travelers and is growing and looking to add Sales Managers to its team.

The person for this position will be responsible to develop and manage a sales territory for corporate housing products/services to a variety of potential and ongoing accounts. This position requires strong knowledge of outside sales, the corporate housing industry, the company's inventory, products and services available and the ability to manage the sales territory by providing functional guidance and work direction to the internal coordinators.

The person for the positions above will be conducting sales meetings and giving corporate housing group presentations, while quoting price options and authorizing temporary housing arrangements with their clients. This position is also responsible for meeting/exceeding the sales revenue budgets, conducting site tours and giving presentations of products and services, plus tele-prospecting for new client accounts.

To be considered for this position, ideal candidates will have demonstrated strong outside sales skills/success, business-to-business sales experience, strong interpersonal and verbal communication and customer service skills, a thorough knowledge of corporate housing products and services, demonstrated management and leadership skills, proven organizational skills, the ability to prioritize the multiple needs of clients and strong computer skills including Power Point presentations.

This corporate housing company is offering a base salary + monthly bonus with no cap...that could drive first year compensation to 85-90K range and upwards + a comprehensive benefits package and a 401K + matching.

Interested? Know someone in our industry/sector who would be a perfect fit? Please send all resumes or levels of interest to recruiter@powerhour.com

PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.

Can I help you with getting apartment inventory/access? My apartment industry relationships/connections reach across 130,000+ apartment property management leaders--going back to 1988. http://www.multifamilybiz.com/PR/1287/PowerHour_Reaches_17_Million_Multifamily_Leaders

Would you like in-person training? PowerHour Is Untethering our Offices After 18 Years to Create Expansive Outreach Program to Serve Clients.
http://www.multifamilybiz.com/PR/1444/PowerHour_Untethering_Offices_After_18_Years

Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your industry referrals, http://powerhoursalesacademy.com/corporatehousingsalesleaders

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Dec 4 , 2012
211. Hiring Sales Managers in DC/VA, New Jersey, Chicago, Raleigh, Houston and Dallas

A 20+ year, award-winning corporate housing company is the trusted source for temporary housing solutions for business travelers and is growing and looking to add Sales Managers to its team.

The person for this position will be responsible to develop and manage a sales territory for corporate housing products/services to a variety of potential and ongoing accounts. This position requires strong knowledge of outside sales, the corporate housing industry, the company's inventory, products and services available and the ability to manage the sales territory by providing functional guidance and work direction to the internal coordinators.

The person for the positions above will be conducting sales meetings and giving corporate housing group presentations, while quoting price options and authorizing temporary housing arrangements with their clients. This position is also responsible for meeting/exceeding the sales revenue budgets, conducting site tours and giving presentations of products and services, plus tele-prospecting for new client accounts.

To be considered for this position, ideal candidates will have demonstrated strong outside sales skills/success, business-to-business sales experience, strong interpersonal and verbal communication and customer service skills, a thorough knowledge of corporate housing products and services, demonstrated management and leadership skills, proven organizational skills, the ability to prioritize the multiple needs of clients and strong computer skills including Power Point presentations.

This corporate housing company is offering a base salary + monthly bonus with no cap...that could drive first year compensation to 85-90K range and upwards + a comprehensive benefits package and a 401K + matching.

Interested? Know someone in our industry/sector who would be a perfect fit? Please send all resumes or levels of interest to recruiter@powerhour.com

PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.

Can I help you with getting apartment inventory/access? My apartment industry relationships/connections reach across 100,000+ apartment property management leaders--going back to 1988. http://www.multifamilybiz.com/PR/1287/PowerHour_Reaches_17_Million_Multifamily_Leaders

Would you like in-person training? PowerHour Is Untethering our Offices After 18 Years to Create Expansive Outreach Program to Serve Clients.
http://www.multifamilybiz.com/PR/1444/PowerHour_Untethering_Offices_After_18_Years

Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your industry referrals, http://powerhoursalesacademy.com/corporatehousingsalesleaders

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Nov 30, 2012
210. welcoming sales teams to the powerhour sales academy In Canada...we are delighted to welcome the corporate housing inside and outside sales teams from Calgary and Edmonton---who will be joining our PowerHour Sales Academy on Tuesday, December 4th.

In Texas, we welcome the sales teams from Dallas and San Antonio.

In Florida...we are delighted to have the sales leaders in Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee, Panama City and Pensacola joining us~

With a focus on driving/adding new revenue and more furnished apartments---we welcome each/all of you!

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Nov 30, 2012
209. Hire a 15-Year CH Professional?

Hire a 13-Year CH Professional?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This corporate housing veteran has over 13 years as a top performer with a skill set covering including operations, sales and customer service with expertise at minimizing operational expenses while maximizing the quality of service that the organization provides its clients and enable this candidate to affect the top line, the bottom line, and the in-between. Additionally, this superstar can inspire the confidence and productivity of the workforce just as well as inspiring the loyalty of clientele. This industry veteran easily identifies key success factors needed for individuals to operate at peak performance, which contributes to effective hiring as well as mentoring and creating a highly functioning geographically dispersed team. This candidate has developed metrics, systems and infrastructure in order to adopt and implement a new paradigm in customer care. By taking care of the existing client base, this candidate has been highly successful building brand loyalty leading to increases in revenue. This superstar is accustomed to assuming troubled accounts to create stability an opportunity for growth; one account alone increased revenue to the company by over $9M with this candidate taking the lead. This candidate’s compensation range is 135- 200K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Core Competencies

Client Retention
Client Development
Procurement
Standards Development
Business Intelligence
Statistical Analysis
Market Penetration
Consultative Sales
Data Mining
Reporting
KPI
P&L

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Nov 29, 2012
208. Hire a 15-Year CH Professional?

Would you know a corporate housing company that would be interested in the candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in the candidate below?

This corporate housing superstar is a respected, dynamic sales and operations leader with an outstanding record of accomplishment expanding market visibility, landing profitable national accounts, and increasing cash flow and fiscal accountability. This candidate is highly effective in analyzing industry trends, identifying, and capitalizing on new business opportunities. Successes include development of domestic and international markets and establishment of a profitable subsidiary requiring in-depth business analysis and acquisition expertise. This candidate is a proficient presenter and negotiator able to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels. This corporate housing professional has high energy and works with people and his clients with the highest level or professionalism and works diligently to understand client need in order to provide them with the best customer service and end-product. Further, this superstar has the ability to make quick, levelheaded decisions while maintaining a firm grasp on the big picture; from marketing, to sales, to employee development. This candidate is truly a remarkable leader and is respected by all. This candidate’s compensation range is 115-155K. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.
Strategic Skills

• Strategic Business Planning
• Business Development
• Dynamic Presentations
• New Market Penetration
• Profit and Loss Management
• Account Relationship Management
• Inventory Control
• Financial & Contract Negotiations
• Team Building & Leadership
• Budgeting & Cash Flow Optimization

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hire testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

If you are interested in the candidate above or would like to hire other corporate housing leaders with 10+ years of industry experience---please send a quick E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.com

 

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.

Nov 28, 2012
207. Hire a 21-Year CH/Hospitality Professional? - Hire a 21-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate is a dynamic leader recognized within the hospitality and resort industry as a top performing, results-oriented professional with a proven record of increasing profits. This sales professional has a unique ability to quickly analyze situations, identify opportunities, and execute a strong plan which results in a positive outcome for both client and employer. This superstar leads with integrity, honesty and sincerity and is innately competitive and self-motivated with a relentless drive to overcome obstacles. This candidate is articulate, confident, and persuasive with exceptional collaboration and negotiation skills. This sales leader is organized, motivating, enthusiastic and full of energy and has superior skills in sales and marketing with a great technology background. This candidate exhibits superior strengths in, strategic marketing and revenue management. This dynamic leader has exceptional people skills that go hand in hand with a positive management style. This veteran has a winning reputation and extensive relationships come from her successful experiences throughout the years. . This candidate’s compensation range is 75-100K. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.

Nov 26, 2012
206. Montreal, Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper

Over the last 30 days we have completed for Montreal the first-ever Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper…that shares never-before-seen insight to the Internet marketing in Montreal, who is competing for what and which websites are winning and losing.

It took 80+ exhaustive hours…to complete this PowerHour White Paper for Montreal--and the results are significant.

Based on our research over the last 30 days, 12,370 web searches have been done by individuals and corporate decision-makers in need of a furnished apartment in Montreal for a stay of 30+ days.

Montreal is averaging 4567 monthly furnished apartments totaling $208,803,240 in gross annual revenue.

From our research in Montreal, here is a summary of the questions being asked/answered in our PowerHour White Paper and a summary of our findings:

#1. Montreal corporate housing companies are losing 27% of their local leads and prospects to non-local corporate housing companies.

#2. One local Montreal corporate housing company of 22 is controlling 95% of the Internet marketing footprint in Montreal.

#3. In Montreal, two local corporate housing companies of 22 are controlling 25% of the Internet website marketshare.

#4. In Montreal, three local corporate housing companies of 22 are getting 99% of the media coverage.

#5. In Montreal, two local corporate housing companies of 22 are getting and receiving the best/prime website visibility scores.

#6. SEO visibility in Montreal is dynamic, ever-changing and requires in-depth research every 120-150 days. Related to this, the search engines are making continuous and constant changes to their search engine algorithms---that require ongoing and dynamic adjustments be made to your Montreal website.

We have completed Internet Market PowerHour White Papers in 30+ cities across North America for the following cities: Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Fresno, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Louisville, Lexington, Miami, Montreal, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Rhode Island, New England, St. Louis, Toronto and Vancouver.

Surf the url below to see a list of the next cities that will be completed in 2012...to include Charleston, Colorado Springs, Madison, Milwaukee, Montreal, Norfolk, Richmond, Spokane and Tucson.
http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

Surf the url below to request the recent PowerHour corporate housing & furnished apartment webinar that explains the comprehensive & exhaustive steps it takes to research and compile an Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper,
http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

Combining 2010, 2011 and 2012...our furnished apartment clients have enjoyed 60,576 inbound corporate leads and prospects totaling $581,820,204.

The velocity of website inbound sales leads in August/September/October of 2012 were up by 39% when compared to 2011, September of 2012 was up by 35% compared to September 2011 and October of 2012 was up by 59% when compared to October 2011.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Nov 26, 2012
205. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Smart Marketing Strategies

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments...the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What are the key components of a strong/powerful corporate housing website? What matters most to those in need of a furnished/serviced apartment for a stay of 30+ days? What matters least?

#2. Is your E-newsletter reaching your best clients, prospects and ideal corporate guests? What are the key components for a strong and powerful marketing E-newsletter? How important is your E-newsletter on the day you are ready to sell your corporate housing company?

#3. What Internet advertising should your corporate housing company be doing?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the largest LinkedIn groups in the world with 1,780+ industry leaders:

Furnished Apartment Success, FAS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success, CHSS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished/serviced apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 80+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


Nov 25, 2012
204. crime prevention through environmental design training

Related to leasing/touring safety---I enjoyed learning about CPTED this week…sent to me by Peggy Crowley [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peggy-crowley/13/385/801 ] in Chicago.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, CPTED, is based on the premise that "The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear of crime and incidence of crime, and to an improvement in quality of life."
http://www.cptedtraining.net

To our LinkedIn leaders...what insight might you share about CPTED? Have you participated in their training programs?

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 425+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Crime Prevention & Security
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=69668654&qid=1f421271-d6e1-4d60-be72-9f805404410d&goback=%2Egna_36805

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Nov 20 , 2012
203. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Budget Selling Seaso

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What are the myths and realities about selling corporate housing during budget season?

#2. Why is budget season prime selling/sales season for furnished/serviced apartment professionals?

#3. How must you prepare for selling corporate housing during budget season?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the largest LinkedIn groups in the world with 1,770+ industry leaders:

Furnished Apartment Success, FAS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success, CHSS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished/serviced apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 80+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Doris Schweppe

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced/furnished apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,
--> Furnished/Serviced Apartment News & Industry Trends,
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
-->twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


Nov 20 , 2012
202. PowerHour Weekly Sales Academy, For Corporate Housing Companies

Please come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy specifically for corporate housing companies and those selling furnished/serviced apartments around the world. And the services below are only available to one company per city/market area.

The focus of our weekly working together will include the following areas:

==>> Sales Strategies...helping you sell/book corporate housing suites and more furnished/serviced apartments

==>> Negotiating Expertise...focusing on 21 specific skills and techniques showing you how to ask for and get the full price for your corporate housing suite

==>> Inbound Sales Leads...turning them into outside sales prospects, added referrals and new revenue opportunities

==>> Direct Competitors...focusing on how to out-sell, out-market, out-run and beat those you are competing most closely with

==>> Marketing Success...a competitive advantage only available to one company per city/market area

==>> Client/Guest Satisfaction...measuring it, leveraging it and using it to drive more sales, company/industry referrals and new revenue

==>> Furnished/Serviced Apartments...your suites, your inventory, your furniture/furnishings...as a competitive advantage

==>> Systems & Templates...sharing with you industry best-practices and focusing on how to deliver Tiffany-level services

Our weekly working together will include the very best in website SEO, industry emerging trends, the selling/marketing power of LinkedIn, 200+ industry educational webinars, 2500+ hours of completed research for our Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers , topical industry articles written since 1995 and the power of SmartMatch Alliances.

And on the day you are ready to sell your corporate housing company --- it will be sold as premium tied to our working together.

Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.
http://powerhoursalesacademy.com/corporatehousingsalesleaders

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Doris Schweppe

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced/furnished apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,
--> Furnished/Serviced Apartment News & Industry Trends,
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
-->twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


Nov 20 , 2012
201. Hire a Corporate Housing Professional?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate brings 6 years of sales/sales management leader with nearly 3 years in the corporate housing sector and is highly intelligent and has exceptional analytical and communication skills. This candidate is a self-motivated achiever respected by both superiors and subordinates. This superstar has very strong and intuitive sense and is able to discover a client’s needs and then fulfill those needs with creative and customized solutions. This sector leader has a natural and persuasive sales ability that help put prospects at ease during the sales process. This superstar is a very talented individual with both business and technical skills and the ability to combine these skills to achieve any task placed in his charge. This candidate is an out-of-the-box thinker and is normally able to find work-around or alternate solutions for any problem. This corporate housing superstar is a self-starter and has a diligent work ethic, always willing to go the extra mile. This candidate excels at SPIN selling, sales consulting, efficiency consulting, GSA schedule proposal creation, and sales management. This candidate’s compensation range is 75- 90K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.

http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.

Nov 19 , 2012
200. Brace Yourself For Hotel Merger ManiaWith a keen-eye towards the hotel sector...I always like to watch their trends---then consider how they relate to the trends in our furnished/serviced apartment sector.

Brace Yourself For Hotel Merger Mania
Your take on the article above?

What kind of trends are you seeing with the buying and selling of hotels in your city/area? Are they earning a premium for their hotel transactions?

When you think about the day when you are ready to sell your corporate housing company...what steps are you taking now/today---so your company is sold for a premium in the future?

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Nov 18 , 2012
199. PowerHour Educational Webinar – The Brand Called You

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What is the corporate housing brand of your company? How is the brand of your company measured by your clients and guests? What are the steps for growing and improving your corporate housing brand with a focus on increasing your revenue + furnished/serviced suites?

#2. What is your professional and individual brand for creating corporate housing success? How do those on your furnished/serviced apartment team measure your brand? What are the steps for increasing your professional brand that will result in more revenue and increased commissions + larger raises?

#3. What is feed-forward? How does feed-forward impact your company brand? How does feed-forward impact your professional and individual brand?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the largest LinkedIn groups in the world with 1,770+ industry leaders:

Furnished Apartment Success, FAS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success, CHSS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished/serviced apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 80+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Doris Schweppe

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced/furnished apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,
--> Furnished/Serviced Apartment News & Industry Trends,
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
-->twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


Nov 17 , 2012
198. Hiring a CH Sales Manager in Dallas/Houston

Would you know of a corporate housing sales superstar in the Dallas or Houston area---that would be interested in the position described in this E-mail? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry--and who may/might be a perfect fit?

A 20 year, award-winning corporate housing company is the trusted source for temporary housing solutions for business travelers and is growing and looking to add a Sales Manager to its team. The person for this position will be responsible to develop and manage a sales territory for corporate housing products/services to a variety of potential and ongoing accounts. This position requires strong knowledge of outside sales, the corporate housing industry, the company’s inventory, products and services available; and the ability to manage the sales territory by providing functional guidance and work direction to the internal coordinators. The person for this position will be conducting sales meetings and giving corporate housing group presentations, while quoting price options and authorizing temporary housing arrangements with clients. This position is also responsible for meeting/exceeding the sales revenue budget, conducting site tours and giving presentations of products and services, plus tele-prospecting for new client accounts.

To be considered for this position, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated strong outside sales skills/success, business-to-business sales experience, strong interpersonal and verbal communication and customer service skills, a thorough knowledge of corporate housing products and services, demonstrated management and leadership skills, proven organizational skills, the ability to prioritize the multiple needs of clients and strong computer skills including Power Point presentations. This corporate housing company offers a base salary + monthly bonus with no cap that could drive first year compensation to around 85-90K and upwards from there + a comprehensive benefits package and a 401K + matching. Interested? Please send a resume to recruiter@powerhour.com

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hire testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

If you are interested in the candidate above or would like to hire other corporate housing leaders with 10+ years of industry experience---please send a quick E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.com

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Nov 13 , 2012
197. Iberostar is branding and segmenting their three tiers of hotel accommodationsThis morning, a client of 10+ years forwarded to me the news article below.

So how does this article relate to our furnished/serviced apartment sector?


Read closely to learn more about how Iberostar is branding and segmenting their three tiers of hotel accommodations...then think about the way you are branding your serviced/furnished apartments to your guests and corporate decision-makers.

Iberostar Hotels Unveils New Hotel Segmentation
http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4056079.html

Interesting to read the article above?

When you think about your branding and segmenting strategies do your clients and guests get/understand the brand you stand for? Is your branding working---like you expected?

Because of your branding efforts/focus...are you able to get a premium for your serviced/furnished apartments without any price negotiating?

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Nov 5 , 2012
196. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Suite Success = Which Means

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. Suite Success = Which Means. How does this relate to FAB and how you are selling the value of your furnished/serviced suites?

#2. What are the 85 most important selling features about your furnished/serviced suites? What does 17 x 5 mean?

#3. How will you and your corporate housing team…incorporate this FAB selling approach into each of your next/upcoming sales meetings? How does FAB impact those on your team who handle in-bound sales calls/prospects?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the largest LinkedIn groups in the world with 1750+ industry leaders:

Furnished Apartment Success, FAS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success, CHSS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished/serviced apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 80+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Doris Schweppe

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced/furnished apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,
--> Furnished/Serviced Apartment News & Industry Trends,
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
-->twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


Nov 4 , 2012
195. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Dashboard = Success

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What is a corporate housing PowerHour Dashboard? What is included on a PowerHour Dashboard? Why does Dashboard = Success?

#2. What goes on a PowerHour Dashboard…with a focus on sales success?

#3. What goes on a PowerHour Dashboard…with a focus on marketing success?

#4. What goes on a PowerHour Dashboard…with a focus on financial and operational success?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the largest LinkedIn groups in the world with 1750+ industry leaders:

Furnished Apartment Success, FAS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success, CHSS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished/serviced apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 80+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Doris Schweppe

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced/furnished apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,
--> Furnished/Serviced Apartment News & Industry Trends,
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
-->twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


Nov 4 , 2012
194. Milestone---1750 Members + Add One More Member

Thanks for being a member of Furnished Apartment Success…the #1 and largest LinkedIn group in the world for the furnished/serviced apartment sector.

