What Our Attendees Have To Say
"I absolutely loved Brainstorming and am excited about coming
back in 2009!"
Denise G. Scholl-Serrett, SPHR, CCP, Vice President,
Human Resources, Dial Equities, Inc.
“After attending the last Brainstorming session, I received
enough wonderful ideas that I was able to share 15-18 marketing,
leasing and renewal tips each month with my 30 communities for
12 months! This years session was no exception - I'm taking back
TONS of great new ideas!”
Patty Allen, Director of Sales & Marketing, AIMCO
“I love the Brainstorming Sessions. It is by far the BEST
SEMINAR I go to throughout the year. I negotiated my attendance
every year into my employment contract!”
Wenda Gonzalez, Multi-Site Property Manager, Corporate
Are These Multifamily
Professionals Any Different Than You?
Do they have bottomless budgets and
They face exactly the same challenges you do - every single
They struggle to keep the traffic up, the leases closing, the
residents renewing, income up and costs down.
They’ve found help and support in our previous Brainstorming
Sessions™ and now you can too!
WE GUARANTEE RESULTS!
I’m so confident you’ll agree with the hundreds of others who have
benefited from previous Brainstorming Sessions, that I offer you a
100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE of satisfaction!
Attend the Sessions; learn hundreds of ready-to-implement ideas from
other industry executives.
Take these fresh ideas home with you and use them throughout
If your communities’ incomes and property values don’t
skyrocket, you’re guaranteed a 100% refund - no questions asked.
Call (727) 784-9469 or
visit our online registration area.
Tami L. Siewruk
Chief Imagination Officer
Here is what
Ross Schafer a 6-Time Emmy Award winning
Comedian/Writer/and TV Host who presented "Nobody Moved
Your Cheese" in Reno 2003 had to say about the event:
Tami, I was so impressed
with your group I included you all in my monthly newsletter:
700 WOMEN IN PAJAMAS
I walked into the ballroom of Reno’s Silver Legacy hotel
to present my “Nobody Moved Your Cheese” program to 700
Apartment Professionals – only to discover them all
wearing wild pajamas and fluffy slippers. They were
howling, laughing, and shaking noisemakers until
anyone’s migraine would just give up and slink home.
The theme was, “Dreaming
Up Fresh Ideas” and boisterous brainstorming was
bubbling over at each round table of (8). The results
were amazing. These woman (and 25% men) were
freewheeling ideas and revealing their “best practices”
at the speed of shout. This pajama game was hilariously
brilliant! When people dress in costumes, they aren’t
themselves. And, that’s a great trick for releasing
creativity. No risk in spouting out something
ridiculous...because you already look ridiculous. Then,
at the end of the conference, all of the new ideas were
documented and shared with the rest of the members. More
organizations should stop hoarding innovation and
realize that letting people share their ideas makes them
feel valuable – excuse me; invaluable. The
organizations who can do that with sincerity will enjoy
a triumphant bottom line. If it takes checking an
employee’s staid personality at the door for an hour,
companies might just risk having...a satisfied
For my part, they honored
me with a standing ovation. Maybe it was because I was
genuinely moved that they were not waiting for more
marketing money or more staff or more anything to make
them successful. They were deciding to be
successful. They understood my urging that,
“Relationships will replace customer service. We are
going to have to risk liking people again.” This group
took it a step further – they proved that networking
really means trust and friendship. So, if your clients
are looking for something unique, fun, and wildly
productive, tell them about the Sales and Marketing
Magic meeting. Open minded associations can learn a lot
from 700 women in pajamas.
Ross Shafer Productions
(800) 747-1710 • (949) 837-7767 fax •
21891 Huron Lane • Lake Forest, Calif. 92630
Check out Ross' new book! •
Speaker Bureau Friendly Web Site •
Interviewing Ross for Radio or TV?
- “Everyone needs fresh ideas to stay alive in this business and
Brainstorming is the place to get them!”
- Debbie Barlow, Regional Property Manager. Gene B. Glick
“The Brainstorming Sessions are awesome. Why didn’t I come to one
- Laura Reeves, Property Supervisor, KRB Management
“Every year, every session just gets better and better. You have
no choice but to walk away energized!”
- Jeff Hass, VP Training, ERC Management Co.
“What a fun than to share ideas with others in the same industry
and feeling that you’ve made a difference. Will be back to learn
and share more. Loved it!”
- “If you’re not enthused by this Brainstorming Session, you
don’t have a pulse. Everyone working in the industry HAS TO
ATTEND. It was just incredible. I feel so much more creative
than I ever realized I could be!”
- Susan Haldeman, Furnished Services Manager, Princeton
“This is my first Brainstorming and it is the best investment my
company could have made. I received so much information and
valuable ideas to implement. I am so excited. Thank you!”
- Sherry Silva, Regional Community Director, Icon
- “The Brainstorming Sessions creates hundreds of ideas rather
than just class style. Teaming with others who share your
challenges opens new doors with new solutions that can’t be
found anywhere else!”
- Shannon Brandon, VP of Operations, Cambridge Partners,
- “After I attended Brainstorming in Reno, I left with a
renewed confidence and was able to use that to move ahead with
my company so I knew I had to be at this one. Thanks!
- Karen Strout, Area Director, WCDM Management
- “This has been the most fantastic conference I have ever
attended. Great ideas. Great networking. I can’t wait for the
- Carol Yates, National Marketing Director, CAPREIT
- “I came to Brainstorming completely void of ideas. I’m leaving
with 100’s of ideas and a rejuvenated spirit!”
- Erica Huber, Regional Trainer, CnC Investments
“We have already called other staff members and told them they
must attend in Vegas!”
- Kelli Meyers, Director of Marketing, Naples Realty
“Sharing ideas at Brainstorming solved an issue I was dealing with
on the first day!”
- Monica Garcia, Regional Manager, EPT Management Co.
“I am new to this industry and this has shot me way ahead of the
learning curve. I am so excited and can’t wait to get back to
- Patti Tomasello, Director of Operations, CAL Realty
“A show beyond your imagination. A MUST ATTEND for all industry
Nina Kirtley, Marketing Director , American Realty
Tammy Huver, Property Manager, Cambridge Partners, Inc.
