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365 Connect CEO to Present in Webcast on Multifamily Housing Tech Trends Emerging in 2018

NEW ORLEANS, LA - 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that its founder and CEO, Kerry W. Kirby, will serve as keynote speaker for a live webcast. The webcast, Multifamily Housing Tech Trends Emerging in 2018, is scheduled to air on January 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM ET on, the largest media platform in the multifamily housing industry.

Multifamily Housing Tech Trends Emerging in 2018 will deliver a comprehensive overview of last year’s largest tech disruptions, devices, and downright obsessions as we examine how these trends will affect the multifamily housing industry in years to come. The webcast will delve into monumental global changes in technology, combined with the shifting demographic of renters, which are causing industry-wide transformations including the need for more digital services to reach prospects and serve residents. In evaluating these shifts, this webcast explores the rise of mobile usage as well as the explosion of digital payments and alternative marketing strategies to reach today’s renters.

Kirby explained, “The digital landscape is changing at a rapid pace, which is driven by the demand of the modern consumer. We are now seeing Cryptocurrency explode onto the market, the total domination of Amazon, and more visible signs of the retail apocalypse. The next generation of renters have arrived as well; they are the change-makers that are moving the needle on the multifamily industry’s need for next-level digital services. It is more important than ever for multifamily housing operators to embrace new technology platforms that meet the needs of this unique and unprecedented demographic of renters.”

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.

“As the digital footprint extends beyond control, isolated websites, fragmented data, and patchwork transactional components represent an incomplete picture of how the next generation is engaging online. Flexible cloud-hosted technology, open APIs, and scalable infrastructure are paving the way to integrate multiple communication and transactional platforms into a unified solution,” Kirby concluded. “As we continue to look at innovative methods to simplify onboarding practices and serve residents, it is crucial that multifamily housing operators realign their strategies to accommodate the next generation of renters. We are excited to share our knowledge of this subject with our industry peers.”

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