On May 23, 2010 we had 132 leaders
On October 15, 2010 we had 292 leaders
On March 6, 2011 we had 372 leaders
On July 20, 2011 we had 650 leaders
On August 31, 2011 we had 700 leaders
On October 2, 2011…we had 750 leaders
On January 14, 2012…we had 850 leaders
On February 5, 2012…we had 900 leaders
On February 25, 2012…we had 950 leaders
On March 17, 2012…we had 1000 leaders
On April 11, 2012…we had 1050 leaders
On May 5, 2012…we had 1100 leaders
On June 5, 2012…we had 1150 leaders
On June 29, 2012…we had 1200 leaders
On October 1, 2012…we had 1700 leaders

And on November 3, 2012…we just crossed 1750+ leaders---within our two LinkedIn groups below!

To understand the kind of growth our LinkedIn groups have enjoyed...on November 3, 2011 we were at 719 leaders and on November 3, 2010 we were at 277 leaders.

Our LinkedIn groups are growing because all discussions are carefully moderated, no commercial messages are permitted and spammers are removed---immediately.

Could I ask for your help?

Below is the url for my two LinkedIn groups. Could you please forward these urls to just *one* person within your company that would benefit from being part of my two LinkedIn groups?

Furnished Apartment Success, Driving More Revenue
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

And below is the url to join the #1 LinkedIn group in the world for property management success with 32,500+ members/leaders [and growing by 4000+ new leaders every 30 days]----to be/stay current with all that is happening on the apartment rental-side of furnished/serviced apartments.
http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=36805&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 12 LinkedIn groups.

We are 4.5X larger than the IREM LinkedIn group, 4X larger than NAA, 1.5X larger than BOMA and have 9470 more members than NAR.
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I have been a member of LinkedIn since 2003---have been in our furnished/serviced apartment industry since 1995 and have 4600+ LinkedIn connections with leaders around the world in our industry--just like you & 20,000+ industry connections within our internal PowerHour database & write 6 monthly E-newsletters with 150,000+ industry readers---since 1995.

In addition, I am happy to make LinkedIn connections, recommendations and introductions that will help you succeed---even faster in our furnished/serviced apartment industry.

Please send me a note to get LinkedIn and I would love to learn more about you and the business success you have cooking.
LinkedIn member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003, http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/ernestoriente

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Nov 3 , 2012
193. Lungarno Takes Hospitality To Next Level With LobbyFriend

A client in Europe sent me the article below...and I use articles like this one to help me cross-learn and be/stay current with emerging/leading trends in our nearby hotel sector---and then...think about how it impacts our furnished/serviced apartment industry.

Lungarno Takes Hospitality To Next Level With LobbyFriend

http://www.hotelinteractive.com/article.aspx?articleID=25171

Interesting to read the article above?

As you read this article...what are you and your corporate housing team doing to be/stay connected with your guests/residents throughout their stay?

How are you using/leveraging social media channels/options to engage your residents/guests and be able to keep them up-to-date with current/nearby events, activities and points of interest? Is it working...as planned? Is it generating repeat visits plus company referrals?

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Nov 1 , 2012
192. Join me for the 200th free educational PowerHour webcast

I hope you will join me on Friday...

Details are below~for my 200th free educational PowerHour webcast for our industry, since 1995.

Join corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour [http://www.powerhour.com and http://www.chbuying.com and http://www.powerhourseo.com ] for our free corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment PowerHour webcast on Friday, November 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/New York time---focused on Corporate Housing KPIs.

During this 60-minute corporate housing & serviced apartment PowerHour webcast we will be discussing the points below plus fielding your specific questions:

#1. What are your corporate housing KPIs [key performance indicators]? Why are they key for you to have/monitor as the leader of your company?

#2. What are the most important KPIs to measure/track from a leadership point of view?

#3. What are the most important KPIs to measure/track from a sales point of view?

#4. As prep for #2 above...please join our flagship LinkedIn groups with 1750+ leaders around the world, on the urls below:

Furnished Apartment Success, Driving More Revenue
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Special note: For those of you who are members of CHPA [http://www.chpaonline.org ] you will receive CCHP educational credit for participation in this month's PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webcast. To receive educational credit…you must attend live and hear the three secret words given during the webcast and E-mail them to ernest@powerhour.com before midnight on November 2nd.

Registration Information
==================

When: Friday, November 2nd

Please note, the above PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcast starts at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/New York/Toronto time, which is

12:00 p.m./Central/Dallas/Winnipeg time
11:00 a.m./Mountain/Denver/Calgary time
10:00 a.m./Pacific/San Francisco/Vancouver time
9:00 p.m./GMT/London time

Fee: No charge

Since 1995, our 200 PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcasts are always free to join/participate live---or can be purchased next week---for 24/7/365 learning and training access.

To register for this free PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcast, please go to this page:
http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html
Surf the url below to learn more about our corporate housing Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,
http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing

PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing superstars, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

LinkedIn member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003 with 100,000+ connections around the world, http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/ernestoriente

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Nov 1 , 2012
191. Friday PowerHour Webcast, Corporate Housing KPIsI hope you will join me on Friday...

Details are below~for my 200th free educational PowerHour webcast for our industry, since 1995.

Join corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour [http://www.powerhour.com and http://www.chbuying.com and http://www.powerhourseo.com ] for our free corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment PowerHour webcast on Friday, November 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/New York time---focused on Corporate Housing KPIs.

During this 60-minute corporate housing & serviced apartment PowerHour webcast we will be discussing the points below plus fielding your specific questions:

#1. What are your corporate housing KPIs [key performance indicators]? Why are they key for you to have/monitor as the leader of your company?

#2. What are the most important KPIs to measure/track from a leadership point of view?

#3. What are the most important KPIs to measure/track from a sales point of view?

#4. As prep for #2 above...please join our flagship LinkedIn groups with 1750+ leaders around the world, on the urls below:

Furnished Apartment Success, Driving More Revenue
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Special note: For those of you who are members of CHPA [http://www.chpaonline.org ] you will receive CCHP educational credit for participation in this month's PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webcast. To receive educational credit…you must attend live and hear the three secret words given during the webcast and E-mail them to ernest@powerhour.com before midnight on November 2nd.

Registration Information
==================

When: Friday, November 2nd

Please note, the above PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcast starts at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/New York/Toronto time, which is

12:00 p.m./Central/Dallas/Winnipeg time
11:00 a.m./Mountain/Denver/Calgary time
10:00 a.m./Pacific/San Francisco/Vancouver time
9:00 p.m./GMT/London time

Fee: No charge

Since 1995, our 200 PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcasts are always free to join/participate live---or can be purchased next week---for 24/7/365 learning and training access.

To register for this free PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcast, please go to this page:

http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html
Surf the url below to learn more about our corporate housing Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,

http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Oct 30, 2012
190. Corporate Housing Flex Appeal

Was sent this article by a corporate housing client in Vancouver...

Corporate Housing Flex Appeal

http://www.multifamilyexecutive.com/apartment-trends/corporate-flex-appeal.aspx

Interesting to read the article below? Are you getting this kind of media exposure for your corporate housing company? Is your media marketing...generating direct revenue and leasing agreements/contracts for those in need of a furnished/serviced apartment for stays of 30+ days?

Do you know the value/impact of getting media exposure every 30 days---to directly impact your website rankings and visibility? Have you seen the before-and-after ROI, results and new revenue?

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Oct 30, 2012
189. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Competing Against Apartment Communities

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. Why are apartment communities converting their unfurnished apartments into furnished suites?

#2. What are the advantages for a major employer or relocation company to work with a corporate housing company instead of renting a furnished suite directly from an apartment community?

#3. What are the key sales techniques/strategies for selling against apartment communities that are providing furnished suites...when making a sales presentation to a major employer or relocation company?

#4. How can you best partner with apartment communities in a way that will drive new corporate housing revenue and suites?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the largest LinkedIn groups in the world with 1745+ industry leaders:

Furnished Apartment Success, FAS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success, CHSS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished/serviced apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 80+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!

 


Oct 29, 2012
188. Hire a 13-Year CH Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This corporate housing veteran has over 13 years as a top performer with a skill set covering including operations, sales and customer service with expertise at minimizing operational expenses while maximizing the quality of service that the organization provides its clients and enable this candidate to affect the top line, the bottom line, and the in-between. Additionally, this superstar can inspire the confidence and productivity of the workforce just as well as inspiring the loyalty of clientele. This industry veteran easily identifies key success factors needed for individuals to operate at peak performance, which contributes to effective hiring as well as mentoring and creating a highly functioning geographically dispersed team. This candidate has developed metrics, systems and infrastructure in order to adopt and implement a new paradigm in customer care. By taking care of the existing client base, this candidate has been highly successful building brand loyalty leading to increases in revenue. This superstar is accustomed to assuming troubled accounts to create stability an opportunity for growth; one account alone increased revenue to the company by over $9M with this candidate taking the lead. This candidate’s compensation range is 135- 200K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Core Competencies
Client Retention
Client Development
Procurement
Standards Development
Business Intelligence
Statistical Analysis
Market Penetration
Consultative Sales
Data Mining
Reporting
KPI
P&L

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Oct 28, 2012
187. Is Social Media Making The Resume Obsolete?

When thinking about those interviewing with your furnished/serviced apartment company…it was interesting to read the article below—about how leaders are using a wide variety of online searches, websites and resources that are well beyond the standard resume plus interviewing techniques, to learn about a potential new-hire.

Is Social Media Making The Resume Obsolete?
http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/11/tech/social-media/facebook-jobs-resume/index.html

Your take on the news article above?

How important today is a resume…when a person is interviewing with your corporate housing company? How quick are you to reference a person’s LinkedIn profile---to see how closely it matches their actual resume? What did you learn…when you saw the Facebook page or the Twitter account of the person you interviewed this morning?

When was the last time you took the E-mail address, the interviewees name and/or their telephone number---and did a Google search on the person you interviewed today? What did you find…that surprised you?

Is social media...adding new/different ways for you to research a potential new-hire?

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Oct 28, 2012
186. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Website Revenue Success

The 50 largest property management companies…look to finish 2012 strong---and they are forecasting another successful year in 2013. Good news for them...certainly---but this will mean another year of rising rents and less inventory/access for our furnished/serviced apartment sector.

On the flipside...alot of new apartment construction is opening up this year---but only time will tell if these new apartment communities will help you/us in 2013.

REIT Archstone Files For $100 million IPO
http://community.nasdaq.com/News/2012-08/reit-archstone-files-for-a-100-million-us-ipo.aspx?storyid=163138

REITs Cautiously Optimistic About Next 12 Months
http://www.cpexecutive.com/newsletters/capitalmarkets-newsletter/reitscolumn/reits-cautiously-optimistic-about-next-12-months/

Residential REITs With Upside If Current Rental Trends Continue
http://seekingalpha.com/article/827271-residential-reits-with-upside-if-current-rental-trends-continue

Your take on the news articles above? What are you finding in the way of inventory access/availability from these large apartment owners/managers? Are they charging you extra deposits and/or application fees?

Interesting to read about Archstone looking to go public? After they are public...do you think they will be more or less likely to provide the kind of apartment access/inventory we need in our industry?

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Oct 28, 2012
185. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Website Revenue Success

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What must be at your website so the search engines will see/find your corporate housing company? What kind of key word research is required every 120-150 days to keep your website fresh and current with emerging search engine trends?

#2. What have we learned that is eye-popping — from the completion of our furnished/serviced apartment Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers? How has this white paper study impacted the research we have now completed across 30+ cities in North America?

#3. What has changed with Bing over the last 180 days? Why did Google Local become Google Places…then Google+ and how has this impacted the entire corporate housing sector? What can we learn from JC Penny about what *not* to do — to gain/gather more website optimization and rankings?

#4. Once a corporate decision-maker is at your website — what are the industry best-practices for conversion? What does it take to convert a website prospect into a paying corporate client and furnished apartment guest?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the largest LinkedIn groups in the world with 1705+ industry leaders:

Furnished Apartment Success, FAS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success, CHSS
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished/serviced apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 80+ posts.
Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!



Oct 28, 2012
184. Hire a 19-Year Year CH Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate

This candidate is a 19-year corporate housing veteran with expertise in operations, sales/sales management, business development and corporate strategy. This corporate housing leader has a proven ability to excel at all levels and extremely skilled at closing business nationally and internationally. This candidate is very strong at conducting presentations in person to corporate decision-makers, mainly Vice Presidents and or Directors of Human Resources. [Meetings are sometimes attended by entire Relocation Departments.] This leader is a corporate housing sales professional who is result and bottom-line oriented achiever with strong communications, relationship building, leadership and problem-solving skills. Able to train, supervise and motivate sales personnel.

==> Seventeen years' successful Sales/Marketing/Management experience in highly competitive marketplaces
==> Track record of superior and consistent achievement; have made significant contributions to the realization of corporate sales and profit objectives in several situations -- both locally and nationally.
==> Strong selling and relationship-building skills; maintain excellent rapport with corporate decision-makers..
==> Leadership skills; planning, organizational and time management skills.
==> Strong communications, presentation and teamwork skills
==> Problem-solving skills

• Generating revenues of $19 million on an annual basis
• Have exceeded Budget projections every year in my position by at least 33%
• Grew the territory from four to 17 locations in (with an increase in units from four to 117).
• Increased sales revenues from $34,000 in excess of $1,000,000 annually.
• Increased the customer base from near zero to over 500 clients.
• Significantly exceeded target in the areas of Operating Profit (175%). Occupancy (128%). and Sales 127.5%)

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hire testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

If you are interested in the candidate above or would like to hire other corporate housing leaders with 10+ years of industry experience---please send a quick E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.comlinkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Oct 25, 2012
183. Hire a 15-Year Year CH Superstar?

Would you know a corporate housing company that would be interested in the candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in the candidate below?

This corporate housing superstar is a respected, dynamic sales and operations leader with an outstanding record of accomplishment expanding market visibility, landing profitable national accounts, and increasing cash flow and fiscal accountability. This candidate is highly effective in analyzing industry trends, identifying, and capitalizing on new business opportunities. Successes include development of domestic and international markets and establishment of a profitable subsidiary requiring in-depth business analysis and acquisition expertise. This candidate is a proficient presenter and negotiator able to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels. This corporate housing professional has high energy and works with people and his clients with the highest level or professionalism and works diligently to understand client need in order to provide them with the best customer service and end-product. Further, this superstar has the ability to make quick, levelheaded decisions while maintaining a firm grasp on the big picture; from marketing, to sales, to employee development. This candidate is truly a remarkable leader and is respected by all. This candidate’s compensation range is 115-155K. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Strategic Skills=
• Strategic Business Planning
• Business Development
• Dynamic Presentations
• New Market Penetration
• Profit and Loss Management
• Account Relationship Management
• Inventory Control
• Financial & Contract Negotiations
• Team Building & Leadership
• Budgeting & Cash Flow Optimization

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hire testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

If you are interested in the candidate above or would like to hire other corporate housing leaders with 10+ years of industry experience---please send a quick E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.com

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Oct 21, 2012
182. Hire an 18-Year CH Superstar?

Would you be interested in the corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this DC/VA candidate?

This DC/VA candidate is a corporate housing veteran with over 18 years spanning account management/sales, to marketing, training and regional vice president. This candidate has knowledge of the international marketplace including living in Hong Kong, Montreal, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Melbourne. This experience has provided a well developed network of international serviced apartment providers throughout the world. This Superstar is highly skilled at developing and implementing effective sales and marketing plans with a strong focus on the consultative sales approach. This corporate housing veteran has strong management skills and is well versed at attracting/hiring/developing high performance teams and is adept at developing training materials and procedures and capitalizing on emerging trends. This candidate’s compensation is 95-130K. Interested in speaking with this candidate? Please send an E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.com

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Oct 11, 2012
181. Friday Webcast, Temporary Housing Budgets---Facts Versus Fiction

Details are below~for my 199th free educational webcast for our industry.Join corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour [http://www.powerhour.com and http://www.chbuying.com and http://www.powerhourseo.com ] for our free corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment PowerHour webcast on Friday, October at 12:00 p.m. Eastern/New York time---focused on Temporary Housing Budgets---Facts Versus Fiction.

Since 1995, Ernest has spent 30,000 hours coaching/guiding 400+ leading corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment companies and their sales teams, around the world--is the author of SmartMatch Alliances and the webcast below is his 199th over the last 18 years.

During this 60-minute corporate housing & serviced apartment PowerHour webcast we will be discussing the points below plus fielding your specific questions:

#1. Why is budget season...your single most important time of year to be selling your temporary housing company and related services plus your furnished/serviced housing options?

#2. What are the facts about budget selling season versus fiction?

#3. How can you best maximize your time and efforts this time of year---to generate the maximum amount of new temporary housing clients?

#4. As prep for #2 above...please join our flagship LinkedIn groups with 1900+ leaders/member around the world, on the urls below:

Furnished Apartment Success, Driving More Revenue
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Special note: For those of you who are members of CHPA [http://www.chpaonline.org ] you will receive CCHP educational credit for participation in this month's PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webcast. To receive educational credit…you must attend live and hear the three secret words given during the webcast and E-mail them to ernest@powerhour.com before midnight on October 12th.

Registration Information

When: Friday, October 12th

Please note, the above PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcast starts at 12:00 p.m. Eastern/New York/Toronto time, which is

11:00 a.m./Central/Dallas/Winnipeg time
10:00 a.m./Mountain/Denver/Calgary time
9:00 a.m./Pacific/San Francisco/Vancouver time
5:00 p.m./GMT/London time

Fee: No charge

Since 1995, our 199 PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcasts are always free to join/participate live---or can be purchased for $395 next week---for 24/7/365 learning and training access.

To register for this free PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcast, please go to this page:
http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Oct 11, 2012
180. Hire a 13-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This corporate housing veteran has over 13 years as a top performer with a skill set covering including operations, sales and customer service with expertise at minimizing operational expenses while maximizing the quality of service that the organization provides its clients and enable this candidate to affect the top line, the bottom line, and the in-between. Additionally, this superstar can inspire the confidence and productivity of the workforce just as well as inspiring the loyalty of clientele. This industry veteran easily identifies key success factors needed for individuals to operate at peak performance, which contributes to effective hiring as well as mentoring and creating a highly functioning geographically dispersed team. This candidate has developed metrics, systems and infrastructure in order to adopt and implement a new paradigm in customer care. By taking care of the existing client base, this candidate has been highly successful building brand loyalty leading to increases in revenue. This superstar is accustomed to assuming troubled accounts to create stability an opportunity for growth; one account alone increased revenue to the company by over $9M with this candidate taking the lead. This candidate’s compensation range is 135- 200K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Core Competencies
Client Retention
Client Development
Procurement
Standards Development
Business Intelligence
Statistical Analysis
Market Penetration
Consultative Sales
Data Mining
Reporting
KPI
P&L

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Oct 9, 2012
179. PowerHour Webcast, Temporary Housing Budgets---Facts Versus Fiction

Friday PowerHour Webcast, Temporary Housing Budgets---Facts Versus Fiction

I hope you will join me on Friday...details are below~

The Coach,
Ernest

Join corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour [http://www.powerhour.com and http://www.chbuying.com and http://www.powerhourseo.com ] for our free corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment PowerHour webcast on Friday, October at 12:00 p.m. Eastern/New York time---focused on Temporary Housing Budgets---Facts Versus Fiction.

Since 1995, Ernest has spent 30,000 hours coaching/guiding 400+ leading corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment companies and their sales teams, around the world--is the author of SmartMatch Alliances and the webcast below is his 199th over the last 18 years.

During this 60-minute corporate housing & serviced apartment PowerHour webcast we will be discussing the points below plus fielding your specific questions:

#1. Why is budget season...your single most important time of year to be selling your temporary housing company and related services plus your furnished/serviced housing options?

#2. What are the facts about budget selling season versus fiction?

#3. How can you best maximize your time and efforts this time of year---to generate the maximum amount of new temporary housing clients?

#4. As prep for #2 above...please join our flagship LinkedIn groups with 1900+ leaders/member around the world, on the urls below:

Furnished Apartment Success, Driving More Revenue
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Special note: If you who are member of CHPA [http://www.chpaonline.org ] you will receive CCHP educational credit for participation in this month's PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webcast. To receive educational credit…you must attend live and hear the three secret words given during the webcast and E-mail them to ernest@powerhour.com before midnight on October 12th.

