Thank you for joining Multifamily Streamlined where we will discuss multifamily trends, operations, renovations, leasing, and basically all things multifamily. I am Leslie Mathis, founder of Streamline Multifamily Group. I have created a podcast as resource to all my apartment friends and family. 19 years ago this month I fell into the industry as a housekeeper while looking for an apartment in Mooresville, NC. I’ve worked my way up from a very entry level position and now am a consultant and an asset manager. I share this because I’ve walked a mile in most of your shoes and hope you can learn from my missteps, bloopers, wins, and accomplishments. For 2020, my goal is to release 2 podcast per month sharing all things just mentioned, along with a great interview line-up where you can hear from peers, mentors, leaders, and vendors in the industry.
Surprise and Disappoint???
Perhaps this episode will be surprise and disappoint but a few months ago I had a conversation with someone I don’t know well and they stumbled upon this podcast. They shared with me how much they loved it and I wasn’t sure how sincere that really was but the conversation continued. It was what I needed to hear that week and my take away was a good one… these are things most of us know but we need confirmation or to hear it from a source that has a different perspective or that is not as close to our situation. See it enforces what you already know or feel in your gut. Probably the best compliment I have received came from this person - they told me they were trying to finagle a way for their 17 year old daughter to listen to the podcast for those reasons just mentioned. As a mom of a teenager that really pulled at my heartstrings. My goal for this podcast and honestly any of my speaking engagements is to be a resource. I never want to tell you what you are doing wrong, I want you to learn from my journey and hopefully save you a few missteps along the way. I also want to share my perspective from the ownership side to help you hone your skills as an operator. I want you to see the ownership perspective which will ultimately provide a focus on increasing the value of the asset. No matter the length of the hold ALL owners goals are the same - to maximize the value of the asset. Some of us just have longer to do so than others.
The Hiring Decision
Hello apartment me friends it me Leslie Mathis with the Multifamily Streamlined podcast. As promised today we are going to focus on making the right hiring decisions. Holy smokes what does that mean? Do we even have enough time to unpack that? I’m not sure but lets give it a try.
For this episode our focus will be how do we recruit talent, build a team that works as a team and how to pivot quickly when things aren’t working.
I want to share a little snip-it from some recent soul searching. While this won’t come as a surprise for most of you - for me it is ALWAYS going to be about people. I mean ALWAYS - I can’t think of a scenario that wouldn’t ring true for me. While I...
Lessons Learned - The Dreaded Project
Recently I was reminded of a hard lesson and thought it was worth sharing. Perhaps I can save someone pain and maybe embarrassment perhaps better explained as self disappointment. There are ALWAYS going to be things we do not like doing. And those tasks...
How to Choose Your Word for 2021
For the first time ever I have added layers to my word of the year. As I plan for 2021 and the future as outlined in my goals I knew this would be the FOUNDATION for things to come and it would come with sacrifice and from that my two additional words...
Good Things are Coming
Good things are coming
Did you hear me? Good things are coming.
YES! Good things are coming.
What if that was our mantra for 2021? I often hear the hardest winter brings the most beautiful spring. Or the peace that comes after a storm. While 2020 might not be the year we hoped that doesn’t mean we can’t excel in 2021.
I believe this so much that I even have the t-shirt to prove it. :)