MCS | Knowledge Center

Resources, education and tools from MCS to help manage and preserve assets across
the Commercial, Single-Family Rental and Property Preservation industries.


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Single-Family Rentals Smart Home Automation: Upgrading Your Investment

A comprehensive smart home technology package elevates the value of a single-family rental (SFR) property for both the operator and renter. These smart home devices and systems (like lighting, security, HVAC and irrigation) are remotely controlled with ease via a smartphone app. Here are a few of the most important items to consider including in a rental property’s smart home automation package to help you maximize your SFR investments.  

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Embracing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at MCS

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) are more than just buzzwords. They are more than images posted on social media pages to garner clicks, and they are more than just words printed on a corporate website or the walls of a business to impress customers, vendors and employees. These words are the very definition of a work environment that helps to ensure everyone feels valued, welcomed, and supported.  

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8 Multifamily Property Maintenance Services that Should Be Outsourced

Whether you’re overseeing 100 units in one location or thousands across multiple sites, keeping up with the repair and maintenance needs of a multifamily rental (MFR) complex — from monthly tenant turns to common areas to resident maintenance calls — isn’t easy. Supplementing your on-site staff with a multifamily property services partner could be the answer.

While some service requests might be best handled in-house, consider a partner that can tackle a wide range of projects, including these common eight.

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6 Facilities Management Trends to Watch

As the facilities management industry moves forward, Chain Store Maintenance - an MCS Company, is learning and leading alongside our customers. During the past few months, we’ve attended multiple industry conferences and met with clients across the country, providing the opportunity to meet with facilities managers from a range of industries and hear from our peers. These are a few of the key industry trends, takeaways and insights our team is focused on following these conversations.

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