Embracing Home Automation in Your Apartment Community


Join property management expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour® and multifamily technology innovator Kerry W. Kirby, Founder and CEO of 365 Connect, for a FREE MultifamilyBiz.com + PowerHour Digital Media Webcast Conference. This fast-paced 60-minute FREE Webcast Conference, focuses on utilizing home automation technology in the multifamily housing industry.

Conference Discussion Highlights

  1. What is home automation, and how is it transforming the way we live in the 21st century?
  2. How does home automation technology benefit your residents and property management team?
  3. Can multifamily professionals still utilize home automation technologies without a complete overhaul of their apartment community?
  4. What are some of the larger challenges that the home automation industry continues to face?
  5. What does the future hold for home automation?

Who Listens?

Developers, Owners, Property Managers, Regional Managers, Urban Planners, City Agencies and Officials, Architects, Acquisition Directors, CEOs, Directors, Presidents, Principals, Executive Vice Presidents, Marketing Directors, Portfolio Managers, and All Multifamily Housing Professionals.

Special Guest

Powers Energy Solutions (PES) allows apartment property managers the ability to offer state-of-the-art connected apartment packages without the time consuming effort of product selection and integration. Whether it is about safety, surveillance, energy efficiency or access management, the Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly becoming the 21st century amenity that building owners and property managers can't live without.  From consultation to design to installation and post installation support, PES provides end-to-end IoT solutions for multifamily property managers and building owners, around the nation.  PES helps developers and architects in the early stages of development to design automation solutions as well as property managers interested in retrofitting existing properties with smart apartment packages.

As the highest rated Nest installer in the country, PES's nationwide technician team has installed thousands of smart connected devices for some of the top 25 property management companies in the country. Additionally, their technicians are trained to install Wi-Fi connected devices, and also integrate them so residents experience all that connected living has to offer. Whether you are interested in a completely connected living package for your residents, smart thermostats to stay connected with your vacant rental units or a network of water leak sensors to protect your building, PES has a solution that can work for you. 

You can visit the PES site at www.multifamilypropertyautomation.com

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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