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Creative Incentives to Attract New Renters

6/12/2024 (Permalink)

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Great renters make running a rental property easy! However, attracting quality tenants requires work. With so many choices, renters sometimes need a little push to sign a lease. "Sweetening" the deal using leasing incentives for apartments can help. While you don't have to break your budget to be able to incentivize renters, it's important to remember that leaning into incentives can help you enjoy reliable long-term tenants instead of pouring money into constantly cycling through unit vacancies. This guide to seven easy renter incentives will help you to get high-quality tenants to commit.

  1. Free Parking

Including free parking in a lease agreement is a major incentive! For many renters in cities, enjoying safe off-street parking is a priority. If free parking is too far for your operational budget, consider offering discounted parking that lets tenants park their vehicles in a covered parking lot for a cheaper rate compared to competing properties.

  1. No Pet Fees

Finding pet-friendly apartments is a challenge for renters. Many resent the fact that they often have to pay a larger security deposit or higher monthly rental rate just for the privilege of being able to have a cherished four-legged family member live with them. One great way to stand out in the local rental market is to waive all pet fees. This is one of the best ways to have new renters practically lining up outside your door!

If you're going to pivot to waiving pet fees as one of your leasing incentives for apartments, you might want to consider making some alterations to your units first. If your units are currently carpeted, you could save money in the long run by upgrading to tile flooring that pets won't destroy. Property managers offering pet-friendly apartments generally charge more to account for the extra wear and tear that pets leave behind in apartments. Most actually replace carpets after pet owners move out. Tile will ensure you can get decades out of a single floor.

  1. Reduced Security Deposits

Moving is expensive. The average renter spends thousands of dollars per move when accounting for the security deposit, first month's rent, moving trucks, new furniture, and new household wares. A renter in the middle of a move appreciates a little relief whenever they can get it! That's why a reduced security deposit for qualifying renters is one of the most elite leasing incentives for apartments. This can also be an incredible strategy for attracting reliable tenants.

Let's talk about how to structure this incentive. There's no need to reduce or waive security deposits across the board. This can be a perk reserved for lease applications with credit scores that meet a certain threshold.

  1. Flexible Lease Terms

One of the biggest sources of anxiety when signing a lease is committing to a contract for a full year. What if you could attract tenants by alleviating that stress? For many people, the nature of their professional lives means contract work, semester-related assignments, or personal transitions. Very few circumstances in life fit neatly into a 12-month box. By offering flexible lease terms, you may attract dependable tenants needing shorter or irregular lease terms that won't force them to pay penalties.

"Flexible" doesn't always mean short! For example, a person taking a work contract may feel stuck in the middle because they plan to live in a city for 18 months. While you'll get a full year of paid rent from this tenant, they may be apprehensive about what will happen when they need to move out more than halfway through the second year's lease. Your flexible lease terms can allow both of you to "win" by creating clear and detailed lease details that allow for an irregular lease period.

  1. Rent Discounts for Renewals

The best leasing incentives for apartments sometimes allow tenants to look into the future to see ongoing savings. You don't necessarily need to offer an incentive that benefits a renter from the beginning. One smart strategy that inspires new leases and resident retention is offering ongoing discounts for recurrent renters. If you're like most property managers, you increase rental rates every year. Consider freezing rental rates for five years for each tenant after a lease is signed. This puts a renter in the position of not being able to find a better deal in town by the time their lease is up! They will also feel encouraged by the fact that they are paying less compared to the new tenant moving in next door after the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth year.

Some property managers take a slightly different approach to lease renewal incentives. While you may still want to increase rental rates for all tenants, you can consider offering a lower increase for renewals than newly signed leases. The bottom line is that renters appreciate renewal discounts because this gives them the sense that they have locked in a good rate that insulates them against rising rental prices.

  1. Laundry in Each Unit

Heading to a shared laundry room is considered a major hassle among renters. That's why you might consider adding a unit washer and dryer to each apartment in your complex. Seeing an in-unit washer and dryer setup in an apartment ad is a major incentive for busy renters!

  1. Apartments That Feel "New"

While many landlords assume that they can entice renters with gift cards or grocery deliveries, the truth is that most people just want a safe, attractive place to live. Nobody likes to feel like they're moving into a unit that simply feels like it's been recycled from the previous tenant. That's why having a like-new interior in a unit when it's time for a prospective tenant to walk through is so important! In addition to cosmetic updates, correcting any issues from fire or water loss before opening an apartment for viewing is essential. You can also sweeten the deal by guaranteeing all appliances are under five years old.

Final Thoughts on Good Leasing Incentives for Property Owners

Property owners struggling to stand out in the rental real estate market can dramatically improve their situation using incentives. However, luring potential tenants with big promises will only waste your time and money if you don't have quality units to back them up! If your building in Arcadia needs remediation, don't hesitate to contact SERVPRO® for all your cleanup and restoration needs.

Commercial Real Estate Technology Trends

6/6/2024 (Permalink)

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Commercial real estate has been on a wild ride in recent years. Following lockdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies transitioned to work-from-home to protect employees and the public.

While this trend was initially a short-term solution to a novel concern, the work-from-home movement only picked up steam, causing some companies to continue offering work-from-home options. In fact, some businesses completely reworked their plans and permanently transitioned to fully or partially remote staff.

If you’re in the commercial real estate industry, you’ve undoubtedly kept up with these changes and may wonder what’s next. We’ve put together some research to look into how technology is changing the face of commercial real estate, and we’re happy to share with you some of the latest commercial real estate technology trends to keep an eye on.

Every property management organization is different, and there’s no way to know exactly what the economy will do in the future. Still, the following trends are based on current events and emerging changes. You’re encouraged to research commercial real estate trends in your location, as real estate can be hyper-local.

Predictive Maintenance

Predictive maintenance, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) tools, is quickly becoming a hot topic and one of the latest commercial real estate technology trends. It monitors maintenance tasks and properties in real-time, updating property managers about maintenance needs.

Traditional property maintenance relies on a similar system, but AI-powered tools can adjust maintenance schedules based on variables. For example, in a traditional setup, a property will have a maintenance schedule for light bulb changes. This schedule may dictate that light bulbs must be changed every six months in certain areas.