“Thank you so much! I had a great time and loved it. I am going
home with tons of ideas and lots to do!”
Amy VanDerKamp, Regional Marketing Det.,Timberland Partners
“The Brainstorming Sessions will turnaround your perspective.
This event is very motivating, inspiring and fun!
Shannon Piedrahita, Property Manager, Trammell Crow
“This seminar was so inspiring I am filled with enthusiasm and
brand new ideas. I can’t wait to get back to start implementing
Amy Boyers, Leasing Manager, Trammell Crow Residential
“It is just amazing what you get out of Brainstorming. So many
ideas and you actually are able to create new ideas yourself!”
Mary Lazar, Multi-Site Property Manager, Thomson Corporation
“Great event! Motivational. You will go home with a trunk load
of ideas you can put into action.”
Angie Knipstein, Marketing Specialist, United Dominion Realty
“The number of ideas generated would be impossible to achieve
independently. And the ability to build upon an idea was beyond
Regional Property Manager National Youth Advocate Program
“Perfect re-charge for your Multifamily battery!”
Eric Slack, Area Manager, Quintus Corp.
“Getting to hear all the ideas and plans was fabulous. I love
learning how to do my job better!”
Kristen Byrd, Property Manager, Arbor Properties
“This was my first Brainstorming & prior to arriving I was
dragging my feet about coming, but I’ve enjoyed it more than I
ever thought I would. I’m leaving re-motivated!”
Brenda Jordan, Leasing Director, Berskshire Property Advisors
“This was my 1st time at Brainstorming and I am bringing back
many miracles (ideas) to enhance my community and cutback on
Carol Allison, Manager, The Mullins Company
“Everyone needs fresh ideas to stay alive in this business and
Brainstorming is the place to get them!”
Debbie Barlow, Regional Property Manager, Gene B. Glick
“I am totally rejuvenated and am leaving with a ton of great
‘do-able’ ideas. I can’t wait for the next Brainstorming. Wow!
Kim Robb, Property Manager, Continental Properties
“Not only were there tremendous ideas shared it’s actually an
excellent opportunity to see where your company stands in the
industry and what tools we can use to excel!”
Nathan Keas, Regional Trainer, Capstone Real Estate
“I am so excited to have so many refreshing new ideas that I can
put to use right away. It kick-started my brain and took me it
to a new level!”
Karen Markwat, Marketing Director, Cambridge Partners, Inc.
“Lots of motivation, lots of fun, just lots of learning new and
even improved ideas … Imagine That!”
Susan Davis, Regional Property Manager, Drucker and Falk, LLC
“The most fun at work that I have ever had!”
Tonya Solomon, Marketing Manager, Drucker and Falk, LLC
“I love this conference. I always walk away with tons of ideas
that I can implement right away. Love it, Love it, Love it!”
Tandi Tucker Toni, Regional Marketing Director, Berkshire
“This event gave me a completely new spin on this industry. I
now see numerous career paths before me!”
Michelle Burns, Marketing Director, AMLI
“If you’re not enthused by this Brainstorming, you don’t have a
pulse. Everyone working in the industry HAS TO ATTEND. It was
just incredible. I feel so much more creative than I ever
realized I could be!”
Susan Haldeman, Furnished Services Manager, Princeton
“Brainstorming is a great time, you’ll meet wonderful people and
get some great ideas to implement at your communities!”
Wendi Westfall, Property Manager, Professional Equities
“Brainstorming is everyone working together at a table. The
table came up with a good marketing campaign to increase traffic
on my property. I’m sure it is going to be a success!”
Vicky Williams, Manager, Mullens Company
“This Brainstorming Session was a great way to see others ideas
and make so many contacts within our industry. This is a
wonderful experience for anyone who is looking to learn!”
Mark Johnston, Director of Marketing, CRES Management
“The Brainstorming Sessions creates hundreds of ideas rather
than just class style. Teaming with others who share your
challenges opens new doors with new solutions that can’t be
found anywhere else!”
Shannon Brandon, VP of Operations, Cambridge Partners, Inc.
“I have never felt so motivated to do my job better!”
Christy Hein, Property Manager, WCDM Management, LLC
“I’ve gained self improvement. I’m so excited about going back
and facing challenges rather than avoiding them!” Tennille
Henderson, Property Manager, Springs At Orange Park
“Sooo much information, I’ll need my staff to help me remember
everything when I get back!”
Nicole Brogan, Director of Property Management, Gunstra
“These few days have been extremely great in allowing me to pick
the brains of many industry professionals from throughout the
Telisha Ryans, Project Coordinator, Epoch Management, Inc.
“This was my 2nd time at Brainstorming and I love being able to
find out the new and upcoming ideas in the industry!” Staci
Leibell, National Marketing Specialist, CAPREIT
“Brainstorming is a great idea and networking event. It provides
a comfortable learning environment!”
Cecille Santos, Sales and Marketing Manager, KSI Management
“What wonderful ideas I got. I will be able to go home and
implement many of them!”
Brook Birdsey, Regional Trainer, Capstone Real Estate
“Knowledge - New Ideas – Fun – Great Facilitators – Great
Speakers. You should make it your goal to attend Brainstorming!”
Diana “Dee” Viall, Leasing Consultant, Benchmark
“Brainstorming really energizes you. We all get in our
‘routines’ and this really wakes your up and helps get you back
to your ‘roots’!”
Tammy Huntley-Schuering, Sr. Property Manager, Trammell Crow
“It’s amazing to see how the ideas build and develop!”
Jim Keene, General Manager, Gunstra Builders
“Brainstorming is very motivating, informative and a lot of fun.
You walk away with so many ideas. It’s Great!!!!!!” Shawn
Olmsted, Regional Manager, Naples Realty Group, LLC
“It’s a great way to network and share ideas with others from
our industry. Brainstorming gives me energy and great ideas to
take back to my communities and make improvements!”
Kim Wilcox, Marketing Director, McKinley
“Brainstorming provides great ideas, great information,
motivation and exposure to new industry products!”
