Rent Manager Bootcamp

Monday, October 24th from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

This 7-hour special event is your chance to become a certified Rent Manager Express user! Express provides access to your business data through any web-enabled device. This course will teach you the fundamentals of database setup, receivables, payables, and the tenant life cycle—all through Rent Manager Express!



Rent Manager Innovation Hall Grand Opening

Monday, October 24th from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Come visit us in the Portico and Grand Cypress D-E for the Rent Manager Innovation Hall Grand Opening! Network with fellow attendees, visit the Rent Manager booths, and learn more about the capabilities our sponsors have to offer. Get special access before sessions officially begin, and you can even win a Meta Portal Smart Video Display just for showing up!



"Heroes vs. Villains" Opening Reception

Monday, October 24th from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Na na na na BATMAN! Soar into conference this year with an epic, Heroes vs. Villains-inspired party at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Upper Pool Deck. When the sun goes down, the Opening Reception will come to life with decadent drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, and great company. Network poolside with like-minded, industry peers as well as the Rent Manager staff. No worries about an additional cost to attend; the Opening Reception is included in your Conference Registration fee to ensure your Rent Manager User Conference journey starts on an idyllic note.



General Session - Keynote

Tuesday, October 25th from 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM

The Rent Manager Keynote Address is the official kickoff to RMUC.22. LCS President & CEO, Dave Hegemann, will share what’s on the horizon for Rent Manager—from program insights, new feature announcements, and product demonstrations, to where the next Rent Manager User Conference will be held. Taking place in Windsong Ballroom 5-8, you don’t want to miss this once-a-year insider event!



Service Manager 101

Tuesday, October 25th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Service Manager is a robust feature set within Rent Manager that helps you easily track, manage, and resolve maintenance issues. In this introductory class, we’ll show you how easy it is to create and assign work orders to technicians, bill for the costs of parts and labor, review service tickets out in the field, and keep tenants and employees alerted to the progress of your maintenance work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create and resolve service issues.
  • Organize your issues into filtered lists.
  • Bill tenants, owners, and vendors for service work.
  • Access service management features through rmAppSuite Pro.
  • Define automated notifications for your service issues.


Teaching New Hires to Quickly Become RM Heroes!

Tuesday, October 25th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Employee turnover in the property management sector has always been high, and “The Great Resignation” certainly did not make staffing any easier. To survive this new business climate, you need training that can rapidly onboard new employees and make them productive sooner. But who has time to build an advanced training program? This session will teach you how to quickly create low-cost, high-yield training without pouring a thousand hours into the development process! Here’s the truth: you don’t need a ton of fancy eLearning tools to make great training. You just need to master training scope, connections, and feedback loops! Come learn how to build a culture of learning at your organization that can help a novice employee become your next office hero!

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a clear "scope" for your training needs based on your new hire job descriptions.
  • Building training that models, practices, confirms, and values desired behaviors.
  • Establish a culture of learning that encourages employees to grow and stay at your business.


Maximizing Digital Payments with Zego

Tuesday, October 25th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Are you battling Villains that prevent collecting rent on time and in full? Have you reached 100% digital payments yet? Join the Rent Manager and Zego team as they unmask the Villains that make payments difficult and prevent you from growing your business. Witness how the Zego Superheroes make it easy for your residents to make payments without your team being involved. Hear best practices for being victorious and achieve a high level of adoption that will streamline your Accounts Receivable processes and improve the resident experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the factors impacting how and when payments are made.
  • Discover all the different methods of payment available from Zego.
  • Discuss best practices for increasing adoption of digital payments.
  • Explore how these payment methods occur inside of Rent Manager.


Showcasing Manufactured Housing Tools

Tuesday, October 25th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

This session will provide a focused demonstration of tools and features that are essential to manufactured housing management companies. We’ll share scenario-based recommendations and other best practices when it comes to utilizing these features. Furthermore, we’ll break down the key reports that can best help you manage your manufactured housing portfolio. This is a companion session to the “Manufactured Housing Roundtable” event that will be scheduled in the next session block. We encourage you to take both classes to get the most out of this industry-focused experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine Rent Manager features specifically relevant to manufactured housing.
  • Identify commonly used reports for managing manufactured housing properties.
  • Explore software tips and tricks related to this industry.


Accounting Roundtable

Tuesday, October 25th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Are you an accountant ready to talk shop? We’re assembling a super-hero team of accounting experts to share thoughts and insights regarding the financial tracking of a property management company. We want you to discuss your recommendations, your go-to reports, the KPIs that drive your business, and anything else you’d be willing to share with the community. Our team will help moderate the discussion, but the knowledge-share will come from accounting experts who use Rent Manager each day to run a business.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss hot topics related to the financial management of property management companies.
  • Discover challenges that other professionals are facing in this industry.
  • Share tips, tricks, and best practices related to accounting in Rent Manager.


Giving Your Website Superpowers

Tuesday, October 25th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Is your website a superhero or does it desperately need to be rescued? Rent Manager provides a ton of utility features that can greatly enhance the overall functionality of your site for prospects, tenants, and owners alike. These solutions are guaranteed to drive traffic to your site and improve client relationships. In this session, we’ll explore these features and provide best practices on how to effectively implement them into your website.

Learning Objectives:

  • Link your website to the Tenant and Owner Web Access portals.
  • Utilize Unit Availability to provide available listings on your own website.
  • Allow tenants to submit online applications through your website.
  • Incorporate web chat to efficiently communicate with tenants and owners.


Heroes Play Fair with Fair Housing

Tuesday, October 25th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

This session is a true crash-course into everything you absolutely need to know about Fair Housing Laws in 2022. Join Lisa Marvin, CEO of Essence Property Management (and certified Fair Housing Specialist), as she examines the rise in disability claims throughout the United States, screening considerations and related concerns, new familial status cases and what you should be mindful of, what equal opportunity to everyone really looks like, and so much more! Lisa makes Fair Housing fun in this highly interactive class that will leave you with tons of important fair housing tips.

Session Objectives:

  • Examine popular fair housing topics and their potential impact on your business.
  • Learn to properly navigate complex issues like screening rules, new familial status cases, and equal opportunity.


Spherexx: Data Me This - Do You Know What Your Data is Doing Tonight?