Registration Information

When: Friday, October 12th

Please note, the above PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcast starts at 12:00 p.m. Eastern/New York/Toronto time, which is

11:00 a.m./Central/Dallas/Winnipeg time
10:00 a.m./Mountain/Denver/Calgary time
9:00 a.m./Pacific/San Francisco/Vancouver time
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Since 1995, our 199 PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcasts are always free to join/participate live---or can be purchased next week---for 24/7/365 learning and training access.

To register for this free PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcast, please go to this page:
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Oct 6, 2012
178. Aimco Event Raises $200,000 For Military Families

Loved reading the story below…

And with Aimco being one of the top 10 largest property management companies that provide unfurnished apartments for our corporate housing needs/inventory---it’s a pleasure to read how their leadership team is focused on giving and giving back~

Aimco Event Raises $200,000 For Military Families

Within your corporate housing company…what kind of community service and/or fundraising events are you planning between now and the end of this year?

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Oct 6, 2012
177. Hire a 25-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate has been constantly and consistently a top-notch supplier corporate housing partner for over 25 years. This superstar is an expert strategic sales, operations, and business development leader with proven success in creating processes, developing initiatives, improving operational performance, and generating millions of dollars in annual revenue. This veteran combines expert strategic planning and business planning skills with consistent success in leading operations, developing strategies, and consistently delivering strong financial results and profitable growth. This candidate has excellent negotiation, presentation, and closing competencies with innate mentoring and developer of experienced salespeople, while capable of handling multiple roles while personally driving revenue growth. This candidate has strong and decisive leadership competencies, yet is flexible in responding to constantly changing organizational demands. This industry superstar has established outstanding reputation within the corporate housing, furniture rental and relocation industries. This candidate’s compensation range is 125- 225K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Core Competencies
Business Development
Project Management
Strategic Planning
Process Improvement
Vendor Relations
Logistics
M&A
Team Leadership
Account & Territory Management
Client Relations
Consulting
Presentations
Customer Service

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
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linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


Oct 4, 2012
176. Global Hotel Rates For Business Travel Come Within 1% of 2008 And 2007 Levels

Loved reading the news from a few days ago in the article below...

==>>Average hotel daily rates paid for corporate travel in August were within 1% of those paid pre-recession in August 2007 and 2008 globally. <<==Wow!

Global Hotel Rates For Business Travel Come Within 1% of 2008 And 2007 Levels
http://www.hotelinteractive.com/article.aspx?articleID=26768

Very positive news in this article, yes?

What are you hearing from your corporate travelers and key corporate decision-makers about their need for furnished/serviced apartments between now and the end of the year? What about the first quarter of 2013?

Regarding rates...how do your ADRs compare to your nearby competing hotels?

What kind of shift/change in their pricing have you seen in the last 90 days? How are their hotel rates---impacting/adjusting the rates for your serviced/furnished apartments?

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--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
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September 30, 2012
175. Corporate Travel 100 For 2012

Just read the article below...which summarizes the list of the top 100 companies around the world who spend the most on travel---which means by association...these are the companies who most need furnished/serviced apartments, yes?

Corporate Travel 100 For 2012
http://www.businesstravelnews.com/Business-Travel-Research/2012-Corporate-Travel-100/?a=btn

As you look at the list above...what percent of these companies have reserved a furnished/serviced apartment from your company in the last 6-12 months?

As you are planning for 2013...what is your sales/marketing plan to engage with these companies during their current budget season/review---to add more revenue over the next 6-12-18 months?

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--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
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September 29, 2012
174. Property Management Industry Knowledge, Join The Discussions...#58

According to the Highland Report that is compiled for CHPA members, our corporate housing & serviced apartment industry rents 61,000+ rental apartments from RE owners, developers & their PM companies.

Starting in 1988, myself and our PowerHour team have been a part of the PM industry---and since 1995, PowerHour provides a wide array of services for the multifamily apartment sector.

Big picture…myself & our PowerHour team---have the most unique vantage point of understanding the corporate housing & serviced apartment sector…while also understanding the ins-and-outs of the PM world.

If you want to read and learn more about the key discussions & learning that is happening around the PM sector, that would be a benefit to your success as a corporate housing & serviced apartment leader---I would encourage you to surf & join the PM Industry Knowledge discussion threads below.

We have created Wikipedia for the PM industry~

With the power & clout of 100,000+ PM leaders who are part of our 10 LinkedIn groups & the 4000+ new leaders joining our LinkedIn groups every 30 days---the Industry Knowledge discussion threads below are about sharing knowledge & learning, with a focus on what’s working & what’s not in our industry---related to PM emerging trends, products, services, technology & industry suppliers/vendors.

Our 10 LinkedIn groups will grow to 50,000 leaders by October 2012 and to 100,000 leaders by July 2013. Our 20 LinkedIn groups total 100,000+ leaders which means 38% of every PM professional who is a part of a PM LinkedIn group---belongs to one of our 10 PowerHour LinkedIn groups.

Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 LinkedIn groups with an annual reach of 36,000,000+ industry leaders.

You can access 103 Industry Knowledge discussion threads at the url below:
http://www.powerhour.com/propertymanagement/linkedingroups.html#ik

As a first step, surf the url above to find the Best 103 PM Industry Knowledge discussion threads happening across the PM sector. Find a discussion that interests you & make a post, ask a question, jump in and make a contribution. We are the Wikipedia for the PM sector---and we are only as strong as the depth of leaders who share their ideas, insight & wisdom.

Related to the 103 Industry Knowledge discussion threads below…9000+ PM leaders have already made a post, shared their insights/wisdom or asked a question.

Carpet & Flooring
Crime Prevention & Security
Electrical Repairs & Maintenance
Electronic Rent Payments
Fair Housing
Fitness Equipment
Floor plans
Green Buildings & Savings
HVAC Repairs & Maintenance
Interior Design Trends & Ideas
Key Control Access/Safety
Legal IQ
Live Website Chat
Maintenance Teams & Leadership
Mobile Websites
Mystery Shopping
Paint & Equipment/Supplies
Pest Control Management & Services
Pet Policies & Safety
Plumbing Repairs & Maintenance
PM Vets Focused On PM Success
PM Training
Rent Collection & Debt Recovery
Rental Furniture
Renters Insurance
Resident Screening & Credit/Criminal Checks
Revenue Management Software
Team Apparel
Telecommunications [Cable/Telephone/Internet]
Vendor Credentialing/Screening & Compliance
Video Marketing
Window Coverings

Surf below for our corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webinars tied to industry products, services & emerging trends/technology,
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

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September 24, 2012
173. Hire a Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate brings 6 years of sales/sales management leader with nearly 3 years in the corporate housing sector and is highly intelligent and has exceptional analytical and communication skills. This candidate is a self-motivated achiever respected by both superiors and subordinates. This superstar has very strong and intuitive sense and is able to discover a client’s needs and then fulfill those needs with creative and customized solutions. This sector leader has a natural and persuasive sales ability that help put prospects at ease during the sales process. This superstar is a very talented individual with both business and technical skills and the ability to combine these skills to achieve any task placed in his charge. This candidate is an out-of-the-box thinker and is normally able to find work-around or alternate solutions for any problem. This corporate housing superstar is a self-starter and has a diligent work ethic, always willing to go the extra mile. This candidate excels at SPIN selling, sales consulting, efficiency consulting, GSA schedule proposal creation, and sales management. This candidate’s compensation range is 75- 90K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.

September 23, 2012
172. Apartment Market Hot Streak Continues

Watching the continuing news and trends of the top property management companies in the apartment rental housing sector---below are some articles and updates related to market expansions/reductions, financing strategies, new construction news and the point of view of those on Wall Street about the buying/selling REIT stocks.

Apartment Market Hot Streak Continues
http://rismedia.com/2012-08-02/apartment-market-hot-streak-continues/

Advocates Take Aim at Equity Residential
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444130304577561312886228138.html?mod=residential_real_estate

After a Long Rally, It's Time to Get Choosier With REITs
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444097904577536822808102072.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_LEADTopNews

Archstone Installs New President and CFO
http://www.multifamilybiz.com/m/news.aspx?id=4133#/news

Apartment REITs Prepare for Future
http://www.reit.com/Articles/Apartment-REITs-Prepare-for-Future.aspx

Your take on the news articles above?

How are you doing with getting rental apartment inventory with the Top 10-20 largest property management companies?

In your city/market…are new apartment buildings coming up/out of the ground? How are these new apartment units impacting current rental rates? Are you getting any rate/fee/deposit concessions? What are you finding with leasing flexibility?

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Ernest
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--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
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September 22, 2012
171. Industry Knowledge, Sales KPIs & What To Measure Most

This discussion thread is focused on industry sales KPIs and what measurements matter most to those in the corporate housing and furnished/serviced apartment profession.

With the power and clout of the 1,700+ leaders who are part this LinkedIn group and the new leaders joining our 10 LinkedIn groups every 30 days---this discussion thread is about sharing knowledge and learning, with a focus on what's working and what's not in our industry---related to emerging trends, products, services and industry suppliers/vendors.

To get started, please consider these questions as you add your post below---with a focus on industry sales KPIs [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_indicator ]:

#1. When I measure my financial reports/trends, I look at these sales KPIs _________

#2. When I measure my cash flow, I look at these sales KPIs _________

#3. When I measure my occupancy reports/trends + inventory and lease availability/renewals, I look at these sales KPIs _________

#4. When I measure my marketing efforts/success, I look at these sales KPIs _________

#5. When I measure my corporate client and guest retention/relationship, I look at these sales KPIs _________

#6. When I measure my training programs and their success/impact, I look at these sales KPIs _________

#7. When I measure employee satisfaction and/or turnover/tenure, I look at these sales KPIs _________

#8. When I measure my website rankings and site visibility/success + website traffic and conversion percentages, I look at these sales KPIs _________

#9. When I review my sales KPI leadership dashboard, I look at these KPIs _________

#10. To drive the information on my sales KPI leadership dashboard, I require these reports _________ from those on my team.

#11. With a focus on sales KPIs, I would like to ask this question…

As part of your post---please share a bit about your furnished/serviced apartment company, your expertise/experience with sales KPIs and the number of years you have been in the corporate housing sector/profession---which will help other leaders/members in our LinkedIn group know the point of view and perspective you bring.

To all members of our LinkedIn group...if you have a suggestion for an industry product/service/trend you would like to see a discussion thread about---please send an E-mail to ernest@powerhour.com

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Doris Schweppe

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September 16, 2012
170. Hire a 19-Year CH Superstar?Would you know a corporate housing company that would be interested in the candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in the candidate below?

This corporate housing superstar brings 19+ years of experience with 16 years as an owner and operator of a corporate housing company that generated revenue of $2M-$5M per year...this ownership experience is immeasurable and gives this industry rock star that unique perspective on what it takes to survive and be successful for 16 years in the corporate housing sector. This skilled, versatile professional and self-starter with more than 20 years of experience and an outstanding record of accomplishment of analyzing opportunities, improving processes and implementing strategies to drive new business development. Utilize entrepreneurial expertise and outstanding technology and interpersonal skills to maintain and improve current business relationships, resolve challenges and cultivate new contacts. This candidate is a team player with excellent colleague training and mentoring skills. Built highly successful enterprise in an extremely competitive industry and maintained healthy growth by employing innovative techniques to meet changing client needs. This industry veteran has used applied technology to automate functions and generate business, designing and deploying a network of websites, implementing lead generation software and launching lucrative pay-per-click campaigns. This corporate housing veteran established a national corporate housing referral partner program, leveraging strategic alliances to build business, and created a first-of-its-kind national furniture rental program. This creative candidate is extremely successful with off line marketing materials, including an exhibit booth that was widely copied within the industry. This candidate’s compensation range is 85- 125K+. Interested in this candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.

September 16, 2012
169. CORT Ad, Ask Furnished or Unfurnished?Last month...in Units Magazine I saw the print ad placed by CORT that read:

Ask furnished or unfurnished?

Asking "furnished or unfurnished" gives leasing agents the opportunity to help potential renters find an apartment and furnish it in one easy step.

When leasing agents ask every potential renter "furnished or unfurnished?" it gives them the opportunity to elevate their level of service and demonstrate their sensitivity to client needs.

Properties will see an increase in closed leases as the leasing agents continue to demonstrate their responsiveness and empathy toward potential renters.

And here are two places on Facebook here the ad is also placed...
http://www.facebook.com/CORTAtlantaReferrals +
http://www.facebook.com/CORTOKC/timeline

Your take on this advertising by CORT? Were you aware of this marketing focus/push?

And have you recently surfed this url, http://www.cort.com/relocation/furnished-housing

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
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--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
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September 12, 2012
168. Thursday PowerHour Webcast, Your Toughest Sales Objections

Join corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour [http://www.powerhour.com and http://www.chbuying.com and http://www.powerhourseo.com ] for our free corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment PowerHour webinar on Thursday, September 13th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/New York time---focused on Your Toughest Sales Objections.

Since 1995, Ernest has spent 30,000 hours coaching/guiding 400+ leading corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment companies and their sales teams, around the world--is the author of SmartMatch Alliances and the webcast below is his 196th over the last 17 years.

During this 60-minute corporate housing & serviced apartment PowerHour webinar we will be discussing the points below plus fielding your specific questions:

1. What is a sales objection? Why do we celebrate and look for our prospects to raise their sales objections?

2. What is the three step sure-fire process for handling every sales objection? Why is E-mail never the place to address sales objections?

3. What are your three most common and reoccurring sales objections? Please send yours to ernest@powerhour.com and/or add them to the form---when you register below.

4. As prep for #2 above...please join our flagship LinkedIn groups with 1900+ leaders/member around the world, on the urls below:

Furnished Apartment Success, Driving More Revenue
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Special note: For those of you who are members of CHPA [http://www.chpaonline.org ] you will receive CCHP educational credit for participation in this month's PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar. To receive educational credit…you must attend live and hear the three secret words given during the webcast and E-mail them to ernest@powerhour.com before midnight on September 13th.

Registration Information

When: Thursday, September 13th

Please note, the above PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcast starts at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/New York/Toronto time, which is

2:00 p.m./Central/Dallas/Winnipeg time
1:00 p.m./Mountain/Denver/Calgary time
12:00 p.m./Pacific/San Francisco/Vancouver time
8:00 p.m./GMT/London time

Fee: No charge

Since 1995, our 196 PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webinars are always free to join/participate live---or can be purchased next week---for 24/7/365 learning and training access.

To register for this free PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webcast, please go to this page:
http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


September 10, 2012
167. Hire an 18-Year CH Superstar?

Would you be interested in the corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this DC/VA candidate?

This DC/VA candidate is a corporate housing veteran with over 18 years spanning account management/sales, to marketing, training and regional vice president. This candidate has knowledge of the international marketplace including living in Hong Kong, Montreal, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Melbourne. This experience has provided a well developed network of international serviced apartment providers throughout the world. This Superstar is highly skilled at developing and implementing effective sales and marketing plans with a strong focus on the consultative sales approach. This corporate housing veteran has strong management skills and is well versed at attracting/hiring/developing high performance teams and is adept at developing training materials and procedures and capitalizing on emerging trends. This candidate’s compensation is 95-130K. Interested in speaking with this candidate? Please send an E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.com

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

If you are interested in the candidate above or would like to hire other corporate housing leaders with 10+ years of industry experience---please send a quick E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.com

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


September 1 , 2012
166. Hire a 15-Year CH Superstar?

Would you know a corporate housing company that would be interested in the candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note ... to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in the candidate below?

This corporate housing superstar is a respected, dynamic sales and operations leader with an outstanding record of accomplishment expanding market visibility, landing profitable national accounts, and increasing cash flow and fiscal accountability. This candidate is highly effective in analyzing industry trends, identifying, and capitalizing on new business opportunities. Successes include development of domestic and international markets and establishment of a profitable subsidiary requiring in-depth business analysis and acquisition expertise. This candidate is a proficient presenter and negotiator able to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels. This corporate housing professional has high energy and works with people and his clients with the highest level or professionalism and works diligently to understand client need in order to provide them with the best customer service and end-product. Further, this superstar has the ability to make quick, levelheaded decisions while maintaining a firm grasp on the big picture; from marketing, to sales, to employee development. This candidate is truly a remarkable leader and is respected by all. This candidate’s compensation range is 115-155K. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Strategic Skills
• Strategic Business Planning
• Business Development
• Dynamic Presentations
• New Market Penetration
• Profit and Loss Management
• Account Relationship Management
• Inventory Control
• Financial & Contract Negotiations
• Team Building & Leadership
• Budgeting & Cash Flow Optimization

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hire testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

If you are interested in the candidate above or would like to hire other corporate housing leaders with 10+ years of industry experience---please send a quick E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.com

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


August 28 , 2012
165. PowerHour Reaches 17 Million Property Management Leaders

We are proud to share the milestone below...and myself and our PowerHour team want to say a special thanks to each of you for being a part of this journey~

PowerHour Reaches 17 Million Property Management Leaders

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


August 26 , 2012
164. Hire a Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate brings 6 years of sales/sales management leader with nearly 3 years in the corporate housing sector and is highly intelligent and has exceptional analytical and communication skills. This candidate is a self-motivated achiever respected by both superiors and subordinates. This superstar has very strong and intuitive sense and is able to discover a client’s needs and then fulfill those needs with creative and customized solutions. This sector leader has a natural and persuasive sales ability that help put prospects at ease during the sales process. This superstar is a very talented individual with both business and technical skills and the ability to combine these skills to achieve any task placed in his charge. This candidate is an out-of-the-box thinker and is normally able to find work-around or alternate solutions for any problem. This corporate housing superstar is a self-starter and has a diligent work ethic, always willing to go the extra mile. This candidate excels at SPIN selling, sales consulting, efficiency consulting, GSA schedule proposal creation, and sales management. This candidate’s compensation range is 75- 90K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


August 21 , 2012
163. Hire a 13-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This corporate housing veteran has over 13 years as a top performer with a skill set covering including operations, sales and customer service with expertise at minimizing operational expenses while maximizing the quality of service that the organization provides its clients and enable this candidate to affect the top line, the bottom line, and the in-between. Additionally, this superstar can inspire the confidence and productivity of the workforce just as well as inspiring the loyalty of clientele. This industry veteran easily identifies key success factors needed for individuals to operate at peak performance, which contributes to effective hiring as well as mentoring and creating a highly functioning geographically dispersed team. This candidate has developed metrics, systems and infrastructure in order to adopt and implement a new paradigm in customer care. By taking care of the existing client base, this candidate has been highly successful building brand loyalty leading to increases in revenue. This superstar is accustomed to assuming troubled accounts to create stability an opportunity for growth; one account alone increased revenue to the company by over $9M with this candidate taking the lead. This candidate’s compensation range is 135- 200K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Core Competencies
Client Retention
Client Development
Procurement
Standards Development
Business Intelligence
Statistical Analysis
Market Penetration
Consultative Sales
Data Mining
Reporting
KPI
P&L

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


August 20 , 2012
162. Milestone---1700 Members + Add One More Member

Thanks for being a member of Furnished Apartment Success…the #1 and largest LinkedIn group in the world for the furnished/serviced apartment sector.

On May 23, 2010 we had 132 leaders
On October 15, 2010 we had 292 leaders
On March 6, 2011 we had 372 leaders
On July 20, 2011 we had 650 leaders
On August 31, 2011 we had 700+ leaders
On October 2, 2011…we had 750+ leaders
On January 14, 2012…we had 850+ leaders
On February 5, 2012…we had 900+ leaders
On February 25, 2012…we had 950+ leaders
On March 17, 2012…we had 1000+ leaders
On April 11, 2012…we had 1050+ leaders
On May 5, 2012…we had 1100+ leaders
On June 5, 2012…we had 1150+ leaders
On June 29, 2012…we had 1200+ leaders!

And on August 20, 2012…we just crossed 1700+ leaders---within our two LinkedIn groups below!

To understand the kind of growth our LinkedIn groups have enjoyed...on August 20, 2011 we were at 632 leaders and on August 20, 2010 we were at 212 leaders.