A property that utilizes predictive maintenance tools can have the same schedule, but these tools can alter the schedule based on events happening around the property. If a bad storm causes a power surge at a commercial property, the predictive maintenance software can notate this and use real-time data to alter the maintenance schedule. Because light bulbs may be adversely affected after a power surge, the software may alter the schedule for changing light bulbs to have them changed sooner.

Another example may be where nearby construction has caused a water mitigation issue that changes the dynamics of property maintenance. These variables could be entered into the predictive maintenance software, which will factor them into the current plan. The AI may then temporarily alter the current maintenance plan to account for the changes in moisture levels and then dynamically alter the maintenance plan once the issue has been resolved.

Market Analysis Tools

Real estate owners in the commercial real estate sector also use software to monitor market dynamics and make data-driven, informed decisions. Because of the hyper-local nature of the commercial real estate industry, it’s vital to stay on top of trends in your area and keep up with what your market is doing. Monitoring trends via software and online applications has become more important in order to remain nimble in a changing market.

This can be even more helpful if you’re an investor in commercial real estate. Valuations change constantly, and population fluctuations and other factors can turn a once-thriving commercial real estate market into a ghost town and vice versa. Using analytics software to keep track of market trends can be an advantage for commercial real estate investors.

Commercial property managers also employ so-called “property intelligence” analytics to get a more in-depth look at properties. Property intelligence software is designed to aggregate all kinds of data points about a property or collection of properties to provide insights to owners and managers.

These insights save time over manual review but can also be incredibly useful when managing several different properties. The software aggregates data and can then offer recommendations for overcoming challenges, making improvements, and managing cash flow.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies have been in consumers' hands for about a decade but have mostly been used for gaming and entertainment. Although efforts have been made to bring VR into the workplace, it’s been challenging to find use cases where these technologies can really make an impact.

However, VR and AR have become hot trends in commercial real estate. Commercial real estate brokers and agents are using VR to provide virtual tours of available office space, allowing potential buyers and tenants to see and experience available properties.

This commercial real estate trend really took root during the COVID-19 pandemic, as face-to-face meetings were deemed unsafe. Still, as more workers and investors have spread out across the country, the need to be able to offer virtual tours has become more important than ever.

Additionally, using augmented reality technologies in the office sector allows professionals to work in interactive environments where people can collaborate using virtual objects. Augmented reality involves special glasses that overlay interactive digital objects across the user’s view. The user can manipulate these objects, and in group settings, multiple people using AR glasses can work together to manipulate objects in the same room.

Enhanced Security

Security technology is another hot topic among commercial real estate trends. Security at commercial properties is vital since commercial properties can encompass businesses that deal with sensitive data and living areas for tenants renting apartments or condos.

To add to the challenge of ensuring security at a commercial property, employees, customers, vendors, delivery professionals, and others often enter and exit these spaces during the day. With all this traffic, protecting commercial properties with appropriate security measures makes sense.

Although key card and PIN code systems have been in place at many commercial properties for decades, the smartphone era is changing how commercial property managers secure entryways. Some commercial properties have used security systems that rely on facial recognition and communication with mobile devices to allow access to properties.

Modern security systems can either automatically activate when an approved device is within a certain distance of a door or when the user scans a QR code displayed on the device’s screen.

AI also appears here, and AI security systems are being used increasingly among commercial properties. These systems employ the aforementioned facial recognition, but they can also spot weapons under clothing items or note suspicious packages that have been left unattended for long periods of time. These security measures can be very useful when managing a large commercial property in busy business areas of crowded cities and downtown areas.

Tenant Portals

When managing a commercial property, you will likely deal with many tenants. Whether you manage apartments and condos or office buildings, communicating with tenants and offering a way for them to contact you and your management staff is important for several reasons. Solid communication can increase tenant satisfaction with their experience at your property, and issues can be resolved faster when you communicate efficiently.

Commercial property managers are increasingly relying on tenant portals to facilitate better communication. These are online spaces where tenants can log into an account and manage their experience with your property and staff using a computer or mobile device.

Tenant portals often feature the ability to pay rent online, report problems to management, receive notifications from your office, and chat with your team members or an AI chatbot in real time. Another benefit of tenant portals is that one portal can be set up for your company to use across multiple properties. Each tenant gains access to a personalized account. Still, you and your team can access the system's back end to communicate with and manage relationships with tenants across all of the properties you represent.

What Does the Future Hold?

When looking at the future of commercial real estate technology trends, Internet-connected tech will likely continue to play a large part in the everyday lives of property owners and managers. These technologies offer convenience and security but provide access to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications via the web. SaaS technology allows commercial property managers to greatly expand their access to software that can be used to manage people and properties more effectively.

Additionally, hardware technology innovations and upgrades will likely play large roles in managing commercial properties. For example, commercial property managers use drone technology more often to inspect existing properties and scout locations for potential new construction or investment.

From a vantage point in the sky, drones can take high-definition pictures and videos that offer a unique perspective on potential development opportunities. Property managers can also use drone technology to inspect for maintenance and repair needs at properties that contain areas that are difficult to access on foot or land vehicles.

Contact SERVPRO® for Solutions to Commercial Property Maintenance Challenges

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Celebrating 18 Years of Excellence: Offering Free Estimates All June!

5/30/2024 (Permalink)

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We are thrilled to announce that SERVPRO of Arcadia is celebrating a significant milestone this year—18 years of ownership since June 1, 2006. Over the years, we've been dedicated to providing top-notch restoration services to our community, and this anniversary marks a moment of pride and gratitude for us.

To show our appreciation for the unwavering support we've received, we are excited to offer FREE estimates to everyone throughout the entire month of June! Whether you need restoration for water damage, fire damage, or any other property concern, our experienced team is here to help.

This special offer is our way of saying thank you to the residents and businesses of our community who have trusted us with their restoration needs over the years. We look forward to continuing to serve you with the same dedication and excellence that has defined SERVPRO of Arcadia since 2006.

Contact us today to schedule your free inspection and join us in celebrating 18 years of exceptional service!

Innovative Property Maintenance Staff Hiring Strategies

5/29/2024 (Permalink)

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In the world of property management, having the most beautiful and desirable properties means nothing if you don’t have professional staff to maintain those properties. When it comes to maintaining your own personal property, you can let maintenance issues slide if you want, but commercial properties are different.