Tuesday, October 25th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Big data can be a real villain, misleading inconsumable, expensive, and hard to manage. This session is on how to streamline data and put it to work for higher income, happier residents, and stabilized assets. We will explore how to effectively harvest essential data from deep data caves of irrelevant factoids.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to manage “Best of Breed” applications to streamline workflow and targeted performance goals.
  • Discover if you really need more leads, or just better data management.
  • Learn how well managed data can direct best management decisions, pricing, staffing, and training initiatives.
  • How to get a winning season using “Moneyball” mentality.



Scripting 101

Tuesday, October 25th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

No previous scripting knowledge is needed to participate in this session! Scripting is a command-based language that can help customize the output of your letters and reports. This class is designed to build your confidence in the writing of simple scripts. We’ll teach you a few basic scripting rules and even introduce you to built-in tools that can help make writing scripts a breeze within Rent Manager!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common use-cases for scripting.
  • Learn the basic rules of writing scripts in Rent Manager.
  • Produce basic letters and reports with customized scripts.


Improving the Tenant Experience

Tuesday, October 25th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

Happy tenants are good for business. They tend to create fewer headaches, rent for longer periods of time, and become your word-of-mouth marketing heroes. There is no perfect formula for creating tenant happiness, but there is a strategy that tends to lead to success – consistency! Tenants absolutely crave consistency from their property managers. In this session, we’ll examine how to leverage Rent Manager to provide consistent access, engagement, and communication with your tenants.

Learning Objectives:

  • Establish consistent communication channels that maintain relationship continuity.
  • Explore customizations that provide tenants with a more consistent experience.
  • Automate internal tasks to always deliver on promises to the tenant.

Improving Your Bookkeeping Skills

Tuesday, October 25th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

This session is a crash-course into the key responsibilities of a bookkeeper in Rent Manager. This includes the ability to quickly find transaction data, enter transactions correctly, and finally, fix common mistakes. The content of this session is heavily influenced by the content of our Bookkeeper Certification test, making this class the perfect brush-up before getting yourself officially certified as a Rent Manager bookkeeper!

Learning Objectives:

  • Use search tools to locate financial data and answer accounting setup questions.
  • Enter common types of transactions.
  • Correct common transaction entry mistakes.


LeaseTrack: How Renters Insurance and Compliance Tracking Reduces Your Risk

Tuesday, October 25th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

Need a renters insurance superhero? LeaseTrack is here to save the day! Join Rent Manager and LeaseTrack as we discuss how to prevent uninsured residents and reduce workload with certificate tracking and master policies using software built into Rent Manager portal! Equip your properties with superhero-level protection with LeaseTrack.

Learning Objectives:

  • Good, Better, Best what it means and why you want the Best for your residents and leasing team.
  • Renters Insurance for the modern renter.
  • How do we know which renters are insured and which ones are not covered?
  • What do you do when a renter is not insured and the power of a master policy.


Manufactured Housing Roundtable

Tuesday, October 25th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

If you’re managing manufactured housing properties, we invite you to assemble with your peers in this roundtable-styled discussion. This is an incredible opportunity to hear tips, tricks, best practices, and recommendations from your industry peers. Our team will help drive and moderate the discussion, but the knowledge-share will come directly from industry experts who are living in the manufactured housing world day-in, day-out. This is a companion session to the “Showcasing Manufactured Housing Tools” session scheduled in the previous time-block. We encourage you to take both classes to get the most out of this industry-focused experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss hot topics in the manufactured housing industry.
  • Discover challenges that other professionals are facing in this industry.
  • Share tips, tricks, and best practices related to manufactured housing.


AmRent: Guardians of the Resident Screening Galaxy

Tuesday, October 25th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

Are you performing routine background, credit, and criminal screening checks as part of your prospecting and leasing process? Screening can save you future stress, heartache, and money. In fact, resident screening is so important that tools are built directly into the Rent Manager software. In this session, you’ll learn about our trusted partnership with AmRent that powers these screening services through a panel discussion with Rent Manager users and experts. We will demonstrate how to run screenings and review the results, send action letters, and even build automated screenings into your online application process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the benefits of using Rent Manager’s resident screening service through AmRent.
  • Complete the step-by-step process to perform resident screenings.
  • Review screening reports and send adverse action letters to prospects.
  • Enable automated screenings through Apply Now.
  • Discover “next steps” for signing up for this service through AmRent.


Enhancing Your Business Through Culture & Engagement

Tuesday, October 25th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

The property management world has slowly slipped into humdrum drudgery these last few years. Our sense of passion and purpose is gone. The industry seems to have lost the magic that once captivated us. But not anymore! In this session, Jo-Anne Oliveri, Founder/President of ireviloution Enterprises, seeks to return the magic to your business. She’ll review every touchpoint, task-point, tech-point, and team-point of your business to ensure peak performance and maximum efficiency is achieved. You’ll learn how to deliver on your brand promises so that your business shines brighter, regardless of team skill levels and location. Through her Disney training, Jo will inspire you to believe that magic happens when you commit to yourself and your vision. Each participant will receive a bag of Disney’s magic dust to sprinkle on their business and team, making it sparkle and shine, bringing a whole new colorful perspective to the business, the team, the clients, and yourself.

Session Objectives:

  • Explore how to build a solid business culture.
  • Engage your employees and clients more effectively.
  • Improve workflows and team movement.
  • Examine your accountability and performance management.


Property Meld: Why Ignoring NOI is Putting Your Business at Risk

Tuesday, October 25th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

NOI is one of the most critical factors when managing your operating expenses and increasing rental income. When ignored, you are at risk of costs inflated and decreased ROI. Ray Hespen, CEO and Co-founder of Property Meld, will dig into why NOI is so important and how to leverage maintenance to increase it.



Essential Fee-Based Management Workflows

Tuesday, October 25th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

This session is a crash-course into the world of third-party (fee-based) management. You’ll learn how to set up owner contracts, establish and post management fees, receive contributions, and pay owners through different methods. You’ll also learn how to read and interpret the Owner Statement. The content of this session is based heavily on questions included in our Fee-based Management Certification test, making this class the perfect brush-up before getting yourself officially certified!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic fee-based management workflow in Rent Manager.
  • Set up owner accounts with the proper contracts, fee structures, etc.
  • Post management fees, make contributions, and write owner checks.
  • Interpret owner reports.