Lynn Edmondson, Director of TEAM Services, Banyan Realty
“Brainstorming is an incredible opportunity to come together and
learn fresh, new and innovative ideas for our industry!”
Julia VanderRoest, Chief Marketing Specialist, Fogelman
“Being brand new to our marketing department, I would encourage
all new industry professionals to come and get an in-depth crash
course of our industry and marketing!”
Andrew Geppelt, Creative Specialist, ERC Properties, Inc.
“I have learned new ideas which I can’t wait to get back to my
community to use. I was so excited about them that I went back
to my room at night and planned out how to implement them!”
Erica Chamberlin, Sr. Leasing Consultant, Princeton
“If you need encouragement and inspirations-Brainstorming is the
event for you!”
Josette Galtieri, Leasing Coordinator, Camden Development
“After attending this event seven times, I still came away with
hundreds of ideas!”
Jared Miller, Director of Marketing, Lane Company
“Powerful ideas! Powerful processes! A great blender full of
ideas and interactive opportunities!”
Dennis Smillie, President, Multifamily Solutions, Inc.
“Tami, thank you for a shot in the arm, a push from above and
the inspiration to go into my office on Monday and make CHANGE
happen fast. This event gets better every year!”
Amy Alred, National Training Director, CLASS
“I come to Brainstorming because it energizes me for the whole
year. It’s refreshing to be around the nations industry leaders
to share insights!”
Terry Jackson, Regional Marketing & Training Specialist, BH
“This was the most empowering and exciting seminars of my life.
You have a lifetime attender!!!”
Wendy Gonzalez, Corporate Leasing Trainer/Multi-Site Manager,
“The wealth of ideas and information is invaluable. You can’t
afford to miss this event!”
Melissa Fuller, Creative Associate, McKinley
“A professional is always learning and brainstorming packs the
most information into a concise, energized and fast-paced format
in the most effective way. The experience is spiritual. What you
give to Brainstorming and what you get in return is invaluable.
The best industry event of the year!”
Stephanie Puryear Helling, Vice President of Education &
“The most creative meeting anyone could ever attend. I am so
glad I came!”
Chauncey Eaton, Marketing Manager, Drucker & Falk, LLC
“So well organized, I came to the event alone and had the
wonderful opportunity to make great new friends and contacts in
the industry. I am walking away energized with creative and
innovative ideas that I just can’t wait to implement!” Laurie
Kitzmiller, General Manager, Amerimar Enterprises
“WOW! A must for all property management professionals!”
Robin Muccitelli, Regional Manager, Cornerstone Realty
“Do you want to be motivated?...Then go to Brainstorming!!”
Amanada Martinez, Regional Trainer, Capstone Real Estate
“Brainstorming was an unbelievable experience. It was totally
different than any event I haven to before. The high energy
fast-pace and receptiveness of everyone was great. I am leaving
with my brain spinning and ideas flowing!”
Lori Kitchen, Property Manager, Beacon Companies
“This was my second year and it is like nothing you have ever
experienced before. I am still using the plethora of ideas from
last year and can’t wait to implement all the new ideas from
this year. What a great way to get new ideas, new contacts and
make new friends to stay in touch and network with from all
across the country. See you next year!” Heather Lettow,
Regional Marketing Specialist, Windsor Communities
“It’s amazing! You’re not alone in the boat. Rowing smarter,
harder and faster gives you the competitive edge. Being at
Brainstorming fills your boat with the best oars in the water!”
Debbie Sulzer, Director of Training & Marketing, CnC
“What a truly fantastic way to rejuvenate and re-energize your
love for your job and the multifamily housing industry!”
Kristi Fickert, Regional Leasing & Marketing Director,
Village Green Companies
"I was a first time Brainstormer this year. This was
overwhelmingly the best experience I have had in my 11 years in
this industry. I will NEVER miss another one."
Wendy Stark, Arbor Properties
“Different – Awesome!”
Cyndi Brush, Owner, Brush & Company
“The amount of ideas and knowledge you take home is worth
Mary Elizabeth Thompson, Property Manager, Greystone
“Get ready for energy, great ideas and fun. This was my 1st year
and will not be my last. The Brainstorming Sessions are a great
tool for anyone in the business!”
Summer LaPann, Marketing Director, United Residential
“I used a problem site that my wheels were turning on during the
problem solving sessions, with the brilliant others at my table
we generated several solutions that I can use when I get back!”
Anthony Kranz, Regional Marketing Director, Village Green
“This was my 1st time attending Brainstorming. I really didn’t
know what to expect. When I got there on the first day, I walked
into something that was totally unexpected. People were pumped
up and you didn’t have a choice but to go right along with it.
The facilitators did a wonderful job keeping you on track and
interested. You stayed busy and didn’t even realize it. I had a
Jan Valduga, Senior Site Manager, Wingate Management Co.
“Synergy: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Even
the most creative mind is limited by its own perceptions and
experiences. When these minds come together in this
well-designed Brainstorming environment, magic happens. Amazing
ideas get elevated to extraordinary possibilities. For all my
clients who say ‘there are no new ideas’, I say you’ve never
been to Multifamilypro Brainstorming!”
Leah Brewer, Leasing Queen, Full House Marketing
“The Brainstorming Sessions are motivational, inspirational and
inspiring. I am ready to get back to work!”
Cindi Dryden, District Manager,Wells Asset Management
“This year was truly an eye opening experience. I am ready to go
back on Monday and make changes to make our company better.
Kimberly Faulkner, Training & Marketing Manager, Capstone
Real Estate Services, Inc.
“At Brainstorming you’ll expand on your area of expertise as
well as broaden your knowledge on the newest industry trends and
changes. There are plenty of great ideas you can take back and
implement “Right Away”. I CAN’T WAIT!” Seline Lewis,
Regional Marketing & Education Manager, Drucker & Falk, LLC
“There are two types of people…leaders and followers.
Brainstormers are Leaders!”
Jeffery Lowry, VP Multifamily Housing, McDougal Properties,
“You will get more ideas than you can ever imagine!”
Danielle Drollette, Assistant Manager, Aronov Realty
“The Brainstorming Sessions are very upbeat. You will come away
with a lot of ideas. Everyone is upbeat and inspired. You’ll
have fun and learn at the same time!”