When someone is paying to rent or lease a piece of commercial real estate, your job as a property manager is to ensure your organization meets its contractual obligations. This usually means maintaining properties for safety, security, and function. Failure to maintain managed properties can result in accidents, injuries, lawsuits, and a host of other problems.

Finding the Right Team Members Can Be Difficult

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find property maintenance workers. This may be due to a lack of skilled workers in your area or a lack of time to search nearby candidates thoroughly. Whatever the reason for your difficulty in finding property maintenance workers, the good news is that there are innovative strategies you can try that are more effective than simply placing an ad in the newspaper.

If you’re having a hard time getting the right maintenance service professionals onboard at your commercial properties, below are some strategies to consider:

Use Dedicated Job Boards

Online job boards can be effective when you need to hire someone to fill a general position, but the role of someone who works for a property management company is often demanding and specific. Maintenance professionals will need to have a keen eye for detail and have the ability to work alone. Additionally, these jobs typically require maintenance staff members to possess customer service skills since they often interact with tenants at commercial properties.

Consider looking for industry-specific job boards instead of posting job openings on a general job board. General job boards attract applicants across various industries, so they may not target professionals with the skills your role demands. A job board dedicated to commercial property maintenance professionals or professionals in a complementary field may yield better and faster results than a general job board. Also, the caliber of applicants calling your office may be higher when you post to job boards dedicated to property management and maintenance.

Check Out Social Media and User-Generated Content Sites

Remember that job boards also exist outside of dedicated hiring and career sites. Some social media platforms host job boards, and you might also find job boards on user-generated content sites like Reddit. These options, in particular, can help you to drill down on the specific audiences you want to target. This approach may yield more effective results since you can advertise available maintenance positions to people in communities that are already interested in commercial property maintenance issues.

Consider Part-Time Positions

Maintenance work keeps tenants happy at rental properties, but there are usually only so many full-time positions within your budget. If your full-time maintenance staff cannot handle everything in a day, you may need to consider hiring a maintenance technician on a part-time basis to fill in the gaps.

This can be advantageous in cases where you have one-off repairs that need to be completed but not enough work to keep a full-time employee busy. For example, if your property has suffered damage from a fire, restoration will be needed, but this will usually only require temporary help.

Fire damage restoration may be a job best left to a contractor or third-party company specializing in disaster recovery and cleanup. Still, your part-time workers can be directed to help as well. This keeps you from hiring a full-time maintenance worker who may need to be laid off after completing the project.

Why Hiring a Contractor May Make More Sense

Working with a contractor can also benefit when your staff lacks the adequate equipment or training to handle one-off situations. Investing in novel equipment or specialized training may not be worth it unless you deal with a maintenance issue regularly. Instead, bringing in a contractor for temporary work may make more financial sense and keep you from hiring mistakes.

Audit Your Existing Workforce Before Hiring

In some cases, it’s better to conduct an audit of your existing staff before beginning your search for property maintenance workers. It can be easy to think that hiring is the right move when you’re feeling overwhelmed with work orders, but an audit may reveal that all you need to do is manage your existing staff more efficiently.

For instance, if you have three general maintenance professionals on-site during the day but only one at night, the worker on the night shift may fall behind when work gets heavy. By conducting an audit to examine what workloads look like at various times of the day in different areas of a commercial property, you might find some room to move people around.

Shifting Staff May Buy You Some Time

If less work is required during the day and two workers will be sufficient, consider moving one of your daytime workers to the night shift. This balances out your labor and can buy you time to find property maintenance workers. You may discover you don’t need to hire anyone because your new scheduling and management system has smoothed out any kinks in your commercial property maintenance plan.

SERVPRO of Arcadia Helps Property Managers in Times of Need

If you’ve found it difficult to find the right team members to help with cleanup after a fire or other disaster, SERVPRO® restoration is the answer. Our Arcadia restoration specialists serve as an extension of your team to put the pieces back together. Contact us today to discuss how we can help at your managed property.

Eco-Friendly Practices for Property Managers

5/17/2024 (Permalink)

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Understanding precisely what it means to be eco-friendly is vital for property managers looking to enhance sustainable practices. Taking steps to reduce a property’s carbon footprint and make it more sustainable is a multifaceted task that may come with some challenges but has several payoffs. Property managers, owners, and stakeholders can enjoy increased well-being and other enhancements, along with the knowledge that their actions positively impact the environment.

What Does Eco-Friendly Mean, and Why Do Property Managers Care?

The term eco-friendly describes practices that are not harmful to the environment and proactive activities or measures that protect it. These practices provide an important way for property managers to highlight their commitment to sustainable practices and reduce their environmental footprint. Sustainability practices also provide important cost savings over the long term by reducing maintenance and utilities expenses.

Sustainability in property management industry settings involves a variety of strategies and techniques that aim to achieve eco-friendly outcomes for all stakeholders. Implementing these measures can increase property values, and sustainable housing often attracts higher market rents. The measures improve satisfaction for tenants and homeowners because eco-friendly practices can create benefits like healthier living environments and lower utility bills. Staff members also enjoy improved well-being and working in a healthier environment.

Eco-Friendly Practices and Strategies for Property Managers

Install Energy-Efficient Lighting

Implementing energy-efficient LED bulbs and other lighting solutions in common areas and elsewhere around the property can reward property managers with significantly reduced electricity consumption and lower energy bills. For example, switching out standard, incandescent bulbs for LED lighting can reduce energy use by up to 75%.

Consider installing motion-sensor lighting in the property’s common areas to ensure that lights only come on when used to take advantage of further energy bill reductions. For new construction, consider using natural light by installing skylights and large windows to reduce the need for artificial lighting during daylight hours.

Integrate Sustainable Landscaping

Eco-friendly landscaping can reduce maintenance requirements, enhance biodiversity, and conserve water. Sustainability in property management industry settings includes strategies such as working native plans into landscaping to embrace their natural beauty while reducing water and maintenance needs. For example, the native plant Phyla nodiflora is a ground cover used in some settings as an alternative to grass.