Next-Level Use-Cases for Report Writer

Tuesday, October 25th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Report Writer allows you to develop your own custom reports. At this point, maybe you’ve created a few on your own, but you’re starting to wonder, “Is there more to it?” When it comes to Report Writer, there’s a whole multiverse of reporting possibilities. This session is all about exploring interesting and unconventional use-cases for Report Writer. Learn how to use custom reports to create import files for updating records in a batch, combining operational and financial data into a single report, and creating “actionable” reports that help employees accomplish tasks faster. To get the most out of this class, we recommend that you already have some scripting knowledge, but again, our focus is on vision and creativity in the report writing process over rules and scripting syntax.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create reports that can be used to mass-update Rent Manager data.
  • Create reports that compare financial and operational data.
  • Create reports that provide “actionable” work for your employees.


AvidXchange: Reduce AP Costs with No-Cost Vendor Pay

Tuesday, October 25th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Looking for that missing element to destroy AP costs? Look no further than AvidXchange No-Cost Vendor Pay. Rent Manager and AvidXchange invite you to attend an ‘out of this universe’ session where you’ll be equipped with the power to pay vendors with just a click. Join the revolution and reveal your full potential as a super-AP-hero.

Session Objectives:

  • Discover how to empower your AP team with integrated AP Automation tools.
  • Witness the simplicity of No-Cost Vendor Pay.
  • Hear from an AvidXchange user about their experience.
  • Discover how to eliminate paper invoices from your office.


Showcasing Commercial Management Tools

Tuesday, October 25th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

This session will provide a focused demonstration of tools and features that are essential to commercial management companies. We’ll share scenario-based recommendations and other best practices when it comes to utilizing these features. Furthermore, we’ll break down the key reports that can best help you manage your commercial portfolio. This is a companion session to the “Commercial Roundtable" event that will be scheduled in the next session block. We encourage you to take both classes to get the most out of this industry-focused experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine Rent Manager features specifically relevant to commercial management.
  • Identify commonly used reports for managing commercial properties.
  • Explore software tips and tricks related to this industry.


Power User Show and Tell

Tuesday, October 25th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

We’re constantly amazed by the creativity and ingenuity of our customers. We have power users creating clever custom tabs, using features in unorthodox ways, and scripting reports that examine data in brilliant new ways. If you have something cool to share, please attend this session! You can even bring your laptop and we’ll give you the chance to literally show off your brilliant solution! But this session isn’t restricted to just power users. We encourage anyone to attend this session to be inspired by our power user community. We hope you leave this class with new ideas on how you could take your Rent Manager experience to the next level.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss advanced solutions in Rent Manager for typical business challenges.
  • Experience creative solutions implemented by other power users.
  • Brainstorm new ways to leverage your Rent Manager database.


Using the rmVoIP Phone System

Tuesday, October 25th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Did you know we built our own enterprise-grade phone system from the ground up? It’s called rmVoIP and it’s designed with Rent Manager users in mind. rmVoIP fully integrates with Rent Manager, providing phone pops, call recordings in history notes, and so much more! If you’re looking to revolutionize the communication backbone of your business, this session is a must-attend! We’ll teach you how to use and manage this sophisticated phone system.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how rmVoIP integrates seamlessly with Rent Manager.
  • Utilize rmAppSuite Pro to make and receive phone calls.
  • Review powerful reports that measure phone usage.
  • Leverage advanced features related to the rmVoIP phone system


Innovating Business Practices with Automated Notifications

Tuesday, October 25th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Fast, consistent, and reliable communication is the bedrock of any successful management company. Think about some of the biggest pain points for your organization right now - how many of these issues are the byproduct of a poor communication system with unclear expectations? Nicole Schook, Operations Manager at Eagle Rock Properties, is an expert in reviewing manual business processes and developing efficient and automated communication networks around them. She’ll show you how to lessen the workload on your property teams and keep residents properly informed - all through Rent Manager!

Session Objectives:

  • Learn how to review manual business processes and search for automated communication solutions.
  • Prioritize communications that will immediately benefit and impact your property teams.
  • Develop long-term strategies for rolling out new workflows with enhanced communication systems that keep employees and tenants/prospects properly informed.


Metron: “Super Powered Water Submeter Saves Tenants From High Water Bills!”

Tuesday, October 25th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Metron’s presentation will discuss the power of water submetering and the dive deep into how our signature “one-minute data” will revolutionize the MHP world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why Submeter?
  • Cellular Water Meters
  • WaterScope: Our online data management portal – one minute data overview
  • Rent Manager & WaterScope integration for water billing



Rent Manager Innovation Hall Power Hour

Tuesday, October 25th from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM

Back by popular demand, this year’s Innovation Hall Power Hours will take place in the Portico and Grand Cypress D-E on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit Innovation Hall for a special meet-and-greet with our incredible sponsors and the Rent Manager staff. Grab a drink at the bar, share your best ideas at Feature Central, purchase your very own RM gear at the Swag Booth, learn about our sponsors’ marvelous products and services, and more!



"Universal Citywalk Block Party" Premier Social Event

Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Experience the legendary Universal Studios in an extraordinary way during the Universal CityWalk Premier Social Event. This lively block party will take you on an all-encompassing adventure. Revel in the variety of venues, entertainment, and delicious cuisine—and marvel at all the different sights beneath the starlit sky at this exclusive event.

Food, drinks, transportation, and entertainment are included in the price of your ticket!



Email Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, October 26th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Email is an essential way to communicate with tenants, prospects, owners, vendors, and even your own staff. Each year, we build out new features and functionality to improve your ability to track email correspondence within Rent Manager. In this session, you’ll bring the hammer down on lost and mismanaged emails. We’ll explore new email features, provide best practices for sending letters and reports, and more!

Learning Objectives:

  • Email letters and reports to the intended recipients in a variety of formats.
  • Manage email correspondence effectively in Rent Manager.
  • Tailor email settings to increase the likelihood your correspondence gets read.
  • Create customized letter and report packets.


Workflow Management Strategies in Rent Manager

Wednesday, October 26th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

You’re always looking for new ways to motivate your employees and increase productivity. You also know how difficult it can be to keep your staff on the same page and how easy it is for important tasks to fall through the cracks. Did you know the secret to unleashing the full potential of your team may be hiding inside the Service Manager Feature set? In this session, you’ll learn how to translate the responsibilities of your team into streamlined (and sometimes automated) service issues that provide detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete each task. Join this session and help your team become the ultimate taskmasters!

Learning Objectives:

  • Translate employee responsibilities into service issues, checklists, and projects.
  • Tailor Service Manager to manage operational needs and identify bottlenecks.
  • Empower employees with ways to access these instructions from anywhere, anytime.
  • Establish reports to measure the performance of your employees.


Bank & CC Reconciliations… in a Snap!

