What makes the OPTECH Conference and Expo so special? It’s our industry’s most exclusive conference. With a focus on operations and technology-related products and services, it allows attendees to explore new solutions for the key aspects of their multifamily business.
At this year’s conference, there were more than 130 companies who showcased their products and services. That’s a lot of booths to visit. If you didn’t get a chance to go to OPTECH, or to visit every booth, we did the hard work for you. Here’s a quick summary of the best tech and takeaways from the event, so you can get back to the office, put those learnings to work, and be a multifamily maven.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) took the spotlight in both sessions and booth-presence this year. Multifamily property owners and managers are becoming privy to the benefits that the tech can bring them. And, vendors are catching on to more applications for making AI more useful for the industry.
At the LeaseHawk booth, you may have noticed a couple of orange-haired mannequins and wondered what they were. They represent the future of leasing—leasing assistants powered by artificial intelligence.
Chatbots are prevalent on property websites today, but these simple bots miss a key component of the leasing process. The ability to speak. ACE AI from LeaseHawk, is a virtual leasing assistant that pleasantly answers your property’s phone calls (and chats on your website) to answer prospect’s questions and convert them to appointments.
According to LeaseHawk data, 60% of your properties inbound communications are phone calls. If your properties are missing calls, you’re missing a huge opportunity to interact with your prospects and convert them to appointments. Virtual leasing assistants that can answer the phone and chat on your website are key to never missing those opportunities.
With more than 50 sessions, breakouts and pitches presented at OPTECH, there was a lot to soak in. Here’s one takeaway from a handful of helpful categories, so you can get back the office inspired:
OPTECH set the tone for the building momentum of tech in the multifamily industry. We’re excited to see the new changes that will come in 2020. For more information about how to implement artificial intelligence for your properties, or any other tech curiosities, reach out to us at LeaseHawk. We look forward to strategizing with you.
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UDR has seen significant cost savings and increased prospect conversions since implementing ACE™ Virtual Leasing Assistant from LeaseHawk. According to Scott Wesson, UDR’s Chief Digital Officer, “By implementing ACE, UDR is on track to reducing its operating expense for managing calls by 65%.”
The LeaseHawk and Apartments.com partnership includes full integration of ACE™ Virtual Leasing Assistant on listings, so renters can enjoy instant and conversational responses to leasing inquiries. This partnership promises to streamline the rental process and create a lift in prospect conversion.
2023 is going to be a big year for AI in the multifamily industry. And so far, ACE™ Virtual Leasing Assistant powered by LeaseHawk has already released a host of new enhancements—with even more powerful features to come.
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