31st ALLEN REPORT, ‘Green Jacket Policy’, & Meet PES!

October 2019; Copyright 20190; www.educatemhc.com

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INTRODUCTION: Three pretty disparate topics this time around. First; your last opportunity to be written into the 31st annual ALLEN REPORT, due for distribution in early 2020. Second; look to see more ‘green jackets’, worn by RV/MH Hall of Fame inductees, at state and national MH & RV events. And third; a little known but valuable and timely service available to land lease community owners/operators intent on improving their property holdings’ occupancy, profitability, resident relations, value, and other functions.

I.

Will You be in the 31st ALLEN REPORT?

If you, as a sole proprietor, or your partnership, company, or REIT, owns and or fee-manages five or more land lease communities, or 500+ rental homesites in one community, you’re eligible to be listed in the 31st annual ALLEN REPORT as one of the 500 largest property portfolio firms in North America.

Here’s the drill. Request an ALLEN REPORT questionnaire from EducateMHC by phoning the Official MHIndustry HOTLINE: (877) MFD-HSNG or 633-4764, or request it via email from gfa7156@aol.com Complete the questionnaire right away and FAX it to (317) 346-7158 or email it to the same address just cited. We already have many completed questionnaires on hand, as a result of the mailing effected during September. But there’s still room for YOU!

During the month of November we’ll compile the information reported in the completed questionnaires, and begin penning the annual ALLEN REPORT. As you likely know, or maybe don’t, the annual ALLEN REPORT – for the past 30 years, has been and continues to be, the sole compendium of pertinent benchmark statistics (e.g. occupancy, OERs, average site rents & much more), as well as emerging trends, pertaining to land lease communities (i.e. and before that, manufactured home communities & ‘mobile home parks’).

During December we’ll finalize the 31st annual ALLEN REPORT, for printing and distribution to those who’ve paid for it. How so? At present, that means subscribing to the Allen CONFIDENTIAL! business newsletter (i.e. the ALLEN REPORT is but one of a dozen Resource Documents distributed monthly, with that newsletter, throughout the calendar year). To learn more, visit www.educatemhc.com or phone Erin via (317) 738-3434.

You might also be interested to know; the ALLEN REPORT is archived and will, upon my eventual retirement, become part of the libraries at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, IN., and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. So, take steps now to ensure your property portfolio’s continuing legacy into the future. Questions? Phone me at (317) 346-7156. GFA

II.

RV/MH Hall of Fame’s Green Jacket Policy

What follows here pertains to a small, but growing, number of men and women in the manufactured housing industry and land lease community ownership/operations. It’s the recently suggested ‘when and where all RV/MH Hall of Fame inductees should wear their distinctive green jackets.’

Green sports jackets have long been integral to the formal recognition of individuals inducted into the prestigious RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, IN. And heretofore, green jackets have rarely been worn and seen at other than at one RV/MH Hall of Fame event, the annual Induction Banquet, during early August, at the facility.

Here’re the appropriate occasions when the RV/MH Hall of Fame green jackets may be worn:

• At the annual RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

• At all state and national RV or MH annual industry functions

We’ve long encouraged RV/MH Hall of Fame inductees to wear their green jacket at the annual Networking Roundtable. Now it’s officially appropriate to wear it at MHI’s annual meeting, the manufactured housing congress, SECO Symposiums, Rent Manager’s annual soiree, as well as various state and provincial business and social functions.

Have you been in the manufactured housing (&/or recreational vehicle) business for 25 or more years, and know three individuals who’ll pen letters of recommendation describing your contributions to the industry and or realty asset class? Then visit the RV/MH Hall of Fame online, and download the application and instructions there, to be considered for induction. And if you want to recommend someone for induction, follow the same procedure. Ten individuals are inducted every August, five from MH and five from RV industries.

III.

Professional Community Evaluation (‘PCE’) Service Available!

EducateMHC announces its’ Professional Community Evaluation (‘PCE’) service is available for land lease communities nationwide.

During past decades, Mystery Shopping services have been offered by various firms, but no one ever ‘went the extra mile’ to observe, evaluate, and report on entire land lease community operations, to include:

• Telephone sales and leasing performance evaluation via grading and reporting

• On-site sales and leasing performance evaluation via grading and reporting.

• Curb appeal outside, and throughout the targeted land lease community, documented with photographs

• Comparison of operating statements with industry norms, highlighting differences, and suggestions for correction or improvement

• Documentation and evaluation of print and online marketing in light of product, place, price, promotion, people, and process

What does PCE service cost? Each assignment is quoted on an individual basis, considering size and location of the property, scope of evaluation services desired, number of properties to be evaluated, and more. PCE services are appropriate for new acquisitions, as well as mature property and portfolio holdings.

For more information, contact Erin Smith at EducateMHC via (317) 697-1717

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