Wednesday, October 26th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Are you manually reconciling your bank and credit card accounts each month? That’s crazy talk – come to this session instead! Performing reconciliations is mandatory if you want to ensure accurate financial records in Rent Manager, but let’s take the labor out of it. In this session, we’ll show you how to reconcile your accounts in a snap! You’ll learn how to build out a monthly reconciliation process that can keep you from having a ton of end-of-year financial headaches. We’ll even show you how to troubleshoot common discrepancies between your actual bank/cc accounts and Rent Manager.

Learning Objectives:

  • Perform manual reconciliations.
  • Set up and complete electronic bank/cc reconciliations.
  • Utilize tools and troubleshooting tips to identify reconciliation discrepancies.
  • Implement safeguards to prevent people from “breaking” your reconciliations.


Showcasing Short Term Rental Tools

Wednesday, October 26th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

This session will provide a focused demonstration of tools and features that are essential to short term rental (STR) management companies. We’ll share scenario-based recommendations and other best practices when it comes to utilizing these features. Furthermore, we’ll break down the key reports that can best help you manage your STR portfolio. This is a companion session to the “Short Term Rental Roundtable” event that will be scheduled in the next session block. We encourage you to take both classes to get the most out of this industry-focused experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine Rent Manager features specifically relevant to the management of short term rentals.
  • Identify commonly used reports for managing short term rental properties.
  • Explore software tips and tricks related to this industry.


Commercial Roundtable

Wednesday, October 26th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

If you’re managing commercial properties, we invite you to assemble with your peers in this roundtable-styled discussion. This is an incredible opportunity to hear tips, tricks, best practices, and recommendations from your industry peers. Our team will help drive and moderate the discussion, but the knowledge-share will come directly from industry experts who are living in the commercial world day-in, day-out. This is a companion session to the “Showcasing Commercial Management Tools” session scheduled in the previous time-block. We encourage you to take both classes to get the most out of this industry-focused experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss hot topics in the commercial management industry.
  • Discover challenges that other professionals are facing in this industry.
  • Share tips, tricks, and best practices related to commercial management.


Unlocking the Potential of Your Prospect/Leasing Reports

Wednesday, October 26th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Keeping tabs on your leasing cycle is an important part of running a smooth management company. But with so many reports in Rent Manager, it can sometimes be difficult to know which reports to run and when. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the reporting options available, this session is for you! First, we’ll lead a conversation about several key performance indicators (KPIs) related to leasing. Second, we’ll examine reports that you should be reviewing on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis to keep tabs on these KPIs. Finally, we’ll discuss best practices for grouping, managing, and in some cases, even troubleshooting these reports.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine leasing-based key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Identify the reports that effectively address those KPIs.
  • Explore tips, tricks, and best practices related to those reports.


Leading & Managing Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce

Wednesday, October 26th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Believe it or not, you may be in the process of making history as we speak! Many property management companies have up to five different generations of employees working side-by-side! More than ever before, this multi-generational workforce includes a wide (and sometimes polarizing) spectrum of knowledge, beliefs, and experiences. In this session, Robin Stinson, Co-Owner & Founder for Impact Partners, LLC, will help you build bridges across these generational divides to transform your staff into a cohesive unit. You'll come to understand what motivates and engages your younger and older staff members. Furthermore, you'll learn how to foster an environment that rewards the transfer of knowledge.

Session Objectives:

  • Learn to embrace the values, desires, and motivators of each generation.
  • Explore and understand life paths.
  • Build mixed-age teams and develop collaborative relationships.
  • Foster a culture of cross-generational mentoring.
  • Inspire and incentivize each generation of employee.


Latchel: How to Create an Anti-Fragile Business

Wednesday, October 26th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Fluctuating market conditions will always affect any business operations, but some are built to thrive through any uncertainty, and some aren’t. In this session, we’ll walk through what “Anti-fragile” companies all have in common, and how you can incorporate these foundational methods into your own business to not only survive but continue growing through swings in the market.

Session Objectives:

  • How to build your business around things that will never change.
  • The effort of current industry trends on the market and business operations.
  • How to implement the right processes and metrics to support continued growth through fluctuations.



Introduction to rmAppSuite Pro

Wednesday, October 26th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

rmAppSuite Pro is our dedicated Rent Manager mobile app that can be downloaded to any Google or iOS device. It’s a collection – a suite, if you will – of powerful features designed for being productive while out in the field. This app connects to your live Rent Manager data, meaning any entries made through the app will be instantly visible to anyone using Rent Manager back at the office. This class is a grand introduction of rmAppSuite Pro to anyone who is unfamiliar with its capabilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the various feature sets of our mobile app.
  • Learn how to navigate and customize rmAppSuite Pro to your needs.
  • Perform a variety of “field tasks” with the app.


Protect Your Financial Books with Internal Controls

Wednesday, October 26th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

The accuracy of your financial records is of the utmost importance. To prevent user error – or worse, fraud – it's important to integrate a series of internal controls into your business. The separation of tasks can lead to improved teamwork, better oversight, and an overall reduction of transaction-based issues. In this session, we’ll provide insider tips on how you can implement internal controls like this at your own office and enforce those systems effectively through Rent Manager.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify areas where your business has the most need for accounting-based controls.
  • Explore strategies to implement a separation of responsibilities with your staff.
  • Utilize Rent Manager features that can enforce these separations.
  • Learn better ways to monitor and report on the impact of these controls.


Defeating Maintenance Projects, No Matter the Cost!

Wednesday, October 26th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

From renovations to new construction, there are many challenges (and bills!) associated with these projects. But never fear! Rent Manager makes it easy to monitor the progress of this work as well as the financial costs. In this session, you’ll learn how service manager projects can be set up with an accounting focus in mind. Learn how to separate service issues in a way that best supports your billing needs. We’ll also examine how you can perform job costing on these projects to truly understand and analyze the cost of these projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use Service Manager to create maintenance/construction projects.
  • Generate tenant charges and vendor/owner bills to account for project costs.
  • Further track project costs through Job Costing.
  • Run reports to measure the performance of these projects.


Showcasing Association Tools

Wednesday, October 26th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

This session will provide a focused demonstration of tools and features that are essential to Association management companies. We’ll share scenario-based recommendations and other best practices when it comes to utilizing these features. Furthermore, we’ll break down the key reports that can best help you manage your Association portfolio. This is a companion session to the “Association Roundtable” event that will be scheduled in the next session block. We encourage you to take both classes to get the most out of this industry-focused experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine Rent Manager features specifically relevant to Association management.
  • Identify commonly used reports for managing Association properties.
  • Explore software tips and tricks related to this industry.


