Susan Passmore Talks Apartments, Critters and Rasslin’

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This episode of Not a Complex podcast features an interview with Susan Passmore, Executive Vice President of Blue Ridge Companies, past-president and current board member of the Apartment Association of North Carolina, and newly elected Regional Vice President (Region 4) of the National Apartment Association.  We talked about Susan’s new role with NAA, her career (her first job was as a bookkeeper on a property in Asheboro, NC) and her varied personal interests – her lifelong passion for professional wrestling in particular. It’s a great interview and you’ll find yourself learning something while being entertained in the process.

So, sit back and enjoy the show. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email them to us at info@piedmonttaa.org

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Show Notes:

Phillips Management Group

National Apartment Association

Apartment Association of North Carolina

Susan’s Favorite Wrestlers,  Books to Give Employees and Musical Genre:

World Wrestling Entertainment

Chris Jericho

Ric Flair

Nikita Koloff

Dusty Staub books on leadership

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Favorite Genre of Music is “Old Pop”, for example Michael Jackson

A Chat with Maria Barker, COO of Phillips Management Group

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This episode of Not a Complex podcast features an interview with Maria Barker, COO of Phillips Management Group and Immediate Past President of PTAA’s Board of Directors where she recently finished serving a 3-year term as President. Among other things, we talked about Maria’s distinguished career in property management – which includes time spent working in Charlotte, Atlanta, and the Piedmont Triad – the importance of continually educating yourself and your staff, how to stay in touch with your team, and how storytelling can help with all of it.

Over the coming months, you’ll see (hear?) more interviews with members of PTAA’s Board of Directors. There are multiple reasons we’ve kicked off this series, but the two big ones are:
1. These folks have a wealth of knowledge to share
2. We hope this will allow PTAA’s members to get to know their leadership a little better.

So, sit back and enjoy the show. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email them to us at info@piedmonttaa.org

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Show Notes:

Phillips Management Group

Apartment Life

Maria’s Favorite Author,  Movie and Vacation Destinations:

Author Patrick Lencioni

Fried Green Tomatoes

Turks & Caicos Islands

Ireland

Meet Ras Fenger, Owner of Disaster One and PTAA Board Member

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This episode of Not a Complex podcast features an interview with Ras Fenger, President of Disaster One and a member of PTAA’s Board of Directors. Among other things, we talked about how he came to own Disaster One, how technology is impacting his business, the Chips for Children fundraising event he organizes each year to benefit The Boys and Girls Club, leadership and his favorite books and movie.

Over the coming months you’ll see (hear?) more interviews with members of PTAA’s Board of Directors. There are multiple reasons we’ve kicked off this series, but the two big ones are:
1. These folks have a wealth of knowledge to share
2. We hope this will allow PTAA’s members to get to know their leadership a little better.

So, sit back and enjoy the show. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email them to us at info@piedmonttaa.org

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Show Notes:

Disaster One

Chips for Children

 

Ras’s Favorite Books & Movie:

Good to Great by Jim Collins

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Let’s Talk Maintenance with Fred Kicsak, Episode 7 of Not a Complex Podcast

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This episode of Not a Complex podcast features an interview with Fred Kicsak, the Vice President of Maintenance and Service for Blue Ridge Companies, and who joined PTAA’s Board of Directors this year. Among other things we talked about R-22, hot water tanks, training for maintenance personnel, job skills, leadership and Fred’s favorite book and movie.

Over the coming months you’ll see (hear?) more interviews with members of PTAA’s Board of Directors. There are multiple reasons we’ve kicked off this series, but the two big ones are:
1. These folks have a wealth of knowledge to share
2. We hope this will allow PTAA’s members to get to know their leadership a little better.

So, sit back and enjoy the show. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email them to us at info@piedmonttaa.org

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Show Notes:

CFC Certification Course

Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) Designation

HVAC: Keeping a Cool Head in Times of Uncertainty – Article from June, 2016 Units Magazine that provides an overview of the current situation with HVACs for apartment communities (related to the R-22 discussion with Fred).

Freds Favorite Books & Movie:

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Minute Manager Series

Bible

Good Will Hunting

A Conversation About Affordability With the Smartest Guy in Housing: Episode 6 of Not a Complex Podcast

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This episode of Not a Complex podcast features an interview with Ken Szymanski, the executive director of the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association, and who until last year served the same role simultaneously for the Apartment Association of North Carolina. We were lucky to get an interview with him because he’s forgotten more about housing than anyone else actually knows. He shares his viewpoint on the current state of housing in the U.S., in particular the issue of affordability.

Another highlight of this episode is the return of PTAA’s very own Carrie Langley and Rachel Garavito to talk about upcoming events at PTAA.

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Show Notes:

PTAA Upcoming Events Page

Greater Charlotte Apartment Association

Apartment Association of North Carolina

ADA Changes Affect Fitness Centers & Trends in Fitness: Episode 5 of Not a Complex Podcast

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This episode of Not a Complex podcast features an interview with Josh Owen of Prosource Fitness. We talk about new ADA requirements that will impact apartment communities’ fitness centers, and we also discuss what’s hot in fitness equipment these days.

Another highlight of this episode is the return of PTAA’s very own Carrie Langley and Rachel Garavito to talk about upcoming events at PTAA.

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Show Notes:

PTAA Upcoming Events Page

January Leasing Appreciation Dinner Meeting featuring keynote speaker Alex Jackiw

Prosource Fitness

TRX Systems & Other Fitness Accessories

Jacobs Ladder Fitness System

Josh Owen

 

 

Episode 4: Interview With Apartment Industry’s Top Government Affairs Expert; Upcoming Events

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In his role as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Apartment Association, Greg Brown is one of the apartment industry’s most visible advocates in Washington, DC. This episode of Not a Complex podcast features an interview with Greg, during which he talks about the most pressing issues facing the industry, the potential impact this year’s election will have on the industry, and his favorite movie.

Before the interview we also provide a quick update on upcoming PTAA events. So sit back, relax and hopefully learn a little something.

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Show Notes:

NAA’s Government Affairs Website Section

NAA’s Advocacy Website Section

IMDB Page for Greg’s Favorite Movie

PTAA’s Upcoming Events Calendar

Episode 3 – Interview with NAA Chairman Marc Ross; Upcoming PTAA Events

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We begin Episode 3 (August 30, 2016) with an overview of upcoming events (see show notes below for details) and an interview with Marc Ross, the 2016 Chairman of the National Apartment Association.

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Show notes:

Upcoming events
Show Me the Money! Apartment Financials – 9/13
After Work Networking – 9/15
Legal Seminar with Will Brownlee – 9/21
Kickball Tournament – 10/8
Maintenance for Managers and Leasing Teams – 10/14
OSHA Compliance (Free!) – 10/20
Trade Show – 10/25
Trade Show Seminar: Emotional Support Animals – 10/25
AANC Lease Update with Will Brownlee – 10/28
Fair Housing & Beyond – 11/10

2016 NAA Chairman Marc Ross