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The Digible Dudes podcast brings you weekly interviews with the most influential minds in the apartment marketing world. You will learn the inner workings of multifamily marketing so you can know exactly what’s happening. Each week, Reid Wicoff and David Staley sit down with guests that are at the front of multifamily marketing to share their stories. If you want to get ahead, this podcast is for you.

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The Digible Dudes podcast brings you weekly interviews with the most influential minds in the apartment marketing world. You will learn the inner workings of multifamily marketing so you can know exactly what’s happening. Each week, Reid Wicoff and David Staley sit down with guests that are at the front of multifamily marketing to share their stories. If you want to get ahead, this podcast is for you.

    EP171 Navigating RETCON and Demystifying AI

    EP171 Navigating RETCON and Demystifying AI

    Join us on episode #171 of the Digital Dudes Podcast, where David and Reid share their comprehensive recap of Retcon 2024. 

    In this episode, our hosts dissect the highlights of Retcon 2024, examining the pivotal role AI plays in transforming the multifamily sector. They provide a candid look at the discussions, debates, and revelations that emerged from this year's conference, offering listeners a front-row seat to the future of real estate technology.



    Key Highlights & Takeaways:


    AI Integration: Exploration of innovative AI solutions presented at Retcon and their potential to elevate multifamily real estate. Insights into successful case studies of AI application in the multifamily industry, showcasing tangible benefits and challenges.


    Conference Dynamics: A behind-the-scenes look at Retcon 2024's structure, from the curation of sessions to the strategic planning behind attendee and vendor engagement.


    Future Trends: Predictions for the evolution of AI in the multifamily sector and anticipations for next year's conference themes.


    Networking Nuances: The significance of networking opportunities at Retcon and how they foster meaningful industry connections and collaborations.





    Don't miss this comprehensive breakdown of Retcon 2024, filled with critical insights, forward-thinking analysis, and a glimpse into the future of multifamily real estate technology.

    Subscribe to the Digible Dudes Podcast for more episodes like this, and join the conversation by sharing your own experiences and takeaways from industry events you’ve attended. 



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    (00:00) Preview 

    (01:00) Unpacking AI: The Heart of Retcon 2024

    (05:25) Real-World AI Applications in Multifamily

    (10:17) Innovations and Disruptions in Multifamily Real Estate

    (15:37) Reflecting on AI's Current and Future Impact

    (20:04) Conference Dynamics and Planning Insights

    (24:26) Networking at Retcon: Creating Meaningful Industry

    Connections

    (28:59) The Vendor-Attendee Balance: Striking the Right Ratio

    (32:16) Future Trends: Predictions for AI in Multifamily Real Estate

    (35:00) Closing Thoughts and Key Takeaways from Retcon 2024

    • 39 min
    EP170 Vines & Vibes: Blending Content and Collaboration at this year's Multifamily Social Media Summit

    EP170 Vines & Vibes: Blending Content and Collaboration at this year's Multifamily Social Media Summit

    Join us on this episode of the Digible Dudes Podcast as David and Trevor dive deep into their recent journey to the Social Media Summit in Napa.



    From the unique collaborative atmosphere to the blending of competitors and potential partners, they unpack the nuances of what makes this summit a standout event in the digital marketing landscape.



    Listen in for an engaging discussion on the broader implications for digital marketing, conference planning, and the delicate dance between vendors and attendees.



    Key Highlights & Takeaways:


    Collaborative Atmosphere: Insight into the summit's unique environment that fosters collaboration even among competitors.


    Networking Opportunities: The value of networking and how the summit facilitates meaningful connections beyond the typical conference experience.


    Session Diversity: A look into the wide range of sessions offered, proving that the summit covers much more than just social media.


    Conference Planning Challenges: Behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of planning and executing a successful conference, including sponsorship dynamics.


    Vendor-Attendee Balance: Discussion on achieving the golden ratio of vendors to attendees for an optimal conference experience.


    Engagement Over Reach: Why focusing on meaningful engagement can be more beneficial than maximizing reach in your digital marketing strategy.


    Looking Ahead: Anticipation for upcoming conferences and the continuing evolution of industry events.



    Don't miss out on these invaluable insights from the world of digital marketing and conference networking.



    Subscribe to the Digible Dudes Podcast for more episodes like this, and join the conversation by sharing your own experiences and takeaways from industry events you’ve attended.



    Let's redefine the way we think about networking and collaboration in the digital age.



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    (00:00) Preview and Introduction

    (01:50) Social Media Summit Recap

    (04:10) Conference Dynamics

    (05:12) Conference Experiences

    (14:21) The Value of Conferences: Learning vs Networking

    (17:25) Most Engaging Session & Actionable Takeaways

    (24:15) Conference Organization and Economics

    (27:43) Sponsorship and Support

    (34:51) Anticipating Future Conferences

    • 36 min
    EP169: Transforming Multifamily Housing through Organizational Engineering | Jessica Fern-Kirkland

    EP169: Transforming Multifamily Housing through Organizational Engineering | Jessica Fern-Kirkland

    Welcome to episode #169 of the Digible Dudes Podcast, where we dive deep into the world of multifamily housing through the lens of organizational innovation and technology.



    In this episode, David and Reid sit down with Jessica Fern-Kirkland, a pioneer in the multifamily industry who has coined the term "organizational engineer." We navigate through Jessica's journey in the multifamily space, from her entry into property management to her rise as an industry influencer passionate about providing quality housing.



    Jessica sheds light on her philosophy of organizational engineering, emphasizing the importance of adaptability, employee empowerment, and the integration of technology to revolutionize multifamily operations.



    Jessica offers invaluable insights into the future of multifamily housing, discussing how embracing change, focusing on people-centric strategies, and leveraging technology can drive the industry forward.