Short Term Rental Roundtable

Wednesday, October 26th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

If you’re managing short term rental properties, we invite you to assemble with your peers in this roundtable-styled discussion. This is an incredible opportunity to hear tips, tricks, best practices, and recommendations from your industry peers. Our team will help drive and moderate the discussion, but the knowledge-share will come directly from industry experts who are living in the STR world day-in, day-out. This is a companion session to the “Showcasing Short Term Rental Tools” session scheduled in the previous time-block. We encourage you to take both classes to get the most out of this industry-focused experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss hot topics in the short term rental industry.
  • Discover challenges that other professionals are facing in this industry.
  • Share tips, tricks, and best practices related to short term rentals.


Internet Listing Site (ILS) Integration w/RM

Wednesday, October 26th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Internet Listing Sites (ILS) make it easy for you to market your available rentals to a large, potential customer base. However, uploading marketing information unit by unit would be a slow and painstaking process. Luckily, Rent Manager provides automated feeds to several major ILS services (like Zillow) so that all the hard work is done for you. We have been working hard over the last couple years to expand the reach and capabilities of our ILS integrations. Join this session to learn how to light the proverbial ILS bat signal to get potential renters running to your properties!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the benefit of the ILS integration within Rent Manager.
  • Configure ILS settings to automate the marketing of your available units.
  • Take advantage of new features to expand your online marketing reach.
  • Explore best practices to improve the impact of your promoted units.


Customer Service with Marvel in Mind

Wednesday, October 26th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

Customer Service has changed for you and me. Of course, this has also changed for our residents. What are you doing that is different than your competitors? What do you do that’s better? What do customers want... what do they really, really want? In this session, Lisa Marvin, CEO of Essence Property Management, will provide an exciting and highly interactive session on how to provide a “marvelous” customer service experience. Lisa has worked hard to help Essence become a true industry leader in customer relationship building and she’ll be sharing some of her hard-earned lessons in this class!

Session Objectives:

  • Examine what makes a great customer response, a good response, and a not-so-good response.
  • Explore important customer service goals like under-promising and over-delivering.
  • Discuss how quickly negative reviews arrive and how positive ones are quickly forgotten.
  • Provide practical steps to improve the customer service of your company.


Birdeye: Best Practices For Attracting and Keeping Residents

Wednesday, October 26th from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

In the $88 billion property management industry, reputation is everything. Right now, there are over 300,000 property management firms in the U.S. - and that number is only going up. How can you make sure new and existing residents choose your business over your countless competitors? In this session, we’ll teach you how to become the top choice for residents every time. You’ll learn how to easily attract new residents and keep your current clients happy. Plus, we’ll explain why feedback from your residents is an invaluable asset to your business.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to be the top choice for residents.
  • Ways to convert leads faster.
  • How to use resident feedback to your advantage.



X-Ray Vision for Report Troubleshooting

Wednesday, October 26th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

The reports in Rent Manager can help you make better business decisions, but only when the underlying data is correct. After all, if garbage is entered into the software, the reports are going to spit garbage out. In this session, you’ll be equipped with the x-ray vision you need to pinpoint report discrepancies and make the proper corrections. The key is to first learn how each report calculates its values, then anticipate possible issues, and finally, know how to begin looking for them. By the end of this class, you’ll be seeing your reports in a whole new way!

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how reports calculate and report on data.
  • Explore troubleshooting strategies to help you identify reporting discrepancies.
  • Apply these strategies to several reports and identify solutions.


Advanced Strategies for Advanced Scripting

Wednesday, October 26th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

You’ve already mastered the basics of scripting. You can develop custom letters and reports, but deep down, you know you want to hulk up your scripting skills to the next level. In this session, we go beyond basic scripting lessons in syntax to explore advanced concepts. How do you write clean and efficient scripts? How do I get my reports to run faster? How do I troubleshoot complicated scripts? These are the advanced questions we’ll be addressing in this class. We highly recommend that you already have some script-writing experience before attending this session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore advanced scripting concepts and strategies.
  • Utilize functions that will help you write advanced scripts.
  • Examine ways to get your letters and reports to run faster.


Tips, Tricks, and AP Best Practices

Wednesday, October 26th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

What’s more fun than paying vendors? Okay, pretty much anything. At least Rent Manager can take the pain out of the process! Our system includes a ton of great features that can both simplify and streamline your bill entry and payment processes. We’ll also examine how you can easily “bill back” tenants or owners for the cost of certain expenses. Finally, if you’re someone who likes to rack up credit card points for fabulous prizes, we’ll show you how to manage your credit cards and the best way to pay them off, especially if the card was used for expenses across multiple properties!

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover ways to enter and pay bills faster in Rent Manager.
  • Bill back your tenants and owners for the cost of property expenses.
  • Utilize credit cards to pay off your expenses.


Mastering Your Make-Ready Process

Wednesday, October 26th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

A tenant just moved out and now you’ve got to get that rental available ASAP. Each day the unit stays off the market is lost revenue. The demand is urgent, but you also know it takes a ton of work and coordination to successfully complete the make-ready process. In this session, you’ll discover how Rent Manager can help you manage and monitor the turnover process for your entire portfolio. You’ll learn to reduce your turnover time and ensure that maintenance issues never fall through the cracks again!

Learning Objectives:

  • Set up reports and alerts to keep tabs on your current turnover performance.
  • Utilize the Make Ready Board to stay on top of maintenance and administrative tasks.
  • Automate marketing features to quickly find new tenants for your vacancies.


Association Roundtable

Wednesday, October 26th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

If you’re managing Associations, we invite you to assemble with your peers in this roundtable-styled discussion. This is an incredible opportunity to hear tips, tricks, best practices, and recommendations from your industry peers. Our team will help drive and moderate the discussion, but the knowledge-share will come directly from industry experts who are living in the Association world day-in, day-out. This is a companion session to the “Showcasing Association Tools” session scheduled in the previous time-block. We encourage you to take both classes to get the most out of this industry-focused experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss hot topics in the Association industry.
  • Discover challenges that other professionals are facing in this industry.
  • Share tips, tricks, and best practices related to homeowner’s associations.