Our LinkedIn groups are growing because all discussions are carefully moderated, no commercial messages are permitted and spammers are removed---immediately.

Could I ask for your help?

Below is the url for my two LinkedIn groups. Could you please forward these urls to just *one* person within your company that would benefit from being part of my two LinkedIn groups?

Furnished Apartment Success, Driving More Revenue
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Furnished-Apartment-Success-Driving-More-2355651/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

Corporate Housing Sales Success
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Corporate-Housing-Sales-Success-950167/about?trk=anet_ug_grppro

And below is the url to join the #1 LinkedIn group in the world for property management success with 30,000+ members/leaders [and growing by 4000+ new leaders every 30 days]----to be/stay current with all that is happening on the apartment rental-side of furnished/serviced apartments.

http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=36805&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.

We are 4X larger than the IREM LinkedIn group, 3.5X larger than NAA, 1.5X larger than BOMA and have 9470 more members than NAR.

I have been a member of LinkedIn since 2003---have been in our furnished/serviced apartment industry since 1995 and have 130,000+ LinkedIn connections with leaders around the world in our industry--just like you & 20,000+ industry connections within our internal PowerHour database & write 6 monthly E-newsletters with 151,000+ industry readers---since 1995.

In addition, I am happy to make LinkedIn connections, recommendations and introductions that will help you succeed---even faster in our furnished/serviced apartment industry.

Please send me a note to get LinkedIn and I would love to learn more about you and the business success you have cooking.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


August 10 , 2012
161. Hire a 19-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you know a corporate housing company that would be interested in the candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in the candidate below?

This corporate housing superstar brings 19+ years of experience with 16 years as an owner and operator of a corporate housing company that generated revenue of $2M-$5M per year...this ownership experience is immeasurable and gives this industry rock star that unique perspective on what it takes to survive and be successful for 16 years in the corporate housing sector. This skilled, versatile professional and self-starter with more than 20 years of experience and an outstanding record of accomplishment of analyzing opportunities, improving processes and implementing strategies to drive new business development. Utilize entrepreneurial expertise and outstanding technology and interpersonal skills to maintain and improve current business relationships, resolve challenges and cultivate new contacts. This candidate is a team player with excellent colleague training and mentoring skills. Built highly successful enterprise in an extremely competitive industry and maintained healthy growth by employing innovative techniques to meet changing client needs. This industry veteran has used applied technology to automate functions and generate business, designing and deploying a network of websites, implementing lead generation software and launching lucrative pay-per-click campaigns. This corporate housing veteran established a national corporate housing referral partner program, leveraging strategic alliances to build business, and created a first-of-its-kind national furniture rental program. This creative candidate is extremely successful with off line marketing materials, including an exhibit booth that was widely copied within the industry. This candidate’s compensation range is 85- 125K+. Interested in this candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other furnished apartment professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


August 4 , 2012
160. Hiring, Hotel Lodge/Man Camp Manager in North Dakota

Would you know of a corporate housing superstar---that would be interested in the position described in this E-mail? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry--and who may/might be a perfect fit?

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of a new 300 room, full service extended stay lodge/man camp in North Dakota. The selected candidate will be responsible to hire, train, supervise and retain top quality staff. In addition, this position includes managing all labor, chefs, reservations, housekeeping, maintenance, food service and all other departments at this extended stay hotel lodge man camp. This hotel Lodge Manager will have the opportunity to manage the operations of a state of the art, new facility...from the ground up.

Requirements/Qualifications: Four to 15 years of extended stay hotel management or "man camp lodge" management experience and must have extensive full-service hotel management experience, excellent communication and planning skills and have the ability to hire, train, supervise and retain top quality staff.

Compensation $64,000 to $120,900 + benefits + bonuses…

Interested? Please send a resume to recruiter@powerhour.com

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the furnished/serviced apartment industry.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other furnished apartment professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


August 2 , 2012
159. Property Management Industry Knowledge, Join The Discussions...#50

According to the Highland Report that is compiled for CHPA members, our corporate housing & serviced apartment industry rents approximately 61,000+ rental apartments from RE owners, developers & their PM companies.

Starting in 1988, I have been a part of the PM industry---and since 1995, PowerHour provides a wide array of services for the multifamily apartment sector.

Big picture…myself & my PowerHour team---have the most unique vantage point of understanding the corporate housing & serviced apartment sector…while also understanding the ins-and-outs of the PM world.

If you want to read and learn more about the key discussions & learning that is happening around the PM sector, that would be a benefit to your success as a corporate housing & serviced apartment leader---I would encourage you to surf & join the PM Industry Knowledge discussion threads below.

We have created Wikipedia for the PM industry~

With the power & clout of 100,000+ PM leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups & the 4000+ new leaders joining our LinkedIn groups every 30 days---the Industry Knowledge discussion threads below are about sharing knowledge & learning, with a focus on what’s working & what’s not in our industry---related to PM emerging trends, products, services, technology & industry suppliers/vendors.

our 20 LinkedIn groups will grow to 50,000 leaders by September 2012 and to 100,000 leaders by June 2013. our 20 LinkedIn groups total 100,000+ leaders which means 38% of every PM professional who is a part of a PM LinkedIn group---belongs to one of our 9 PowerHour LinkedIn groups.

Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 LinkedIn groups with an annual reach of 36,000,000+ industry leaders.

You can access 108 Industry Knowledge discussion threads at the url below:
http://www.powerhour.com/propertymanagement/linkedingroups.html#ik

As a first step, surf the url above to find the Best 108 PM Industry Knowledge discussion threads happening across the PM sector. Find a discussion that interests you & make a post, ask a question, jump in and make a contribution. We are the Wikipedia for the PM sector---and we are only as strong as the depth of leaders who share their ideas, insight & wisdom.

Related to the 108 Industry Knowledge discussion threads below…8000+ PM leaders have already made a post, shared their insights/wisdom or asked a question.
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Carpet & Flooring
Crime Prevention & Security
Electrical Repairs & Maintenance
Electronic Rent Payments
Fair Housing
Fitness Equipment
Floor plans
Green Buildings & Savings
HVAC Repairs & Maintenance
Interior Design Trends & Ideas
Key Control Access/Safety
Legal IQ
Live Website Chat
Maintenance Teams & Leadership
Mobile Websites
Mystery Shopping
Paint & Equipment/Supplies
Pest Control Management & Services
Pet Policies & Safety
Plumbing Repairs & Maintenance
PM Vets Focused On PM Success
PM Training
Rent Collection & Debt Recovery
Rental Furniture
Renters Insurance
Resident Screening & Credit/Criminal Checks
Revenue Management Software
Team Apparel
Telecommunications [Cable/Telephone/Internet]
Vendor Credentialing/Screening & Compliance
Video Marketing & Equipment
Window Coverings
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your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Doris Schweppe

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced/furnished apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,
--> Furnished/Serviced Apartment News & Industry Trends,
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
-->twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


July 29 , 2012
158. Hire an 18-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in the corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate is a corporate housing veteran with over 18 years spanning account management/sales, to marketing, training and regional vice president. This candidate has knowledge of the international marketplace including living in Hong Kong, Montreal, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Melbourne. This experience has provided a well developed network of international serviced apartment providers throughout the world. This Superstar is highly skilled at developing and implementing effective sales and marketing plans with a strong focus on the consultative sales approach. This corporate housing veteran has strong management skills and is well versed at attracting/hiring/developing high performance teams and is adept at developing training materials and procedures and capitalizing on emerging trends. This candidate’s compensation is 95-130K. Interested in speaking with this candidate? Please send an E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.com

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html
Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.



July 28 , 2012
157. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Inventory ChallengesDuring the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What is happening with apartment building construction over the last two years? How will this impact your apartment rental costs, occupancy levels and inventory availability over the next 6-12 months?

#2. Apartment inventory — what impacts your ability to have access? What are the steps for deepening your relationships with your rental properties and their property management companies/owners?

#3. What options do you have for partnering with property management companies and how does this open/expand your inventory options?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment success with 1215+ members, http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 75+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


July 26 , 2012
156. Hire a 19-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you know a corporate housing company that would be interested in the candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in the candidate below?

This corporate housing superstar brings 19+ years of experience with 16 years as an owner and operator of a corporate housing company that generated revenue of $2M-$5M per year...this ownership experience is immeasurable and gives this industry rock star that unique perspective on what it takes to survive and be successful for 16 years in the corporate housing sector. This skilled, versatile professional and self-starter with more than 20 years of experience and an outstanding record of accomplishment of analyzing opportunities, improving processes and implementing strategies to drive new business development. Utilize entrepreneurial expertise and outstanding technology and interpersonal skills to maintain and improve current business relationships, resolve challenges and cultivate new contacts. This candidate is a team player with excellent colleague training and mentoring skills. Built highly successful enterprise in an extremely competitive industry and maintained healthy growth by employing innovative techniques to meet changing client needs. This industry veteran has used applied technology to automate functions and generate business, designing and deploying a network of websites, implementing lead generation software and launching lucrative pay-per-click campaigns. This corporate housing veteran established a national corporate housing referral partner program, leveraging strategic alliances to build business, and created a first-of-its-kind national furniture rental program. This creative candidate is extremely successful with off line marketing materials, including an exhibit booth that was widely copied within the industry. This candidate’s compensation range is 85- 125K+. Interested in this candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html
Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.

July 22 , 2012
155. how the largest property management companies within our sector are navigating these economic times.

With an eye on the largest property management companies within our sector…it was interesting to read the articles below---to see/watch some of the emerging trends and how these companies are navigating these economic times.

Four Takeaways From REITWeek
http://multifamilyexecutive.com/reits/four-takeaways-from-reitweek-2012.aspx?cid=MFEBU062112

Residential REITs With Highest New York City Exposure
http://seekingalpha.com/article/681021-residential-reits-with-highest-new-york-city-exposure?source=feed

Future Exposure And Occupancy Drive Rent Pricing Decisions
http://multifamilyexecutive.com/rent-trends/future-exposure-and-occupancy-drive-rent-pricing-decisions.aspx?cid=MFEBU062812

Your take on the news articles above...as you think about how easy/hard these property management companies are to work with?

Interesting to read about the expansion into New York by UDR? Is UDR willing to provide inventory in NYC for your furnished/serviced apartments?

Your take on the rental rate increases being pushed by Equity…even with their declining occupancies? What kind of rental increases have you seen in the last 120 days---at Equity properties?

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


July 16 , 2012
154. Hire a 13-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This corporate housing veteran has over 13 years as a top performer with a skill set covering including operations, sales and customer service with expertise at minimizing operational expenses while maximizing the quality of service that the organization provides its clients and enable this candidate to affect the top line, the bottom line, and the in-between. Additionally, this superstar can inspire the confidence and productivity of the workforce just as well as inspiring the loyalty of clientele. This industry veteran easily identifies key success factors needed for individuals to operate at peak performance, which contributes to effective hiring as well as mentoring and creating a highly functioning geographically dispersed team. This candidate has developed metrics, systems and infrastructure in order to adopt and implement a new paradigm in customer care. By taking care of the existing client base, this candidate has been highly successful building brand loyalty leading to increases in revenue. This superstar is accustomed to assuming troubled accounts to create stability an opportunity for growth; one account alone increased revenue to the company by over $9M with this candidate taking the lead. This candidate’s compensation range is 135- 200K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Core Competencies
Client Retention
Client Development
Procurement
Standards Development
Business Intelligence
Statistical Analysis
Market Penetration
Consultative Sales
Data Mining
Reporting
KPI
P&L

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.



July 11 , 2012
153. Hire a 25-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate has been constantly and consistently a top-notch supplier corporate housing partner for over 25 years. This superstar is an expert strategic sales, operations, and business development leader with proven success in creating processes, developing initiatives, improving operational performance, and generating millions of dollars in annual revenue. This veteran combines expert strategic planning and business planning skills with consistent success in leading operations, developing strategies, and consistently delivering strong financial results and profitable growth. This candidate has excellent negotiation, presentation, and closing competencies with innate mentoring and developer of experienced salespeople, while capable of handling multiple roles while personally driving revenue growth. This candidate has strong and decisive leadership competencies, yet is flexible in responding to constantly changing organizational demands. This industry superstar has established outstanding reputation within the corporate housing, furniture rental and relocation industries. This candidate’s compensation range is 125- 225K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Core Competencies
Business Development
Project Management
Strategic Planning
Process Improvement
Vendor Relations
Logistics
M&A
Team Leadership
Account & Territory Management
Client Relations
Consulting
Presentations
Customer Service

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


July 4 , 2012
152. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Guest Satisfaction...What Matters Most?

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. Guest satisfaction — what level of responsiveness is expected? What is required?

#2. Guest satisfaction surveys — what are the best practices, around the world? How are guest satisfaction survey results tied to compensation?

#3. How will guest satisfaction surveys help your sales team drive new revenue and booked more furnished/serviced apartments?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment success with 1200+ members, http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.
html#listofwebinars


To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 70+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!



July 3 , 2012
151. Hire a 13-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This corporate housing veteran has over 13 years as a top performer with a skill set covering including operations, sales and customer service with expertise at minimizing operational expenses while maximizing the quality of service that the organization provides its clients and enable this candidate to affect the top line, the bottom line, and the in-between. Additionally, this superstar can inspire the confidence and productivity of the workforce just as well as inspiring the loyalty of clientele. This industry veteran easily identifies key success factors needed for individuals to operate at peak performance, which contributes to effective hiring as well as mentoring and creating a highly functioning geographically dispersed team. This candidate has developed metrics, systems and infrastructure in order to adopt and implement a new paradigm in customer care. By taking care of the existing client base, this candidate has been highly successful building brand loyalty leading to increases in revenue. This superstar is accustomed to assuming troubled accounts to create stability an opportunity for growth; one account alone increased revenue to the company by over $9M with this candidate taking the lead. This candidate’s compensation range is 135- 200K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Core Competencies
Client Retention
Client Development
Procurement
Standards Development
Business Intelligence
Statistical Analysis
Market Penetration
Consultative Sales
Data Mining
Reporting
KPI
P&L

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hire testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.

http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


July 3 , 2012
150. Trends In 2012 Global Relocation: Employment on the Rise

Read the article below a few minutes ago...and wanted to share the great/strong news---about corporate relocation trends around the world~

http://rismedia.com/2012-07-02/2012-trends-in-global-relocation-employment-on-the-rise

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


July 2 , 2012
149. Philadelphia, Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper

Over the last 30 days we have completed for Philadelphia the first-ever Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper…that shares never-before-seen insight to the Internet marketing in Philadelphia, who is competing for what and which websites are winning and losing.

It took 80+ exhaustive hours…to complete this PowerHour White Paper for Philadelphia--and the results are significant.

Based on our research over the last 30 days, 7,530 web searches have been done by individuals and corporate decision-makers in need of a furnished apartment in Philadelphia for a stay of 30+ days.

Philadelphia is averaging 1295 monthly furnished apartments totaling $61,072,200 in gross annual revenue.

From our research in Philadelphia, here is a summary of the questions being asked/answered in our PowerHour White Paper and a summary of our findings:

#1. Philadelphia corporate housing companies are losing 70% of their local leads and prospects to non-local corporate housing companies.

#2. Two local Philadelphia corporate housing companies of six are controlling 95.5% of the Internet marketing footprint in Philadelphia.

#3. In Philadelphia, two local corporate housing companies of six are controlling 60% of the Internet website marketshare.

#4. In Philadelphia, one local corporate housing company of six is getting 78.5% of the media coverage.

#5. In Philadelphia, no local corporate housing companies of six are getting and receiving the best/prime website visibility scores.

#6. SEO visibility in Philadelphia is dynamic, ever-changing and requires in-depth research every 120-150 days. Related to this, the search engines are making continuous and constant changes to their search engine algorithms---that require ongoing and dynamic adjustments be made to your Philadelphia website.

Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers are now done/completed for Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Fresno, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Portland, Rhode Island, St. Louis and Vancouver.

Surf the url below to see a list of the next cities that will be completed in 2012...to include Charleston, Colorado Springs, Madison, Milwaukee, Montreal, Spokane and Tucson.

http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

Surf the url below to request the recent PowerHour corporate housing & furnished apartment webinar that explains the comprehensive & exhaustive steps it takes to research and compile an Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper,

http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

Combining 2010, 2011 and the first six months of 2012...our furnished apartment clients have enjoyed 47,434 inbound corporate leads and prospects totaling $455,556,136.

The velocity of leads in 2011 were up 16% when compared to 2010---and the stats for the first six months of 2012 are strong/solid.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


July 2 , 2012
148. Hire a 15-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you know a corporate housing company that would be interested in the candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in the candidate below?

This corporate housing superstar is a respected, dynamic sales and operations leader with an outstanding record of accomplishment expanding market visibility, landing profitable national accounts, and increasing cash flow and fiscal accountability. This candidate is highly effective in analyzing industry trends, identifying, and capitalizing on new business opportunities. Successes include development of domestic and international markets and establishment of a profitable subsidiary requiring in-depth business analysis and acquisition expertise. This candidate is a proficient presenter and negotiator able to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels. This corporate housing professional has high energy and works with people and his clients with the highest level or professionalism and works diligently to understand client need in order to provide them with the best customer service and end-product. Further, this superstar has the ability to make quick, levelheaded decisions while maintaining a firm grasp on the big picture; from marketing, to sales, to employee development. This candidate is truly a remarkable leader and is respected by all. This candidate’s compensation range is 115-155K. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Strategic Skills

• Strategic Business Planning
• Business Development
• Dynamic Presentations
• New Market Penetration
• Profit and Loss Management
• Account Relationship Management
• Inventory Control
• Financial & Contract Negotiations
• Team Building & Leadership
• Budgeting & Cash Flow Optimization

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hire testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.

http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


July 1 , 2012
147. Getting More Rental Housing Inventory

Over the last several months we have been actively helping our clients get access to more rental housing inventory---to help them expand their furnished/serviced apartment suites.

As you/we know...the apartment rental housing industry is 2.5 million units behind in new construction---which means...

==>> Rental pricing is going up...

==>> Revenue management software is pushing rental rates up---even faster...

==>> Occupancy is full/tight...

==>> Lease-break fees + other fees, are increasing...

And this inventory imbalance will continue well into 2013...

If you want to read and learn more about the key discussions that are happening around the apartment property management sector + learn more about inventory availability---I would encourage you to join my flagship LinkedIn group…#1 LinkedIn group in the world for the property management sector/industry…with 28,000+ leaders, on the url below,

http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=36805&trk=anet_ug_grppro

If you have any questions about getting apartment inventory, how to best communicate/negotiate with property management companies and/or other creative housing solutions---ping me a quick E-mail and let's find a day/time that I can help you and your team~

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 29 , 2012
146. Milestone---1200 Members + Add One More Member

Thanks for being a member of Furnished Apartment Success…the #1 and largest LinkedIn group in the world for the corporate housing & serviced apartment sector.

On May 23, 2010 we had 132 leaders
On October 15, 2010 we had 292 leaders
On March 6, 2011 we had 372 leaders
On July 20, 2011 we had 650 leaders
On August 31, 2011 we had 700+ leaders
On October 2, 2011…we had 750+ leaders
On January 14, 2012…we had 850+ leaders
On February 5, 2012…we had 900+ leaders
On February 25, 2012…we had 950+ leaders
On March 17, 2012…we had 1000+ leaders
On April 11, 2012…we had 1050+ leaders
On May 5, 2012…we had 1100+ leaders
On June 5, 2012…we had 1150+ leaders

And on June 29, 2012…we just crossed 1200+ leaders!

To understand the kind of growth our LinkedIn group has enjoyed...on June 29, 2011 we were at 570 leaders and on June 29, 2010 we were at 133 leaders.

Our LinkedIn groups are growing because all discussions are carefully moderated, no commercial messages are permitted and spammers are removed---immediately.

Could I ask for your help?

