October 27, 2017 – National Real Estate Investor – “One final example can be found in finalist Weigand-Omega Management of Wichita, Kan. Through its “My Neighbor’s Keeper” program, Weigand-Omega asks its associates, apartment residents, commercial tenants and vendors to help their neighbors via three primary channels: a Stewardship Mission, supporting charitable organizations that participants believe in; The Pulse, serving associates and their families who have encountered difficult life trials; and Cause Champions, helping associates personally grow through service to others and aiding their communities through collective service. This initiative has expanded the “family feel” of their business to on-site property teams in the 13 states where Weigand-Omega operates.
It behooves all of us in commercial and residential real estate to modernize, maintain and implement best practices that are indeed innovative, trendsetting and competitive. Yesterday’s solutions no longer yield results, certainly not the results defined by the new culture in which we work. This involves education at the individual, corporate and association level. When it comes to best practices, knowledge is indeed power and knowledge shared, in corporate meetings and association networking, advances the industry as a whole.
But there is education, and there is the application of that education. It is most important to connect constantly with your clients, occupants and potential occupants. You have to be aware and able to respond to their changing needs and concerns. Your clients and tenants are changing how they do business. Are you?”” Read the full story here.