"Stay Home for the Homeless" October 23rd Virtual event supporting Shelters to Shutters
by Christin D. on 10/22/2020 5:45:06 PM
“Stay at Home for the Homeless”, and join the mission behind Shelters to Shutters
Virtual fundraiser taking place October 23rd to benefit the homeless
Shelters to Shutters, a non-profit that operates in 12 cities in the United States, pairs motivated, ready to work individuals with open, entry level positions in the apartment industry. Every person hired saves local communities more than $36,000/year in social service expenses, contributes more than $7,000 in taxes and changes the trajectory of not only themselves, but for their spouse and dependents.
A “Win-win” for candidates & sites with vacant positions
S2S has the goal to stop homelessness, particularly “situational homelessness”. They do it by educating, training, and helping place qualified candidates that may not have a permanent address or “home” to list on an application. Shelters to Shutters has teamed up with vendors, management companies and owners/operators, providing a connection to propel change when it comes to “situational homelessness”. The program has successfully transformed the lives of numerous individuals in need of employment and shelter nationwide. So how does it work?
The makeup of a Shelters to Shutters “Success Story”
Qualified candidates without a job or an address to put on an application are given the opportunity to fill a position with an on-site team in the multifamily industry
Candidates receive ongoing training and development and play an important part on their new team, with a new promising career in the apartment industry.
In addition to receiving a job, housing discounts are provided.
The candidate and hiring company both benefit andtransform hopeless situations into promising futures.
Since 2007, the individuals and families experiencing homelessness has decreased by 12%, but those gains are expected to be completely wiped out by the pandemic, equating to more than 360,000 men, women and children living without the most basic of necessities, shelter. In addition, with staggering unemployment and eviction moratoriums running out, Shelters to Shutters is facing a tsunami of people looking for a hand up, NOT a handout. Simply put, they need additional staff to accommodate the growing population who need both housing and employment.
Shelters to Shutters has a 93% success rate, and every dollar committed to the organization has the potential to provide a return of 6.76X.On www.ShelterstoShutters.org you can find many stories of hope and success, and if you are ready to be inspired, think about what we can do with your support. The reason it’s crucial to support Shelters to Shutters in theirmission to end homelessness is their proven success, and the ongoing need in the industry for top talent. We can all make an impact!
Shelters to Shutters “Stay Home for the Homeless” event is promoting social distancing by going virtual this year, and the event site is packed with quality and fun items. It’s easy to register and free for all to attend with a simple RSVP. Share the event with peers, family members, and anyone you cross paths with, because significant support is needed for Shelters to Shutters to make an impact on homelessness.
Shelters to Shutters “Stay Home for the Homeless” event will feature testimonies from some of the people positively impacted by Shelters to Shutters and their partners, and if you can’t please view more stories at www.shelterstoshutters.com.
Click the links below to get registered & more!
Register for the event by clicking HERE!
Preview Auction Items and Bid HERE
Learn about Volunteer Opportunities Here
Donate online HERE
Press Release: Buyers Access announces partnership with OneApp Guarantee
by Christin D. on 8/18/2020 10:58:00 AM
OneApp Guarantee Announces Partnership with Buyers Access
Atlanta, GA (August 18, 2020) – OneApp Guarantee, a national leader in leasing risk mitigation, today announced it has partnered with Buyers Access, a leading provider of purchasing optimization services and customized purchasing solutions to the multifamily industry.
“We are excited to partner with OneApp Guarantee and to provide an opportunity for our customers to increase occupancy and NOI by offering a financial co-signing service to renters,” says Dan Haefner, CEO and President of Buyers Access. “The service is free to owner/operator communities, and a guaranteed renter significantly increases the ability to improve leasing velocity while reducing exposure to bad debt, a win-win situation.”
“Our goal at OneApp is to reduce risk while increasing occupancy at the same time by guaranteeing property management companies up to three months of lost rent or potential damages if a renter is evicted or skipped during their lease term,” says Sharp Gillespy, Director of Business Development of OneApp Guarantee. “Our results have earned us relationships with some of the largest, nationally recognized management companies.”