Measuring Your Processes for Peak Performance

Wednesday, October 26th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

Do you know how well you and your staff are doing at attaining operational goals? Is your company staying F.I.T. (Focused, Improving effectiveness & efficiency, and Turning out a good product/service)? Do you operate on gut feelings or do you truly know your numbers? Utilizing the data stored in Rent Manager can help you measure the performance of your company and your processes in order to make smarter decisions more quickly. Curtis Dudley, CEO of IT in Flow, will share insights on how to manage your business using KPIs, metrics, and reports based on data in Rent Manager. He'll also explore how to automate the exporting of data to other software for visual reporting.

Session Objectives:

  • Examine sample processes in Rent Manager that should be measured for performance.
  • Identify KPIs that can be observed from these processes and how to “capture” them.
  • Automate the exporting of data out of Rent Manager and visually display the data in spreadsheets and dashboards including charts and graphs.


Solve Staffing Challenges With Rent Manager Call Center

Wednesday, October 26th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

The Rent Manager Call Center answers tenant calls so your team doesn’t have to. Fully integrated with Rent Manager, this service alleviates the pressure of constantly having to be on-call. This service improves the resident experience while also reduces burnout which can help retain top talent in today’s tight labor market. Join Nick Lorenz and Gwenn Aspen as they share how the Rent Manager Call Center solves real life pain points. Discover how the right services alleviate staff stress, provide better work/life balance, and provide the best resident experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how staffing challenges can be solved through technology.
  • Learn how the Rent Manager Call Center is designed to alleviate staff stress.
  • Witness how calls taken by the Rent Manager Call Center appear in Rent Manager.


Tenant Turner: Thriving Through Uncertainty

Wednesday, October 26th from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM

“Problems are like mushrooms: When it’s dark and rainy, they multiply. Under bright light, they diminish,” - Gino Wickman. Join James Barret and a panel of industry professionals that aren’t just surviving, but growing and winning through the uncertainty and a changing business landscape we’re all facing. We’ll be discussing how business leaders are setting clear goals and implementing sound strategies, systematizing and automating, and staying ahead of potential setbacks.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore new or different business strategies to push your business to the next level.
  • Understand what other business owners are doing to face current market obstacles.
  • Identify potential opportunities to optimize current systems and processes through automation.
  • Learn more about Rent Manager Integration partners to automate and win.



Marvel-ous Reporting Tips

Wednesday, October 26th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Rent Manager offers literally hundreds of reports to help analyze your business data from every possible angle. The choice is great... but it can also be a little overwhelming, right? If you feel like a novice when it comes to our giant collection of reports, this session is a must-attend! We’ll highlight a few essential reports to keep on your radar while exploring tips, tricks, and other best practices related to running our marvelous collection of reports.

Learning Objectives:

  • Receive basic recommendations on which reports to periodically review.
  • Discover how to run and interpret any report in Rent Manager.
  • Learn best practices for generating and delivering reports.
  • Memorize, batch, and automate reports to save time.


Developing Your Own API Solutions

Wednesday, October 26th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

The Rent Manager Application Programming Interface (API) is a way for developers to write custom applications that can read or even write data to your Rent Manager database. The API is like the Marvel Universe... anything is possible. You can rely on our ever-expanding ecosystem of vendor integrations to use the API on your behalf, but you could also learn to harness this hidden gem for yourself. Imagine creating your own custom applications or mini-tools to address your most pressing business challenges. This session will be presented by someone who, like you, became enamored with the API and taught himself how to use it. You’ll receive recommendations on how to take the next steps towards API development and receive practical API advice through the demonstration of a few real-world applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the benefits of learning the Rent Manager API.
  • Discover resources that can help build your coding knowledge.
  • Explore the step-by-step process of writing a simple API application.


Adopting “Simplified” Management Fee Structures

Wednesday, October 26th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Last year we implemented a new way for fee-based management companies to set up and post their fees. This new approach became known as the Standard method which is meant to simplify the whole posting process. The original way that management fees were calculated became the Advanced method. While the Advanced method has its perks, we encourage you to take a look at the new, simplified way of doing things. The Standard method lets you set up fees based on tenant charges and you can post your management fees as often as you want. It also gives you more visibility on transactions where fees have already been collected. This session will help you understand the new Standard method and give you helpful advice on how to convert over to this new structure to simplify your management fee life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between Standard (simplified) and Advanced management fees.
  • Set up and post standard management fees.
  • Convert properties using the advanced method to the standard method.
  • Utilize owner reports that work specifically with the Standard management fee structure.


Tracking Villain Violations in Rent Manager

Wednesday, October 26th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

The Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R) that you establish at your properties are meant to protect the well-being of all tenants. When villains break the law, heroic property managers come to the rescue with our Violations feature set! In this session, you’ll learn how to set up your rules and regulations within Rent Manager, record the infractions out in the field with rmAppSuite Pro, and produce meaningful reports that track these violations at your properties.

Learning Objectives:

  • Set up your CC&R within Rent Manager.
  • Cite, escalate, resolve, and even charge tenants for violations.
  • Track frequent offenders with violation-based reporting tools.


RM Roadmap and Feature Forum

Wednesday, October 26th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

The future is bright with Rent Manager! Our team is constantly developing new tools and features to extend the capabilities of our software. In this special, forum-styled event, you’ll get to hear from Dave Hegemann and Tony Little, the CEO and CTO of London Computer Systems (Rent Manager) about the current and future roadmap of our software. This is your chance to get insider information about the future of software and the decision-making that goes into each feature that we develop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the developmental roadmap for Rent Manager.
  • Review recently released Rent Manager features and their impact on your business.
  • Discuss newly announced features and address related questions.


Making Property Maps with Bird's Eye View

Wednesday, October 26th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Bird's Eye View is a powerful, hidden-gem feature that lets you create interactive maps of your rental properties. These maps are excellent for both property managers and leasing agents who are interested in the physical layout of a property. Better yet, you can color-code these maps based on a variety of filters that transform Bird's Eye View into a surprisingly powerful reporting tool. Join this session to learn about one of the coolest Rent Manager features you didn't even know existed!

Learning Objectives:

  • Import aerial-view pictures of your properties into Rent Manager.
  • Assign rental units to the match and administer other customizations.
  • Develop and apply custom overlays to provide visual reporting to your teams.


The Secret Serum to Manufactured Housing

Wednesday, October 26th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

Kate Costello is the Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Land Company – a successful and rapidly expanding owner/operator in the manufactured housing sector. Their success is by no means an accident. Kate has carefully planned and orchestrated business growth through a powerful combination of industry knowledge and Rent Manager usage. In this session, Kate will speak on how Horizon Land Company utilizes Rent Manager each day to run their operation, how they tailored the program to their needs, and the API customizations they’ve developed to gain a leg-up on the competition. This fascinating case-study of success will provide many takeaways for you to go back and implement at your own organization.