Michele Williams, Manager, Aronov Realty
“Great sharing of ideas and networking with others!”
Gloria Mallardi, Director of Marketing, Housing Trust Group
“My favorite part of the Brainstorming Sessions was bringing all
the ideas and interests together, building relationships and
making new friends!”
Maureen Lannon, National Sales & Marketing Director, Allen &
O’Hara Education Services, Inc.
“I’m in the same job, but Brainstorming has given me a new
outlook on it!”
Doyle Gorman, Site Manager, Lenox Pointe
“It’s a great place to meet and expand on ideas!”
Kim Belanger, Leasing Consultant, Princeton Properties
“Brainstorming is the most fun at work you will ever have!!”
Tonya Solomon, Marketing Manager, Drucker & Falk, LLC
“No man or woman is an island. A person can always benefit from
the knowledge and information sharing of others. You will find
this at Brainstorming!”
Jen Jared, Accounts Coordinator/Trainer, Ellipse
“This conference was a great way to all come together and share
ideas and stories that can help increase your company’s
Julie VanderRoest, Chief Marketing Specialist, Fogelman
“The Brainstorming Sessions give you the opportunity to bring up
your current challenges and get fresh ideas to solve them!”
Tasha Krawiec, District Manager, Cornerstone Realty
“Fabulous ideas, tons of fun and great networking is what you’ll
get at Brainstorming!”
Tara Myers, District Marketing Specialist, Fogelman
“Ideas! Ideas! Ideas! From all over the map, from different
people, from different property types!
Wilnette Wiley, Director of Training, Palms Associates
“Great experience, great ideas and great people!”
Andrea Shugart, Property Manager, Arbor View
“It will motivate you to be creative and to think outside the
box. You’ll walk away with so many great ideas!”
Danielle Williams, Regional Marketing Director, Home
“Brainstorming is a great way to “mix it up” with your peers and
to share your challenges and accomplishments with those who
understand. It reminds you that you are not alone in your daily
grind. I always go home feeling energized!” Jessica Darnall,
VP of Marketing, McKinley
“Idea heaven! Create new and innovative ideas. There was also so
many people willing to share ideas from other markets that they
used and worked. Great speakers!”
Shana Hitt, Property Manager, Trammell Crow Residential
“Come with an open mind and your creative juices will just start
flowing. Participation is key – the more you put into it, the
more you’ll get out of it!”
Cynthia Bosnian, Regional Marketing Manager, Oakwood
“Brainstorming brings you together with hundreds of people who
understand what you go through on a day to day basis and helps
you to look at things in a new way. It will also inspire you!”
Julie Sutherland, Property Manager, Winn Residential
“The Brainstorming Sessions re-ignite the creativity from within
and gives you a fresh perspective on what the current trends are
that need to be utilized today to attract and retain residents!”
Christine Tyszka, Property Manager, Winn Residential
“My favorite part of the Brainstorming Sessions…All of it! I
have learned so much!”
Kristen Kurth, Regional Property Supervisor, Greystar Real
“Brainstorming is a great place to be. It’s an environment that
is filled with happy, fun and brilliant people from all over the
Adriana Iannuzzi, Marketing Manager, Winn Residential
East was an Exceptional Energizing Experience! The 15 attendees from
our company are Motivated!"
Sue Lange, Director of Property Training,
"Several employees attended
from my company and were very energized and excited about all the
ideas that they can apply when they get back!"
Barrie Nichols, Vice President Sales & Leasing,
College Park Communities
"As a supplier, this year was
so incredible for me. The trade show traffic was huge and I made so
many contacts generating over the top business opportunities!"
Catherine Garcia-Lage, Regional Account Manager, The U.D. Registry
"Each year the event exceeds
my expectations as it is action packed, exhilarating and sets my
team soaring for success after we leave!"
Christina Steeg, Senior VP, Marketing & Training,
Simpson Property Group
been developing, acquiring and operating multifamily properties for
ten years - in that time I have attended all the major multifamily
related conferences. This is hands down the most valuable in terms
of providing actual ideas that can be implemented to improve
Dana Behar, Vice President,
HAL Real Estate Investments
Brainstorming is pure energy
in a 3 day capsule. If you need a motivational or educational boost
there is no better cost effective way than Brainstorming. Make it a
company event every year. The return on investment is worth it!!!"
Melanie Russell, Regional Marketing & Education Manager,
Drucker and Falk, LLC
Camp exceeded my wildest expectations. Though I am not a big fan of
high-energy type conferences and when I walked in on Wednesday
morning I was not sure how I was going to like the next three days.
Within 30 minutes, I was loving it and had a fantastic time
throughout the week!"
Lloyd Cobble, District Manager,
Eagle Realty Group
ticket to Reno, $800. - Hotel $400. - information gained to take
back and implement - PRICELESS!"
Rose DiPietro, Director of Marketing,
Richland Communities, Ltd.
so much from attending this seminar. If you attend only one seminar
- it should be this one. You go home with so much motivation,
camaraderie and ideas - There's nothing else like it!"
Tammy Bondurant, Marketing Director, Camden
could choose one seminar a year to attend, this would be the one.
Nowhere else can you gather people from this industry, from all over
the nation, for three days of unprecedented brainstorming,
education, knowledge, experiences and best of all - energy. Here is
a place where people want to help people and bend over backwards to
Alice Eason, Director of Marketing & Sales,
Trinity Property Consultants
"…And I thought I couldn't
afford the time this year. I came with some specific items I needed
to network and some vendors I needed to see. I accomplished that and
MORE - a super-charged energy boost, reminders of things so easy to
overlook that make a BIG difference and methods to stay ahead in
Chad Brown, Vice President, Florsheim Properties
"The energy and ideas helped
me to remember my passion about my job and this industry!"
Jennifer Jones, Regional Manager,
"If you didn't already have
enthusiasm for your job before - you have it now for life!"
Amy Abdallah, District Trainer, Trammell Crow Residential
"These few days have been so
energizing. It's a unique seminar. Everyone's ideas are being
expressed with lots of creative thoughts!"