About OneApp Guarantee: OneApp Guarantee is a secure co-signer service which connects renters with property management companies and guarantees a mutually beneficial relationship free from the fear and worry of rental agreement default.
Sharp Gillespy, Director of Business Development
About Buyers Access: Buyers Access (BA) is the United States’ leading provider of customized purchasing solutions, serving more than 800,000 housing units in the multifamily space.
Dan Haefner, CEO
"Prescriptive AI will change maintenance work" as seen in CREJ Property Management Quarterly 7.2020 edition
by Christin D. on 7/20/2020 6:01:00 PM
Press Release: Pulsar Alarms partners with Buyers Access
by Christin D. on 6/30/2020 2:57:47 PM
Pulsar Alarm Systems Announces Partnership with Buyers Access
PLAISTOW, NH (June 30, 2020) – Pulsar Alarm Systems, a leading provider of Security and Fire Life Safety, today announced it has partnered with Buyers Access, a leading provider of purchasing optimization services and customized purchasing solutions to the multifamily industry.
“We are excited to partner with Pulsar Alarm Systems, and to leverage their innovative one stop alarm solutions for our members,” says Dan Haefner, CEO and President of Buyers Access. “Pulsar prides themselves in staying on the cutting edge of technological advances in the industry and will definitely be beneficial to both our customers and their residents.”
“Our goal at Pulsar is to provide property owners quality alarm services nationwide through one company,” said Brian Ireland, President and CEO of Pulsar Alarm Systems. “Our partnership with Buyers Access allows more property owners the convenience of centralized servicing for all their security and fire life safety needs. Our resident “DIY” Smart security option, HALO, provides a level of technological sophistication that today’s savvy renter is looking for and properties appreciate with no damage to units.”
About Pulsar Alarms:Established in 1974, Pulsar Alarm Systems has been widely recognized in the security and fire life safety industries across the nation. Gaining a title as an elite monitoring company among third-party managed and privately-owned apartment facilities, Pulsar Alarm Systems, made the decision to bring focus to the emerging market of “smart home security”. Upon this decision came the release of Pulsar’s newest and most innovative product — Pulsar HALO — our professional grade solution to the wireless world of smart home security.
Pulsar HALO is a leading commercial and residential smart security and automation platform. HALO is one of the only professional alarm systems with 24/7 UL redundant monitoring that can also be sold as a pre-programmed “DIY” system. Along with Cryptix encrypted security features and Wi-Fi camera options, it has a full complement of smart home capabilities, compatible with most Z-Wave home automation devices (door locks, thermostats, lights and more). Licensed throughout the United States, Pulsar HALO is the first “DIY” Smart Home Security Company created with the backing of a national alarm company.
Jana Mallberg, Director of Multifamily Accounts
About Buyers Access:Buyers Access (BA) is the United States’ leading provider of customized purchasing solutions, serving more than 700,000 housing units in the multifamily space.
Dan Haefner, CEO
Asset Renovation Supply Group (ARSG) Announces Partnership with Buyers Access
by Christin D. on 5/19/2020 11:02:43 AM
For immediate release:
Asset Renovation Supply Group (ARSG) Announces Partnership with Buyers Access
DENVER, CO (May 19, 2020) – Asset Renovation Supply Group, LLC (ARSG), a leading renovation supply and logistics company for the multifamily and hospitality industry, today announced it has partnered with Buyers Access, a leading provider of purchasing optimization services and customized purchasing solutions to the multifamily industry.
“We are thrilled to partner with ARSG and bring a new innovative approach to the renovation platform for our Members,” says Dan Haefner, CEO and president of Buyers Access. “ARSG’s approach helps owners and operators streamline the renovation process, while providing turnkey logistic and supply chain solutions critical to success.”