Session Objectives:

  • Share insights into manufactured housing trends and how to prepare your business.
  • Examine areas of Rent Manager that you should be customizing for manufactured housing.
  • Identify the impact of leveraging Partner integrations and Professional Services Projects to save time and streamline your operation.


RentVision: How to Optimize Rents and Revenues

Wednesday, October 26th from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

The wrong rent prices leave revenue on the table, extend vacancy duration, and lead to overspending on marketing. Even attempting to set optimal rent prices results in disagreements because nobody on the team trusts the price. This results in you compromising and settling for lost revenue. In this session, we’ll discuss how you can set rent prices everybody trusts and do it in a way that optimizes your revenue. As a bonus, we’ll also discuss other revenue strategies such as optimizing your hold policy and lease expiration strategy to minimize vacancy duration.

Session Objectives:

  • Understand key metrics that impact pricing decisions.
  • Learn how to set an optimal rent price everyone can trust.
  • Set the right hold policy to minimize vacancy duration.
  • See how to structure lease expirations to minimize vacancy.
  • Develop a lease renewal pricing and option strategy.



Rent Manager Innovation Hall Power Hour

Wednesday, October 26th from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM

Back by popular demand, this year’s Innovation Hall Power Hours will take place in the Portico and Grand Cypress D-E on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit Innovation Hall for a special meet-and-greet with our incredible sponsors and the Rent Manager staff. Grab a drink at the bar, share your best ideas at Feature Central, purchase your very own RM gear at the Swag Booth, learn about our sponsors’ marvelous products and services, and more!



Tenant Tips and Tricks

Thursday, October 27th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

How much time do you spend looking at tenant accounts in Rent Manager? If you answered, “A lot!” then this session will be right down your alley. Discover how to better track and organize your precious tenants within Rent Manager and even customize the tenant screen to your exact needs. You’ll also be exposed to key settings and features that are easy to miss but can make a big impact on your day-to-day tenant management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic navigational tools you can use to access tenant information in Rent Manager Express.
  • Improve the ways you organize and track tenant information.
  • Explore options that will help you streamline tenant communication processes and manage tenant financial information.
  • Learn about three Rent Manager products you can use to improve the tenant experience.


Advanced Customizations to Help Your Staff

Thursday, October 27th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Rent Manager is a giant program full of endless possibilities, but very few employees need access to everything. In fact, sometimes less is more. Through a combination of permission management and screen customization, you can tailor each user’s experience to their exact needs. This session will certainly demonstrate the Rent Manager tools that can be used to control the user interface and access, but we’ll focus more on the underlying strategy of these customizations. In short, you’ll learn how to make Rent Manager more effective and accessible for your staff.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine strategies for determining the best RM user experience for each employee.
  • Secure your database and streamline the interface through role-based permission sets.
  • Implement other customizations that are tailored to specific job roles.


End-Of-Year Reporting

Thursday, October 27th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

As you well know, the end of the year is a beautiful, stress-free time when you quietly reflect on the success of the previous months whilst striding confidently into the new year with clean records. Just kidding. It’s chaos. You’re frantically correcting mistakes while dealing with eleventh hour customer complaints. You’re making sure you have everything you need to produce vendor and owner 1099s while also providing reports that will help your team make key decisions in the new year. And to top it off, the holidays are creeping up which means staff will be taking time off... and it also means Brad is coming over for the holidays, the uncle you hate. It’s a lot. If the EOY reporting stresses you out, join this class. We’ll show you how to better prepare to deliver your end of year reports without all the stress.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compile end-of-year reports for vendors and owners.
  • Tie-out key financial reports.
  • Evaluate report collections to make business decisions for the new year.


Showcasing Student Housing Tools

Thursday, October 27th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

This session will provide a focused demonstration of tools and features that are essential to student housing management companies. We’ll share scenario-based recommendations and other best practices when it comes to utilizing these features. Furthermore, we’ll break down the key reports that can best help you manage your student housing portfolio. This is a companion session to the “Student Housing Roundtable” event that will be scheduled in the next session block. We encourage you to take both classes to get the most out of this industry-focused experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine Rent Manager features specifically relevant to student housing.
  • Identify commonly used reports for managing student housing properties.
  • Explore software tips and tricks related to this industry.


Residential Roundtable

Thursday, October 27th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

If you’re managing residential properties, we invite you to assemble with your peers in this roundtable-styled discussion. This is an incredible opportunity to hear tips, tricks, best practices, and recommendations from your industry peers. Our team will help drive and moderate the discussion, but the knowledge-share will come directly from industry experts who are living in the residential management world day-in, day-out.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss hot topics in the residential housing industry.
  • Discover challenges that other professionals are facing in this industry.
  • Share tips, tricks, and best practices related to residential property management.


Managing Each Stage of the Prospect Cycle

Thursday, October 27th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

Consistent prospecting keeps your units occupied and your cash flow consistent. You also need to make sure no prospect falls through the cracks. Rent Manager introduced a new way to ensure that you always stay up-to-date on each phase of the prospect life cycle – Prospect Stages! These stages can be customized to your business with automated triggers to move prospects to the next stage when a specific criterion is met. It’s a powerful way to both automate prospect processes and maximize oversight. Join this session to learn how to configure these prospect stages to your needs!

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the key stages of your prospecting life cycle.
  • Use the staging feature to configure these stages in Rent Manager.
  • Run reports that help you monitor and move prospects through your established cycle.


HR Strategies for Non-HR Managers

Thursday, October 27th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

You may not have a Human Resources (HR) department, but if you have employees, then you’re in HR! While managing your day-to-day responsibilities, you also need to recruit new talent, maintain staff satisfaction, and foster professional growth and opportunity. If this all sounds overwhelming, then please join this eye-opening session! Rachel Huizenga, HR Director at LCS/Rent Manager, will provide meaningful guidance on how to succeed in HR without having a dedicated department. She’ll discuss best practices related to interviewing, employee onboarding and motivation, and even how to handle tough conversations in an effective (and legal) way.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to build teams through proper candidate selection.
  • Discuss ways to show team appreciation through compensation, benefits, and recognition programs.
  • Set your employees up for success through quality onboarding and training.
  • Examine evaluation techniques to strengthen performance and improve employee motivation.
  • Prepare for tough conversations and understand the legalities around discipline and termination.