Eileen Randall, Executive Vice President, Vann Realty Co.
"It's 365 days of work rolled
into 4 days of fabulous information you can't get anywhere else in
Bobbie Smith Dougherty,
VP, Director of Marketing & Management. The J.C. Hart Company,
"It's a great way to
rejuvenate your marketing juices, cool ideas for employee motivation
and above all you go home with TONS of NEW IDEAS!"
Theresa Ebner, Director of Marketing, AIMCO
"Best conference for learning
in the industry!"
Debbi Blankenship, Regional Manager, Flournoy Properties
"At a trainer brand new to the apartment industry,
Brainstorming provided me with a wealth of knowledge about the
industry, fun/innovative ideas and great contacts with numerous
people from around the U.S.!"
Ann Smith, Regional Director of Education, ConAm Management
"No other conference I've ever attended has had so
many industry experts under the same roof. This meeting will pump
you up like nothing else!!"
Janet Chiarella, Director of Marketing, Towne Properties
"As a "New" to the industry marketing Director
this is one OUTSTANDING way to get "up to speed" on what its' all
about. It's also an awesome way to network!"
Karen Mordue, Regional Marketing Director, ConAm Management
"This is my 4th Brainstorming. It amazes me that
year after year there are so many new ideas that I take away with
Kris Perkins, Customer Relations Manager, Western National
"Attending Brainstorming was a life changing
experience. It opened my eyes to a whole new world of ideas,
suggestions and above all a POSITIVE ATTITUDE!!!"
Kristin Krahmer, Solution Manager, Keystone Resources
"You will go back to your property re-energized!"
Monica Johnson, Outreach Marketing Rep., Altman Management
"What a seminar SHOULD BE! You walk away with
ideas and the substance to implement almost immediately - it's not
just fluff & speeches!"
Vicki Trujillo, Vice President &
Tom Lemons, President, C. Moore, Inc.
"Good Ideas, Good Networking, Good Fun! It works -
it's ha horse that breathes and runs!"
Pamela Muller, Vice President Marketing, Sterling Equities
"This event has come a long way. I'll be here next
year with 5 more associates. I walk away energized with more ideas
than I can implement in a year!"
Elaine Gardner, District Manager, Eagle Realty Group
"Brainstorming is awesome! I walk away pumped up
with so many ideas! I can't wait to get home to put them into
Tandi Tucker Toni, Regional Marketing Director, Berkshire
"Brainstorming invigorates, enlightens and
educates better than any program/seminar I've ever attended!"
Sondrah Laden, Regional Manager,First Group Management
"Brainstorming is an energizing event offered
'just in time'!"
Michele Friedman, Regional Manager, Triangle Real Estate
"It's so hard to believe that an event this large
can be this seamless and well organized. Each year just gets better
and more valuable!"
Penny Porsch, President, Posrch Partners
"Brainstorming is beneficial and helpful to all
levels of our industry!"
Kathy Dahl, Regional Property Manager, FPI Management
"Each year the event exceeds my expectations as it
is action packed, exhilarating and sets my team an I soaring for
success after we leave!"
Christine Steeg, Senior VP, Marketing & Training, Simpson
"Blending just the right mix of education,
inspiration and practical solutions development - Brainstorming is
the ultimate experience for the savvy multi-housing industry
Deb Bronson, Professional Speaker & Performance Consultant,
Deb Bronson & Associates
"I came away with tons of great new ideas and made
several new friends. I can't wait until next year!"
Tracy Dean, Director of Market Development, RealPage, Inc.
"I know every year that this event is going to be
cutting edge. This is the event to attend to learn the latest in our
Terri Nicholson, Vice President, Buyers Access
"Every Asset Manager needs to get out of the
office and experience the benefits of being exposed to fresh
marketing ideas. It is a knowledge base in which to build important
skill sets to solve very challenging marketing problems!"
Brad Marting, Second Vice President, Delaware Investments
"This is the conference for practical, innovative
implementable strategies for today's property management
professional. Don't ever miss it!"
Cynthiann King, Chief Learning Officer, C. King Education
"Several employees attended from my company and
were very energized and excited about all the ideas that they can
apply when they get back!"
Barrie Nichols, Vice President Sales & Leasing, College Park
"Simply the most rewarding conference for sales,
marketing and training professionals offered in our industry!"
Joleen Brannigan, Vice President, Grace Hill
"There's simply no better place to network,
problem solve and educate yourself. I am ready to take our company's
vision and mission to the next level!"
Michele Tate, Asset Marketing Leader, Preferred Real Estate,
"Brainstorming is awesome. I always walk away with
great new, fresh ideas to implement to increase occupancy in my
Lisa McLeod, Marketing Director, Berkshire Realty
"Brainstorming C.A.M.P. was so much more than I
ever imagined. The vast resources and pools of knowledge cannot be
compared to any publication or seminar you may have had exposure to.
You'll never find the amount of great and innovative ideas & problem
solving anywhere else and it's fun!!"
Jennifer Witzel, Leasing Consultant, Princeton Properties
"The most incredible event in this industry. If
you haven't been you are missing an experience that will greatly
enrich your career!'
Jared Miller, Marketing Director, Lane Company
"This is the most valuable industry event I have
ever attended…the wealth of knowledge and ideas is just amazing. The
ideas can be immediately implemented and results appear before your
Pam Newsom, Training Coordinator, BNP Residential Properties,
"No where else can you find such industry related
discussions or specific solutions to your industry issues!"
Beth Finley, Regional Marketing Director, Berkshire Realty
"A lot of very brilliant people sharing their best
Melanie Graham, Executive Vice President, Pillar Communities
"The ideas are endless - there IS a solution to
all your problems!"
Carol Flicker, Manager, Equity Concept, Inc.
"I've never been so excited about my property in
my life. This was my first time and now I'm HOOKED!!!"
Dacra Raper, Manager, Equity Concept, Inc.
"You'll meet a bunch of great new people, learn
like you've never learned before…have a blast while you learn.
Highly recommended, well worth the time!"
