Peyton Manning has a message. Identify your strengths. Be more aware of your weaknesses. Be nice to the equipment guy. And if you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.
Manning, the NFL’s all-time leader in nearly every prominent passing category and the only quarterback to lead two different teams to a Super Bowl crown, spoke in detail about leadership as the keynote speaker at Entrata Summit 2016.
“To me, leadership really boils down to one thing, and that’s the ability to influence others,” Manning said. “You’re not handed the title of leadership. Whether you’re a CEO, a district manager, a mother or a quarterback, you have to earn it.”
Mika McIntosh, RentSauce Editor
Entrata has done a lot with the values over the years – we’ve written about them directly, written about those who live the values, created the values committee and also dedicated a whole week every year to the values. We wouldn’t have the same work culture at Entrata without the presence of the values, and they’ve shaped the way we interact with others. Those interactions have strengthened our understanding of the values as we see how others in the company live them.
We started from the bottom and now the whole team’s here… almost.
You may have heard, but word on the street is that Entrata is expanding. With almost 200 new positions being created (that’s a lot of new names to remember), we’re keeping it as real as can be and staying ahead, aiming for the summit, and taking on our next great ascent. In the fall of 2016, Entrata is expecting to open the doors of a brand new headquarters.
By: Mika McIntosh, RentSauce Editor
The machine only works if all the pieces are in working order. Or, to put it more awesomely, if all the pieces are most excellent– to each other, to themselves. And it’s these pieces of the whole that we can thank when we passionately rise above mediocrity. But, we’ve recently realized, those pieces don’t get the recognition that they deserve, and it’s time we change that; we do more than just software, after all. We have events, videos… and who are the people behind all of that? We’d like to take the time to highlight those people and departments who have shown patterns of excellence but aren’t always in the spotlight.
What does it mean to be an official member of the revamped Red Shoe Club?
Official Red Shoe Club Membership is reserved for the industry’s most fearless innovators and experts excited to be advocates for our brand. They’re on the front lines, wearing their red Vans, showing love and filling cyberspace with expert advice and the good word about our people and products.
Even if you aren’t a keen observer, you may have noticed we are no longer Property Solutions. Indeed, we have dawned the title of Entrata, Inc. But why the change? Well, it definitely wasn’t on a whim. A lot of thought went into the decision, and it was agreed that it was what we needed.
Entrata means “open” and “portal,” and as the name of our product platform, represents our non-restrictive business philosophy. Our new name shows what we stand for—to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and everyone else in the industry through our unique brand of innovation, like the true Joneses we are. And it was important to us to be able to communicate this, and our dedication to be who we say we’ll be. It made sense to us to rebrand. This is the best way we can think of to be, well, us. continue
The Jones Family Reunion is our annual retreat used as thank you for all the hard work we as members of the Entrata team do on a daily basis to make us the self professed Joneses of the property management industry. It started two and a half years ago and has remained one of our favorite traditions, not the least of which because it exemplifies our philosophy of “Business in the Front, Party in the Back.”
However, we had a hefty task in front of us in preparation for the third annual Entrata Jones Family Reunion. How do we top two amazing years? Then it hit us. The one thing that was holding us back from reaching our full Jones Family Reunion potential. The time of year. “Of course! How could we be so foolish!” We groaned, collectively slapping our foreheads in a smack that could be heard round the office. “All family reunions should take place in the summer!”
Sunshine. Swimming. Sun tan lotion. Swigs of soda. Surf. Shade. Slip n’ slide. Summer. It all made so much sense to us. And so, with half a year less to prepare, we set off to plan our most audacious reunion yet.
The reunion started off on the 13th with a keynote presentation from Entrata CEO Dave Bateman, catching us up on how we fared with our company goals from last year, and introducing our new company goals for this year. Following Dave’s remarks, we had the distinct joy of feasting on the words and philosophical stylings Kyle Maynard who taught us that there are no good excuses— if you’re not dead, you can’t quit. To us, this just smelled of Being the Real Deal. It takes courage to not quit, and we’re all about courage and taking things to the next level, even if it means going out of our comfort zone. Nothing exciting or epic ever happened inside a comfort zone.
After, we learned that we all won a prize, in true Oprah fashion. Though, instead of the prize being under our chairs, the prize happened to be the (lawn) chairs themselves. After we were treated to burgers and dogs, because grilling is family reunion law.
The rest of the week was split between several activities that we got to choose between. Tuesday and Friday were trips up to Park City, Wednesday saw water activities like boating and tubing at Jordanelle Reservoir, and Thursday was river rafting and zipline fun in Provo Canyon.
In order for us to continue being the Joneses, we needed some freshening up. So all of this allowed us to rejuvenate our spirits in preparation for the second half of the year. We still have our third annual Summit in Park City ahead of us, and all those goals to meet.
Missed out? Well, there’s always next year. Until then, check out the video below!
Everyone wants to live in the cool apartment community, especially students and millennials fresh out of college. Question: What makes a community cool? Answer: The culture (…and amenities, the neighborhood, price, whatever—we’re going to focus on culture this time around). It’s hard to create a good culture in a world where everyone seems to be growing increasingly apathetic. But it can be done, believe you me. And here’s how.
Here’s a sneak peak of our upcoming Values Blog and the stories we’ll be sharing about the extraordinary people we work alongside everyday. Stay tuned!
There are approximately 15 types of people; The unsung heroes; the sung heroes with epic poems written about them; people who talk during movies; … 11 others we haven’t quite thought of yet…. and finally, those who set the standard that everybody tries insanely hard to keep up with (you know, The Joneses). This story is about is about one of these types of people.
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Associate Director of Client Services
Eric made his way to Provo by way of UC Irvine, where he received a degree in Physics. We’re very happy he decided that immersing himself in the world of science theory wasn’t as appealing as working with actual people because it means he’s now a member of our team. Eric’s communication and customer service skills keep his clients happy, and his ability to diagnose and define technical issues makes the lives of our developers easy because his requests are always clear and concise.
Co-workers notice Eric’s positive energy and his ability to build strong relationships. His trainings are always top-notch and his willingness to share his knowledge makes him the go-to guy for questions and advice. continue