Ashley Halligan

Property Management Analyst

Ashley Halligan began covering property management industry news and trends for Software Advice in November 2011. With a particular interest in how technology affects property management, Ashley regularly writes articles for Property Management Software Guide and other industry resources. She covers everything from resident retention strategies to the risks and rewards of short-term rentals to how drones could impact real estate and property management. She also covers best sustainability practices for Software Advice’s facility and maintenance management markets.

Connect with Ashley Halligan:

ashley@softwareadvice.com
(512) 539-0016

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5 Simple Ways to ‘Green’ Your Properties’ Landscapes

Garden

Landscaping can be a tedious and expensive burden for property managers. “Green” landscaping may seem even more daunting. But, making your rental property greener can make it more marketable–plus, a green landscape generally requires less upkeep, with lower maintenance costs.

It’s Not Too Late, Austin: How to Rent Your Place for SXSW

SXSW Vacation Rental

With just 6,000 downtown Austin hotel rooms SXSW’s 300,000 visitors must opt for other options. This presents a lucrative opportunity for Austin locals to rent their space to visitors. What considerations should you keep in mind when listing your property?

“Green” Certifications LEEDing Facility Managers

LEED Certified Garage

With sustainability on the minds of facility managers, deciding whether the investment necessary to achieve “green” certifications is worth it may seem overwhelming. Where do you begin? If you manage a facility, here are the green certifications and accreditations experts say you should pay attention to.

Curb Appeal Case Study: Finding Value in the Crafty and Eccentric

Curb Appeal

Property owners are familiar with the usual roster of curb appeal improvements, such as repainting the property, mowing the lawn and trimming the hedges. Basic steps like these should be done when preparing any property for rental. But beyond the usual, what are some additional ways to enhance curb appeal?

Occupant Behavior: Five Keys to Meeting Environmental Performance Goals

building

Methods and strategies to boost tenant compliance in LEED and energy-efficient facilities must become an integral part of green building, before and after occupancy. I’ve compiled five ways to encourage behaviors that align with environmental performance goals.