I "Donut" Want to Study Anymore!
Studying for exams and writing final papers and projects is not fun, especially when the weather is nice and the hours are long. ARPM pitched in to help give our tenants some study motivation with free donuts and coffee during finals week in the lobbies of Beaver Terrace and Penn Tower. The events were a tremendous success! The students were thrilled and we enjoyed our conversations with them while manning the booth. We look forward to expanding our Donut Days to additional locations for the Fall 2021 semester!
ARPM in the Community
A "PAW"fect Idea
ARPM has recently launched a new incentive to go casual for a cause. This time that cause is for paws! ARPM collected toys, food, and monetary donations for the SPCA and in return employees were able to wear jeans on the last Friday of April. ARPM always enjoys giving back to our community!
Bowling over the Competition
Congratulations to our maintenance techs on winning their local bowling tournament! They are always ready to "strike" when in the field or in the alley!
Pennsylvania COVID-19 Mitigation Updates
With vaccines in the state open to all residents aged 16 and older, PA is moving forward in the fight against COVID-19. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced recently that all mitigation directives, except for the mask mandates, are lifted as of May 31, 2021. Mask mandates are set to lift no later than June 28, 2021. This is great news for the State College area and the next big step in a return to normalcy! ARPM is excited to get back into the full swing of back-to-normal State College and Penn State activities!
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Employee Spotlight
Christopher Walter
Christopher is the Director of Information Technology for ARPM and one of the company's partners. Christopher has been with ARPM for 17 years. Originally hired as a Rental Consultant, it wasn’t long before we realized he was our “go to guy” for all things IT. We affectionately compared him to Jimmy Fallon’s SNL character “Nick Burns, Your Company’s Computer Guy”, and he always played along - giving us that occasional impromptu “Moooooooooooove!!” to lighten the mood during our computer frustrations. The most amazing thing about his IT brilliance is that he was self-taught. When we made the decision to move him to the IT position full-time, he was concerned that he wouldn’t have enough to do. He now operates the IT department, consisting of three full-time brilliant minds. During his spare time, he enjoys singing and playing bass guitar in his church worship band, playing video games with friends, and spending time with family.
Dan Backer
Dan is the Online Marketing and IT Associate for ARPM. He is a recent alumni of Penn State University, graduating cum laude with a degree in Application Design and Development and a minor in Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Dan coordinates the marketing efforts for ARPM, including design, implementation and communication with vendors. He additionally maintains the website and our digital marketing presence. Dan also assists with basic IT maintenance both in-office and on-site. In his spare time, Dan likes to play video games with his friends and spend time with family and friends.
Alan Van Art
Alan is the Database Engineer for ARPM. He is a highly credited, recent graduate of South Hills School of Business and Technology. Additionally, Alan has over 15 years of experience working with Microsoft Access, the software on which ARPM runs. Alan's duties include reverse engineering our current system, in order to understand, troubleshoot, and refine our operations. In his spare time, Alan enjoys wood turning.
Maintenance Office Updates
The construction work on Penn Tower's parking deck is making great progress. The concrete slabs have been removed and the project is staying on schedule!
Hetzel Plaza has had it's roof replaced. ARPM is grateful to our friends at Marcon Roofing for a job well done! It looks great!
Rentals Updates
It's been a busy time for our agents! They have been working TREMENDOUSLY hard and the numbers show:
  • 92% of our professional units have rented
  • 80% of our undergraduate units have rented
With summer upon us, it's time to begin inspecting apartments between tenants! Our Rentals Office staff is hard at work getting things done in a timely manner!
Marketing Updates
ARPM has been overhauling and expanding upon our marketing efforts in order to keep our name on the top of everyone's mind and reach our audience in a digital age. Read more
We'll Be Back Soon!
With the Fall Semester rapidly approaching, our gears are shifting to Turnover. With over 1000 units to inspect, repair, clean, and prep and less than 2 weeks to do so, it's all hands on deck making sure we are set to go. We'll be back in September with our 4th edition of the newsletter, with some inside peeks into Turnover with ARPM! Thank you for your patience and understanding!
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