Nate Kunes Nat Kunes

Property managers are struggling to find and retain top talent, according to a recent property management survey from AppFolio. Talent is essential to growth and expansion of a company, and an inability to find talent could inhibit growth. In the survey, 13% of property managers named recruiting top talent as the biggest challenge and 45.3% of property managers named talent as the biggest factor inhibiting growth.

“Making the right hires, even retaining the good ones, are very important to any property management company—and, as the survey suggests, not doing so can hurt continued growth and expansion,” Nat Kunes, senior product line manager at AppFolio, tells “Good things to look for in property management talent are things like problem-solving skills, ability to keep cool under pressure, a teamwork mentality, self-starters, and, of course, highly organized individuals.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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