Below is the url for our LinkedIn group---Furnished Apartment Success. Could you please forward this url to just *one* person within your corporate housing & serviced apartment company that would benefit from being part of our LinkedIn group?

http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

And below is the url to join the #1 LinkedIn group in the world for property management success with 28,300+ members/leaders [and growing by 4000+ new leaders every 30 days]----to be/stay current with all that is happening on the apartment rental-side of corporate housing & serviced apartments.

http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=36805&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Based on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ leaders who are part of our 10 LinkedIn groups.

We are 4X larger than the IREM LinkedIn group, 3.5X larger than NAA, 1.5X larger than BOMA and have 9270 more members than NAR.

I have been a member of LinkedIn since 2003---have been in our corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and have 130,000+ LinkedIn connections with leaders around the world in our industry--just like you & 20,000+ industry connections within our internal PowerHour database & write 6 monthly E-newsletters with 151,000+ industry readers---since 1995.

In addition, I am happy to make LinkedIn connections, recommendations and introductions that will help you succeed---even faster in our serviced apartment & corporate housing industry.

Please send me a note to get LinkedIn [I am an open LinkedIn networker]...and I would love to learn more about you and the business success you have cooking.

LinkedIn member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003, http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/ernestoriente

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 26 , 2012
145. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Selling To Relocation Companies

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What products/services do relocation companies provide to their clients? As prep, please surf, http://www.sirva.com and http://www.prudentialdinsmore.com/prudential-relocation and http://www.lexiconrelocation.com and http://www.brookfieldgrs.com

#2. How do furnished/serviced apartments fit into the array of services being offered by relocation companies? Why do relocation companies — need what we offer?

#3. What are the steps for selling your furnished/serviced apartments to relocation companies? What must you never do with relocation companies…and will remove you permanently from the list of their temporary housing providers?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment success with 1190+ members

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page,

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 65+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


June 25 , 2012
144. Exclusives & Contractual Compliance, For Furnished/Serviced Apartments

Reading the article below...made me think about our furnished/serviced apartment sector---and how we are addressing exclusive contractual agreements and company-wide compliance.

Hotel Booking Tools, Risks Have Buyers Eyeing Science Of Compliance


Your take on this news story? How are you and your team---addressing compliance with your corporate decision-makers and those in need of temporary housing for stays of 30+ days? Is it working?

How easy or hard...has it been to gain/earn exclusive contracts for your short-term housing solutions? How do you best measure contractual compliance?

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 24 , 2012
143. Property Management Industry Knowledge, Join The Discussions...#46

According to the Highland Report that is compiled for CHPA members, our corporate housing & serviced apartment industry rents approximately 64,000+ rental apartments from RE owners, developers & their PM companies.

Starting in 1988, I have been a part of the PM industry---and since 1995, PowerHour provides a wide array of services for the multifamily apartment sector.

Big picture…myself & my PowerHour team---have the most unique vantage point of understanding the corporate housing & serviced apartment sector…while also understanding the ins-and-outs of the PM world.

If you want to read and learn more about the key discussions & learning that is happening around the PM sector, that would be a benefit to your success as a corporate housing & serviced apartment leader---I would encourage you to surf & join the PM Industry Knowledge discussion threads below.

The Coach...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

===

We have created Wikipedia for the PM industry~

With the power & clout of 100,000+ PM leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups & the 4000+ new leaders joining our LinkedIn groups every 30 days---the Industry Knowledge discussion threads below are about sharing knowledge & learning, with a focus on what’s working & what’s not in our industry---related to PM emerging trends, products, services, technology & industry suppliers/vendors.

our 20 LinkedIn groups will grow to 50,000 leaders by August 2012 and to 70,000 leaders by May 2013. Our 9 LinkedIn groups total 100,000+ leaders which means 38% of every PM professional who is a part of a PM LinkedIn group---belongs to one of our 9 PowerHour LinkedIn groups.

Based on group size...we're #312 of 1,313,010 LinkedIn groups with an annual reach of 36,000,000+ industry leaders.

You can access 108 Industry Knowledge discussion threads at the url below:

http://www.powerhour.com/propertymanagement/linkedingroups.html#ik

As a first step, surf the url above to find the Best 108 PM Industry Knowledge discussion threads happening across the PM sector. Find a discussion that interests you & make a post, ask a question, jump in and make a contribution. We are the Wikipedia for the PM sector---and we are only as strong as the depth of leaders who share their ideas, insight & wisdom.

Related to the 108 Industry Knowledge discussion threads below…7000+ PM leaders have already made a post, shared their insights/wisdom or asked a question.

====

Carpet & Flooring
Crime Prevention & Security
Electrical Repairs & Maintenance
Electronic Rent Payments
Fair Housing
Fitness Equipment
Floor plans
Green Buildings & Savings
HVAC Repairs & Maintenance
Interior Design Trends & Ideas
Key Control Access/Safety
Legal IQ
Live Website Chat
Maintenance Teams & Leadership
Mobile Websites
Mystery Shopping
Paint & Equipment/Supplies
Pest Control Management & Services
Pet Policies & Safety
Plumbing Repairs & Maintenance
PM Vets Focused On PM Success
PM Training
Rent Collection & Debt Recovery
Rental Furniture
Renters Insurance
Resident Screening & Credit/Criminal Checks
Revenue Management Software
Team Apparel
Telecommunications [Cable/Telephone/Internet]
Vendor Credentialing/Screening & Compliance
Video Marketing & Equipment
Window Coverings

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 21 , 2012
142. Los Angeles, Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper

Over the last 30 days we have completed for Los Angeles the first-ever Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper…that shares never-before-seen insight to the Internet marketing in Los Angeles, who is competing for what and which websites are winning and losing.

It took 80+ exhaustive hours…to complete this PowerHour White Paper for Los Angeles--and the results are significant.

Based on our research over the last 30 days, 28,300 web searches have been done by individuals and corporate decision-makers in need of a furnished apartment in Los Angeles for a stay of 30+ days.

Los Angeles is averaging 5223 monthly furnished apartments totaling $261,358,920 in gross annual revenue.

From our research in Los Angeles, here is a summary of the questions being asked/answered in our PowerHour White Paper and a summary of our findings:

#1. Los Angeles corporate housing companies are losing 43% of their local leads and prospects to non-local corporate housing companies.

#2. Two local Los Angeles corporate housing companies of 15 are controlling 63.5% of the Internet marketing footprint in Los Angeles.

#3. In Los Angeles, three local corporate housing companies of 15 are controlling 46.9% of the Internet website marketshare.

#4. In Los Angeles, one local corporate housing company of 15 is getting 81.4% of the media coverage.

#5. In Los Angeles, one local corporate housing company of 15 is getting and receiving the best/prime website visibility scores.

#6. SEO visibility in Los Angeles is dynamic, ever-changing and requires in-depth research every 120-150 days. Related to this, the search engines are making continuous and constant changes to their search engine algorithms---that require ongoing and dynamic adjustments be made to your Los Angeles website.

Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers are now done/completed for Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Fresno, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Portland, Rhode Island, St. Louis and Vancouver.

Surf the url below to see a list of the next cities that will be completed in 2012...to include Charleston, Colorado Springs, Madison, Milwaukee, Montreal, Spokane and Tucson.
http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

Surf the url below to request the recent PowerHour corporate housing & furnished apartment webinar that explains the comprehensive & exhaustive steps it takes to research and compile an Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper,
http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

Combining 2010, 2011 and the first quarter of 2012...our furnished apartment clients have enjoyed 42,873 inbound corporate leads and prospects totaling $411,752,290.

The velocity of leads in 2011 were up 16% when compared to 2010---and the stats for the first six months of 2012 are strong/solid.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 20 , 2012
141. PowerHour Thursday Webinar, Traveler Pet Peeves

I hope you will join me on Thursday...details are below~for our 195th corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar...since 1995.

The Coach,
Ernest
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Thursday PowerHour, Traveler Pet Peeves

Join corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour [http://www.powerhour.com and http://www.chbuying.com and http://www.powerhourseo.com ] for our free corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment PowerHour webinar on June 21st at 3:30 p.m. Eastern/New York time---focused on *Traveler Pet Peeves*.

Since 1995, Ernest has spent 30,000 hours coaching/guiding 400+ leading corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment companies and their sales teams, around the world--is the author of SmartMatch Alliances and the webinar below is his 195th over the last 17 years.

During this 60-minute corporate housing & serviced apartment PowerHour webinar we will be discussing the points below plus fielding your specific questions:

#1. Based on 37,000 views, 750 surveys and 300 comments from hotel travelers...what are the biggest pet peeves shared by traveling executives and their stays in hotel rooms around the world? What can you gain/learn from their feedback...as it relates to the guests who are staying in your furnished/serviced apartments for 30+ days?

#2. 24 x 3...how does this relate to guest satisfaction?

#3. Guest satisfaction surveys...what matters most? How do guest satisfaction surveys tie into more existing client sales opportunities plus the ability to close more new client business?

#4. As prep for #2 above...please join our flagship LinkedIn group…Furnished Apartment Success---with 1175+ leaders at the url below,

http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Special note: For those of you who are members of CHPA [http://www.chpaonline.org ] you will receive CCHP educational credit for participation in this month's PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar. To receive educational credit…you must attend live and hear the three secret words given during the webinar and E-mail them to ernest@powerhour.com before midnight on June 21st.

Registration Information
==================

When: Thursday, June 21st

Please note, the above PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webinar starts at 3:30 p.m. Eastern/New York/Toronto time, which is

At 2:30 p.m./Central/Dallas/Winnipeg time
At 1:30 p.m./Mountain/Denver/Calgary time
At 12:30 p.m./Pacific/San Francisco/Vancouver time
At 8:30 p.m./GMT/London time

Fee: No charge

Since 1995, our 195 PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webinars are always free to join/participate live---or can be purchased next week---for 24/7/365 learning and training access.

To register for this free PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webinar, please go to this page:

http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

smartmatch alliances - the bookThe goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 19 , 2012
140. Hire a 19-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate is a 19-year corporate housing veteran with expertise in operations, sales/sales management, business development and corporate strategy. This corporate housing leader has a proven ability to excel at all levels and extremely skilled at closing business nationally and internationally. This candidate is very strong at conducting presentations in person to corporate decision-makers, mainly Vice Presidents and or Directors of Human Resources. [Meetings are sometimes attended by entire Relocation Departments.] This leader is a corporate housing sales professional who is result and bottom-line oriented achiever with strong communications, relationship building, leadership and problem-solving skills. Able to train, supervise and motivate sales personnel.

==> Seventeen years' successful Sales/Marketing/Management experience in highly competitive marketplaces
==> Track record of superior and consistent achievement; have made significant contributions to the realization of corporate sales and profit objectives in several situations -- both locally and nationally.
==> Strong selling and relationship-building skills; maintain excellent rapport with corporate decision-makers..
==> Leadership skills; planning, organizational and time management skills.
==> Strong communications, presentation and teamwork skills
==> Problem-solving skills

• Generating revenues of $19 million on an annual basis
• Have exceeded Budget projections every year in my position by at least 33%
• Grew the territory from four to 17 locations in (with an increase in units from four to 117).
• Increased sales revenues from $34,000 in excess of $1,000,000 annually.
• Increased the customer base from near zero to over 500 clients.
• Significantly exceeded target in the areas of Operating Profit (175%). Occupancy (128%). and Sales 127.5%)

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 17 , 2012
139. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Handling Price Objections

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What are the steps for setting the pricing for your furnished/serviced apartments? How often should your pricing change or be revised?

#2. Who are your direct furnished/serviced apartment + hotel + extended-stay + condo + apartment community competitors? How well do you know their pricing and their strengths/weaknesses?

#3. What are the steps for handling the most common objections related to price? What are the most important sales and negotiating skills you need to close more sales and drive/add more revenue for you and your company?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment success with 1170+ members

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page,

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 65+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!

 


June 16 , 2012
138. Unique Concierge Concepts

As I read the article below...it made me think about the level of service we provide to our guests---when compared to the very best of service being provided to similar guests on the hotel side of the house.

Unique Concierge Concepts
http://www.hotelinteractive.com/article.aspx?articleID=24843

Your take on this news story? How are you and your team---raising the bar for the kind of service you are providing to your guests? What kind of customized services do you provide/offer within your furnished/serviced apartments? Are you able to charge a premium for this kind of service...or do your guests and corporate clients---just expect it?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

smartmatch alliances - the bookThe goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 15 , 2012
137. The New Hotel Buying Philosophy

With a focus on always watching and knowing what is cooking in the hotel sector---as it relates to our furnished/serviced apartment sector...I enjoyed the article below---outlining the steps for the buying or selling of a company in the hospitality industry.

The New Hotel Buying Philosophy
http://www.hotelinteractive.com/article.aspx?articleid=24821

Your take on this news story? What insight can you glean/learn from the key steps outlined for the buying or selling of a hospitality company? How do these steps...and pre-sale preparation relate to the steps you are taking---right now with your furnished/serviced apartment company?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

smartmatch alliances - the bookThe goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 7 , 2012
136. Hire a 18-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in the corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate is a corporate housing veteran with over 18 years spanning account management/sales, to marketing, training and regional vice president. This candidate has knowledge of the international marketplace including living in Hong Kong, Montreal, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Melbourne. This experience has provided a well developed network of international serviced apartment providers throughout the world. This Superstar is highly skilled at developing and implementing effective sales and marketing plans with a strong focus on the consultative sales approach. This corporate housing veteran has strong management skills and is well versed at attracting/hiring/developing high performance teams and is adept at developing training materials and procedures and capitalizing on emerging trends. This candidate’s compensation is 95-130K. Interested in speaking with this candidate? Please send an E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.com

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All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 6 , 2012
135. Hire a 19-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you know a corporate housing company that would be interested in the candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in the candidate below?

This corporate housing superstar brings 19+ years of experience with 16 years as an owner and operator of a corporate housing company that generated revenue of $2M-$5M per year...this ownership experience is immeasurable and gives this industry rock star that unique perspective on what it takes to survive and be successful for 16 years in the corporate housing sector. This skilled, versatile professional and self-starter with more than 20 years of experience and an outstanding record of accomplishment of analyzing opportunities, improving processes and implementing strategies to drive new business development. Utilize entrepreneurial expertise and outstanding technology and interpersonal skills to maintain and improve current business relationships, resolve challenges and cultivate new contacts. This candidate is a team player with excellent colleague training and mentoring skills. Built highly successful enterprise in an extremely competitive industry and maintained healthy growth by employing innovative techniques to meet changing client needs. This industry veteran has used applied technology to automate functions and generate business, designing and deploying a network of websites, implementing lead generation software and launching lucrative pay-per-click campaigns. This corporate housing veteran established a national corporate housing referral partner program, leveraging strategic alliances to build business, and created a first-of-its-kind national furniture rental program. This creative candidate is extremely successful with off line marketing materials, including an exhibit booth that was widely copied within the industry. This candidate’s compensation range is 85- 125K+. Interested in this candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.
==================
All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.

http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 5 , 2012
134. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Maximize Your Sales Database

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What are your sales database options as a furnished/serviced apartment professional?

#2. What’s the most valuable information to have/keep in your sales database? What is the MacKay 66 and how does this relate to driving new sales for your furnished/serviced apartment company?

#3. What fields in your sales database are key for sorting, producing reports and leveraging your sales database information?

#4. How will your sales database help you drive new sales revenue, stay in touch with existing clients/guests and help you out-run your market/industry competitors?

#5. On the day you are ready to sell your company…why is your sales database an asset that will add a premium to the value of your company?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment success with 1150+ members, http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 45+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


June 3 , 2012
133. Top 10 Property Management Companies, Recent News

With a continued focus on the Top 10 property management companies...here are three articles I read this week~

REIT Pay Rises Outpace Stock Returns

Riverstone Pushes Payment History to RentBureau

Three Lessons From Archstone Chase

Your take on these news stories? With the Archstone deal now done/complete…any observations going forward---related to your access to apartment inventory and apartments? What are you finding regarding rental rates and their use of revenue management software/pricing?

From your point of view…what is your read on Riverstone supplying credit history/information---related to the payment of rents? Are you seeing reports about your credit/payment status from rents you are paying to Riverstone?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

smartmatch alliances - the bookThe goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


June 1 , 2012
132. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Competing Against Condos

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What are the trends with condo owners renting their units as furnished rental apartments? What condo data/information do you need to understand---that will tell you what is happening in your local/regional market?

#2. What are the key sales techniques/strategies for selling against condos that are being rented as furnished rental apartments?

#3. What are advantages of furnished/serviced apartments vs. furnished condos?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment success with 1135+ members, http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below..

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!



May 31 , 2012
131. Hire a 23-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This corporate housing veteran has over 13 years as a top performer with a skill set covering including operations, sales and customer service with expertise at minimizing operational expenses while maximizing the quality of service that the organization provides its clients and enable this candidate to affect the top line, the bottom line, and the in-between. Additionally, this superstar can inspire the confidence and productivity of the workforce just as well as inspiring the loyalty of clientele. This industry veteran easily identifies key success factors needed for individuals to operate at peak performance, which contributes to effective hiring as well as mentoring and creating a highly functioning geographically dispersed team. This candidate has developed metrics, systems and infrastructure in order to adopt and implement a new paradigm in customer care. By taking care of the existing client base, this candidate has been highly successful building brand loyalty leading to increases in revenue. This superstar is accustomed to assuming troubled accounts to create stability an opportunity for growth; one account alone increased revenue to the company by over $9M with this candidate taking the lead. This candidate’s compensation range is 135- 200K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Core Competencies
==================

Client Retention
Client Development
Procurement
Standards Development
Business Intelligence
Statistical Analysis
Market Penetration
Consultative Sales
Data Mining
Reporting
KPI
P&L

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


May 31 , 2012
130. Hire a 25-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate has been constantly and consistently a top-notch supplier corporate housing partner for over 25 years. This superstar is an expert strategic sales, operations, and business development leader with proven success in creating processes, developing initiatives, improving operational performance, and generating millions of dollars in annual revenue. This veteran combines expert strategic planning and business planning skills with consistent success in leading operations, developing strategies, and consistently delivering strong financial results and profitable growth. This candidate has excellent negotiation, presentation, and closing competencies with innate mentoring and developer of experienced salespeople, while capable of handling multiple roles while personally driving revenue growth. This candidate has strong and decisive leadership competencies, yet is flexible in responding to constantly changing organizational demands. This industry superstar has established outstanding reputation within the corporate housing, furniture rental and relocation industries. This candidate’s compensation range is 125- 225K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Core Competencies
Business Development
Project Management
Strategic Planning
Process Improvement
Vendor Relations
Logistics
M&A
Team Leadership
Account & Territory Management
Client Relations
Consulting
Presentations
Customer Service

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


May 30 , 2012
129. FREE WEBINAR - Benchmarking Builds Strong Teams

I hope you will join me on Thursday...details are below~for our 194th corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar...since 1995.

The Coach,
Ernest


Join corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour [http://www.powerhour.com and http://www.chbuying.com and http://www.powerhourseo.com ] for our free corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment PowerHour webinar on May 31st at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/New York time---focused on *Benchmarking Builds Strong Teams*.

Since 1995, Ernest has spent 28,900 hours coaching/guiding 400+ leading corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment companies and their sales teams, around the world--is the author of SmartMatch Alliances and the webinar below is his 194th over the last 17 years.

During this 60-minute corporate housing & serviced apartment PowerHour webinar we will be discussing the points below plus fielding your specific questions:

#1. What are leadership assessments and what do they measure?

#2. How will leadership assessments help you build a stronger furnished apartment team?

#3. What is an assessment benchmark and how can you use leadership assessments to make better team hires?

#4. How will internal assessment benchmarks help you know what the right fit will be for team member career advancements?

#5. What kind of communication tools and insight will leadership assessments give you?

#6. How can you use leadership assessments when an executive on your furnished apartment team is derailing?