Breezeway: Improving Tenant Relations with the Power of Property Care

Thursday, October 27th from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

As tenant expectations continue to soar, technology has become the driving force to meet these demands while saving time and driving profit. Breezeway will lead a discussion on exploring methods to enhance the tenant experience through robust property care and review how property managers can scale their business.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what tenants expect to see/experience.
  • Discuss what needs to be done prior to move-in & throughout living there.
  • Dive into tools property managers should be utilizing to meet tenant expectations.
  • Discover how smart tech will give managers more bandwidth by automating tasks, maintenance, communications, etc.



Introduction to Signable Documents

Thursday, October 27th from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Are you still signing leases and other forms in person? Are you losing key documents or having trouble keeping up with your physical filing systems? Are you paying for a Docu-Sign account? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then consider this introductory class on Signable Documents. This feature lets you transform any letter template or PDF into a document that can be signed digitally through our Tenant Web Access portal. Ditch your heavy filing cabinets and expensive subscriptions – learn how to use Signable Documents instead!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the purpose of the Signable Documents feature in Rent Manager.
  • Create your own signable documents from letter templates or PDFs.
  • Publish signable documents to your tenants or owners.
  • Utilize tools to monitor these digital workflows.


Financial Report Writer

Thursday, October 27th from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

The Report Writer feature allows you to create custom versions of “financial” reports like balance sheets, cash flows, P&Ls, etc. This insanely powerful tool has a ton of depth, meaning that a power user could customize their financial reports in unimaginable ways. In this session, we’ll showcase some of the diabolical financial reports that you can create in Rent Manager while demonstrating the advanced techniques that got us there. We highly recommend that you already have some experience creating financial reports through Report Writer before attending this session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Showcase clever financial reports that can be developed with clever design strategies.
  • Explore those design strategies so that you can build similar reports on your own.
  • Apply other advanced settings to further customize the output of your financial reports.


Planning Your Blockbuster Budget

Thursday, October 27th from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Budgeting is an excellent way to set meaningful expense limits and performance goals for your team. Rent Manager can even help you generate your budget goals in the first place! Join this session if you’re interested in implementing budgets into your day-to-day operations. We’ll show you how to set up your budgets, warn employees before their spending goes over-budget, and examine reports that illustrate these budgetary benchmarks.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore strategies for establishing key budgets for your business.
  • Define those budgets within Rent Manager.
  • Establish warnings to keep employees aligned with your budgets.


Service Manager Communication Tools

Thursday, October 27th from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

On a scale of “Perfect!” to “Dumpster Fire!” how would you rate communication between your field technicians and main office? If this coordination feels fractured or chaotic, this session is for you! We’ll show you how Rent Manager can help you effectively manage service work and monitor the progress of your team out in the field. You’ll learn how to evaluate performance through various reports and even streamline and automate some of the communication between your office, your service technicians, and your tenants!

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide field technicians with access to their service issues through rmAppSuite Pro.
  • Utilize Rent Manager features and reports to monitor service work.
  • Automate notifications between all parties involved in a maintenance project.
  • Deliver meaningful reports to your technicians, your owners, your staff, etc.


Student Housing Roundtable

Thursday, October 27th from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

If you’re managing student housing properties, we invite you to assemble with your peers in this roundtable-styled discussion. This is an incredible opportunity to hear tips, tricks, best practices, and recommendations from your industry peers. Our team will help drive and moderate the discussion, but the knowledge-share will come directly from industry experts who are living in the student housing world day-in, day-out. This is a companion session to the “Showcasing Student Housing Tools” session scheduled in the previous time-block. We encourage you to take both classes to get the most out of this industry-focused experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss hot topics in the student housing industry.
  • Discover challenges that other professionals are facing in this industry.
  • Share tips, tricks, and best practices related to student housing.


Taking and Managing Professional Property Photos

Thursday, October 27th from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

Nothing sells a unit better than a vibrant and professional photo, but not everyone has the luxury of having a devoted marketing team or professional photographer. But good news! We’re here to show you how to take professional pictures... on your own phone! First, we’ll teach you how to make the most of your camera phone, then we’ll help you bring those photos into Rent Manager to produce professional documents, online listings, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine key strategies in taking professional photos of your properties.
  • Learn how to maximize the cinematic potential of your smartphone.
  • Leverage these photos in Rent Manager to produce professional documents, listings, etc.


Becoming a Heroic Communicator

Thursday, October 27th from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

We often treat charisma like it’s a natural gift. You either have it or you don’t. Sure... speaking in public may come easier to some, but powerful communication is the result of discipline, not genetics. In this session, Chris Griesinger, Director of Customer Experience at Rent Manager, will share many of the tips and tricks that he’s learned as a professional orator. Chris has won numerous speaking awards over his career and he owes it all to the techniques that he learned from other great communicators along the way. If you want to become a more confident speaker, join this session! Whether you’re prepping for a big presentation, trying to win over a prospect, or just hoping to be less anxious when meeting someone new, this session will help you find your voice!

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine how your presence influences the impact of your message.
  • Diagnose our (un)healthy communication habits in order to improve our speaking skills.
  • Discover communication best practices that leverage our biological need to connect with others.


Conservice: The Cost of Staying the Same - Automation, Expense Management, and New Utilities Tech

Thursday, October 27th from 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM

In this session, Zach Beck, National Sales Manager of Conservice, will break down the implications and impact of automation services in the property management space and discuss the ways that enhanced utility management services have become a crucial weapon in the arsenal of any enterprise looking to modernize their expense management.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the history of tech adoption in the single family, small apartment, and manufactured housing industries.
  • Examine the advantages of centralizing account management systems.
  • Review the importance of establishing automation early when planning for growth.
  • Identify the technological bounds utility management has made, including bill auditing, digital invoice retrieval, and issue resolution.
  • Explore Rent Manager’s contributions to automate and tech, including their API and willingness to deliver great customer experiences by supporting and enabling vendors.



Closing Speaker Showcase

Thursday, October 27th from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM

Wrap up a magical week in Orlando with an unforgettable parting message from Doug Lipp—a renowned speaker, author, and former head of training at the legendary Disney University. Drawing on 30+ years of combined experience at Disney and in private practice, he understands that dreamers also need to be doers, and inspires audiences to embrace change and innovation. We’ll wrap up the Closing Speaker Showcase by raffling off all sorts of fantastic prizes! This event will take place in Windsong Ballroom 5-8.