The plant spreads quickly, can withstand mowing and foot traffic, and, within two years, can become well-established so that it no longer requires watering. Different watering options for planted areas, such as drip irrigation systems, present another effective way to reduce labor and maintenance, keep plants watered as needed, and reduce water use and runoff from traditional sprinkler systems. Drip irrigation also targets the water more precisely to plant roots, which minimizes wastage.

Water Conservation

Preserve the precious water resource by implementing techniques to conserve and preserve it. Low-flow faucets and shower heads have improved, offering significant water pressure while using less water. Low-flow toilets can save gallons of water per flush. The combined efforts of these devices reduce water consumption by up to 30%, returning significant savings over time.

Additionally, conserving water by capturing it through cisterns, rain barrels, and similar devices can reduce the reliance on municipal water by providing an alternative source for irrigation and other water-related needs on the property. As a good maintenance practice, regularly inspect and maintain plumbing systems to promptly detect and repair leaks or other damage.

Recycling and Waste-Reduction Programs

Implementing programs to reduce waste and promote recycling diverts tons of waste away from landfills and encourages resource conservation. For example, communities can implement a composting program to handle organic waste. This approach provides the double benefit of producing nutrient-rich composted soil for improved landscaping and reducing the waste going to landfills.

Creating a recycling center with designated bins marked for each type of recyclable also encourages tenants and residents to contribute to recycling efficiency by sorting items properly. Consider also hosting a program that encourages residents to donate their usable items to local charities or set up community “free swap” events to give new life to used goods and reduce waste further.

Build with Eco-Friendly Materials

With eco-friendly building materials, property managers and communities contribute to reducing construction's environmental impacts and improving indoor air quality. For instance, choose interior and exterior paint with low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.

Formaldehyde-free insulation is another building material that can preserve the quality of interior air and increase occupants’ health. When undertaking new construction projects, choose sustainably sourced lumber or recycled materials to minimize the carbon footprint and reduce the demand for virgin construction materials.

Go Green When You Clean

Adopt green cleaning products for interior and exterior surfaces to promote healthier air quality and minimize exposure to harmful chemicals. Choose environmentally friendly cleaning products from non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients to keep pollutants from contaminating the air, groundwater, and local water bodies. Use sustainable cleaning products such as microfiber cloths and washable mop heads to make cleaning more green.

These products have longer lives and reduce dependence on disposable cleaning supplies. For even more improvement, set cleaning schedules to occur during off-peak hours, which can minimize the energy used in cleaning activities.

Healtheir Indoor Air

The cleanliness of indoor air contributes to the health and well-being of tenants, residents, and staff. Install high-efficiency air filters into HVAC systems to remove the maximum allergens and pollutants and improve air quality. Additionally, the ventilation in closed spaces should be increased, and HVAC systems should be regularly maintained with filter changes and equipment checks. Properly maintained equipment ensures effective air filtration and circulation while reducing the buildup of indoor pollutants such as dust, mold, and VOCs.

Suppose a property manager or resident discovers mold. In that case, it is essential to use a mold damage company committed to sustainable practices such as minimizing waste and using sustainable cleaning products.

Use Renewable Energy

Integrating renewable energy sources such as solar panels or wind turbines can produce power with less reliance on fossil fuels and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Installing panels in common areas or rooftops can provide clean power for common amenities and buildings. In suitable locations, wind turbines can harness wind energy to supplement existing electricity needs, further reducing the property’s carbon footprint.

Provide Alternative Transportation and Bike Infrastructure

Promote transportation alternatives such as bicycling and electric vehicle (EV) adoption by adding relevant amenities and infrastructure to encourage sustainable commuting, which helps residents reduce carbon emissions. Establish secure bike storage facilities and riding lanes to encourage residents to use bicycling more often and reduce dependence on cars.

Additionally, consider offering a bike-sharing program and installing EV charging stations to help reduce traffic congestion and support eco-friendly transportation options. Consider also partnering with local public transit authorities to provide subsidized or discounted transit passes to reduce car dependency further.

Use Sustainable Purchasing Methods

Sustainable purchasing is a strategy that promotes environmentally friendly buying practices to support ethical suppliers and products developed sustainably. Purchase products that have third-party certifications, such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Green Seal, or ENERGY STAR, as these certifications ensure the products meet rigorous standards for social and environmental responsibility standards.

Additionally, choose products made from recycled materials or minimal packaging to reduce waste and support a circular, recycling economy. As part of sustainability in property management industry circles, consider cooperative or bulk purchasing with other property managers to negotiate better prices on sustainable products.

Educate and Engage the Community

Engaging residents and tenants in sustainability initiatives can create a sense of community and environmental responsibility. Encourage participation in eco-friendly practices and provide workshops or events to educate on recycling, energy conservation, and ways to live sustainably. This strategy can empower community members to make informed choices and understand how they can contribute to reducing their carbon footprint.

Consider creating teams or committees focused on green or sustainability matters, which allows residents to work together on various initiatives and discuss best practices to reduce the community’s environmental impact. Use the community newsletter to share successes, useful tips, and upcoming events in the community.

Track and Report Metrics for Sustainability

Regular monitoring and reporting of sustainability metrics can show property management and residents how their efforts are paying off and how progress is made. This valuable feedback will help solidify a commitment to sustainability goals and identify areas for further improvement. Look for energy management and water monitoring systems that provide real-time feedback on resource consumption. The resulting data will aid in optimizing efficiency measures and increase informed decision-making.

Additionally, publishing reports that present a dashboard or concise metrics can communicate performance over time to stakeholders, allowing for the celebration of improvements, increased accountability, and motivation of ongoing progress. Run periodic surveys or set up a suggestion box to gather residents’ input on current and proposed sustainability efforts and identify areas for added improvement.

Eco-Friendly Ways Pay Multiple Benefits

Building eco-friendly practices into managing a property is not just about being a good environmental steward; it’s a strategic move with several benefits. By implementing sustainable practices such as water conservation techniques, green cleaning techniques, energy-efficient appliances, and lighting, property managers can reduce costs, enhance property values, and make the community a healthier living and working environment for residents and staff, Embracing sustainability and eco-friendly strategies is a responsible choice that pays off with long-term rewards for the property and environment.

Property managers who understand eco-friendly strategies can appreciate the importance of choosing the right service provider for residential restoration services. At SERVPRO of Arcadia, we take sustainability seriously. Contact us today to learn more about our expertise and eco-friendly services.

