Corcoran Jennison Moves Mobile with Property Solutions
June 21 2012
Massachusetts-based management company brings array of online services to mobile users
Provo, UT (PRWEB) --June 21, 2012-- Industry award-winning Corcoran Jennison Companies announces its partnership with Property Solutions International, Inc., the largest provider of property management websites and payments, to create and manage a competitive package of online services, including applications and MobilePortal. The new technology offering is expected to bring unprecedented convenience and security to prospective and current residents of their 7000-unit portfolio.
In recent years, businesses of various, assorted sectors have turned to mobile technology in order to reach an exponentially expanding audience of smartphone users. The multifamily industry is no exception, which is why when Corcoran Jennison was looking to enhance online tools for its 20-plus, east coast properties, they wanted a software provider who could deliver superior mobile features and functionality.
"We've seen an unmistakable shift in our customer-base to smartphone users, applications and technology," said Justin Holstrom, Regional Marketing Director at CMJ Management. "Technology is advancing at such a rate that, in many cases, our industry struggles to keep up. Through our partnership with Property Solutions, they've provided options and technology which will help our properties stay ahead of the curve."
In addition to facilitating mobile browsing and providing prospects with real-time availability and pricing, Property Solutions' MobilePortal features online guest cards, work orders, and payments. "With these new tools, our sites become a one-stop-shop," said Holstrom, "It allows prospects and residents to complete transactions remotely and maintain their residency online, without having to come into the leasing office."
"Corcoran Jennison's vision is to provide residents with the opportunity and the tools necessary to apply and sign their lease, as well as manage continued resident services, all through their computer or smartphone," said Holstrom. "This will not only increase efficiency and service with our valued residents, but to also empower them to enjoy click-of-a-mouse, tap-of-a-screen convenience."
'In an increasingly digital world, consumers don't want to worry about going to the leasing office, they want to be able to take care of it in the comfort of their home," said Property Solutions Regional Vice President Tim Enger, "When properties don't have online features like payments, applications, and even mobile sites, they risk damaging their brand in the eyes of increasingly tech-savvy consumers."
Property Solutions' online tools are seamlessly integrated and boast a track record of high adoption for on-site staff. "We see this as an opportunity to provide our management team with the highest level of integration with our property management software," said Holstrom. As Enger explained, "Our technology is built so that on-site personnel can login to a single dashboard and make changes--such as uploading new photos or updating pricing--which will then automatically be reflected across all products. That saves a substantial amount of time and allows management to focus on resident retention and converting leads to leases."
"Leaders at Corcoran Jennison have established a very lean, efficient business model," said Enger, "These efforts to implement the latest technology will only further maximize their results."
About Corcoran Jennison CompaniesNamed "Development Company of the Year" by the National Association of Homebuilders, and recognized for national excellence by organizations like the Urban Land Institute, Corcoran Jennison is one of the country's leading builders, developers and property management firms. Since 1971, Corcoran Mullins Jennison Inc. and Corcoran Jennison Companies have developed property in excess of $2.5 billion. Today, Corcoran Jennison has expanded its scope and portfolio to include properties in 15 states, and management of over 24,000 residential units, with 2,000 employees. CMJ and CJ Management specialize in managing residential housing in three areas: conventional apartments, mixed-income housing and condominiums, including new construction and rehabilitated communities in urban and suburban locations. For more information, go to http://www.corcoranjennison.com.
About Property SolutionsFounded in 2003, Property Solutions International, Inc. is the nation's largest provider of apartment community websites and a leading developer of innovative property management software tools. The company offers a variety of web based solutions for leasing, rent collection, and maintenance request processing. Property Solutions' web portals and electronic payment processing tools offer the advantage of full data integration with most widely-used property management software packages. For more information, go to http://www.propertysolutions.com.