#7. As prep for #5 above...please join our flagship LinkedIn group…Furnished Apartment Success---with 1125+ leaders at the url below,

http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Special note: For those of you who are members of CHPA [http://www.chpaonline.org ] you will receive CCHP educational credit for participation in this month's PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar. To receive educational credit…you must attend live and hear the three secret words given during the webinar and E-mail them to ernest@powerhour.com before midnight on May 31st

Registration Information

When: Thursday, May 31st

Please note, the above PowerHour corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment webinar starts at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/New York/Toronto time, which is

2:00 p.m./Central/Dallas/Winnipeg time
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May 28 , 2012
128. Hiring Hotel Lodge/Man Camp Manager

Would you know of a corporate housing superstar---that would be interested in the position described in this E-mail? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry--and who may/might be a perfect fit?

Responsible for the day to day operations of a new 300 room, full service extended stay lodge/Man Camp. The selected candidate will be responsible to hire, train, supervise and retain top quality staff. In addition, this position includes managing all labor, chefs, reservations, housekeeping, maintenance, food service and all other departments at this extended stay hotel lodge man camp. The hotel Lodge Manager will have the opportunity to manage the operations of a state of the art, new facility from the ground up. Requirements/Qualifications: Four to 15 years of extended stay hotel management or "man camp lodge" management experience and must have extensive full service hotel management experience, excellent communication and planning skills and have the ability to hire, train, supervise and retain top quality staff. Compensation $64,000 to $120,900 + benefits + bonuses… Interested? Please send a resume to recruiter@powerhour.com

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry.

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May 26 , 2012
127. Equity Residential To Be Shut Out From Archstone

Three stories below in the last 48 hours…all related to the swirl around Equity and Archstone.

Equity Residential To Be Shut Out From Archstone
http://www.chicagorealestatedaily.com/article/20120524/CRED03/120529843/equity-residential-to-be-shut-out-of-archstone

BofA And Barclays Sell Remaining Interest In Archstone
http://www.housingwire.com/news/bofa-and-barclays-sell-remaining-interest-archstone

Equity Residential Inks $150 Million Archstone Deal
http://www.multifamilybiz.com/m/news.aspx?id=4037#/news

Your take on these news stories? What impact will these transactions have on the property management industry and access to apartment inventory + apartment rental pricing…from your point of view? Is bigger always better…or is too big---cumbersome and out of touch with the market needs and opportunities?

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
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May 26 , 2012
126. Bed Bug Reports, Resources & Prevention

Knowing the hassle that bed bugs create [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_bug ], I wanted to share the website and resources below~

The Bedbug Registry [www.bedbugregistry.com]

The Bed Bug Registry is a free, public database of user-submitted bed bug reports since 2006 and the website has collected about 20,000 reports covering 12,000 locations.

And here are some great tips from Michael Broder, http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-broder/33/70/422

The good news...bedbugs can be eliminated from multifamily buildings and rental apartments. But it does take a lot of work to completely removed them.

#1. Make sure you are really dealing with bedbugs. Other insects or outside sources can cause irritations similar to bedbugs.

#2. If bedbugs are confirmed, all adjoining units should be inspected. This actually is a law in NYC. Bedbugs can easily travel through adjoining units and wall voids. Also, while some people immediately experience a horrible reaction from bedbug bites, others have absolutely no reaction at all. It is not uncommon to find an adjoining space that actually has a more severe problem but was not aware of it...because they had no reaction.

#3. In most cases, all furnishings can stay. With proper treatment, beds and furniture can be saved.

#4. But, if it is necessary to remove any beds or furniture, they need to be completely wrapped in plastics before removing them from an apartment. If not...you can just be spreading adults, nymphs and eggs throughout the rest of the building.

#5. For treatment, our company developed an intensive Four Step Treatment Program:

==>>Treat wall voids first...to prevent movement out of that rental unit to adjoining units.

==>>Hepa vacuum visible adult bed bugs.

==>>Steam heat bedding, box springs, couches and carpeting. High heat will kill all stages from egg to adults.

==>>Do chemical treatment to cracks and potential nesting sites in the bed frame, headboard, nightstands and any potential crack in the living areas.

For myself and my team...we have found amazing and permanent results. Usually with 2 to 3 visits. But, we investigate like crazy. Every day we find new areas where bed bugs can live. From inside a screw, to the decorations on a lampshade, or even inside of curtains and blinds. Literally anything.

Your take on the resources above? How are you and your team addressing bed bugs? Is it working? Do you have a special clause in your leasing agreements---related to who pays for what...if/when bed bugs appear?

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--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
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May 23 , 2012
126. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Success With RFPs

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. RFPs [request for proposals] are the place to find opportunities to gain/add 50-100+ new furnished/serviced apartments. What are the steps for learning more about RFPs? How can winning RFPs help you gain more non-RFP furnished apartments + diversify your current revenue streams?

#2. What is the mindset for engaging the initial RFP process? What internal team organization and preparation is needed before completing an RFP?

#3. What are the strategies and techniques for completing an RFP and winning the business? What matters most? What matters least?

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May 23 , 2012
125. Single Family Rentals Now Exceed Multifamily Rentals

I knew the article below was coming…but I still had to read it twice---to digest the magnitude of how many single family homes are now available for rental.

The good news for our furnished/serviced apartment sector? More rental homes on the market---will take/shift some renters away from apartment communities...which will open up more inventory for your/our access!

Single Family Rentals Now Exceed Multifamily Rentals

Your take on the news article above? What kind of single family rental trends are you seeing in your market/area? What is the impact of these single family home rentals on your multifamily rental sector?

Are you getting access to any more apartment inventory? What kind of apartment pricing trends are you seeing...going into the summer months?

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May 22 , 2012
124. How Are These Companies, Impacting Your Rental Pricing?

Always interesting to see/watch what is cooking with the leading property management companies in our industry---those you are working with who supply our apartment inventory…yes?

UDR Shifting Portfolio In REIT's 40th Year

Camden's Off To Good 2012 Start, Will Keep Pushing Rents


Housing Shortage Makes Winners Out Of Apartment REITs


Your point of view on the news articles above? How are the market-shifts discussed in these articles...impacting you and your furnished/serviced apartment team?

From the Camden news article...what trends are you seeing related to the pushing of rents? How is revenue management software---impacting your rental costs?

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May 18 , 2012
123. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Driving Website Revenue

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What are the five most important things to know about the search engines related to your furnished/serviced apartment website? What wrong search engine assumptions lead to wasted marketing dollars?

#2. What does SEO [search engine optimization] really mean? Why is SEO mission-critical for your marketing engine + driving new revenue for your company? How does every inbound sales call/lead…open up at least one more new/additional lead?

#3. Once your website is found by the search engines…then what? Once new prospective leads and corporate decision-makers find your website…then what?

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===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
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May 17 , 2012
122. Google Revamps Search, Tries To Think More Like A Person

Read the news story below yesterday...and was thinking about the algorithm changes that Google made in the summer of 2011 with Panda---in April 2012 with Penguin...and now---the most recent changes described in this article.

Google Revamps Search, Tries To Think More Like A Person

From my industry vantage point...and thinking about those around the world most in need of a furnished/serviced apartment for stays of 30+days...the rate and pace of algorithm changes at Google continues to focus on user-best-experience...which will only help our corporate decision-makers and visiting guests---best find their ideal temporary housing solution.

Your take on the news article above and these fast-moving search engine trends? How are these changes with Google [where 80+ percent of all searches are done] impacting your website rankings?

What changes are you seeing with your inbound sales leads...when comparing the last 90 days---to the same period of time last year?

What SEO/SEM website work plus social media/marketing strategies are you and your team making/taking to add more furnished/serviced apartment revenue?

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This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

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--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
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May 15 , 2012
121. Amenity Use Fee Ruled Unlawful?

Was certainly interesting to read the two articles below…related to the charging of fees for onsite amenities. And because Archstone is one of the top 10 leading property management companies with 78,000+ unfurnished apartments---these articles caught my eye/attention.

Amenity Fees Rebuked In Massachusetts
http://multifamilyexecutive.com/amenities/amenity-fees-rebuked-in-massachusetts.aspx?cid=MFEBU041912

Apartment “Amenity Use Fee” Ruled Unlawful In Class Action Against Archstone Properties
http://www.massrealestatelawblog.com/2012/02/11/apartment-amenity-use-fee-ruled-unlawful-in-class-action-against-archstone-properties/

Your take on the news articles above? When you are working with property management companies that offer unfurnished apartments...do they currently charge you some kind of amenity use fee? Were you aware of the recent ruling in the case above?

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This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

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--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
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May 14 , 2012
120. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Seven Sales Strategies For Success

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. How can you best leverage technology for your sales success as a furnished/serviced apartment leader?

#2. What steps will maximize your marketing efforts to fill more furnished/serviced apartments?

#3. What approach will strengthen your sales skills?

#4. How can you best plan your strategic selling approach?

#5. What are the best ways to get referrals that will add more revenue for your furnished/serviced apartment company?

#6. How can you generate more sales from your website and advertising leads?

#7. Why does smart pre-meeting prep = more closed sales?

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May 11 , 2012
119. Hire 15+ Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you know a corporate housing company that would be interested in the candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in the candidate below?

This corporate housing superstar is a respected, dynamic sales and operations leader with an outstanding record of accomplishment expanding market visibility, landing profitable national accounts, and increasing cash flow and fiscal accountability. This candidate is highly effective in analyzing industry trends, identifying, and capitalizing on new business opportunities. Successes include development of domestic and international markets and establishment of a profitable subsidiary requiring in-depth business analysis and acquisition expertise. This candidate is a proficient presenter and negotiator able to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels. This corporate housing professional has high energy and works with people and his clients with the highest level or professionalism and works diligently to understand client need in order to provide them with the best customer service and end-product. Further, this superstar has the ability to make quick, levelheaded decisions while maintaining a firm grasp on the big picture; from marketing, to sales, to employee development. This candidate is truly a remarkable leader and is respected by all. This candidate’s compensation range is 115-155K. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Strategic Skills
• Strategic Business Planning
• Business Development
• Dynamic Presentations
• New Market Penetration
• Profit and Loss Management
• Account Relationship Management
• Inventory Control
• Financial & Contract Negotiations
• Team Building & Leadership
• Budgeting & Cash Flow Optimization

==================
All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
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========
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May 7 , 2012
118. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Mining Hospitality Gold

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. How can you best compete against hotels and extended-stay hotels? How can you carve furnished apartment revenue from existing budgets that are allocated to hotels and extended-stay hotels? Why are hotel and extended-stay budgets…the hidden gem in the way you add new revenue to your furnished/serviced apartment company?

#2. What are the steps for recruiting and hiring sales leaders/superstars from the hospitality industry? How closely do their corporate clients and prospects match those in need of a furnished/serviced apartment?

#3. How can you best partner with hotels and extended-stay hotels in a way that will drive new revenue and more booked furnished/serviced apartments?

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linkedinTo learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


May7 , 2012
117. hire a a 19-year corporate housing veteran

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate is a 19-year corporate housing veteran with expertise in operations, sales/sales management, business development and corporate strategy. This corporate housing leader has a proven ability to excel at all levels and extremely skilled at closing business nationally and internationally. This candidate is very strong at conducting presentations in person to corporate decision-makers, mainly Vice Presidents and or Directors of Human Resources. [Meetings are sometimes attended by entire Relocation Departments.] This leader is a corporate housing sales professional who is result and bottom-line oriented achiever with strong communications, relationship building, leadership and problem-solving skills. Able to train, supervise and motivate sales personnel. This candidate’s compensation range is 90- 130K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

==> Seventeen years' successful Sales/Marketing/Management experience in highly competitive marketplaces
==> Track record of superior and consistent achievement; have made significant contributions to the realization of corporate sales and profit objectives in several situations -- both locally and nationally.
==> Strong selling and relationship-building skills; maintain excellent rapport with corporate decision-makers..
==> Leadership skills; planning, organizational and time management skills.
==> Strong communications, presentation and teamwork skills
==> Problem-solving skills

• Generating revenues of $19 million on an annual basis
• Have exceeded Budget projections every year in my position by at least 33%
• Grew the territory from four to 17 locations in (with an increase in units from four to 117).
• Increased sales revenues from $34,000 in excess of $1,000,000 annually.
• Increased the customer base from near zero to over 500 clients.
• Significantly exceeded target in the areas of Operating Profit (175%). Occupancy (128%). and Sales 127.5%)

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All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?
Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


May 6 , 2012
116. Positive Hotel Trends = Positive Furnished Apartment Trends

With an eye towards tracking the trends on the hotel-side of our industry...I loved reading the three articles below---that are filled with strong/great economic trends pointing to companies again approving executive travel and paying record-high room rates.

Global Leisure Hotel Rates Set New Growth Record

Hotel Hiring Rebounds

Hotel Profit Recovery Widespread

Your take on the news articles below? What kind of hotel pricing trends are you seeing in your city/market/area? What kind of projections are you hearing from your corporate decision-makers about their furnished/serviced apartment needs...for stays of 30-60+ days? What news are you hearing about the velocity of housing needed for summertime interns?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

smartmatch alliances - the bookThe goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.


May 1 , 2012
115. Thursday PowerHour, The Day You Sell Your Company

I hope you will join me on Thursday--for our 193rd industry PowerHour since 1995, for those focused on furnished apartments.

The Coach,
Ernest
==========

Join corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour [http://www.powerhour.com and http://www.chbuying.com and http://www.powerhourseo.com ] for our free corporate housing & serviced apartment PowerHour on May 3rd at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/New York time---focused on *The Day You Sell Your Company*

Since 1995, Ernest has spent 28,760 hours coaching/guiding 400+ leading corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment companies and their sales teams, around the world--is the author of SmartMatch Alliances.

During this 60-minute corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment PowerHour webinar we will be discussing the points below plus fielding your specific questions:

1. Planning to sell your furnished apartment company...at some point in the future? What are the steps to make/take today...to earn a premium when you sell it?

2. What can you expect as the seller of your furnished apartment company …as the buying process begins? And in reverse…what should you be looking for---as the potential buyer of a furnished apartment company?

3. Terms of the deal…and due diligence. How are deals structured? How are valuations calculated? What are the final steps for the selling/buying of a furnished apartment company?

4. As prep for #1 above...please join our flagship LinkedIn group…Furnished Apartment Success---with 1100+ leaders at the url below,

http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Registration Information

When: Thursday, May 3rd

Please note, the above corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment PowerHour webinar starts at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/New York/Toronto time, which is

2:00 p.m./Central/Dallas/Winnipeg time
1:00 p.m./Mountain/Denver/Calgary time
12:00 p.m./Pacific/San Francisco/Vancouver time

Fee: No charge

Since 1995, our 193 corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment PowerHour webinars are always free to join/participate live---or can be purchased for $395 next week---for 24/7/365 learning and training access.

To register for this free corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment PowerHour webinar, please go to this page:
http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

Surf the url below to learn more about our furnished apartment Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers,
http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

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PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing

Corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment news and industry trends, http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing/news/index.html

April 28, 2012
114. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Powerful Sales Presentations

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What is the key purpose of your sales presentation? What matters most?

#2. What are the seven most important elements of a powerful sales presentation that will help you close more sales and fill more furnished apartments?

#3. How will a strong sales presentation help you and your sales team drive more revenue?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing success & serviced apartment success with 1085+ members,

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

linkedinTo learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


April 26, 2012
113. Bidding Out Beds: Using Auctions To Stabilize Hotel Rates

In the spirit of watching what is happening within the hotel sector...I read with extra care the story below---thinking about the kind of impact this would/could have on the furnished/serviced apartment industry if it becomes the norm/standard.

Bidding Out Beds: Using Auctions To Stabilize Hotel Rates
http://www.businesstravelnews.com/Strategic-Sourcing/Bidding-Out-Beds--GSK-Using-Auctions-To-Stabilize-Hotel-Rates/?a=proc

Your take on the news article above? Are your your corporate clients---asking about a bidding process? Are you aware of the bidding models already in place? What impact is bidding and benchmarking...having on your profit margins---right now?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

smartmatch alliances - the bookThe goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 26, 2012
112. Hire a 13-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This corporate housing veteran has over 13 years as a top performer with a skill set covering including operations, sales and customer service with expertise at minimizing operational expenses while maximizing the quality of service that the organization provides its clients and enable this candidate to affect the top line, the bottom line, and the in-between. Additionally, this superstar can inspire the confidence and productivity of the workforce just as well as inspiring the loyalty of clientele. This industry veteran easily identifies key success factors needed for individuals to operate at peak performance, which contributes to effective hiring as well as mentoring and creating a highly functioning geographically dispersed team. This candida has developed metrics, systems and infrastructure in order to adopt and implement a new paradigm in customer care. By taking care of the existing client base, this candidate has been highly successful building brand loyalty leading to increases in revenue. This superstar is accustomed to assuming troubled accounts to create stability an opportunity for growth; one account alone increased revenue to the company by over $9M with this candidate taking the lead. This candidate’s compensation range is 135- 200K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

Core Competencies
Client Retention
Client Development
Procurement
Standards Development
Business Intelligence
Statistical Analysis
Market Penetration
Consultative Sales
Data Mining
Reporting
KPI
P&L

==================

All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate above...scores as a superstar.

http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?

Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 24, 2012
111. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Lead Sharing = Smart New Revenue

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What is a lead sharing group and how will it drive smart new revenue for you and your furnished/serviced apartment company?

#2. What are the steps for selecting those on your lead sharing group? Why is the selection process key to the overall success of the group?

#3. What are the guidelines for starting a lead sharing group + what does it take to make certain this group is helping you add smart new revenue? How quickly will a lead sharing group impact new revenue?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing success & serviced apartment success with 1085+ members, http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

your linkedin moderatorYour LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988
===>>> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars,
===>>> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
===>>> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, PowerHour Sales Academy
===>>> Furnished Apartment News & Industry Trends,
>===>>> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Furnished/Serviced Apartment Webinars,
===>>> Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.
===>>> Come join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website and increase your number of industry referrals.

===>>> twitter Come follow us on Twitter!


April 23, 2012
110. New Jersey, Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper

Over the last 30 days we have completed for New Jersey the first-ever Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper…that shares never-before-seen insight to the Internet marketing in New Jersey, who is competing for what and which websites are winning and losing.

It took 80+ exhaustive hours…to complete this PowerHour White Paper for New Jersey--and the results are significant.

Based on our research over the last 30 days, 12990 web searches have been done by individuals and corporate decision-makers in need of a furnished apartment in New Jersey for a stay of 30+ days.

New Jersey is averaging 1559 monthly furnished apartments totaling $81,740,980 in gross annual revenue.

From our research in New Jersey, here is a summary of the questions being asked/answered in our PowerHour White Paper and a summary of our findings:

#1. New Jersey corporate housing companies are losing 24% of their local leads and prospects to non-local corporate housing companies.

#2. Two local New Jersey corporate housing companies of 14 are controlling 85.3% of the Internet marketing footprint in New Jersey.

#3. In New Jersey, three local corporate housing companies of 14 are controlling 44.7% of the Internet website marketshare.

#4. In New Jersey, two local corporate housing companies of 14 are getting 54.4% of the media coverage.

#5. In New Jersey, two local corporate housing companies of 14 are getting and receiving the best/prime website visibility scores.

#6. SEO visibility in New Jersey is dynamic, ever-changing and requires in-depth research every 120-150 days. Related to this, the search engines are making continuous and constant changes to their search engine algorithms---that require ongoing and dynamic adjustments be made to your New Jersey website.

Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers are now done/completed for Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Fresno, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, New Jersey, Pittsburg, Portland, Rhode Island, St. Louis and Vancouver.

Surf the url below to see a list of the next cities that will be completed in 2012...to include Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Montreal, Philadelphia, Spokane and Tucson.

http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

Surf the url below to request the recent PowerHour corporate housing & furnished apartment webinar that explains the comprehensive & exhaustive steps it takes to research and compile an Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper,

http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

Combining 2010, 2011 and the first quarter of 2012...our furnished apartment clients have enjoyed 42,873 inbound corporate leads and prospects totaling $411,752,290.

The velocity of leads in 2011 were up 16% when compared to 2010---and the stats for the first 110+ days of 2012 are strong/solid.

