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Celebrating Women’s History Month in the Multifamily Industry

As March ushers in the observance of Women’s History Month, it offers a moment for those of us in the multifamily industry to reflect on the transformative impact women have had—and continue to have—on our field. At Multifamily Women®, we are particularly poised to appreciate this moment, not only to celebrate the monumental achievements of women through history but also to acknowledge the dynamic leadership and innovation women bring to multifamily.

Women’s History Month is not just a time for reflection; it’s a call to action for leaders across the multifamily industry to recognize and harness the power of diverse leadership. As high-level executives, founders, and innovators, our commitment to fostering inclusive environments where women leaders thrive is pivotal. It’s about acknowledging the past, inspiring the present, and paving the way for a future where gender parity isn’t the goal but the norm.

The multifamily industry, like many others, has seen a significant shift towards more inclusive leadership. Women have moved from behind-the-scenes roles to front-line leaders, shaping policy, driving innovation, and leading companies towards unprecedented growth. Their contributions are not just in numbers but in the depth of impact, bringing unique perspectives that address complex challenges with creativity and resilience.

However, the journey is far from over. While we celebrate progress, we also recognize the barriers that still exist. As stewards of this industry, it’s incumbent upon us to lead with intentionality, ensuring our policies, practices, and platforms champion the cause of women’s advancement.

Diversity is the bedrock of innovation. The multifamily industry thrives on forward-thinking solutions that address the ever-changing needs of our residents and stakeholders. By elevating women into leadership positions and ensuring their voices are heard and valued, we unlock a wealth of creativity and insight that drives our industry forward.

The Multifamily Women® Summit, held every September, is a testament to our commitment to this cause. It’s more than an event; it’s a movement towards building a community where women in multifamily are empowered to lead, innovate, and inspire. Through keynote speeches, thoughtful discussions, and networking opportunities, we not only celebrate achievements but also equip attendees with the tools and knowledge to navigate and succeed in this dynamic industry.

As we commemorate Women’s History Month, let us also commit to action. Let’s mentor and sponsor promising female leaders within our organizations. Let’s challenge biases and break down systemic barriers that hinder progress. And let’s continue to create spaces where the achievements of women are not just celebrated one month a year but are integral to our industry’s ethos.

The journey of women in the multifamily industry is a narrative of resilience, leadership, and innovation. This Women’s History Month, let us all – men and women alike – pledge to not only remember the past but to actively shape a future where the multifamily industry sets the standard for gender equality and empowerment.

Together, we are not just marking history; we are making history. Let’s continue to lead with purpose, passion, and persistence. Because when women succeed, our industry thrives.

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Multifamily Innovation® Council Welcomes Jayde McGivern, Director of Systems at RedPeak

Scottsdale, Arizona – February 21, 2024 — The Multifamily Innovation® Council is proud to announce that Jayde McGivern, a seasoned professional deeply dedicated to pioneering property management systems, has joined the ranks of its esteemed council members. With Jayde’s membership, the Council continues to uphold its commitment to driving innovation and operational excellence in the multifamily industry.

At RedPeak Real Estate, Jayde plays a pivotal role as the overseer of Information Technology. With a rich history spanning 22 years, RedPeak Real Estate has established itself as a prominent player in the Denver and Metro areas, boasting a portfolio of 3300 units. Jayde, a proven and hands-on technology leader, brings a wealth of experience to the table.

Jayde brings to the council a genuine passion for innovation, coupled with over a decade of property management experience. Her proven expertise in software implementation and project management has led to noteworthy advancements in operational efficiency and digital transformation at RedPeak. As the Director of Systems and a pivotal figure in the company’s Innovation Committee, she has been instrumental in formulating best practices that streamline company policies and enhance data integrity.

“It’s an honor to join the Multifamily Innovation® Council. Being a part of this signifies more than just a personal achievement; it represents a commitment to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in the multifamily industry,” said McGivern. “Now, as a member of this esteemed council, I am thrilled to contribute my experience and insights to shape the future of property management. This platform allows me to collaborate with other industry leaders, sharing best practices and pioneering strategies that will drive multifamily forward.”

Chairman of the Multifamily Innovation® Council and CEO of Multifamily Leadership, Patrick Antrim, expressed his enthusiasm for Jayde’s addition to the council, “Having Jayde join the Multifamily Innovation® Council is a significant milestone for us. Jayde’s remarkable track record at RedPeak, especially in driving operational efficiency and spearheading digital transformation, aligns perfectly with the ethos and vision of our council. Her extensive experience and proactive approach in integrating technology with management practices are exactly the qualities we seek in our members.”

