The apartment industry is growing exponentially. In fact, it contributes $1.3 trillion dollars to the U.S. economy annually. According to Stephanie Puryear Helling (of Real Estate Strategic Services and President of the National Apartment Association Education Institute) “11 million more people are renting apartment homes today than just a decade ago.” Everyone from millennials to generation Xers, baby boomers, their parents and more are choosing to live in apartments for many different reasons. This is one trend that is here to stay!
Stephanie Puryear Helling of Real Estate Strategic Services and President of the National Apartment Association Education Institute and Jeremy Lawson, Reputation Manager for Fogelman Management joined me for an interview this week to share what’s behind the growing number of renters. They discussed who the typical renter is, what the apartment boom means for the economy and how it will impact jobs. Stephanie and Jeremy also dished on career opportunities in the apartment industry.
Please make sure to watch the video below to see my interview with Stephanie and Jeremy in its entirety. For more information please visit RPMcareers.org.
YouTube video: Watch Candace Rose interview Stephanie Puryear Helling (of Real Estate Strategic Services and President of the National Apartment Association Education Institute) and Jeremy Lawson (of Reputation Manager for Fogelman Management) about the growing apartment industry.
Stephanie Puryear Helling
Senior Director – Operations, Real Estate Strategic Services
National Apartment Association Education Institute
Stephanie has 25 years of industry experience in leasing, marketing, resident retention, customer service, management and leadership. She has 16 years of diversified experience with the training and development of associates in such markets as Austin, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, New Orleans, Phoenix, Atlanta, Los Angeles, DC, and Metro Denver. Stephanie has worked in various onsite, regional and national positions, and currently serves as Senior Director – Operations for Real Estate Strategic Services, serving on the Greystar Advantage Steering Committee, the Property Management Operations Committee, and various cross-functional teams within her organization and celebrated her 18th anniversary with Greystar in April of 2017.
In her spare time, Stephanie volunteers at the local and national level, and serves on the National Apartment Association Education Institute Board of Directors as an officer (NAAEI President, second term), the NAA Board of Directors, and is past chair of the NAAEI Apartment Careers Committee, the NAAEI Curriculum Development Committee, the NAA Lease Advisory Committee and NAAEI Vice President for two terms.
Stephanie resides in Austin, Texas with her sons, Jackson, Griffin and Landon.
Jeremy Lawson, Reputation Manager for Fogelman Management
Assists 75+ communities and the organization itself manage and enhance their reputations. With 12+ years of industry experience, his involvement includes speaking on social media, reputation management, and instructing designation programs. Jeremy is involved both locally and national, serving on the NAAEI Board of Directors, Apartment Careers Month Committee as well as NAA NEXTgen Committee & Marketing Committee. He is also a Lyceum candidate and NALP Paragon Award recipient.
Interview is courtesy: National Apartment Association Education Institute. Candace Rose was not compensated by the sponsor for this interview.