Finding and Keeping Quality Commercial Tenants

5/13/2024 (Permalink)

Real estate agent renting out an office | Finding and Keeping Quality Commercial Tenants How to Find Commercial Tenants

Your ability to find quality commercial tenants can greatly impact your success as a commercial property owner. The truth is that commercial landlords and business owners who need office or retail spaces have symbiotic relationships. When everything goes smoothly, your tenants pay rent on time and follow all lease rules while enjoying the square footage they need to run their businesses successfully. However, bringing in the wrong tenants can lead to constant turmoil. What's the secret to finding great tenants for your commercial building? This list outlines the keys to attracting high-quality tenants without letting potential tenant selection take over your life!

  1. Create Compelling Online Listings

One of the best ways to ensure that you can find quality tenants is to attract a large selection of tenants. This is done through a compelling, informative listing. Make sure your listing is shared on popular commercial property websites that allow potential tenants to filter searches by location, square footage, price by square footage, and other important details. Examples of these websites include Property Shark and Loopnet. Details to place in your listing include:

  1. Accurate information about square footage.
  2. Crisp, clear photographs of the full property.
  3. Suggestions for businesses that would fit into your commercial space perfectly.
  4. Details about neighboring or adjacent businesses.
  5. Any special features.
  1. Ask for Referrals From Existing Tenants

If you have current commercial tenants, consider mining for referrals. It's common for business owners to be connected with other business owners. Contact your tenants to ask if they know anyone currently looking for a commercial or retail space. Consider offering a referral discount. If you're a first-time commercial property owner, attending local networking events can be a way to gather leads and referrals.

  1. Invest in Luxury Signage

A single sign can go a long way in attracting high-quality commercial tenants. If your property is visible from the street, have a large custom sign showcasing the address, building name, and contact information for leasing. Who will want to move their business into space more than someone who drives that route daily?

  1. Invest in Landscaping

When renting out a commercial space, how you present your property to the world is how your tenants present their businesses to the world. The best way to attract tenants is to provide them with a high-quality space they proudly call their operational headquarters. An easy way to make a property impressive is through professional landscaping that creates an elegant, elite aesthetic. If this is a newly acquired property, consider bringing in landscapers to help you plan a green scheme that can keep your property looking lush and manicured throughout the seasons.

  1. Address Any Red Flags on Your Commercial Property

It's so important to remember that tenants for your commercial property are also screening you and your building during the leasing process. If you want to attract reliable tenants for the long term, providing a safe, attractive setting is critical. Here's a look at the red flags to fix before they cause quality tenants to go elsewhere:

  1. Crumbling or broken pavement in parking lots or walkways is unsightly and poses trip-and-fall hazards for tenants, their employees, and their clients.
  2. There may be visible mold or water damage inside the property. Before showing it, bring a mold damage company to remediate the issue.
  3. Windows and doors that are not secure.
  4. Outdated flooring, paint, wallpapers, and fixtures.
  5. Clear code violations.
  6. Junk, clutter, or items that previous tenants left behind.
  1. Modernize Your Internet

While this may seem simple, equipping your building with high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi can be a great way to attract serious businesses to your property. Make this a selling point that is featured in all listings!

  1. Offer Leases Options That Grow With a Business

The truth is that it can take time to predict the needs of a business. By offering flexible lease terms that can grow with a tenant's needs, you may be able to build a lasting relationship with a high-quality tenant on the rise! Unlike residential leases that are generally 12 months long, commercial leases can last anywhere from six months to five years. Some tenants may appreciate shorter leases that allow them to launch a new location. More established businesses may prefer the cost savings of locking in a long-term rental for a discount. You may attract a wide range of tenants by advertising that you're open to flexible leases.

  1. Prioritize Tenant Retention

One way to ensure that you always have reliable tenants is to do everything possible to keep them paying their rent on time every month. Consider launching a retention initiative to please current tenants while showcasing your commitment to providing a quality space to future tenants. Some ideas include:

  1. Conduct an annual survey of tenant satisfaction. If there are any noticeable trends in dissatisfaction, address complaints.
  2. Offer competitive rates or rate lock-in offers for lease renewals.
  3. Host "tenant appreciation" events, including catered lunches, food trucks, gift cards, and other fun perks.
  4. Keep the property beautifully maintained.
  1. Hire a Commercial Real Estate Broker

If you're overwhelmed by filling your commercial vacancies, you can hire a commercial real estate broker to help you find quality commercial tenants. Commercial real estate brokers are experts in showcasing properties, managing listings, interviewing potential tenants, conducting background checks, and getting lease agreements signed. By freeing up your mental and physical energy, you'll have more time to work on keeping your commercial property maintained instead of shuffling through lease applications.

It All Starts With a Quality Property

Ultimately, you won't find quality commercial tenants if tenants don't find quality when they tour your property. How confident are you that your commercial investment property is safe and attractive enough to begin welcoming new tenants? Remember that damage from flooding, storms, aging, and wear and tear can cause aesthetic, safety, health, and legal issues for a commercial landlord if issues are ignored. Don't wait for tenants to be angry! Get your property ready with residential restoration services in Arcadia, California.

Green Initiatives Every HOA Should Consider

5/3/2024 (Permalink)

Green Lightbulb Concept | Green Initiatives Every HOA Should Consider Green Initiatives for HOAs

Homeowner’s associations (HOAs) benefit homeowners, especially in large neighborhoods. While not for everyone, an HOA can be a great way to organize and enforce community standards to keep neighborhoods clean and safe.

Although HOAs differ from neighborhood to neighborhood and state to state, most seek ways to work more efficiently. This generally means saving money for residents who pay fees while providing community services.

The Benefits of “Going Green”

One way for an HOA board to pursue efficiency is to look to green initiatives. Sometimes referred to as “going green”, green initiatives involve adopting environmentally friendly policies.

For HOAs, this can mean implementing recycling program policies or requiring green irrigation systems to save money and water in the long run. HOAs can also encourage residents to invest in energy-efficient appliances that use less electricity to reduce the load on the local grid.