ARSG’s innovative approach helps owners increase their competitive advantage and win more acquisition contracts. By reducing typical renovation costs 20% - 40% through just in time supply chain management, ARSG provides superior purchasing power. In addition, they provide owners and operators with a differentiated service offering including impartial and independent market studies, interior and exterior improvement recommendations, detailed comprehensive pro formas and turnkey services. This allows a company to be much more price competitive relative to acquisition efforts and success.
“Our goal at ARSG is to provide owners with a “one-stop solution” by providing renovation scopes and products chosen for a property that become a significant factor in overall success,” said David Heitzman, President and CEO of ARSG. “When working with our team at ARSG, an owner will have a partner to provide details most important, while maintaining a competitive advantage by keeping costs under control. ARSG’s and a property’s success is built on greater transparency, communication and control of the products being utilized. Our bulk ordering process substantially decreases the impact of price increases and increases economies of scale, allowing your company to project with a high degree of certainty actual renovation costs and returns over the long term.”
With over 50 combined years of ownership, management, construction and renovation experience, ARSG knows what it takes for properties to be successful. We understand all aspects of a buyer’s needs, from start to finish, including management operations, construction management, renovation implementation/project management, investment management and dispositions. We can help increase your competitive advantage and win more acquisition contracts by decreasing typical rehab costs from 20% to 40%, significantly increasing your return on investment, providing superior quality for less, while noticeably improving leasing and retention.
For more information contact:
David Heitzman, President & CEO
About Buyers Access:
Buyers Access (BA) is the United States’ leading provider of customized purchasing solutions, serving more than 750,000 housing units in the multifamily space.
For more information visit www.buyersaccess.com or contact:
Dan Haefner, CEO
CDC offers guidance on cloth face coverings
by Christin D. on 4/7/2020 4:13:02 PM
The CDC has recommended that people wear a protective face mask while in public to help protect against COVID-19. Unfortunately, there is a current shortage of masks, and many are unable to source them for use. As a result, the CDC has indicated on its website that a substitute mask exists and can be made at home. We invite you to use the video they released below to access the steps involved in making the cloth face coverings recommended by the CDC. You can also read more on their website by clicking HERE.
Press Release: Buyers Access and AMC Announce Partnership
by Christin D. on 4/2/2020 10:00:00 AM
For immediate release:
Buyers Access® and AMC Announce Partnership
Denver, CO, April 1st 2020 –Buyers Access® (BA) and Apartment Management Consultants, LLC (AMC) today announced a strategic partnership, which will provide AMC properties purchasing optimization benefits through Buyers Access. As a Member of Buyers Access, the AMC properties and organization will realize additional opportunities for cost savings through purchasing standardization, spend consolidation, outsourced services, data analytics, reporting visibility, compliance education, and training.
Dan Haefner, President & CEO of Buyers Access® commented, “Our entire team is both thrilled and honored to be entering into this strategic relationship. We sincerely welcome the opportunity to provide value add services and support to AMC properties and owners, and the ability to positively impact their day-to-day operations. We look forward to working closely with AMC and their Associates.”
Brenda Barrett, President of Property Management Operations at AMC said, “We are constantly looking at ways to perfect how we do business, and how we can improve the experience for our residents, team members and owners. At AMC, every detail matters, and that includes providing efficient and effective purchasing processes. We look forward to our purchasing optimization partnership with Buyers Access and driving additional NOI to the bottom line.”
About Buyers Access
As the nation's leading Purchasing and Cost Control specialist for the multifamily housing industry, Buyers Access provides real estate owners and operators with full service purchasing solutions to help maximize the value of their real estate assets. Since 1986, Buyers Access has helped thousands of properties and hundreds of companies to reduce operating costs and drive improved cash flow, while leveraging substantial personnel time savings. For more information, visit http://www.buyersaccess.com or call 1.800.445.9169
AMC is a full-service property/asset management company that was founded in 2000. Since its founding, AMC has grown to be one of the premier management companies in the country. AMC is dedicated to meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of owners and asset managers. AMC strives to make each of the properties it manages perform to their highest potential by giving its staff the tools they need to succeed, by intelligently responding to the industry's market changes, and by overcoming any obstacles that might be presented along the way. AMC is dedicated to continued excellence by establishing, maintaining, and promoting the highest standards of property management.
