Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Brainstorming Session #mfbsconf –Why I am Filled with Jubilation

Next week in Houston Texas, Tami Siewruk (@multifamilypro) will be hosting Brainstorming Sessions: Stellar Solutions.  Within the multifamily industry there has been so much positive chatter about this event, hence the reason why I decided to write this today.

This year has been an amazing learning curve for me as I made a huge career transfer from 12 years as a general manager of floral import company to the multifamily industry to this.  The general business concerns are much the same, marketing, customer service, ROI, NOI etc.  However the direct application was far different.  As my boss Mechelle Flowers put it, I will have to learn the lingo.  How true that was!  Learning expressions such as curb appeal, ILS, CPM, Fair Housing, Leasing Professional and many others was an intriguing educational challenge. (Side note I was an assistant property manager for a shopping mall at age 16 J )

If I was to even try and list all of the professionals who have helped me this year, this blog would never end.  What I can broadcast to you is this simple statement: You know who you are, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Thank you for recognizing where I needed help and answering my questions and being there for me. 

So as I prepare for this event next week the key word I thought of this morning was Jubilation!  I am very much looking forward to personally meeting everyone and getting that face to face connection.  I am looking forward to listening to the various sessions that will provide insight and ideas on many of the key topics that the multifamily industry wrestles with.  Most of all I am looking forward to my continued growth as a professional in the multifamily industry as a result of next week’s event.

One of my learning curves in blogging is writing in a way that inspires people to comment.  I know I have a ways to go!  What I would like to hear from my readers is what they are looking forward to at next week’s conference.  I can’t wait to meet everyone!  See you soon.

Written by Jonathan Saar - The Training Factor


  1. Johnathan! This will be my 5th year in a row attending Brainstorming and every year it gets better and better. The relationships and connections you will make are forever a network of the best in the Multi Family industry.

    The week prior to Brainstorming is like Christmas! I am so excited to see everyone, re-charge my batteries, and prepare myself to bring home the best solutions for me to take on the challenges of the upcoming year! This event is such a positive, motivating and uplifting experience and I am glad you have the opportunity to join us and provide us with your expertise.

    Looking forward to meeting you and seeing all of my friends at Brainstorming 2009!
    Kim Cory

  2. Kim -thanks for commenting. Sorry it took so long for me to respond. I was in a committee meeting for a new foundation for the multifamily industry. I am very much looking forward to meeting you as well. I am eager to share your feelings expressed! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  3. J,

    I love the authenticity! Great post - I can feel the jubilation in every word.

    I am bummed I will not be there next week - would have enjoyed meeting you. I will look forward to future meetings on the sort.

    Have a blast - Tami creates one of the best experiences in the business. You will have not choice but to be jazzed!

    Keep up the blogging - know that it is always a work in progress.


  4. Thanks for the comments Mike. I look forward to meeting you soon. I recognize the stats that talk about the time involved in blogging and what it takes to be successful, so I know I have a ways to go. I appreciate your thoughts!