    Support our journey through the evolving world of multifamily housing and organizational innovation by rating us on Spotify and Apple Podcast.



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    (00:00) Preview and Intro

    (03:55) Importance of Housing and Socioeconomic Growth

    (10:31) Multifamily vs. Other Industries: Finding Passion in Housing(12:03) Navigating Change and Fostering Authenticity

    (17:51) Challenges with Technology and Training in Multifamily

    (23:44 Multifamily Organizational Structure Change

    (28:42) Challenges of Centralizing Property Management

    (33:53) Technology and Data Integration in Property Management

    (38:21) Strategic Technology Implementation in Management

    (45:20) Final Thoughts

    • 54 min
    EP168: What's Next for Multifamily Technology? A Deep Dive with 20for20’s Dom Beveridge

    EP168: What's Next for Multifamily Technology? A Deep Dive with 20for20’s Dom Beveridge

    Welcome to episode #168 of the Digible Dudes Podcast, where we navigate the intersections of technology, strategy, and innovation in the multifamily industry.

    In this episode, David and Reid host Dom Beveridge, a visionary leader and Principal at 20for20, who brings a wealth of knowledge from his extensive background in revenue management across multiple industries.

    We delve into the significant trends shaping the multifamily sector, including the growing importance of AI and centralization, the challenges of measuring ROI on technology investments, and the ever-evolving battle against fraud. 

    Dom shares insights from his annual survey, highlighting how senior executives from top multifamily companies are planning and executing their technology strategies to enhance operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

    We also explore the potential of AI to transform customer service and administrative processes, discuss the nuances of technology adoption in the multifamily space, and uncover the critical role of centralization in driving business improvements. 

    Tune in for a compelling conversation on the future of technology in the multifamily industry and the strategic moves companies can make to stay ahead in a competitive landscape.

    Support our exploration of cutting-edge proptech innovations by rating us on Spotify and Apple Podcast.



    Referenced in the podcast: 20for20 White Paper



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    • 1 hr 19 min
    EP167: Leadership Lessons From Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and More

    EP167: Leadership Lessons From Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and More

    Welcome to Episode #167 of the Digible Dudes Podcast, where we delve into the compelling dynamics of work culture, leadership, and the lessons learned from the founders of Big Tech. 



    In this episode, David and Reid embark on a thought-provoking discussion inspired by their readings of various biographies, including Elon Musk's, exploring the intricate balance between visionary leadership and the potential pitfalls of a high-pressure work environment. 



    We dissect the concept of "workism" as a modern-day religion, the relentless pursuit of innovation at the expense of personal sacrifice, and the critical importance of recruitment and talent retention in sustaining a culture of excellence. 



    Join us as we explore the role of personal sacrifice in achieving monumental success, and the operational strategies that distinguish transformative leaders in the tech industry. 



    Tune in for an enlightening conversation on the challenges of navigating leadership, culture, and innovation in the fast-paced world of technology. 



    Support our exploration of these profound topics by rating us on Spotify and Apple Podcast.



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    (00:00) Introduction: The Dynamics of Work Culture and Burnout

    (00:42) The Insightful World of Biographies: Musk, Jobs, and Beyond

    (05:15) The Fine Line Between Vision and Workism

    (09:42) Elon Musk's Visionary Leadership and Its Impact

    (15:12) The Personal Sacrifices of Tech Titans

    (20:24) Operational Lessons from Tesla: Efficiency and Innovation

    (26:16) Balancing Execution with Strategic Thinking

    (34:25) Leadership Flexibility: Adapting and Learning from Mistakes

    (39:10) Cultivating Company Culture: Beyond Core Values

    • 43 min
    EP166: How Has Technology Impacted The Multifamily Industry? | Remen Okoruwa

    EP166: How Has Technology Impacted The Multifamily Industry? | Remen Okoruwa

    Welcome to Episode #165 of the Digible Dudes Podcast, where we dive deep into the transformative journey of a proptech startup, from its initial concept to becoming a pivotal player in property technology integration. 



    In this episode, David and Reid are joined by Remen Okoruwa, CEO at Propexo, a unified API solution for easy integration with leading property management systems, aiming to save time, accelerate development processes, and facilitate revenue growth for companies in the Proptech industry.



    We explore the evolution of a platform designed to simplify complex property management processes through API integration, emphasizing the critical role of SOC2 compliance and customer-focused innovation. 



    Join us as we discuss the importance of adapting to market needs, the strategic value of clear communication, and the potential of data infrastructure technologies to revolutionise the proptech industry.

     

    Tune in for an insightful discussion on the challenges and triumphs of building a startup in the dynamic proptech landscape.

     

    Support our journey by rating us on Spotify and Apple Podcast.



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    (00:00) Preview and Introduction

    (04:41) Introducing Remen and Propexo

    (07:14) Transitioning from HubSpot to Propexo

    (11:11) Evolution of Propexo

    (16:21) Rebranding from Propify to Propexo

    (22:36) Importance of Property Technology Integration

    (27:23) Expanding Services for Property Management Systems

    (35:20) Exploring Market Fit in PropTech

    (38:56) SOC2 Compliance and Its Importance

    (44:31) Remen’s Inspiration Behind Starting Propexo

    (47:30) Marketing Strategies for Technical Products in PropTech

    (51:06) Effective Networking and Personal Branding on LinkedIn

    (56:04) Addressing Integration Challenges

    (01:00:28) Hot Takes on Data Infrastructure in PropTech

    (01:03:36) The Impact of New Technologies on Big PropTech Companies

    (01:07:01) The Future of Data Integration and Technology Adoption

    (01:10:39) Future Perspectives on Multifamily

    • 1 hr 15 min

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