Chris Murray, Manager, The Whiffletree Apartments
"The energy and enthusiasm gets you involved and
ready to participate. It doesn't matter how little you know - you
can always come up with ideas and piggyback on someone else's
Danielle Winchell, Equity Concept, Inc.
"In many cases you will be lucky to come away from
seminars with one new and unique idea - at the Brainstorming
Sessions you'll come away with so many ideas it will be hard to
count. The amount of new and innovative information is truly
overwhelming - but incredible!"
Ann Boomsma, Sr. District Manager, MEB Management
"Very creative and motivational. Excellent
Carolyn DeVeau, Regional Portfolio Manager, Bozzuto
"Brainstorming gets you out of the box, shakes off
the cobwebs and gets you juiced up again. Your brain will thank
Daniel Patrick, Portfolio Property Manager, Buckingham
"The synergy of hundreds of other marketing minded
professionals is GREAT. The wealth of knowledge is incredible!"
Chris Coy, Director of Marketing, Gene B. Glick
"My brain feels nice and plump when I leave!"
Brandi Barber, VP of Product Content, Apartment Marketing
"A totally awesome and invigorating experience!"
Cherie Buschel, Regional Property Manager, DePaul Management
"This was the greatest experience - EVER!"
Christine Haraschak, Regional Property Manager, DePaul
"You WILL walk away from the Brainstorming
Sessions with MORE NEW IDEAS than you can imagine!"
"You learn hundreds of ideas and meet other
apartment professionals from across the country. Most of all - it
makes work fun!"
Crystal Robinson, Regional Leasing Coordinator, ERC
"You may come with the blah's…but you'll leave
with the yah's!!"
Joyce Stowers, Property Supervisor, DMC Management
"Brainstorming is a time to let down your guard
and openly share issues that you and your company need assistance
Angie Herrera-Sanchez, Vice President - Marketing, Gannon
"My brain hurts…In the BEST possible way!"
Shannon Burke, Director of Marketing, Griffis/Blessing,
"As always, this event sets the standard in our
industry for ideas, networking and spirit of camaraderie. If you can
attend only one event each year, this IS the one!"
Kathy Banker, Midwest Regional Director, HPC Publications
"It's a free flowing discussion of new & old ideas
in a non-judgmental setting - wonderful!"
Bobbye Clendennen, Leasing Specialist, Trammell Crow
"Fantastic - I didn't know you could get so many
great new ideas in such a short period of time!"
Diana Lucas, Co-Owner, Train & Retain, Inc.
"The sharing of ideas helps all of us continue to
grow. Never Stop Learning!"
District Manager, Richland Communities, LTD
"You should attend Brainstorming so you don't get
Elizabeth Bachmann, Regional Marketing Director, ConAm
"This is by far the best show we attend each year.
Everyone is so enthusiastic and everyone goes home with the best
information they can get anywhere. Everyone in property management
Marie Madden, Partner, Madden-Sadovsky Marketing & Design
"An open non-threatening forum to share ideas and
meet new people in property management!"
Cathy Cebula, Marketing Analyst, Concord Management
"A melting pot of proven ideas, best of the
business networking and new ideas!"
Dea Ann Richard, National Marketing Director, Eve Hardin
"We get lost in the day to day problems and forget
that great solutions come from generating ideas - the Brainstorming
Sessions help you to remember that!"
Laynie Miller, Director, USB Realty Investors LLC
"You have to be here to experience it for
David Carchidi, Owner, APT Personnel
"I felt energized and motivated the entire
seminar. I cannot wait to go back and start putting the wonderful
information into place and to innovate my staff to brainstorm with
some of the "ice breaker" techniques I learned!"
Shanin Burke, Director of Marketing, Griffis/Blessing, Inc.
"A simply fantastic experience where professional
growth is unavoidable!"
Marlee Murdock, Director of Marketing & Training, Legacy
"It's energizing to be submerged in such great
ideas for 3 days!"
Sarah Greenough, Director of Corporate Sales & Media,
Princeton Property Management Inc.
"The most invigorating and innovative event I have
Jared Miller, Marketing & Development Specialist, Lane
"What a kick - Great pick me up - Great
Information and ideas to motivate staff and self - A must to
Lenaya Snell, Regional Property Manager, DKD Property
"You are never ‘too old’ or have been in the
business ‘too long’ to not have learned something new at
Vickie Gaskill, Corporate Manager, Bell-Anderson & Associates
"Amazing - Energy! Amazing - Education! Amazing -
Fun! THE BEST EVENT IN THE INDUSTRY!"
Jim Alberti, Senior Director of Property Management, Southern
California Housing Development Corporation
"My first time here - I'm hooked - See you next
Deanna Winchester, Regional Property Supervisor, The Hanover
"This was great! I loved everything about it. The
Brainstorming Sessions are the best!"
Amy Aguiar, Corporate Trainer, Cornerstone Realty
"After attending Brainstorming I feel like I am a
stronger asset to my company!"
Brian Lemire, Property Manager, Tarragon Management
"Great new ideas! Great new friends! Great
Motivation! Great job SMM!”
Bobbie Putnam, Property Manager, Lozier Corporation
"You can't help but leave excited, energized and
full of new ideas. If you don't come you'll never fully realize your
Stacy Brown, Senior Property Manager, Eugene Burger
"A huge shot of brain adreneline when you need it
the most. Knowledge, networking at a level of professionalism
that is unsurpassed!"
Lisa Klinglesmith, Director of Marketing & Training, ConAm
"I would recommend the Brainstorming conference to
anyone who wants to experience the most innovative learning
experience offered in our industry!"
Doreen Harris, Regional Marketing & Training Manager,
"The motivational speakers, facilitators and
educational sessions we're AWESOME!!! - 5 stars«««««"
Kimberly Sherrill, VP Marketing, CAPREIT
"Attend the Brainstorming Sessions and you'll
become a star!"
Deborah Kast, Marketing & Training Director, Gannon
Management of Missouri
"Brainstorming should not be optional for new
people in the industry, the information learned makes you a pro at
whatever position you're in!"
Ronnie Marshall, Marketing & Leasing Trainer, Tarragon Realty
"I've attended the Brainstorming Sessions for 3
years straight. If you need ideas on how to generate traffic or
market your community - It's a MUST BE AT PROGRAM!"