RemoteLock and Buyers Access announce partnership
by Christin D. on 2/27/2020 11:09:47 AM
RemoteLock Announces Partnership with Buyers Access
DENVER, CO (February 25, 2020)
a leading provider of cloud-based access control and smart lock management software, today announced it has partnered with Buyers Access,
a leading provider of purchasing optimization services and customized purchasing solutions to the multifamily industry.
“We are thrilled to partner with RemoteLock, who brings a cloud-based solution to key control that so many
multifamily properties need as a solution,” says Dan Haefner, CEO and president of Buyers Access.
“RemoteLock’s technology solves some of the biggest access management and scheduling headaches that our members face on a daily basis at their properties.”
RemoteLock’s cloud-based application, EdgeState, consolidates connected locks on an easy-to-use software platform enabling property managers to remotely control access for tenants, guests, employees and support staff that in turn, saves time, money and manpower. EdgeState allows property managers to secure and manage any door at any of their rental properties from anywhere around the world. The platform can support Wi-Fi and Z-Wave smart locks for any type of door including resident units, elevators, garage doors and common area doors.
“Our goal at RemoteLock is to simplify access control management for everyone at a multifamily property, from property management to maintenance teams to residents,” said Barclay Friesen, executive vice- president of direct sales for RemoteLock. “Our partnership with Buyers Access will allow more property owners to take control of managing access to their properties with a solution that is not only easy to use, but that showcases a level of technological sophistication that today’s savvy renter is looking for.”
About RemoteLock: RemoteLock is the leading provider of cloud-based access control and smart lock management software. Its cloud-based application, EdgeState, consolidates connected locks on an easy-to- use SaaS solution enabling customers to remotely control access for guests, employees and support staff, saving time, money and manpower. RemoteLock opens doors across the world more than 100+ million times per year, secures doors in more than 65 countries and engages with more than 40+ million users on its EdgeState software application each year. RemoteLock is headquartered in Denver, CO.
About Buyers Access:Buyers Access (BA) is the United States’ leading provider of customized purchasing
solutions, serving more than 650,000 housing units in the multifamily space.
Dan Haefner, CEO 303-991-5577
Buyers Access appoints Vice President of Sales for Bidders Access
by Christin D. on 2/3/2020 5:58:17 PM
Denver, Colo., February 3, 2020 – Buyers Access is pleased to announce the appointment of Rose McMillen as Vice President of Sales for Bidders Access, a cloud-based bid solicitation platform specifically designed for the multifamily industry.
“Rose brings over 20 years of experience serving and partnering with multifamily owners and operators and representing innovative platforms that have increased financial and operational success for customers. During her tenure with RealPage, Asset Essentials, and Rent Collect Global (now Assurant), Rose helped to substantially increased industry recognition, customer satisfaction and brand adoption. We are very excited to have Rose join the Bidders Access team, and the opportunity to deliver a new innovative solution to the multifamily bid solicitation process,” said Dan Haefner, President and CEO.
“Management companies are always looking for ways to improve efficiencies for their company and teams, and Bidders Access does exactly that. By centralizing work flow, communications and document management, owners and operators can save time and streamline process, and standardize bid results for comparison. This makes the process easier for everyone, even the vendors. It’s exciting to be working with such an innovative company.” said Rose McMillen, Vice President of Sales for Bidders Access.
About Bidders Access- a subsidiary of Buyers Access
Bidders Access is a cloud-based bid solicitation platform optimizing the way multifamily investment property owners and operators create and obtain bids. By streamlining bid solicitation communication process, standardizing input and output and centralizing work-flow, efficiency increases, and teams gain a competitive advantage when comparing and understanding bids. Operations teams now can have complete control when defining scopes, quickly and easily create RFQs, conduct seamless communication with multiple bidders through automated emails, and review clear and transparent bids side by side. Cloud-based storage of all bid information and related documents/photos makes pertinent information easy to access at a moment’s notice, regardless of location.
