From the Field

Keep up with UW Stout coop education and internship experiences.

Assessing Services Week 12

This is week 12 the last week of my internship, we primarily focused on putting all the new construction details into the system. We also did some sketching and RA work throughout the week. Overall it was a good experience working in Assessing Services, I have learned a lot and […]

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Castle cap-ex project and operations tour

This week I spent 2 more days at castle apartments, to help out as they are down a leasing consultant and it keeps things interesting. My first day back there was perfect timing as executives from Seattle were touring the property to look at the exterior doors that have suffered […]

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Assessing Services Week 11

This weeks primary focus was to appraise all of the new construction going up in the area, we checked to make sure what we had on record was accurate to what was being built and then put that into the system when we got back to the office. We also […]

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Community bbq

This week has really started to pick up traffic-wise, my CD  is thinking we finally hit our sweet spot for pricing our rental units. I also got to spend some time with maintenance this week. The maintenance supervisor showed me the maintenance checklist when turning units and went over what it […]

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Internship- Week 8

This week, my manager showed me how to do quite a few things on Yardi which is the software that we use. She showed me how to enter delinquency notes and how to keep track of who is not paying their rent and the steps we are taking to try […]

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Assessing Services Week 9

This week I was out in the field to shadow a couple of the full time appraisers. It was primarily single family and duplexes this week. We also did some virtual reassessments as usual and did a little more training in the office. 

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Week 5

This is my second week with the Assistant Property Manager. This week was somehow even busier than last week. On Friday alone, we had 8 new move-ins and 2 move-outs. With it being so busy, we weren’t in the office very much as we were doing both move-in and move-out […]

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Week 4

After completing the leasing rotation, for the next 2 weeks, I am with the Assistant Property Manager. This first week was crazy busy due to a ton of move-ins and move-outs. This property is also doing renovations on the older units and is budgeted to complete 100 unit renovations this […]

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Internship Week 3

This was the second week of my Leasing rotation. This week I focused on perfecting the tour. There are a lot of things to remember, but I was able to get into a routine when it came time for a tour. First I would verify their information, what floorplans they […]

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Internship- Week 7

This week we had a lot more tours than we did last week, which was good to see! In fact, on Friday we got in 4 applications which is the most we have ever received in one day since I have been working. I began processing the applications in order […]

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Diversified Week 8

This week I continued to do set ups and update city descriptions. One of the appraisers had a printed out table of comparables and wanted me to create an updated version of it on excel. So I had to use Costar to find all the properties, print them out with […]

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Internship- Week 6

Over the past couple of weeks, several residents have been putting in their thirty-day notices due to moving out of state or buying a house. Our occupancy rate is lower than where we would like it to be. We reached out to the regional manager and worked with her to […]

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week 6

After multiple talks with our area manager, we were finally able to get rents reduced by about $50-$75 so traffic has slowly started to pick back up, and I have a few solid leads to hopefully close on In the next few days. I also went to a different property […]

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