RealPage Podcast

Sustainability Series

The average unit costs a property $1,020 per unit in energy expenses—30% of which is due to inefficiency losses. The RealPage Sustainability Success Series will show you how you can recover these losses and generate even more in value per unit. This multi-part series of 20-minute episodes examines the top-trending sustainability issues impacting multifamily portfolios across the country.

Mary Nitschke

Vice President, Sustainability
RealPage, Inc.

Mary Nitschke joined RealPage as Vice President of Sustainability in 2019. Previously she was the Director of Ancillary Services for the award-winning Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc, where she had the privilege of managing both the resident costs and expense sides of the utility wheelhouse.

Mary is passionate about utilities, and should perhaps switch to decaf. She was the first president of the Utility Management Advisory board, possesses an Energy Resource Management Certificate from UC Davis, and two Bachelors of Art from UC Berkeley.


Sustainability Series

Episode 9: Automate with Efficiency: Smart Apartments and Building Operations

Dec 9, 2020 | 10 min
You know about smart apartments, but do you know about building operations systems solutions? Learn how to better manage the back-end operations of multifamily properties by gaining a better understan... Read More
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Episode 8: Hitting the Mark with the Better Buildings Challenge

Dec 8, 2020 | 20 min
Mary Nitschke joins Join Michael Freedberg, Sr. Advisor, High Performance Building, Office of Economic Development, to hear about the HUD Better Buildings Challenge, a voluntary leadership initiative.... Read More
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Episode 7: Best Practices on Acquisition for Sustainability

Dec 7, 2020 | 13 min
What do acquisition managers look for when purchasing buildings, and what sustainability upgrades do they consider when making purchasing decisions? Join Zach Goldman, Chief Operating Officer of TGM A... Read More
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Episode 6: Regulatory Changes: What’s on the Horizon?

Dec 6, 2020 | 12 min
Keeping up with the highly regulated environment of utilities can be challenging without robust legal resources. Making a wrong turn as you try to navigate this complicated terrain can have disastrous... Read More
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Episode 5: Smart Apartments & BMS

Dec 5, 2020 | 24 min
Are your smart apartments smart enough to lower investment and operating expenses, reduce outages, increase efficiency, enable rate optimization, optimize conservation activity and drive strategic ini... Read More
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Episode 4: Benchmarking: I did it last year, now what?

Dec 4, 2020 | 13 min
To maximize energy cost savings and achieve optimum portfolio performance the most effective energy benchmarking measures should be maintained and assessed routinely throughout the year and year over ... Read More
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Episode 3: Waste Management: Recycling Mandates in Dallas

Dec 3, 2020 | 21 min
The Dallas ordinance mandating recycling services for all multi-unit residential buildings with eight or more units went into effect in January 2020. Did you know that Big D property owners are now re... Read More
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Episode 2: Power Moves: Leveraging Alternative Submetering

Dec 2, 2020 | 14 min
Alternative submetering can reduce resident utility consumption between 15% - 29%. California has implemented submeter mandates statewide and the number of cities following suit across the country con... Read More
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Episode 1: 12 Things You Can Do Right Now to Gain Control Over Your Utilities

Dec 1, 2020 | 18 min
Join Mary Nitschke as she introduces the RealPage Sustainability Success Series. Sustainability is a growing trend in multifamily and there is a thirst for information on this topic. This series was c... Read More