About Buyers Access-
As the nation's leading purchasing optimization and cost control specialist for the multifamily housing industry, Buyers Access provides real estate owners and operators with full-service solutions to help maximize the value of real estate assets. Since 1986, Buyers Access has helped thousands of properties and hundreds of companies reduce operating costs and drive improved cash flow, while leveraging substantial personnel time savings. Robust analytics, detailed reporting and specialized technology solutions create improved visibility and decision making, allowing customers more time to focus on their core business of leasing, retention, collections and service. For more information, contact Buyers Access at www.buyersaccess.com or call 1.800.445.9169.
To schedule a Demo or learn more, contact Rose at email@example.com or visit us online at www.biddersaccess.com.
A Holiday Call to Action - Shelters to Shutters
by Christin D. on 11/27/2019 2:36:00 PM
There is so much to be grateful for as we head into the Holiday Season, and this year we are asking for your support to lend a helping hand to a lifechanging organization, Shelters to Shutters (S2S).As a strong supporter of S2S , Buyers Access is happy to announce that ALL contributions made during November and December 2019 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Stand Together Foundation.
Holidays from another angle
The holidays are a significant time for many all over the world. Celebrations of “Friendsgiving” events, family gatherings, “White Elephant”gift
exchanges, and loads of shopping take place this time of year. Our calendars fill with joy, and the spirit of the season fills our hearts as we spend quality time with those we love. But what about those we don’t have what we do? The harsh reality is that there are numerous disabled veterans struggling to get by on the streets, families without shelter that are separated, people roaming the streets due to job loss or medical situations leaving them homeless. These conditions are hard to look at, not pretty, and impossible to ignore.
What can you do?
These unfortunate situations that many can find themselves in are heartbreaking, and many are stigmatized as a result. Homelessness can be due to many things resulting from bad choices or bad circumstances, but many “situationally homeless” individuals have skillsets and work ethics that the multifamily industry could benefit from. But how do you get a job without an address, and how do you keep an address if you don’t have a job?
Shelters to Shutters is born
In 2014, Chris Finlay who is an owner and operator of a multifamily real estate company noticed the never-ending need for multifamily management companies to fill entry level positions. Finlay connected the staffing challenges of multifamily owners and operators with the employment needs of the “situational homeless”. Instead of solely relying on the public sector to remedy the homeless situation in the United States, Finlay had another idea. He started a pilot program where stable employment was offered to qualified individuals along with benefits such as housing discounts, training and development, team atmosphere, and most importantly a helping hand. This idea has evolved into what we know today to be Shelters to Shutters.
Industry leader support
Andy Helmer, current CEO of Shelters to Shutters, reinforces the realities that surround the homelessness dilemma most U.S. cities face stating that their program finds, “high-quality, motivated candidates for our property management partners” and exposes the fact many of them will be overlooked due to stigma. Helmer has found that the 70% of situationally homeless unemployed individuals “want to work and return to a life of self- sufficiency”. And the result? Click here
to look at 10 success stories resulting from the Shelters to Shutters initiative. The organization continues to touch the lives of many across the country with the help of supporters like you and Buyers Access.
A lifechanging “Call-to-Action”
The multifamily industry has collectively stepped up and helped aid in Shelters to Shutters mission. This holiday season, we encourage you to join Buyers Access, and many others, by visiting the S2S website and learning how you can GET INVOLVED
. There are a variety of ways to help on an individual and an organizational level and we hope you will join us. Every individual S2S moves out of homelessness not only changes a life forever but saves a local community $35,578 in estimated expenses creating healthier, more stable neighborhoods. Together we can make a difference.
Double the contribution!
This November and December, Buyers Access is happy to announce that ALL contributions made to Shelters to Shutters with Buyers Access will be matched by the Stand Together Foundation!
Help us reach our goal of $10,000!!!