CEO Series - Echo Boomers Shaking Up the Rental Market!


Listen to our FREE On-Demand Digital Media Webcast interview with Award Winning Architect Manny Gonzalez, an expert in multifamily design and Principal of KTGY Group, in his exclusive interview with property management expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour® and multifamily technology innovator Kerry W. Kirby, CEO of 365 Connect. Manny’s 60-minute interview focuses on "Echo Boomers Shaking Up the Rental Market." In this lively, fast-paced informative discussion, Manny shares his insight on how Echo Boomers are changing the way we design, position and build multifamily communities to capture this emerging market, known as the “Renter Generation.”

Interview Discussion Highlights

1. What do you need to know about the Echo Boomer, Millennials, Gen Y renter?

2. What is important to them?

3. Where do they want to live and why?

4. How are they driving urban infill, redevelopment opportunities?

5. How are they changing apartment design and amenities?

Special Guest

Manny Gonzalez, AIA, LEED AP is the senior partner in KTGY Group's Santa Monica office and is also President of KTGY Group, Colorado. He is responsible for the design, land planning and production of residential developments throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado as well as active adult and affordable multi-family communities nationwide. In his more than 25 years in residential development and design, Gonzalez has won numerous awards for his outstanding designs including Gold Nugget, Best in American Living, NAHB, Pillars of Industry, MAME and Elan. He was selected for the BALA/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence for the Sustainable and Affordable Community Falcon Crest. His expertise includes multifamily apartments, campus, mixed-income, affordable, workforce, and senior housing projects. Gonzalez has served as Chair of the AIA Housing Committee, on the Board of Directors for the BIA, and on national committees for the NAHB Multifamily Leadership Board, The 50+ Symposium and University of Housing. He has written and contributed to scores of articles on residential design trends. Gonzalez is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer and has presented his observations to audiences at numerous local, regional and national conferences as well as the 1st International Housing Conference of the Americas in Mexico City.

KTGY Downloadable Resources

KTGY Group Website
KTGY Knows Apartments
Echo Boomers Shaking Up the Rental Market!
Biography Of Manny Gonzalez

Conference Moderators

Kerry W. Kirby is a renowned entrepreneur, speaker, and technology innovator. He is the founder and CEO of 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry. Kerry has propelled 365 Connect from a scrappy bootstrapped startup to an internationally recognized company, which has won an array of highly acclaimed international, national, and regional awards, including the Louisiana Governor's Technology Award.

Kerry has been a guest lecturer, featured speaker, and panelist at numerous universities, national conferences, and events. He has also been featured on the BBC Digital Planet program, NPR News, and various media outlets. Kerry has written the forward to a nationally published book on real estate and technology, presented in over 100 industry webcast reaching over 1-million listeners, and is often quoted as an expert in technology. He has been named to the Silicon Bayou 100 List of most influential entrepreneurs for eight consecutive years.

Ernest F. Oriente is a business coach since 1995 [41,000+ hours], a property management industry professional since 1988 - the author of SmartMatch Alliances, founder of PowerHour, PowerHour Sales Academy, and PowerHour Leadership Academy has a passion for coaching his clients on executive leadership, hiring and motivating property management SuperStars, traditional and Internet SEO/SEM marketing, competitive sales strategies, and smart/strategic alliances for property management teams and their leaders. He and his PowerHour team provide private and group coaching for property management companies and industry sales vendors/suppliers around North America and the world, executive recruiting, investment banking, SEO/SEM web strategies, national Wi-Fi solutions, employee policy manuals, social media leadership and powerful tools for hiring property management SuperStars and building dynamic teams.

Ernest worked for Motorola, Primedia and is certified in the Xerox sales methodologies. Recent interviews and articles have appeared more than 9000+ times in business and trade publications and in a wide variety of leading magazines and newspapers, including Smart Money, Inc., Business 2.0, The New York Times, Fast Company, The LA Times, Fortune, Business Week, Self Employed America and The Financial Times. Since 1995, Ernest has written over 250+ articles for the property management industry and created 400+ property management forms, business and marketing checklists, sales letters and presentation tools. PowerHour® is based in Olympic-town…Park City, Utah.

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Ernest also runs the #1 LinkedIn group in the world for property management vendor/supplier sales success, and the #1 LinkedIn group in the world for property management success.

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