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“Why” Managed WiFi: A New Way Of Thinking For A New Reality

Working—and learning—from home. It’s the new reality for your residents.

This paradigm shift has created an insatiable demand for high-speed internet and WiFi streaming. Secure and reliable connectivity has never been more critical.

Multifamily industry leaders are realizing it’s time to shift to a new way of thinking about the possibilities of bulk and managed WiFi service for their properties. Beyond it being an enhancement to property amenities and enabler of our new way of life, it’s popularity lies in Bulk WiFi’s amplified value as an ancillary revenue stream.

Could moving from a “choice model” to an owner-sponsored bulk WiFi service and Internet program help you attract new renters? Could this move also increase your revenue and streamline operations? Could a managed WiFi network provide a gateway to new smart home features, alleviate “dead zones” for cellular calls by enabling WiFi calls and increase renter satisfaction and retention?

The answer to all of these questions is likely a resounding “yes” and could be your “Why” for deploying bulk WiFi.

Implementing a bulk WiFi infrastructure requires considerable planning and a well-thought out strategic plan. We’ve helped clients successfully navigate the path toward bulk WiFi and we can help you too. Please contact us for more […]

By |2021-10-13T09:48:51-06:00October 12th, 2021|

VoIP in Multifamily: A Conversation with George Stephens, LLC

By Rush Blakely

Rush Blakely, President & CEO of RealtyCom Partners, recently sat down with our friends and founders of George Stephens, LLC, to discuss the benefits of VoIP phone systems in apartment communities. Our companies have worked together over the years with many clients to not only increase ancillary revenue opportunities and bring new technologies to your communities, but to reduce telecom expenses and business service costs for your leasing offices and operations teams. Robert George and Dan Stephens work with all types of organizations and below is some helpful information as you consider VoIP systems:

Rush:  Can you tell me a bit about your backgrounds?

Dan:  I have a background that started in operations management with a Fortune 500 company.  I made my foray into telecommunications in 2009 working for a regional provider.  I went on to sell managed communications services before co-founding George Stephens, LLC in 2011.

Robert:  I have worked in the technology field since 1997, and enjoy the inherent problem-solving  aspect of telecommunications.

Rush:  Can you tell me a bit about George Stephens, LLC?

Dan:  George Stephens, LLC was founded in 2011.  It serves as a telecommunications advisory firm for businesses and organizations of various sizes.  Our team maintains a provider-neutral […]

By |2021-07-06T10:57:26-06:00July 6th, 2021|

20 Questions – Get to Know the President of RealtyCom

Rush Blakely is at the heart of RealtyCom Partners, managing the entire team, our strategic and financial vision for the company, as well as lending his negotiation skills for our client’s new development projects.

Rush quickly became an integral part of the team after joining RealtyCom in 2015, showing dogged determination with the various service providers to solicit the best level of service and compensation for our clients, while overseeing complex technical projects. He grew our business operations team and in 2016, relocated to our corporate office from Southern California.  In 2018, Rush was promoted to President. He brings diverse experience from senior leadership positions with Time Warner Cable (now Charter Spectrum) and Comcast where he led successful multifamily sales teams in Texas, California and North Carolina. He ran all sales channels for Logic/WestStar, a fiber to the home provider in the Cayman Islands. Prior to his career in telecommunications, Rush managed a construction lending portfolio with Wells Fargo Bank. He holds a BA in Finance from Texas A&M University, his birth state.

If you’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Rush directly, his love of motorcycles, poker-playing and fine Cuban cigars has […]

By |2020-12-08T11:40:59-07:00December 8th, 2020|
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