If you’re involved with an HOA in your community and would like to explore eco-friendly initiatives, below are some simple ways to go green for HOAs:

Involve the Community

Among the top ways for HOAs to go green is to involve the community. After all, part of managing an HOA is engaging with members to meet their needs. Community events can host members of an HOA but can also be open to the public. The latter approach can be a good way to introduce your HOA to non-members and attract new residents to a neighborhood.

By organizing and hosting green events like community garden planning and roadside trash cleanup events, you can make your neighborhood cleaner while putting a human face on your HOA. Community events are also a wonderful opportunity to educate residents about how they can support green initiatives, like installing solar panels or solar-powered devices or using eco-friendly landscaping and drought-resistant plants to reduce water usage.

Partner With Companies That Adhere to Sustainable Practices

Another way to commit your HOA to creating an eco-friendly community is to work with companies that adhere to sustainable practices. For example, suppose renovations are taking place in common areas such as clubhouses that have water damage. In that case, your HOA can look for a reliable restoration company that uses sustainable practices during cleanup and recovery services.

This doesn’t mean you have to disqualify companies that don’t use sustainable practices. Still, it does mean that looking for companies that use eco-friendly practices can help support green practices in the community your HOA oversees. Working with companies that align with your HOA’s views can lend credibility to your commitment to sustainable communities.

You can simply ask whether a company supports green initiatives, but many post information about their policies online. If you’re interested in working with a company, check its website and look for mission and core values statements. These can sometimes provide information about a company’s stance on green initiatives, even if a website does not directly provide answers.

Check With Local Organizations About Incentives

Some states and communities offer incentives for going green, and HOAs may be able to take part. For example, a green initiative from your state may provide rebates or financial incentives to transform community buildings into green buildings. Although many incentive programs are aimed at individual homeowners who take steps toward saving energy, some organizations or management company interests may qualify.

Your local government may also offer programs that provide incentives or recognition for taking steps toward an eco-friendly future. Some towns have funding to renovate or retrofit older technologies and houses to make them more environmentally friendly.

If you participate in initiatives like rebate programs, make sure you read the fine print of incentive offers. Most government-sponsored programs have specific qualifications and deadlines to be met to participate. Failure to follow the rules and regulations of these initiatives to the letter can result in the forfeiture of any incentives.

Rethink Your HOA Office Protocols

While there are plenty of ways for HOAs to go green regarding the communities they manage, you can also work on making a green transition within your HOA office. Consider ditching paperwork by switching to digital messages and emails for a paperless office environment. You can also look at your HOA office computers and other technologies to see if eco-friendly alternatives exist.

If your HOA office is older, opportunities may exist to upgrade certain areas with sustainable electrical system components or plumbing. Changing out light fixtures from incandescent bulbs to energy-efficient LEDs may save energy usage, and low-flow toilets may use less water than traditional toilets. This can also be a good time to have a building inspection completed to see if any types of toxic materials are present that can be removed and replaced.

Taking steps to renovate your office now can pay off in the coming years as your office may use less water and electricity. Green buildings also support your commitment to eco-friendly policies, which can make it more likely that residents of your community will abide by these policies.

Review Enforcement Mechanisms First

As you explore ways to go green for HOAs, you’ll also want to consider enforcement mechanisms. Requiring residents of your community to keep their lawns cut is one thing, but requiring residents to recycle may not be an actionable policy. Now would be a good time to review your HOA’s policies to determine what each resident has agreed to and what changes may be allowed going forward.

You’re also encouraged to consult with your HOA’s attorney to clarify what is and is not allowed regarding enforcement mechanisms for green initiatives. Even if your policy manual allows for certain enforcement mechanisms, legal considerations may need to be accounted for before you implement green initiatives or community requirements.

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Property Managers’ Guide to Attracting Reliable Renters

4/29/2024 (Permalink)

Couple happily holding their keys to their apartment  | Property Managers’ Guide to Attracting Reliable Renters Attracting Reliable Renters

Finding reliable renters can be one of the most difficult aspects of owning an investment property. The truth is that finding good tenants can dramatically impact your experience as a landlord. It can also impact your ability to make your investment profitable. A quality tenant is someone you can rely on to:

  1. Consistently pay the full rent on time every month.
  2. Treat your property with respect.
  3. Follow all rules for conduct on the property.
  4. Honor your lease agreement.
  5. Communicate maintenance problems with you.

The good news is that there are countless high-quality renters out there looking for a safe, comfortable place to call home. Knowing a few tips for finding and screening potential tenants for your rental listing can help keep everyone involved happy! Here are some tips for getting the right potential tenants.

Start With an Understanding of Rental Laws

As a landlord, one of your most important responsibilities is avoiding any form of discrimination in tenant selection. The Fair Housing Act prohibits all landlords from discriminating against tenants based on race, skin color, sex, nationality, religion, disability, or family status. Even the appearance of discrimination can be enough to land a landlord in hot water.

Set Firm Tenant Criteria

One of the biggest mistakes a landlord can make is to not create a profile for an ideal tenant. Without a benchmark, knowing how to measure each candidate can be hard. Here's a look at some basic criteria to consider:

  1. Income Requirement: This will be specific to your renting property. Generally, landlords prefer tenants with monthly incomes two to three times the monthly rent. Landlords in high-cost-of-living areas may need to lower income criteria to account for higher rents.
  2. Credit Score: Some landlords will look at a tenant's credit score to determine if they are a reliable fit. A credit score offers a window into a tenant's financial behaviors. Someone with a low credit score may have a history of failing to pay bills on time. Meanwhile, a high credit score showcases a tenant's reliability in paying bills.
  3. Eviction History: Ideally, a tenant won't have a history of being evicted for conduct issues or nonpayment of rent.
  4. Prior Felonies or Criminal Behavior: Can you refuse to rent an apartment or home to someone just because they have a felony or criminal background? This is a complicated aspect of landlord laws. In most states, denying housing to an individual strictly based on their criminal record can be seen as a form of discrimination. However, landlords can use their discretion when it comes to criminal behavior that could raise safety concerns. If you have any questions about housing laws when vetting potential renters, it's always wise to consult with a local attorney familiar with state and federal laws.
  5. References: Consider asking for a reference from a previous landlord.

Finally, always list the security deposit on any advertisements or posts you use to attract tenants. The size of the security deposit is an important factor in screening tenants. If a tenant cannot come up with the required security deposit, this can indicate that the property is out of their financial reach. Situations where tenants stretch their budget to get into an apartment can be stressful for tenants and landlords.