Joyce Rinck, Marketing Director, Berkshire Realty Holdings
"This was great! It was my first time here. I have
been in my position for 17 years and needed new, fresh ideas to
inject new life and fresh air into my communities and company - I
got lots of them!"
Phil Ruth, Regional Property Manager, DKD Property Management
"Every year just gets better and better. The
energy, fun and learning just can't be beat. I have been recharged
and ready to take tons of ideas back and put them to work!"
Tammy Connery, Property Supervisor, Fiduciary Real Estate
"The most energy packed 3 days in the year for our
Bobbie Smith-Dougherty, VP, Dir. of Marketing & Management,
The J.C. Hart Company Inc.
"I can't believe I got even more incredible
information this year than last!"
Suzanne Dennis, National Marketing Outreach Specialist, Gene
"The Brainstorming Sessions were great and very
informative. It provided a fantastic way to meet others
in my field and gain new ideas!"
Staci Durham, National Marketing Specialist, CAPREIT
"As a management company owner, I brought 2
employees - next year I will bring a manager from each of our
Vicki Clark, Owner, Western Senior Housing
"Ideas, knowledge, networking, and a spark to
light the brain's creative ignition switch. This is the catalyst for
next year's success!"
Mary Gwyn, Chief Innovatior, Apartment Dynamics, LLC
"The excitement in the Brainstorming sessions was
contagious. Being a shy person I was scared to death the first day
for a few hours but after that I couldn't wait for the next session
to begin. It was exceptional!"
Rochelle Rose, Portfolio Assistant, Lend Lease Apartment
"Brainstorming proves that the apartment industry
actually cares enough to share information, network and educate us
all. It's rare and amazing to learn so much professionally and
Natasha Platon, Marketing Coordinator, Prometheus
"Brainstorming meant so much to me this year with
our country defending our freedom. This was a very emotional
conference with lots of hearts on the table. I needed to be with
these people. I'm going home with love in my heart and a ton of
Gregory-Ann Goldrick, Marketing Director, Archon Residential
"This is the greatest convention
of the entire year that continues to give back even after you return
home! I will attend every year no matter what it takes!"
Sherrie Hubler, McElroy Management
This event is life changing. I cant’ wait to be a part of this again… year after year!
Lynn Harvey, AMS Management, LLC
The synergy of creative people
challenging each other to stretch the limits of their personal
strengths while building on each other’s ideas is phenomenal!
Mary Symmes Carty, Apartment Dynamics
I cannot wait to inject my
renewed motivation and collected ideas into my organization.
Thank you SMM – see you next year!
Michele McWilliams, Windsor Communities
This year a single idea in the
Idea Exchange will more than pay the cost of the entire trip.
I can’t afford not to come again!
Chad Brown, Florsheim Properties
As an executive and first time
attendee, I was excited to see that competitors will take the time
to help one another and share ideas.
This is a first class industry!
Rob Pyrock, Summit Properties
What a learning experience, combined with a tremendous amount
of fun! I’ll see you
Lorrie Lamberson, Ventana Property Services
What a great experience.
Everyone should attend this… you won’t regret it!
Deborah Langdon, Camden Property Trust
I had no idea that my
expectations would be met triple fold.
Best time at a convention I have spent in my professional
career of 18 years.
Deborah Vemer, Gates, Hudson & Associates, Inc.
This year was the best!
I’m taking home energy, great ideas and new friendships.
I’ll definitely be back – and I’ll bring more people from my
Patricia G. Allen, AIMCO
A great way to get motivated and
learn at the same time.
IT is an incredible value.
Rhonda Elgin, Southern Management
I had no idea what to expect. I signed myself up because I felt desperate for motivation
and inspiration – I not only filled my bucket back up with both, but
am taking home a second bucket of fabulous tools and can’t wait to
get back and implement them.
Thanks so much!
Mary Winey, Excel Management
This event is incredible – I am
so energized – I can’t wait ‘til next year!
The cost is so minimal compared to the knowledge I’m leaving with.
Gregory-Ann Goldrick, Archon
Brainstorming is awesome… I’m
going home with tons of ideas!
See you in 2001!
Tandi Tucker Toni, Berkshire Realty Holdings, LP
An experience I’ll never forget
and can’t wait to repeat in 2001.
Vicki Hurley, Harbor Group Management Company
I got more out of this program
than any convention I have ever attended.
Lee Sanders, The Lipton Group
I will come back even if it is
out of my own pocket.
I now have a new way to help process ideas and not just
professionally, but personally as well.
Debra Johnston, Laurelwood Ltd.
I absolutely loved it – would
love to bring the whole company!
Tammy Elam, Buckingham Company
Bring your problems and
Brainstorming will send you home with the solutions!
Wendy Muse, Tarragon Management, Inc.
If you can only attend one
conference a year, make it Brainstorming!
The ideas, training, learning and support you’ll receive from
networking perpetuates all year long!
Amber Lovelace-Hurst, Amli Residential
Complete removal of burnout! Invigorating, motivating, uplifting – I will be back yearly!
Connie Castello, Centra Asset Partners
This was the best conference I
have ever attended!
I have at least six new ideas to implement immediately that
will increase occupancy.
Suzanne Dennis, Gene B. Glick
You will never find a more
energizing, informative experience!
Melissa Gerard, BRE Properties, Inc.
When you believe you’ve heard it
all, you need Brainstorming.
Rita Ahrens, Dominium Management Services
Mary Dennis, Douglas Allred Company
The tools, ideas and
relationships built are the most valuable resources I have received
in my ten-year industry career!
Tamara Bondurant, Camden
Hundreds of years of experience
all in one room!
Cathy Otterbine, Otterbine Training, Inc.
The best thing a company can
send an employee to for training and motivation.
Tina Brinley, Woodside Management
This is my fourth conference,
and after missing the last two years, I won’t miss another!
What a blast of enthusiastic ideas and networking opportunities!
Daniel Patrick, Buckingham Property Management
Who knew that one room could
house so many fabulous ideas?
