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Pillow Talk: It’s All About You
Pillow Talk: It’s All About You

In 2022, we took an in-depth look at advocacy basics: people, policy, politics, and local, state, and federal government. For 2023, we move from macro to micro. This year, it’s all about you! For the next twelve months, Pillow Talk explores personal advocacy opportunities, importance, and... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
01/10/2023


Pillow Talk: The Supremes
Pillow Talk: The Supremes

America’s constitutional government consists of three parts (or branches: 1) executive (president, agencies, and departments); 2) legislative (Senate and House of Representatives); and judicial (all federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States ). Most Americans... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
12/2/2022


Redbook Blues: Possession
Redbook Blues: Possession

If you are like me, you cannot wait for 2022 to be over! To help you make it one more month, I want to wrap up this year and set a firm foundation for next year by reviewing the fundamental relationship between residential property owners and renters. The owner always owns a rental property,... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
12/2/2022


Pillow Talk - The Mid Turn
Pillow Talk - The Mid Turn

“Mid-term” election (short for the middle of the presidential term) informally describes non-presidential, federal election years. In reality, “mid-turn” better defines these election cycles. Since the 1930s, the president’s party has lost an average of four (4)... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
11/3/2022


Redbook Blues - People
Redbook Blues - People

As a multifamily owner/operator, the past few years have been fiscally, physically, and emotionally draining. The old line about the crisis-building character is overrated!! Given all the stress in 2020, 2021, and 2022, I have learned a lot about myself, our industry, my company, and, more... Continue Reading

by Nicole Zaitoon
11/3/2022


Pillow Talk - 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Pillow Talk - 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Queen Elizabeth II’s death and the instantaneous transfer of sovereignty to King Charles III provide a historic opportunity for Americans to reflect upon the unique blessing of liberty in our nation’s 246-year self-government experiment. Monarchy produces pomp and ceremony, divine... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
09/30/2022


Redbook Blues - Per Your Request
Redbook Blues - Per Your Request

The REDBOOK contains a wealth of legal information for multifamily housing owners and operators. You probably consult your REDBOOK when you have a question about the TAA Lease and addendums or if you have a fair housing or tricky eviction case. However, the REDBOOK is way more than legalese. In... Continue Reading

by Nicole Zaitoon
09/30/2022


Dimensions Online - Redbook Blues: Room for Improvement
Dimensions Online - Redbook Blues: Room for Improvement

As multifamily housing owners/operators and our residents adjust to the current turbulent economic and social environment, I am reminded of the tremendous resources available to us as AATC members. Whether it is a fair housing class or the Business Exchange, AATC offers the tools we need to... Continue Reading

by Nicole Zaitoon
09/6/2022


Dimensions Online - Pillow Talk - Perceiver in Chief
Dimensions Online - Pillow Talk - Perceiver in Chief

In politics, the perception of power is power. If your opponents believe you are a formidable force, then you are, regardless of the limits of your actual authority. More than “fake it till you make it” or mere “mind games,” the ability to harness this opinion makes... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
08/10/2022


Dimensions Online - Redbook Blues: Supplier Contracts
Dimensions Online - Redbook Blues: Supplier Contracts

We are all learning to navigate the new business reality forced upon us by supply chain challenges, inflation, and post-pandemic market demand. Our industry would not have been able to survive, much less thrive, during the past two years without the dedication and support of our supplier... Continue Reading

by Nicole Zaitoon
08/10/2022


Redbook Blues: The "I" Word
Redbook Blues: The "I" Word

The cost of essential consumer goods continues to rise, gas prices are up, and food prices continue to climb. Inflation is real. As our companies, industry, and residents slowly begin to emerge from the personal and economic impacts of the COVID pandemic, supply and demand rental-housing market... Continue Reading

by Nicole Zaitoon
07/1/2022


Pillow Talk: It's Official
Pillow Talk: It's Official

The Texas State Library and Archive Commission maintain all the official Texas state symbols. From the bluebonnet (state flower) to the mockingbird (state bird) and pecan (state tree) to 42 (state domino game), more than seventy-five (75) state symbols have been officially designated by the... Continue Reading

by Perry Pillow
07/1/2022