Create a Clear Rental Application

Don't rely on verbal agreements when dealing with tenants! Always insist that filling out a rental application is the first step. Rental applications are important because they provide a way to collect essential personal information about prospective tenants. If you're interested in a property, neat and organized applications will allow you to reference applicant information when applicants contact you to follow up. A very basic rental application should have the following:

  1. The full legal name of the applicant.
  2. The full legal names of any co-applicants.
  3. Contact information for the applicant.
  4. Driver's license numbers.
  5. Job title and location.
  6. The applicant's Social Security number.
  7. Current and previous addresses.
  8. Income sources.
  9. Monthly income.
  10. Names and ages of any children who will be living in the rental.
  11. Personal or professional references.

If your rental allows pets, provide a section where tenants can list all pets by type and breed. Many landlords choose to charge a nonrefundable application fee. In addition to covering the cost of conducting a background check, this fee ensures that only serious tenants apply. In fact, refusing to pay an application fee can be considered a very useful built-in screening tool!

Don't Skip the Background Check Just Because Someone Appears Reliable

While a lease application can provide first-hand information about a tenant, landlords should always verify application information using background checks. Always inform prospective tenants that you intend to conduct a background check once you have completed the application. Depending on which types of checks you conduct, background checks can reveal the following:

  1. Credit score and history.
  2. Criminal history.
  3. Eviction history.

Most landlords consider a criminal background check the most important aspect of tenant screening. Keep in mind that background screening doesn't just protect your property. It can also protect neighbors and other tenants from harm. A serious criminal background check will scan millions of records to look for matches on state and federal registries.

Market Your Property Properly

The final tip for finding a great tenant is to offer a great property. While there's no doubt that you're eager to find reliable renters you can trust to pay on time every month, it's also important to remember that potential renters are just as eager to find well-maintained, safe properties they can call home for the duration of a lease. Showing off photos of a crisp, sparkling property maintained with care is a great way to attract high-quality renters with your listings!

The period between tenants is a great time to audit your rental property to look for any safety or aesthetic issues that might turn off tenants. Fresh paint, updated appliances, updated flooring, secure locks, and high-quality doors and windows can all give tenants confidence that they will move into a safe, properly updated space. One thing that can send savvy tenants walking in the other direction after touring a property is visible water damage. Unfortunately, landlords don't always have control over water damage. Anything from an irresponsible tenant who left a faucet running to a mechanical issue with the plumbing system can result in serious water damage. When left untreated, that damage can leave a property susceptible to rot and mold. Both landlords and tenants should know that calling a professional immediately for emergency water removal is crucial at the first sign of dripping or pooling water.

Final Thoughts on Finding Reliable Renters

When it comes to finding reliable renters, it truly takes two to tango. Yes, all landlords must conduct the necessary screening and background checks to weed out unreliable or potentially dangerous tenants. However, it's also essential to offer a property of the caliber that good tenants are looking for when they need a safe and attractive place to live. Do you need some help getting your property in shape to be listed? SERVPRO Arcadia offers fast remediation services for landlords in the aftermath of messes, mold, fire damage, and water damage.

Social Media Tips for Property Management

4/22/2024 (Permalink)

Closeup of a person using a mobile device | Social Media Tips for Property Management Estate Mgmt Social Media Tips

Social media for property management doesn't just keep your current renters updated--you'll also find new tenants, partner with businesses, and surprise followers with giveaways and promotions. Comment sections on your posts often become a community discussion hub. If you need to refresh, try these methods to engage your local audience.

Hire Professional Photographers

Free stock photos and amateur photographers are cheap, but professional photoshoots are personalized, relatable, and cohesive. Reasons to hire an experienced photographer include:

  1. Customers know exactly what your property looks like. Blurry or unrelated images confuse them.
  2. You'll have marketing materials for various social media platforms.
  3. Displaying your logo, building, and color scheme strengthens your brand.
  4. Hiring professionals implies that you're a successful, trustworthy company.
  5. You'll show off real employees, not stock photo strangers.

Consider working with a local photographer. You'll build connections in your neighborhood, and they'll share your photoshoot on their social media, giving you more views.

Respond to Comments

Have you ever seen unanswered complaints on a company's Facebook page? You can't help but think that they don't care about customers. Responding to comments, including negative ones, shows that they care and want to make it right.

Virtually every social media site has a comment or reply section. Clients often bypass your email address and phone number, thinking complaining publicly will make you respond faster. Whether this is fair or not, make sure that you review comments every day.

You can direct them to a private channel with a similar message: "Hey! Thanks for reaching out. Please DM us or email [name]@[yourproperty].com." Personalize the response so they know you're a real person, not a bot.

Likewise, respond to regular comments and questions. Other tenants probably have the same question, so they'll gladly see an answer.

Celebrate Milestones

Sharing accomplishments isn't bragging--it's showcasing your dedication to your business. Social media accounts can get slightly bogged down with advertisements and general updates. Spice it up by celebrating milestones, such as:

  1. Awards
  2. Your first year in business
  3. Invites to conferences and events
  4. Business collaborations
  5. Increased number of renters
  6. Record-breaking profits

Neighbors will smile at your posts and leave congratulatory comments. Sharing successes can also lift your spirits, and when you're disheartened, you'll look back on these accomplishments.

Focus on Videos

YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok have pushed videos to the forefront of social media for property management. Video marketing looks complicated, but if you have a smartphone, you could start filming now. Free music, filters, and editing apps polish your clips without expensive equipment.

A filter won't turn a blurry shot into a masterpiece, but you can sharpen your early videos before you're ready to invest in a production team. Instagram and TikTok browsers want short, snappy clips, not hour-long performances.

Get started with employee interviews, property tours, room showings, and announcements. Learn about flood damage restoration if you need to touch up a room before the reveal. Later, you'll advance to long-form productions.

Stay Consistent

One common mistake is front-loading your content. You share five posts shortly after making them, then have nothing for the rest of the week. Followers alternate between dealing with a content overload and wondering if you're still open.