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

smartmatch alliances - the bookThe goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 23, 2012
109. Bedbugs Pose Unique Challenges

Never a fun topic…or easy to get rid of---but surely, bed bugs are here to stay for those of us in the furnished apartment industry, right?

Bedbugs Pose Unique Challenges

Your take on this article? How do you and your team---address the issue of bed bugs with your guests and with your corporate decision-makers? Do you include a clause in their lease regarding bed bugs? Who pays for what...if/when a furnished apartment is infested with bed bugs? What are best practices for the way that you and your team turn an apartment to prevent bed bugs from returning?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 22, 2012
108. Hire a 25-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate has been constantly and consistently a top-notch supplier corporate housing partner for over 25 years. This superstar is an expert strategic sales, operations, and business development leader with proven success in creating processes, developing initiatives, improving operational performance, and generating millions of dollars in annual revenue. This veteran combines expert strategic planning and business planning skills with consistent success in leading operations, developing strategies, and consistently delivering strong financial results and profitable growth. This candidate has excellent negotiation, presentation, and closing competencies with innate mentoring and developer of experienced salespeople, while capable of handling multiple roles while personally driving revenue growth. This candidate has strong and decisive leadership competencies, yet is flexible in responding to constantly changing organizational demands. This industry superstar has established outstanding reputation within the corporate housing, furniture rental and relocation industries. This candidate’s compensation range is 125- 225K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.
Core Competencies
Business Development
Project Management
Strategic Planning
Process Improvement
Vendor Relations
Logistics
M&A
Team Leadership
Account & Territory Management
Client Relations
Consulting
Presentations
Customer Service
=================
Interested in other property management positions around the country?
http://www.powerhour.com/propertymanagementvendor/recruiting.html

And all of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hire testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the property management industry.
http://powerhour.com/propertymanagementvendor/assessments.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 19, 2012
107. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Key Indicators For Success

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What are the steps for forecasting your furnished apartment revenue?

#2. The pricing of your furnished apartments — how often do adjustments need to be made? What fixed and variable expenses need to be part of your pricing equation

#3. Managing your fixed expenses — what matters most?

#4. Managing your variable/controllable expenses — where should you look first?

#5. Negotiating with your property management relationships — why now — more than ever?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing success & serviced apartment success with 1075+ members, http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

linkedinTo learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 40+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

Your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia McLoughlin

==========
PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing
PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment sales superstars, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html
Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers, http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing
Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 19, 2012
106. Woman Raped While Showing Apartment To Prospective Renter

The news story below...is an always-reminder to be/stay alert when touring prospective renters/guests---for those in need of a furnished apartment, yes?

My heart is saddened for this leasing agent…

Woman Raped While Showing Apartment To Prospective Renter

Your take on the news article above? What are the best-practices used by you and your furnished apartment team…when touring potential future clients/guests? What safety tips/techniques might you share with those in our LinkedIn group? Over your years in our industry...have you had a close call/situation?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 19, 2012
105. Hire a 19-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you know a corporate housing company that would be interested in the candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in the candidate below?

This corporate housing superstar brings 19+ years of experience with 16 years as an owner and operator of a corporate housing company that generated revenue of $2M-$5M per year...this ownership experience is immeasurable and gives this industry rock star that unique perspective on what it takes to survive and be successful for 16 years in the corporate housing sector. This skilled, versatile professional and self-starter with more than 20 years of experience and an outstanding record of accomplishment of analyzing opportunities, improving processes and implementing strategies to drive new business development. Utilize entrepreneurial expertise and outstanding technology and interpersonal skills to maintain and improve current business relationships, resolve challenges and cultivate new contacts. This candidate is a team player with excellent colleague training and mentoring skills. Built highly successful enterprise in an extremely competitive industry and maintained healthy growth by employing innovative techniques to meet changing client needs. This industry veteran has used applied technology to automate functions and generate business, designing and deploying a network of websites, implementing lead generation software and launching lucrative pay-per-click campaigns. This corporate housing veteran established a national corporate housing referral partner program, leveraging strategic alliances to build business, and created a first-of-its-kind national furniture rental program. This creative candidate is extremely successful with off line marketing materials, including an exhibit booth that was widely copied within the industry. This candidate’s compensation range is 85- 125K+. Interested in this candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.
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Interested in other property management positions around the country?
http://www.powerhour.com/propertymanagementvendor/recruiting.html

And all of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hire testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the property management industry.
http://powerhour.com/propertymanagementvendor/assessments.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 16, 2012
104. Oakwood Buys Marriott ExecuStay?

Wow...just read the news below---minutes ago.

Marriott International To Sell ExecuStay Corporate Housing Brand To Oakwood Worldwide
http://m.prnewswire.com/news-releases/marriott-international-to-sell-execustay-corporate-housing-brand-to-oakwood-worldwide-147630935.html

Your take on this news? What impact do you expect/anticipate this will have on the furnished apartment sector? How will the decision-makers at major corporations see this acquisition?

Based on Oakwood signing an 8-year agreement to use Marriott Hotels exclusively...this is certainly an interesting selling/sales proposition, yes?

Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 16, 2012
103. Boise, Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper


Over the last 30 days we have completed for Boise the first-ever Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper…that shares never-before-seen insight to the Internet marketing in Boise, who is competing for what and which websites are winning and losing.

It took 80+ exhaustive hours…to complete this PowerHour White Paper for Boise--and the results are significant.

Based on our research over the last 30 days, 1014 web searches have been done by individuals and corporate decision-makers in need of a furnished apartment in Boise for a stay of 30+ days. Boise is averaging 450 monthly furnished apartments totaling $13,932,000 in gross annual revenue.

From our research in Boise, here is a summary of the questions being asked/answered in our PowerHour White Paper and a summary of our findings:

#1. Boise corporate housing companies are losing 74.2% of their local leads and prospects to non-local corporate housing companies.

#2. Two local Boise corporate housing companies of six are controlling 78.0% of the Internet marketing footprint in Boise.

#3. In Boise, two local corporate housing companies of six are controlling 71.4% of the Internet website marketshare.

#4. In Boise, two local corporate housing companies of six are getting 55.7% of the media coverage.

#5. In Boise, one local corporate housing company of six is getting and receiving the best/prime website visibility scores.

#6. SEO visibility in Boise is dynamic, ever-changing and requires in-depth research every 120-150 days. Related to this, the search engines are making continuous and constant changes to their search engine algorithms---that require ongoing and dynamic adjustments be made to your Boise website.

Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers are now done/completed for Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Fresno, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, New Jersey, Pittsburg, Portland, Rhode Island, St. Louis and Vancouver.

Surf the url below to see a list of the next cities that will be completed in 2012...to include Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Montreal, Philadelphia, Spokane and Tucson.

http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

Surf the url below to request the recent PowerHour corporate housing & furnished apartment webinar that explains the comprehensive & exhaustive steps it takes to research and compile an Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper,

http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

Combining 2010 and 2011...our furnished apartment clients have enjoyed 38,312 inbound corporate leads and prospects totaling $367,979,100.

The velocity of leads in 2011 were up 16% when compared to 2010---and the stats for the first 90 days of 2012 are strong/solid.

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 16, 2012
102. Hire a corporate housing superstar?


Would you be interested in the corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this DC/VA candidate?

This DC/VA candidate is a corporate housing veteran with over 18 years spanning account management/sales, to marketing, training and regional vice president. This candidate has knowledge of the international marketplace including living in Hong Kong, Montreal, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Melbourne. This experience has provided a well developed network of international serviced apartment providers throughout the world. This Superstar is highly skilled at developing and implementing effective sales and marketing plans with a strong focus on the consultative sales approach. This corporate housing veteran has strong management skills and is well versed at attracting/hiring/developing high performance teams and is adept at developing training materials and procedures and capitalizing on emerging trends. This candidate’s compensation is 95-130K. Interested in speaking with this candidate? Please send an E-mail to recruiter@powerhour.com
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All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.

http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?

Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 15, 2012
101. 50 Largest Property Management Companies, Do They Partner Well?


Below are the rankings of the top 50 property management companies---and certainly these are very significant companies that can provide access of rental apartments for our furnished apartment sector.

Top 50 Apartment Owners & Management Companies, http://www.multifamilybiz.com/m/news.aspx?id=3934#/news

And the url below…has the master list of all category rankings, http://www.nmhc.org/Content.cfm?ItemNumber=56165&NavID=586

Here are the top 10…who are managing 1,153,000+ total units.
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Greystar Real Estate Partners, 192,000+ units
Riverstone Residential Group, 166,000+ units
Lincoln Property Company, 144,000+ units
Pinnacle, 141,000+ units
Equity Residential, 119,000+ units
WinnCompanies, 91,000+ units
Aimco, 88,000+ units
Archstone, 78,000+ units
Camden Property Trust, 63,000+ units
Bell Partners Inc, 64,000+ units

Your take on the news article above and these rankings? As you look at the list of the top 10 above---how well do these property management companies partner with you and your company---when you are looking for access to their rental units?

What kind of rental rates are you finding...based on their use of revenue management pricing software?

What kind of extra fees are you seeing this year from these top 10 property management companies...that you have not seen in prior years?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 15, 2012
100. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Strategies For Website Success


During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. Website content — what matters most? What are the search engine algorithms evaluating most? Least? What percent of your search engine visibility and rankings---are directly related to website content?

#2. What are the eight most important strategies for website layout and navigation success? And how does website navigation = better website conversion and more leased furnished apartments?

#3. What are the industry best-practices for expert website writing skills to increase the revenue success from your website?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:linkedin

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing success & serviced apartment success with 1060+ members.

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please CLICK HERE AND complete the form on this page,

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 40+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 14, 2012
99. Property Management Industry Knowledge, Join The Discussions...#37


According to the Highland Report that is compiled for CHPA members, our corporate housing & serviced apartment industry rents approximately 61,000 apartments from real estate owners/developers and their PM companies. Starting in 1988, I have been a part of the PM industry---and since 1995, PowerHour provides a wide array of services for the multifamily apartment sector.

Big picture…myself & my PowerHour team---have the most unique vantage point of understanding the corporate housing & serviced apartment sector…while also understanding the ins-and-outs of the PM world.

If you want to read and learn more about the key discussions & learning what is happening around the PM sector, that would be a benefit to your success as corporate housing & serviced apartment leaders---I would encourage you to surf & join the PM Industry Knowledge discussion threads below.

Your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Patricia
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We have created Wikipedia for the PM industry~

With the power & clout of the 100,000+ PM leaders who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups & the 6500+ new leaders joining our LinkedIn groups every 30 days---the Industry Knowledge discussion threads below are about sharing knowledge & learning, with a focus on what’s working & what’s not in our industry---related to PM emerging trends, products, services, technology & industry suppliers/vendors.

our 20 LinkedIn groups will grow to 50,000 leaders by June 2012 and to 70,000 leaders by May 2013. our 20 LinkedIn groups total 100,000+ leaders which means 38% of every PM professional who is a part of a PM LinkedIn group---belongs to one of our 19 PowerHour LinkedIn groups.

linkedinBased on group size...we're #176 of 2,176,785 LinkedIn groups.

You can access the Best 108 Industry Knowledge discussion threads at the url below:

http://www.powerhour.com/propertymanagement/linkedingroups.html#ik

As the first step, surf the url above to find the Best 108 PM Industry Knowledge discussion threads happening across the PM sector. Find a discussion that interests you and make a post, ask a question, jump in and make a contribution. We are the Wikipedia for the PM sector---and we are only as strong as the depth of PM leaders who share their ideas, insight and wisdom.

Related to the 108 Industry Knowledge discussion threads below…5500+ PM leaders have already made a post, shared their insights/wisdom or asked a question.
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Architectural Building Trends
Carpet & Flooring
Crime Prevention & Security
Electronic Rent Payments
Fair Housing
Fitness Equipment
Floor Plans
Green Buildings & Savings/Management
HVAC Repairs & Maintenance
Interior Design Trends & Ideas
Key Control Access & Safety
Legal IQ
Live Website Chat
Maintenance Teams & Leadership
Mobile Websites
Mystery Shopping
Paint & Equipment/Supplies
Pest Control Management & Services
Pet Policies & Safety
Plumbing Repairs & Maintenance
PM Vets Focused On PM Success
PM News & Trends
PM Training
Rent Collection & Debt Recovery
Rental Furniture
Renters Insurance
Resident Screening & Credit/Criminal Checks
Revenue Management Software
Senior Housing
Student Housing
Team Apparel
Telecommunications [Cable/Telephone/Internet]
Vendor Credentialing/Screening & Compliance
Video Marketing & Equipment
Window Coverings
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Surf the url below for our corporate housing & serviced apartment webinars related to industry products, services & emerging trends/technology,
http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing


April 13, 2012
98. Hire a 19-Year Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate is a 19-year corporate housing veteran with expertise in operations, sales/sales management, business development and corporate strategy. This corporate housing leader has a proven ability to excel at all levels and extremely skilled at closing business nationally and internationally. This candidate is very strong at conducting presentations in person to corporate decision-makers, mainly Vice Presidents and or Directors of Human Resources. [Meetings are sometimes attended by entire Relocation Departments.] This leader is a corporate housing sales professional who is result and bottom-line oriented achiever with strong communications, relationship building, leadership and problem-solving skills. Able to train, supervise and motivate sales personnel.

==> Seventeen years' successful Sales/Marketing/Management experience in highly competitive marketplaces
==> Track record of superior and consistent achievement; have made significant contributions to the realization of corporate sales and profit objectives in several situations -- both locally and nationally.
==> Strong selling and relationship-building skills; maintain excellent rapport with corporate decision-makers..
==> Leadership skills; planning, organizational and time management skills.
==> Strong communications, presentation and teamwork skills
==> Problem-solving skills

• Generating revenues of $19 million on an annual basis
• Have exceeded Budget projections every year in my position by at least 33%
• Grew the territory from four to 17 locations in (with an increase in units from four to 117).
• Increased sales revenues from $34,000 in excess of $1,000,000 annually.
• Increased the customer base from near zero to over 500 clients.
• Significantly exceeded target in the areas of Operating Profit (175%). Occupancy (128%). and Sales 127.5%)

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All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hire testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.

http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/assessments.html

Interested in other corporate housing professionals/positions around North America?

Surf http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/recruiting.html

linkedinThe Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest

========
===>>> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988,
===>>> For the list of the Best 108 Property Management Industry Knowledge discussions, surf here:
===>>> The fastest way to raise your success within our LinkedIn group is to make a post on one of the discussion threads on the url above---that will be seen by 36,000,000+ PM leaders over the next 365 days.
===>>> Based on group size ...we're #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 11, 2012
97. Average North American & Worldwide Hotel Rates Set Records

Always/always nice to see that hotel rates are going up---which means...hotels are charging their hotel corporate clients & guests more per night/week/month---giving us a competitive advantage with the pricing of our furnished apartments.

Average North American & Worldwide Hotel Rates Set Records
http://www.hotelinteractive.com/article.aspx?articleID=24655

Your take on the news article above? Are you seeing/hearing hotel rates going up in your city/market/area? How are these hotel prices impacting your corporate clients and guests? Are you gaining/adding more furnished apartments...as a result?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 11, 2012
96. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Selling Success In This Economy


During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. Hire right — the first time. And in this economy — every hire counts.

#2. What are the compensation ranges for those working in the furnished apartment sector? What percent of compensation should be salary? What portion of compensation should be tied to budget performance?

#3. Coaching for success — in this current economy. What matters most?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing success & serviced apartment success

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 35+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 4, 2012
95. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Powerful Trade Show Results


During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. What trade shows should you be attending---to find the best prospect to fill your furnished apartments? Where are the hidden trade shows and meetings/events…you most want to be invited to?

#2. What pre-show preparation is required? What competitive advantages can you gain?

#3. Let’s discuss five specific strategies for show-day success.

#4. What is smart post-show follow-up and how will you maximize the time and energy you invested in the show/event? What post-show follow-up will best help you and your sales team fill more furnished apartments?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing success & serviced apartment success with 1040+ members, http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 35+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 2, 2012
94. Miami, Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper

Over the last 30 days we have completed for Miami the first-ever Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper…that shares never-before-seen insight to the Internet marketing in Miami, who is competing for what and which websites are winning and losing.

It took 80+ exhaustive hours…to complete this PowerHour White Paper for Miami--and the results are significant.

Based on our research over the last 30 days, 18,680 web searches have been done by individuals and corporate decision-makers in need of a furnished apartment in Miami for a stay of 30+ days. Miami is averaging 1,762 monthly furnished apartments totaling $71,678,160 in gross annual revenue.

From our research in Miami, here is a summary of the questions being asked/answered in our PowerHour White Paper and a summary of our findings:

#1. Miami corporate housing companies are losing 73% of their local leads and prospects to non-local corporate housing companies.

#2. Two local Miami corporate housing companies of 14 are controlling 94% of the Internet marketing footprint in Miami.

#3. In Miami, three local corporate housing companies of 14 are controlling 60% of the Internet website marketshare.

#4. In Miami, two local corporate housing companies of 14 are getting 98% of the media coverage.

#5. In Miami, one local corporate housing company of 14 is getting and receiving the best/prime website visibility scores.

#6. SEO visibility in Miami is dynamic, ever-changing and requires in-depth research every 120-150 days. Related to this, the search engines are making continuous and constant changes to their search engine algorithms---that require ongoing and dynamic adjustments be made to your Miami website.

Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers are now done/completed for Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Fresno, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, Pittsburg, Portland, Rhode Island, St. Louis and Vancouver.

Surf the url below to see a list of the next cities that will be completed in 2012...to include Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Montreal, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Spokane and Tucson.

http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

Surf the url below to request the recent PowerHour corporate housing & furnished apartment webinar that explains the comprehensive & exhaustive steps it takes to research and compile an Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper,

http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

Combining 2010 and 2011...our furnished apartment clients have enjoyed 38,312 inbound corporate leads and prospects totaling $367,979,100.

The velocity of leads in 2011 were up 16% when compared to 2010---and the stats for the first 90 days of 2012 are strong/solid.

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


April 1 , 2012
93. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Guest Satisfaction…That Sizzles

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. Guest satisfaction — what level of responsiveness is expected---for those staying in your furnished apartments? What level is required?

#2. Guest satisfaction surveys…what are the best practices, around the world? How are guest satisfaction survey results---for those staying in our furnished apartments…tied to compensation?

#3. How can guest satisfaction surveys help your sales team drive new revenue?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing success & serviced apartment success with 1025+ members, http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html#listofwebinars

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 30+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


March 31 , 2012
92. No Access To Furnished Apartments In San Francisco?

After seeing the shifts in New York and Paris laws...related to lengths of stay and the ability to furnish a rental apartment for lease---here comes another story about a proposed shift of the housing laws in San Francisco.

Apartment Law Could Open Up More San Francisco Housing
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/03/tweak-apartment-law-could-free-more-housing-san-francisco?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&goback=%2Egmp_1951724%2Egde_1951724_member_104082690

Your take on the news article above? Are you seeing/hearing anything in your city/market about laws that would limit your access to furnish a rental apartment?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


March 30 , 2012
91. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Converting Leads To Leases

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:

#1. A prospect/lead arrives by E-mail---what are the steps for converting this lead into a signed lease for a stay of 30+ days?

#2. A prospect/lead contacts your office by telephone — what are the steps for converting this lead into a lease? What kind of prospect intake form/script is used around the world by leading furnished apartment companies?

#3. It’s 30 seconds after you have made contact with a prospect/lead — what happens next? What happens if the prospect/lead is lost?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing success & serviced apartment success with 1700+ members, http://www.LinkedIn.com/groups?about=&gid=2355651&trk=anet_ug_grppro

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 30+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


March 29 , 2012
90. St. Louis, Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper

Over the last 30 days we have completed for St. Louis the first-ever Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper…that shares never-before-seen insight to the Internet marketing in St. Louis, who is competing for what and which websites are winning and losing.


It took 80+ exhaustive hours…to complete this PowerHour White Paper for St. Louis--and the results are significant.