How can you justify not coming here?
Julie Millar, CLASS
It was so much more than I
expected! The whole
room seemed to be plugged in!
Gina Berger, AIMCO
I am truly inspired!
It was great!
Carol A. Moore, Princeton Properties
I cannot believe I’ve been in
this business for eighteen years and have not attended before.
It is enlightening, invigorating, and I can’t wait to use the
incredible ideas I have learned!
Shelly Brooks, Cornerstone Realty Income Trust
This was the most energetic,
positive, fun-filled and idea packed conference ever!
I would suggest this for everyone.
Melissa West, Mid-America Apartment Communities
Too good to ever miss!
Jim Aliberti, Southern California Housing Development Corp.
These sessions renew spirit and
Dorothy Warp, United Dominion Realty Trust
The most awesome event for the
Drucker & Falk
"The greatest conference ever!"
Susie Powers, Southern California Housing Development Corp.
"I am so excited about all the information and
knowledge I have received and will incorporate at my properties.
Gloria Velto, Southern California Housing Development Corp.
"Brainstorming was a wonderful experience --
something that everyone should get to attend."
Maggie McPhee, Signature Management
"Thank you for such an incredible experience.
The ideas, the contacts and the sheer excitement will
motivate me for many months to come -- see you next year!"
"A refreshing relief from the typical classroom
lectures of most educational conferences."
Derrell Ralston, Grupe Management Company
"Brainstorming was energizing, informative on
marketing trends and provided great networking sources for ideas.
The contact with other trainers and marketers was invaluable!
Had a great time!"
Gwen Hill, AIMCO
"You are amazing!
Year after year you find a way to improve perfection!
This is a must to attend for our industry!
Nothing is impossible with Brainstormers!"
Tammy Connery, Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc.
"This event wasn't only motivating and energizing,
but I left with real ideas and solutions to the larger issues our
team has been facing.
Implementation is the next step!"
Michele McWilliams, BRE Properties, Inc.
"This is the first Brainstorming Sessions I've
attended, and will definitely not be the last -- even if I have to
pay my own way!"
Jessie Currey, le Triomphe Property Group
"No matter what it takes - get here!
It will change your perceptions, attitude, and life!"
Teri Hoerntlein, Southern California Housing Development Corp.
"A place where 685 minds are better than one."
Brandalyn Hay, JPI
"As a first time attendee, I have been thrilled with
the amount of information I am going home with.
I can't wait to put these new ideas into action!
Becca Isbell, Merryland Properties, Inc.
"I have never been to a more high-energy,
I've learned a lifetime of information."
Kristin Perkins, Western National Property Management
"Awesome experience where other creative minds
supplied me with innovative ideas to make my company more
See you next year!"
Amy Scoggins, Alexander Properties Group
"I am new to the industry and in training for the
position of Marketing Director.
This has inspired me and I cannot wait to get back to work.
Thank you Cathcart for allowing me to attend, and thank you
Tami for making this all possible.
I do not have enough words to express my enthusiasm!"
Amy Boyers, Cathcart Management, LLC
"The people who put Sales and Marketing Magic's
Brainstorming Sessions together dream BIG dreams and show others how
to do the same.
If you do not want to be a SUPERSTAR in your field, you
should not come to this event, because it's going to turn you into
Esther Bonardi-Basden, Grubb Management
"The Brainstorming Sessions are simply the Best!
I am bringing more people next year -- for sure!"
Sharon Ruttenbur, The William Lyon Property Management Co.
"You have developed an incredible format for idea
sharing by eliminating the barriers between companies -- no one was
afraid to share and encourage!
Kathleen O'Byrne, Trammell Crow Residential
"This year's event was my first, and definitely not
Only two people attended from my company this year, but next
year we'll bring more than a handful... top leasing performers, too.
You are really missing mega information, creative minds, and
high energy if you don't attend this excellent annual event!"
Kim King, LumaCorp, Inc.
"As a training director, it's the best way to network
and to see how other companies handle various challenges pertaining
to training, marketing, and management.
If you can only attend one conference a year -- it should be
Donna Olson, Equity Residential Properties Trust
"GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!
Not only is this a wonderful opportunity to create and
reinvent ideas, it's also a great networking tool, and also a chance
to meet counterparts in other parts of the industry and country."
Marthajo Gentry, AIMCO
"Every year gets better.
You will go home with fabulous ideas, and the best part is
that they can be implemented right away!"
Kathy Pisoni, CMA Direct
"This is the one event you must go to… rub elbows
with the best of the best!"
Michelle Davis, C.L.A.S.S.
"Brainstorming was the best therapy and motivation
anyone could ever have.
I came last year and will be a loyal attendee forevermore.
Companies who do not send representatives are going to be
bowled over by the companies who did!"
Barbara Re, VIP Management, LLC
"I learned more in three days than any other
conference and am walking away with great ideas to use!"
Kacie Fields, Summit Properties
"I'm filled to overflowing with ideas that will make
Joyce Stowers, Standard Enterprises
This was so much fun!
What energy under one roof!
I have learned so much and gained a lot of new friendships.
I can't wait 'til next year!"
Bridgette Mooney, South Atlantic Management
"I have dreamed of coming to the Brainstorming
Sessions for ten years!
I should have made it happen before now.
I won't miss another year from now on!
Kimra Holcomb, EQR - Lexford Division
"It was "out of this world" for the new communities
of the future!
Can't wait 'til next year!
I can't say enough about this great experience!!"
Jenny Goodman, Park Central Property Management, LLC
"No other event compares to the energy, enthusiasm
and brilliant resourcing that Brainstorming offers!
It is thrilling and an honor to literally work hand in hand
with industry giants to create and share ideas!
I love this event -- thank you!"
Brenda Coons, Gene B. Glick Co.
"Powerful, useful, realistic, fun, and a great
Tina Cavaco, Centra Asset Partners
"I'd never heard of Brainstorming until I was told I
would be a part of Brainstorming 1999 -- I feel energized and so
'out of the box', I can move a mountain with the twitch of my nose.
Thank you Brainstormers for giving me the benefit of power in
my own hands."
Chris Rodriguez, JPI