A content calendar helps you post on a regular schedule. You'll choose content for each day, like you're writing an event schedule, and then share posts accordingly. For example, Monday could look like this:

  1. 10 A.M.: Share conference photos on Facebook
  2. 2 P.M.: Announce giveaway winner on all platforms
  3. 5 P.M.: Post job openings on LinkedIn
  4. 7 P.M.: Host a Twitter/X Q&A

Plan for at least a month so that you can produce quality work. You'll also have extra materials if you have a sudden interruption, such as an event cancellation.

Your audience expects a steady stream of content with the occasional surprise, such as a spontaneous giveaway. When prospective tenants see your regular updates, they know you're active and looking for more renters.

Consider Paid Advertisements

Paid advertisements boost your visibility by appearing in people's feeds even when they don't follow you. With a small "Ad" or "Sponsored" tag, they blend in with regular posts. You never know who you might catch at the right time. College students, parents, young couples--they're thinking about moving, and your ad miraculously appears on their feed.

However, you'll need to optimize your campaign so that every penny goes toward a potential sale. Follow these steps to get the most out of your views:

  1. Find your demographic. You can figure this out by studying your tenants' average race, gender, age, and socioeconomic status. To target another audience, study your competitors to see how they market to them.
  2. Select a platform that your demographic uses regularly.
  3. Create marking materials. Depending on the platform, this could include text, images, filters, animation, music or video clips. You can reuse assets on different sites.
  4. Set a budget. Most sites let you start small, sometimes with as little as $1. You'll only get a few hundred views, but you'll experiment without spending thousands on your first campaign.
  5. Choose the duration. Campaigns can last weeks, but start with a few days to see if this platform fits.
  6. Evaluate your campaign afterward. Check the platform's metrics dashboard for views, clicks, leads, and other valuable data.

You'll start investing in pricier, long-term campaigns as you learn what works. Your social media for property management posts has become a staple in everyone's feeds.

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Strategies for Improving HOA Board Member Engagement

4/11/2024 (Permalink)

HOA Board members sitting around a table | Strategies for Improving HOA Board Member Engagement HOA Board Member Engagement

In the evolving landscape of homeowners’ association (HOA) management, effective engagement between residents and the HOA board is essential to building thriving communities. But how can we improve HOA member engagement? By following effective strategies centered around improved communication, information sharing, and other types of relationship-building.

HOA boards can take several approaches to building mutual trust and promoting more active engagement. The following key strategies can elevate HOA community interactions, empowering board members and residents.

Improve and Enhance Communication

Communicating with community residents helps forge relationships with the HOA and, if managed well, creates an environment of trust. Conversely, poor or minimal communication leads to potential frustration, missed opportunities, misunderstandings, low turnouts, and reduced participation in community events and meetings.

Regular emails and a monthly newsletter are some of the easiest ways to keep the lines of communication open and provide valuable information and updates. Adding quality content ensures residents read the emails and do not immediately toss the newsletter. The board can provide updates on existing and upcoming neighborhood projects and issues, and the newsletter can include neighborhood stories of interest, project updates, and a calendar with dates for upcoming meetings.

Furthermore, communities can utilize a secure online forum or a software-based platform dedicated to neighborhood discussions, document sharing, voting, and other important matters.

Consider hosting quarterly or biannual in-person community meetings to encourage face-to-face interactions and allow residents to meet the board members and form relationships.

Be Transparent and Accountable

The type and amount of detail the board communicates make a difference in the quality of engagement it has with residents. When the HOA does not provide and maintain transparent communication, residents distrust the board’s decisions and feel disconnected. For example, when the board needs to increase fees or charge a special assessment, transparent communication that discloses the details is the best way to prevent distrust and resentment towards the HOA board.

Transparency in communication involves promptly sharing information such as meeting minutes, financial reports, budgets, and other relevant data among board members and the community. In certain situations, such as disaster recovery efforts, communication, and information-sharing becomes critical as the HOA and residents work together to repair and restore homes and common areas.

Board members may also establish performance benchmarks or metrics to measure performance and remain accountable to the community. For example, when overseeing coordinated efforts between homeowners and a chosen fire restoration company, the board can use these benchmarks to track progress, ensure accountability, and expedite the restoration services to keep residents informed and satisfied.

Empowerment and Inclusivity

Residents usually feel more motivated to engage when they feel their thoughts matter. Soliciting feedback, ideas, and suggestions is a tried-and-true method for improving HOA member engagement. Residents feel included in decision-making and empowered by having some say in managing their community.

When residents feel excluded from the HOA’s initiatives and decision-making processes, they will not feel that engagement brings benefits. Suggestion boxes and town hall meetings help residents have a voice and feel more included. Brewing problems, such as perceived or actual inconsistencies in HOA rule enforcement, may become known sooner, allowing the HOA and residents to problem-solve before things worsen.

To ensure board members remain engaged in their positions, assigning specific responsibilities or tasks to members based on their expertise, interest, and availability can contribute to a more successful outcome for both the board members and the community.

Training and Education

An essential way to improve engagement is to help residents become more familiar with the HOA’s rules and regulations. Resident-focused workshops and informational sessions can give community members valuable insights about their rights and responsibilities. This strategy can reduce disputes and misunderstandings while increasing understanding of the HOA's guidelines. It can also prevent residents from feeling unfairly penalized for violating unfamiliar rules.

Additionally, training for board members ensures the HOA provides clear direction to new board members regarding their roles and responsibilities. Offer comprehensive workshops or sessions to help familiarize them with the community bylaws and their contributions to managing the community. Offer access to additional resources, such as online courses or targeted webinars as needed, to keep board members updated on topics such as developing legal issues and industry best practices so they can better serve the community.

Provide Recognition and Appreciation

Improving HOA member engagement can include fun activities that make residents feel appreciated and acknowledged. Consider hosting community events using the neighborhood’s clubhouse or other amenities. Holidays provide the perfect reason for an event, such as an annual Easter egg hunt or Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, to build relationships and bring more families out for face-to-face time. Consider giving shout-outs and awards to celebrate residents’ wins and contributions in the community newsletter.

Engagement Starts with Communication

Proactive engagement is essential for creating and maintaining harmonious communities in HOA management. Disputes and disagreements can arise over various issues. Still, by prioritizing important outcomes such as transparent communication and inclusivity, boards can pave the way for more cooperative relationships and collective prosperity.

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