What’s Next for the Future of Hotel Property Management Systems – Skift

As the hospitality industry finally rebounds from the effects of the global pandemic, operators are seeking new technological solutions to upgrade to the shifting landscape. By embracing the right technology for their business — especially property management system infrastructure — hotels stand to benefit strongly in the new era.

SkiftX spoke with Kevin King, chief operations officer at Shiji Group, about the transitions currently taking place in the industry, what operators should be thinking about when it comes to property management technology, and how the industry is setting itself up for future innovation and growth.

SkiftX: Shiji has expanded globally over the last few years by growing its portfolio and opening new offices. What’s the strategy behind this?

Kevin King: Our chairman set some milestones on where we should be heading in the coming years. One of those points was to become a truly global company, servicing the hotel industry

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Actual Property Investing Sources

When most individuals take into consideration actual estate investing they seemingly suppose of some things: slumlords in large cities and wealthy billionaires.

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Actual property investing experience can actually accommodate the luxury house market. Actual estate is a scary funding for a lot of people. And it can be in the event you only suppose when it comes to proudly owning a chunk of property to rent out or to fix-and-flip. Bear in mind, we’re very early in the “new reality” and what’s coming is hard to predict. Stay conscious, keep flexible, keep knowledgeable, stay Angel the Real Estate in touch with other buyers. There’s always cash to be made in actual estate. There are three widespread sources for a vendor to determine market worth: an appraisal, a broker worth opinion or an automatic worth mannequin discovered online. At second, Edmonton gives barely higher opportunities as … Read the rest

Reputation Property Management Report Shows that Top

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reputation, the global leader in reputation experience management (RXM), today released findings from its 2021 Property Management Reputation Report, which analyzed more than 80,000 multifamily residential properties across the U.S. The research shows that the property managers who have adapted to changing consumer behaviors have protected or improved their reputations as they emerge from the pandemic. Additionally, renters are leaving more reviews than ever, with positive sentiment centered around digital tools used by property managers and the speed at which building staff respond to various requests.

Analyzing data from Google, Facebook and Twitter, along with proprietary machine learning algorithms and natural language processing technologies, the report found that:

  • Reviews are essential. 84% of people read reviews before touring an apartment. But a shocking 32% of property management locations did not receive a single review on Google in the last 12
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Striving for Property Management Perfection

Diana Pittro, Executive Vice President, RMK Management Corp. Image courtesy of RMK Management Corp.

After assisting passengers for years as a flight attendant, Diana Pittro took a job as a leasing agent, thinking it would be temporary. Little did she know she would build a career in real estate and continue to help people in so many different ways. As RMK Management Corp. Executive Vice President, Pittro oversees all management, marketing and operations as well as capital programs for more than 6,500 units across the Midwest.

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She enjoys mentoring and watching people grow, and she’s always ready to go overboard taking care of her employees and residents. She is convinced that women have the ability to bring balance to a business, which is why she is encouraging all female professionals in the industry to speak up because they can make

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Danger Management In Residential Actual Estate Investing

They’re very entertaining and the earnings sure do look big and easy. However is flipping homes the best way they do it on TELEVISION, something an actual estate investor (that means you) should do it?

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Christina Haack has been ‘dating’ real estate agent Joshua Hall for ‘the last few months’

Christina Haack has a new man in her life.

The Flip Or Flop star, 37, was seen holding hands with real estate agent Joshua Hall as the pair arrived at LAX airport on Tuesday, as per Page Six.

A source told the outlet that Christina and Joshua ‘have been dating for the last few months’ and that they are jetting off to Mexico to celebrate Christina’s 38th birthday.

News of Christina’s budding relationship with her ‘boyfriend’ Joshua comes shortly after her former spouse Ant Anstead made his romance with actress Renée Zellweger official.

New man! Christina Haack appeared to confirm her burgeoning romance with real estate agent Joshua Hall as the pair were seen holding hands at LAX on Tuesday, as per pictured obtained by Page Six; Joshua pictured

New man! Christina Haack appeared to confirm her burgeoning romance with real estate agent Joshua Hall as the pair were seen holding hands at LAX on Tuesday, as per pictured obtained by Page Six; Christina (left) pictured in January, Joshua (right) pictured 

Another insider divulged to People on Tuesday that Christina and Joshua ‘recently started dating

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OTAs: The End of Property Management as We Know It

OTAs: The End of Property Management as We Know It



A $70 Billion Difference 

A manager at one of the three big global listing platforms recently told me, “There is no doubt that rent-by-owner has become much easier during the last 10 years.” On the face of it, it’s an obvious statement: Without the help of a property manager, 10 years ago, I would have been largely relegated to market my property on my own, and I would have struggled. Today, in a few minutes, I can list on Airbnb, Vrbo, or Booking.com, which collectively generated about $70 billion in bookings in 2019. 

The listing platforms have been responsible for much of the value creation in our industry in the last decade, and much of that was due to Airbnb’s success. Today, Airbnb’s brand supports a market cap of more than $100 billion. That market cap is

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Combative witness nearly derails trial in murder of Mpls. real estate agent

The joint trial of two men charged in the 2019 kidnapping and murder of a north Minneapolis woman nearly ended in a mistrial Tuesday when a key witness repeatedly clashed with a defense attorney.

The judge eventually threatened to arrest the witness, saying: “You are about 3 inches from a jail cell right now.”

The disruptions occurred shortly after prosecutors and defense attorneys gave their opening statements. The combative witness, the state’s first to be called to testify, was Jon Mitchell-Momoh, who was romantically involved with the victim, Monique Baugh, and who was allegedly entangled in a business feud at the time of her death.

Just before noon, Mitchell-Momoh made an unsolicited statement expressing his disbelief that “taxpayer dollars” were being used to defend the suspects. The remark defied an earlier order from Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill, who banned him from identifying the defense attorneys as public defenders.

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Vacation rental management association offers swimming safety tips to prevent future drownings

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Florida Vacation Rental Management Association is teaming up with Orlando Health to increase awareness after a recent increase in pediatric drownings.

The safety campaign comes weeks after a News 6 investigation showed drownings among children have increased dramatically, mainly at vacation rentals.

A Brooklyn family renting a vacation home in Osceola County made a frantic call to 911 earlier this year after finding their 4-year-old unresponsive in the pool.

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Dr. Donald Plumley is a pediatric trauma doctor at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and says the calls are happening way too often.

“We’re at record numbers,” Plumley said.  “We’ve seen a big increase in drownings and it has us concerned.”

Rafael Neves, the co-chair of the Florida Vacation Rental Management Association,

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Life Sentences for Men Convicted of Murdering Real Estate Agent

Monique Baugh (Credit: Facebook)

Two men have been given life sentences for their roles in the murder of Minneapolis real estate agent Monique Baugh.

Berry Alexander Davis, 42, and Cedric Lamont Berry, 42, were convicted last month of first-degree murder in the death of Baugh, 28. The agent was lured to a fake house showing in Maple Grove, Minnesota, on Dec. 31, 2019, and was abducted and shot, according to prosecutors.

The two men were also convicted of second-degree murder and kidnapping, as investigators allege Berry shot and wounded Baugh’s boyfriend in a separate attack, MPR News reported.

They were given concurrent sentences of 13 years for kidnapping and 20 years for attempted murder, respectively. Their life sentences without parole will begin after they serve their other sentences. The victim’s mother had implored the judge to give the longest possible sentence.

Lyndon Wiggins, 36, has also been charged with first-degree

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