Scottsdale Independent: P.B. Bell raises $8,200 for local charity Treasure House

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P.B. Bell raised $8,200 for local charity Treasure House, a supportive living community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   The funds for Treasure House were raised at P.B. Bell’s annual holiday event through fundraising efforts by the P.B. Bell holiday committee. Many generous vendors and businesses provided a variety of items to be raffled off to employees …

National Apartment Association: Three Ways to Prep for the Holiday Package Rush

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P.B. Bell’s Debbie Willis provides three key strategies property managers can utilize to handle the holiday package mayhem.   The holiday season is here, and property management teams are scrambling to handle the craziness that accompanies it. From the countless resident festivities to the influx of holiday packages being delivered to the community, property managers have enough on their plate. …

Multifamily Executive: Tips for Managing Holiday Package Mayhem at Apartment Communities

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P.B. Bell’s Debbie Willis provides strategies for how property managers can handle the package chaos. As the holiday season is in full swing, residents are actively online shopping to find the perfect presents for their family and friends. As joyous as this time of the year can be, this season can also create serious obstacles for property management teams aiming …

Phoenix Business Journal: Phoenix Area’s Best Places to Work – Midsize

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P.B. Bell ranked #11 on the Phoenix Business Journal’s Phoenix Area’s Best Places to Work list for midsize companies.   Midsize: 100-249 employees. Information compiled and provided by Quantum Workplace. Rankings based on telephone surveys with company employees. Other information points include number of employees, business description and top local executive.   To learn more, check out the full article …

Multi-Housing News: LivCor Pays $43M for Phoenix Asset

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The buyer of the 240-unit property assumed the remaining balance of a $20 million financing package taken by the seller in mid-2016.   In a $43 million deal, the P.B. Bell Cos. has sold Solis at Towne Center, a 240-unit Class A community near Phoenix, according to Yardi Matrix. LivCor, the buyer, assumed the outstanding balance of a $20.2 million …

Glendale Independent: Glendale apartment community among 25 hosting pet drive for HALO Animal Rescue

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Scottsdale-based multifamily management firm, P.B. Bell, recently hosted a pet drive across its 25 apartment communities and corporate office to collect over $3,000 worth of donations for HALO Animal Rescue. The various communities, including Solis at Towne Center in Glendale, 17600 N. 79th Ave., got creative with their donation boxes, creating colorful and fun dog houses for residents to place …

Commercial Executive Magazine: P.B. Bell Promotes Three Long-Time Employees to Director Positions

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P.B. Bell Promotes Heather Garcia, Alberto Castanos and Amy Campbell to director roles.  Heather Garcia is now the Human Resources Director, focusing on executing the full scope of human resources activities. Garcia’s efforts will be around development and training, policy and procedures, benefits and compensation, and employee relations with an emphasis in positively impacting organizational culture and growth. Alberto Castanos …

P.B. Bell Wins Big at Arizona Multihousing Association’s 2019 Best Of Project S.A.F.E Awards

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P.B. Bell, a leader in multihousing development and acquisitions, was recognized for its dedicated staff and creativity within its communities at the Arizona Multihousing Association’s (AMA) 2019 Best of Project S.A.F.E. awards on Sept. 19. P.B. Bell’s very own community manager at Solis at Towne Center, Jodi Silva, was awarded the AMA’s Designation Scholarship award at the ceremony. Silva’s award …

GlobeSt.: How Well Do Owners Work With Property Managers?

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Property managers are developing strategies to drive value, but are owners and developers listening? Property managers are focused on driving value in apartment buildings through tenant retention and tenant services, and in this booming market, property owners are looking for management companies that will take the reigns. However, property owners have different needs and end goals, and want to partner …

GlobeSt.: How to Boost Your Apartment Tenant Retention

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Tenant retention is one of the most crucial ways to drive value in an apartment community. Tenant retention is a crucial way to drive value at an apartment building. There is a big cost to turning a unit, and reducing those costs can result in significant operational savings. But, with booming apartment development throughout the West Coast, residents have a …