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365 Connect to Discuss Interacting with Prospective Residents While Maintaining Social Distancing in Live Webcast

NEW ORLEANS, LA – 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning digital marketing, leasing, and resident service platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that its CEO, Kerry W. Kirby, will serve as keynote speaker in a live webcast. The special edition webcast, Interacting with Prospective Residents While Remaining Compliant with Social Distancing, is scheduled to air on April 3, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. ET on, the largest media resource in the multifamily housing industry.

Interacting with Prospective Residents While Remaining Compliant with Social Distancing takes a look inside the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the globe and its effect on the rental housing industry. The webcast delves into the measures multifamily housing operators are taking to protect their onsite staff and residents, while attempting to attract new renters. It also discusses how technology needs to be utilized to replace human interaction, exploring the plans that our industry has to navigate the new normal of leasing apartments and adhere to social distancing mandates.

“As the need for social distancing escalates, leasing teams are being challenged more than ever before to keep vacant units leased’” Kirby explained. “Many technologies are being utilized in an attempt to show prospective residents their next home, but there are multiple complexities that exist in digital screen share platforms, and the display of a generic video is proving to be insufficient in replacing unit tours.”

Joining Kirby is property management expert, Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour, an industry professional since 1988 and the author of SmartMatch Alliances. Oriente and Kirby have presented over 100 webcasts together, covering an array of topics from strategies on maintaining optimum performance of multifamily communities to the latest technology trends. With a combined experience of almost 50 years in the multifamily housing industry, Oriente and Kirby deliver comprehensive, educational, and leading-edge programming.

Oriente responded, “Kerry is the ultimate go-to resource for all things digital within the multifamily housing arena, and I am excited to join him in this discussion of an unprecedented topic. As with all the material we produce for our webcast series, we strive to deliver relevant, straightforward information to our audience, so they can better prepare for the newest wave of developments in the market.”

Kirby concluded, “The world has changed many times in its long, complex history, and it is changing yet again. Since in-person tours are at a standstill, occupancy levels are being significantly impacted. Because multifamily owners and operators have always focused on the personal touch points, they are now faced with navigating the market through six-feet of separation. The time for a solution is now, and we are excited to discuss the latest innovation launching in the market with our industry partners.”

Registration for the webcast is available at

MULTIFAMILYBIZ.COM + POWERHOUR WEBCAST SERIES: Founded by multifamily housing industry thought leaders Kerry W. Kirby and Ernest F. Oriente, the + PowerHour Webcast is a monthly series of comprehensive, educational, and leading-edge programming. The webcasts are presented and hosted on, the largest media platform for the multifamily housing industry, which delivers news, events, and resources to more than one million monthly visitors. Explore:

ABOUT 365 CONNECT: 365 Connect delivers the world's most sophisticated automated marketing, leasing, and resident engagement platform for multifamily communities across the globe. Designed to modernize transactions that empower people, the AI-enabled platform reinvents operational performance to reduce costs, maximize efficiency, and accelerate revenue. Founded in 2003 with unrivaled industry knowledge, 365 Connect is built for renters, management teams, and today's changing world. Learn how we are powering what’s next at