Based on our research over the last 30 days, 5284 web searches have been done by individuals and corporate decision-makers in need of a furnished apartment in St. Louis for a stay of 30+ days. St. Louis is averaging 1,106 monthly furnished apartments totaling $31,056,480 in gross annual revenue.

From our research in St. Louis, here is a summary of the questions being asked/answered in our PowerHour White Paper and a summary of our findings:

#1. St. Louis corporate housing companies are losing 73.3% of their local leads and prospects to non-local corporate housing companies.

#2. Two local St. Louis corporate housing companies of eight are controlling 81.1% of the Internet marketing footprint in St. Louis.

#3. In St. Louis, one local corporate housing company of eight is controlling 30% of the Internet website marketshare.

#4. In St. Louis, one local corporate housing company of eight is getting 86% of the media coverage.

#5. In St. Louis, no local corporate housing companies of eight are getting and receiving the best/prime website visibility scores.

#6. SEO visibility in St. Louis is dynamic, ever-changing and requires in-depth research every 120-150 days. Related to this, the search engines are making continuous and constant changes to their search engine algorithms---that require ongoing and dynamic adjustments be made to your St. Louis website.

Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers are now done/completed for Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Fresno, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, Pittsburg, Portland, Rhode Island, St. Louis and Vancouver.

Surf the url below to see a list of the next cities that will be completed in 2012...to include Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Montreal, Philadelphia, Spokane and Tucson.

http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

Surf the url below to request the recent PowerHour corporate housing & furnished apartment webinar that explains the comprehensive & exhaustive steps it takes to research and compile an Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper,

http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

Combining 2010 and 2011...our furnished apartment clients have enjoyed 38,312 inbound corporate leads and prospects totaling $367,979,100.

The velocity of leads in 2011 were up 16% when compared to 2010---and the stats for the first 90 days of 2012 are strong/solid.

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


March 28 , 2012
89. PowerHour Educational Webinar – Maximizing Profitability

During the PowerHour educational webinar below---focused on furnished apartments…the following key points/areas are covered:


#1. Rent expense…how much will you pay this year? How would you like to reduce this by 10 percent — and drop these dollars right to your bottom line? And why would a property management company be willing to do this for your company?

#2. The rental of furniture for your furnished apartments — how much will you pay this year? How would you like to reduce this by 80 percent — and drop these dollars to your bottom line over the next 12 months?

#3. How can the current real estate and condo market — give you a buying edge + provide new inventory & investment opportunities?

To be invited to future/upcoming free PowerHour educational webinars, please join the LinkedIn group below:

#1 LinkedIn group in the world for corporate housing success & serviced apartment success with 1700+ members.

Since 1995, to attend and participate in a live monthly educational PowerHour webinar is always free and you can register here, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To purchase a PowerHour corporate housing & serviced apartment webinar for 24/7/365 training and learning access---focused on furnished apartment success, please complete the form on this page, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

To learn more about this topic and to read the news, trends and ideas being shared by industry leaders…join the discussion thread below~with 25+ posts.

Industry Knowledge, Furnished Apartments & Corporate Housing
http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=36805&type=member&item=76769609&qid=21357595-96a4-47be-948f-1ec5697eb783&goback=%2Egna_36805

Based on group size...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


March 28 , 2012
88. Baltimore, Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper

Over the last 30 days we have completed for Baltimore the first-ever Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper…that shares never-before-seen insight to the Internet marketing in Baltimore, who is competing for what and which websites are winning and losing.

It took 80+ exhaustive hours…to complete this PowerHour White Paper for Baltimore--and the results are significant.

Based on our research over the last 30 days, 4101 web searches have been done by individuals and corporate decision-makers in need of a furnished apartment in Baltimore for a stay of 30+ days. Baltimore is averaging 1598 monthly furnished apartments totaling $74,211,120 in gross annual revenue.

From our research in Baltimore, here is a summary of the questions being asked/answered in our PowerHour White Paper and a summary of our findings:

#1. Baltimore corporate housing companies are losing 80% of their local leads and prospects to non-local corporate housing companies.

#2. One local Baltimore corporate housing company of five is controlling 72.3% of the Internet marketing footprint in Baltimore.

#3. In Baltimore, one local corporate housing company of five are controlling 33.3% of the Internet website marketshare.

#4. In Baltimore, one local corporate housing company of five is getting 70% of the media coverage.

#5. In Baltimore, no local corporate housing companies of five are getting and receiving the best/prime website visibility scores.

#6. SEO visibility in Baltimore is dynamic, ever-changing and requires in-depth research every 120-150 days. Related to this, the search engines are making continuous and constant changes to their search engine algorithms---that require ongoing and dynamic adjustments be made to your Baltimore website.

Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers are now done/completed for Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Fresno, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, Pittsburg, Portland, Rhode Island, St. Louis and Vancouver.

Surf the url below to see a list of the next cities that will be completed in 2012...to include Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Montreal, Philadelphia, Spokane and Tucson.

http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

Surf the url below to request the recent PowerHour corporate housing & furnished apartment webinar that explains the comprehensive & exhaustive steps it takes to research and compile an Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper,

http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

Combining 2010 and 2011...our furnished apartment clients have enjoyed 38,312 inbound corporate leads and prospects totaling $367,979,100.

The velocity of leads in 2011 were up 16% when compared to 2010---and the stats for the first 90 days of 2012 are strong/solid.

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


March 24 , 2012
87. Analyzing Your Advertising ROI

I have been around the world of advertising and the tracking of advertising success/results since the mid-80s---so I greatly enjoyed reading the article below.

Analyzing Your Advertising ROI
http://www.hotelinteractive.com/article.aspx?articleID=24409

Your take on the news article above? How do you currently measure the success of your advertising and marketing efforts? What is your cost per lead and cost per booked furnished apartment? With your website...how many prospects visited it in the last 30 days? What percent of these prospects converted into an E-mail response and/or telephone call? How do these stats/results compare to your stats/results from 30 days ago? One year ago?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


March 22, 2012
86. Boston, Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper

Over the last 30 days we have completed for Boston the first-ever Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper…that shares never-before-seen insight to the Internet marketing in Boston, who is competing for what and which websites are winning and losing.

It took 80+ exhaustive hours…to complete this PowerHour White Paper for Boston--and the results are significant.

Based on our research over the last 30 days, 16,320 web searches have been done by individuals and corporate decision-makers in need of a furnished apartment in Boston for a stay of 30+ days. Boston is averaging 1212 monthly furnished apartments totaling $47,122,560 in gross annual revenue.

From our research in Boston, here is a summary of the questions being asked/answered in our PowerHour White Paper and a summary of our findings:

#1. Boston corporate housing companies are losing 47.6% of their local leads and prospects to non-local corporate housing companies.

#2. One local Boston corporate housing company of 17 is controlling 76.4% of the Internet marketing footprint in Boston.

#3. In Boston, two local corporate housing companies of 17 are controlling 36.4% of the Internet website marketshare.

#4. In Boston, two local corporate housing companies of 17 are getting 60.5% of the media coverage.

#5. In Boston, one local corporate housing company of 17 is getting and receiving the best/prime website visibility scores.

#6. SEO visibility in Boston is dynamic, ever-changing and requires in-depth research every 120-150 days. Related to this, the search engines are making continuous and constant changes to their search engine algorithms---that require ongoing and dynamic adjustments be made to your Boston website.

Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers are now done/completed for Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Fresno, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, Pittsburg, Portland, Rhode Island, St. Louis and Vancouver.

Surf the url below to see a list of the next cities that will be completed in 2012...to include Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Montreal, Philadelphia, Spokane and Tucson.

http://www.powerhourseo.com/corporatehousing

Surf the url below to request the recent PowerHour corporate housing & furnished apartment webinar that explains the comprehensive & exhaustive steps it takes to research and compile an Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper,

http://powerhour.com/corporatehousing/webinars.html

Combining 2010 and 2011...our furnished apartment clients have enjoyed 38,312 inbound corporate leads and prospects totaling $367,979,100. The velocity of leads in 2011 were up 16% when compared to 2010---and below are the stats for the first 60 days of 2012:

January 2012 compared to January 2011…inbound calls/leads are up 8%!

February 2012 compared to February 2011…inbound calls/leads are up 9%!
Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,

PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988, http://www.powerhour.com/corporatehousing

linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
--> Based on group size ...we’re #176 of 2,176,785 worldwide LinkedIn groups with 130,000+ members who are part of our 20 LinkedIn groups.


March 19 , 2012
85. Hotel Forecasting, 2012 Bright/Strong Year Ahead

Five stories below...all forecasting a strong year---for those in the hotel/hospitality sector. And certainly---these trends for the hotel sector...will mirror the success we are forecasting for the furnished apartment sector.

Zacks Industry Hotels & Lodging Outlook Highlights
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/zacks-industry-outlook-highlights-starwood-143000036.html

Data Shows Hotel Industry Growth For 2012
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hotel-industry-enters-2012-on-solid-footing-136651933.html

Global 2012 Hotel Transaction Volume To Hold Steady
http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/154000320/4054367.html

PwC Says Focus Will Be On Pricing In 2012
http://www.hotelinteractive.com/article.aspx?articleid=23664

Hotel CEOs Bullish On Corporate Travel Demand
http://www.businesstravelnews.com/Hotel-News/Hotel-CEOs-Bullish-On-U-S--Corporate-Travel-Demand/?ida=Hotel%20Chains&a=proc

Your take on the articles above? What are you and your team forecasting for 2012 revenue? What pulse are your corporate clients giving you? How is your website doing for the first 10 weeks of 2012...compared to the same period in 2011? How are you leveraging LinkedIn tied into your marketing E-newsletter?

Want to learn more about the topic/discussion above? Join our LinkedIn® professional networking services group at the url here,linkedin

This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA

The goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn® professional networking services group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

The Coach, ...and your LinkedIn group owner/moderator
Ernest
linkedin

--> PowerHour, serving the corporate housing & serviced apartment industry since 1995 and the apartment property management industry since 1988.
--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
--> LinkedIn® professional networking services member #176 of 2,176,785 since 2003.
--> PowerHour Thought-Leadership Webinars.
--> Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers.
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March 18 , 2012
84. Annual Unit Inspections Unenforceable

Quite a story below…from New Jersey---related to unit inspection fees.

Annual Unit Inspections Unenforceable

Your take on the article above? How are you and your furnished apartment company handling unit inspections? Do you charge an inspection fee? Have you found any push-back from your apartment guests? Have you bumped into any legal issues related to inspection fees? How are you handling wear-and-tear plus breakage issues...at move-out time?

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March 14 , 2012
83. Apartments Losing Luster With Investors?

Apartments Losing Luster With Investors?

Staying in step with inventory challenges in 2012 for those in need of furnished apartments...the articles below paint a bit of a mixed message about rising rents, the percentage of vacant apartments and the status of new apartment construction. For the first time in the last 12-18 months---the trends and signals for the apartment and multifamily sector are wavering just a bit...in the three articles below.

Apartments Losing Luster With Investors?

But the three articles below…also written over the last few weeks---continue to point to a strong/solid 2012 for the multifamily and apartment sector---which could mean less available inventory for furnished apartments, less rate/vacancy concessions and higher rental rates.

Multifamily Buildings To Lead Construction Gains

Fewer Vacancies, Rising Rates

Your take on the article above? What kind of trends are you seeing for inventory availability when setting up furnished apartments? What is happening with rental rates in your city/market/area?

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March 11 , 2012
82. Hire A Corporate Housing Superstar?

Would you be interested in this corporate housing candidate described below? Could you please forward/share this note...to those who you know in the corporate housing industry who may/might be interested in this candidate?

This candidate brings 6 years of sales/sales management leader with nearly 3 years in the corporate housing sector and is highly intelligent and has exceptional analytical and communication skills. This candidate is a self-motivated achiever respected by both superiors and subordinates. This superstar has very strong and intuitive sense and is able to discover a client’s needs and then fulfill those needs with creative and customized solutions. This sector leader has a natural and persuasive sales ability that help put prospects at ease during the sales process. This superstar is a very talented individual with both business and technical skills and the ability to combine these skills to achieve any task placed in his charge. This candidate is an out-of-the-box thinker and is normally able to find work-around or alternate solutions for any problem. This corporate housing superstar is a self-starter and has a diligent work ethic, always willing to go the extra mile. This candidate excels at SPIN selling, sales consulting, efficiency consulting, GSA schedule proposal creation, and sales management. This candidate’s compensation range is 75- 90K+. Interested in the candidate and industry leader above? Please send a note to recruiter@powerhour.com to learn more.

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All of our candidates complete our proprietary pre-hiring testing---that compares each candidate to a sales benchmark of the very best in the corporate housing industry. And the candidate below...scores as a superstar.

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March 8 , 2012
81. Evolution of SEO With Google Panda

The world of search engine optimization took a significant turn last year…the single largest shift of search engine algorithms in the last three years---combined. The article below does a great job of summarizing thes

Evolution of SEO With Google Panda

Your take on the article above? What impact has Google Panda had on your furnished apartment website success?

===>>>Do you see/measure your website rankings---every 30 days? Do you know your website visibility score…for this month? How does your monthly website visibility score---compare to the score of your direct corporate housing & serviced apartment competitors?

===>>>What percent of your recent website visitors are converting into a contact/lead in need of short-term housing for 30+ days? What percent of your website visitors are converting into a telephone call...and then---new revenue for you and your furnished apartment team?

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March 7 , 2012
80. Short-Term Rentals Popular, But With Risks

Over the last 17 years that I have worked with clients and companies that provide furnished apartments and short term rentals...the article below is one of the more thought-provoking.

Short-Term Rentals Popular, But With Risks

Your take on the article above? What risks do you think about...related to those who stay in your corporate apartments? What proactive steps have you taken...to prevent or reduce your areas of risk? Are they working---as planned?

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79. Boston, Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper

Over the last 30 days we have completed for Boston the first-ever Internet Marketing PowerHour White Paper…that shares never-before-seen insight to the Internet marketing in Boston, who is competing for what and which websites are winning and losing.

It took 80+ exhaustive hours…to complete this PowerHour White Paper for Boston--and the results are significant.

Based on our research over the last 30 days, 20,800 web searches have been done by individuals and corporate decision-makers in need of a furnished apartment in Boston for a stay of 30+ days. Boston is averaging 1785 monthly furnished apartments totaling $75,826,800 in gross annual revenue.

From our research in Boston, here is a summary of the questions being asked/answered in our PowerHour White Paper and a summary of our findings:

1. Boston corporate housing companies are losing 47.6% of their local leads and prospects to non-local corporate housing companies.

2. One local Boston corporate housing company of 17 is controlling 76.4% of the Internet marketing footprint in Boston.

3. In Boston, two local corporate housing companies of 17 are controlling 36.4% of the Internet website marketshare.

4. In Boston, two local corporate housing companies of 17 are getting 60.5% of the media coverage.

5. In Boston, five local corporate housing company of 17 is getting and receiving the best/prime website visibility scores.

6. SEO visibility in Boston is dynamic, ever-changing and requires in-depth research every 120-150 days. Related to this, the search engines are making continuous and constant changes to their search engine algorithms---that require ongoing and dynamic adjustments be made to your Boston website.

Internet Marketing PowerHour White Papers are now done/completed for Austin, Baltimore, Boise, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Fresno, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Pittsburg, Portland, Rhode Island, St. Louis and Vancouver.

Surf the url below to see a list of the next cities that will be completed in 2012...to include Colorado Springs, Los Angeles, Madison, Miami, Milwaukee, Montreal, Philadelphia, Spokane and Tucson.

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January-December 2011 compared to January-December 2010…inbound calls/leads were up 15%---for those in need of a furnished apartment for a stay of 30+ days. So the path and forecasts for 2012...are bright---and strong.

January 2012 compared to January 2011…inbound calls/leads are up 8%!

February 2012 compared to February 2011…inbound calls/leads are up 9%!

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March 5 , 2012
78. Military's Housing Allowance Increases For 2012

Knowing the amount of furnished apartments that are needed for those serving in the military---I wanted to share the article below~and the trends for this year.

Military's Housing Allowance Increases For 2012

Your take on the article above? What percent of your revenue in 2011 was tied to military accounts/housing? By comparison...what are you forecasting for 2012?

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March 2 , 2012
77. Travel Marketers Plan Increase In SEO Spending

In the spirit of always watching the *nearby* sectors to corporate housing & serviced apartments...the article below shares trends about the web marketing being done within the sectors of travel that include hotels and hospitality, travel agencies, operators and consolidators, airlines, tourism offices, car rental companies, rail, and cruise lines.

Travel Marketers Plan Increase In SEO Spending

Your take on the article above? What is your plan for your website marketing in 2012? What percent of those visiting your furnished apartment website are converting into telephone calls and leads for those in needs of short term housing for 30+ days? What percent of those visiting your website are completing a website reservation request form?

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smartmatch alliancesThe goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

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--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
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February 26 , 2012
76. UK Serviced Apartment Industry Maintains Strong Performance

Great to read the article and news below...about the trends for UK furnished apartment providers, yes?

Your take on the article above? What kind of trends are you seeing for 2012? What shifts are you and your team making...for this year? How strong is your website visibility & SEO this year---compared to the same month last year?

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This group is for corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals looking to sell furnished apartments, temporary housing, furnished suites, and/or serviced apartments + those who are part of CHPA.

smartmatch alliancesThe goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

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--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
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February 25 , 2012
75. Apartment Inventory 2012 Trends, Tight/Full

Finding limited apartment inventory [to furnish for your/our guests] and the related apartment rent increases is a trend we saw for most of 2011and will continue well into 2012-2012.

Starting in 1988, I have been a part of the apartment property management industryand since 1995, PowerHour provides a wide array of services for the multifamily apartment sector.

Big picturemyself & my PowerHour teamhave the most unique vantage point of understanding the corporate housing & serviced apartment sectorwhile also understanding the ins-and-outs of the property management world.

If you want to read and learn more about the key discussions & learning that is happening within the property management sectorand if this would be a benefit to your success as a corporate housing leaderI would invite you to surf & join the property management Industry Knowledge discussion thread below with 200+ industry articles and posts.

Industry Knowledge, PowerHour PM News & Trends

Here are some examples of recent news/stories we've shared with our apartment property management leaders,

For the last 36 monthsI have been following closely the shortage of multifamily units due to lack of new construction plus limited access to capital/financing. The article below in the WSJ…referencing a shortage of 2.5 million unitsis the largest number that I have seen/read in print.

Supply Shortfall Persists For Apartments

Surf below — some recent articles about apartment industry trends:

Multifamily Vacancy Rate Reaches 10-Year Low

Benefits Accrue For Luxury Apartments

MPF Reports 2011 Apartment Market Revenue

Apartment Trends For 2012

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smartmatch alliancesThe goal of this group is to facilitate connections between corporate housing & serviced apartment professionals, to help you improve your professional development/skills and to serve as a learning resource for the furnished suite sector.

This LinkedIn group helps the serviced apartment & corporate housing industry and corporate housing professionals collaborate, share, mentor, and strategize when it comes to issues, challenges and opportunities - with a focus on revenue success, more booked furnished suites and increased profitability.

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--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
--> PowerHour Executive Recruiting, find/hire corporate housing & serviced apartment superstars.
--> Weekly PowerHour Sales Academy,
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January 10, 2012
74. Multifamily 2012 Trends, Going Strong

Seven articles belowall from unique/different news sourcesconfirming the strong/positive trends for the multifamily rental and property management sector in 2012. But for the corporate housing & furnished/serviced apartment sector — it means less availability, higher occupancies and rising rents, yes?

Apartment Sector Revenue Growth At 5.8 Percent

Renters Flood The Housing Market, Fewer Buyers

No Danger of Overbuilding In Multifamily Sector Until 2013

Rental Market To Hit New Levels In 2012

U.S. Apartment Vacancy To Dip To 5 Percent By Year End

Multihousing Momentum To Remain Strong

A Nation of Renters

Your take on these trends? How are these trends impacting your corporate housing & serviced apartment city/market and your team?


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--> Join our weekly PowerHour Sales Academy that will help you sell more furnished/serviced apartments, gain better rankings and leads from your website & increase your number of industry referrals.
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