Author Archives: RMK Management

10 Things Landlords Hate Seeing In Your Home

10 Things Landlords Hate Seeing In Your Home    Most days—barring ongoing, major home maintenance issues—your relationship with your landlord is probably largely invisible. Rent goes out once a month, and you continue to have a place to sleep at night. But when landlords do swing by, you’re probably wondering: What do they see about your space…

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8 Chicago residential buildings with stunning cityscape views

Chicago’s skyline is famous for a reason. Historic architecture, towering glass facades, beach scenes — heck, we even placed a Ferris wheel front and center. Our city has a picturesque quality, practically made for “greetings from” postcards and Instagram stories.  But within the lakeside landscape, some buildings boast more majestic views than others — unobstructed…

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Seven Ways to Urbanize the Suburbs

Seven Ways to Urbanize the Suburbs Developers are looking beyond congested, expensive cities to lure millennials and downsizing boomers. By Barbara Ballinger John ColeThe Daley apartment building, designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning, is the first phase in the Westside at Shady Grove community in Rockville, Md., near Washington, D.C. Two decades after many millennials started…

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Chic design and doggy spas: Some suburban apartments hope to lure Chicagoans with city-style amenities

Chic design and doggy spas: Some suburban apartments hope to lure Chicagoans with city-style amenities Nicole Martin has lived in the Chicago area her entire life with the exception of five years in Lake Geneva. When deciding to sell her home in Wisconsin and move back to Illinois last year, Martin asked herself two questions:…

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Three reasons why apartment maintenance crews are your key to retaining residents in winter weather

Three reasons why apartment maintenance crews are your key to retaining residents in winter weather Midwesterners were served their first taste of Winter 2019 this past Martin Luther King Jr. holiday when Mother Nature dropped eight inches of snow on us. While we are tough and forge ahead no matter what, sometimes we need to rely…

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The Three Keys to Avoiding First-Time Multifamily Investor Pitfalls in 2019

Viewpoints Multifamily The Three Keys to Avoiding First-Time Multifamily Investor Pitfalls in 2019 Effective Property Management is critical in tentant retention and revenue growth. Diana Pittro | January 17, 2019 As U.S. households continue to look more favorably on renting versus owning than at any other time in the last half century, it’s a good…

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RMK’s Diana Pittro Wins CAA 2018 Legacy Award

2018 CAMME Awards Celebrate Chicagoland Apartment Industry Excellence Each year, the Chicagoland Apartment Association honors one individual whose valuable contributions have made a mark on CAA and the industry. This year's recipient is Diana Pittro, a 20-year multifamily veteran and executive Vice President of Taylor Johnson client RMK Management, where she oversees the management, marketing…

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