Jayde’s background is rich in diverse operational and technological roles which have shaped her into an exceptional asset for RedPeak. Her educational prowess, holding a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology Management from Berea College, enhances her ability to leverage technology for efficient management practices. Jayde thrives in dynamic environments, utilizing her excellent communication, writing, and project management skills to manage multiple initiatives and lead cross-functional teams effectively.

Her strengths in providing best-in-class software support, diagnosing and resolving critical issues, and implementing change management processes solidify her as a key contributor to the Council’s mission of fostering trusted circles of prosperity within the multifamily industry.

About Multifamily Innovation® Council:
The Multifamily Innovation® Council is an executive level membership organization dedicated to the pursuit of the profitable Multifamily Company. We are uniquely positioned to focus on the intersection of Leadership, Technology, and Innovation. The Multifamily Innovation® Advisory Council serves as a hub for visionary leaders committed to shaping the future of the multifamily industry. 

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Meet the Sponsors Series – Trends and Insights in the Multifamily Industry with MRI Software

In this episode, host Carrie Antrim engages Katie Battig and Liz Findura from MRI Software in a nuanced discussion about the company’s initiatives in fraud prevention and their exploration of AI technology within the real estate sector. While AI often floats around as an industry buzzword, the conversation delves into how MRI Software is actively incorporating it as a tool aimed at supporting organizational efficiency.

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Empathy & Innovation: The Dual Engines of Multifamily Success with Jennifer Carter

In today’s episode of the Multifamily Women® Podcast, host Carrie Antrim sits down with Jennifer Carter, the Customer Advocacy Manager at HappyCo, to delve into the twin pillars of empathy and innovation that are transforming the multifamily industry. Jennifer’s rich cross-industry background empowers her with unparalleled insights, and today she’s sharing them exclusively with you.

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The Future of Multifamily: An Insider’s View with RealPage Industry Principals

On today’s episode, host Carrie Antrim talked with Krista Hurley and Talisa Dever who are both seasoned Industry Principals at RealPage. When it comes to leveraging technology to drive efficiencies and increase ROI, these women are the go-to authority. They have been instrumental in shaping innovative strategies that have not just disrupted but transformed the way we think about property management and resident engagement.

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Bridging The Gap Between Operational Performance And Financial Impact With Amber Tran

In this episode of the Multifamily Women® Podcast, host Carrie Antrim interviews Amber Tran, Product Designer at Vizibly. This episode is part of our “Meet the Sponsors” Series where we get to know the brands creating the most forward-thinking innovations in software and technology to offer solutions for multifamily property management and ownership to become more efficient and successful.

Amber shares her insights on user-centered design and how it can be applied to the world of multifamily property management. She discusses her role at Vizibly and the importance of designing experiences that add value to the end user.

The success of a design or product in property management is measured by its ability to provide a user experience that caters to the needs of property managers. Amber emphasizes the importance of a simplified user interface that is still complex enough for power users, aiming to strike a balance where technology is useful and enhances property managers’ efficiency.

Technology is not meant to replace jobs but rather to support and enhance human efficiency. Amber addresses the fear that technology will replace jobs, clarifying that it is more of a transition. The purpose of technology in this context is to provide property managers and on-site teams with more time to focus on building relationships.

While technology can automate tasks and streamline processes, it cannot replace the human touch and understanding necessary in property management. The goal of technology is to give property managers more time and enable them to be faster and more efficient. The success of a design or product in this context is measured by its ability to improve outcomes, processes, and user experience.

[00:01:43] Being a product designer in the multifamily industry.
[00:06:01] Designing for different user groups.
[00:07:18] Fail fast and learn fast.
[00:12:08] User-friendly multifamily budgeting with Vizibly.
[00:15:48] Software design and budgeting.
[00:19:36] Decision intelligence and user feedback with Vizibly.
[00:23:16] Budgeting stages and user feedback.
[00:26:10] Multifamily Women® Leadership Series.

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Empowering Leadership and Re-Imagining Team Structures with Ashley Lipp

In this episode of the Multifamily Women® Podcast, host Carrie Antrim and Ashley Lipp, VP of Residential Property Management at Lloyd Companies, discuss the importance of cultivating a strong relationship with oneself as a leader, and how new leaders often underestimate the significance of this internal connection. It is stressed that without a healthy relationship with oneself and a commitment to self-honesty, it is unlikely for a leader to inspire and motivate others.