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Buyers Access Partners with Shelters to Shutters To Help in the Ongoing Fight Against Situational Homelessness

by Michelle N. on 10/1/2018 3:03:00 PM


DENVER, 10/1/2018) – Buyers Access (BA) announced today a partnership with Shelters to Shutters (S2S), a 501(c)3 organization that works nationwide with multifamily organizations to provide employment and housing opportunities to the homeless. The Shelters to Shutters organization focuses on people who are situationally homeless due to a life-altering event such as job loss, medical or health emergency, divorce, domestic abuse or the loss of a primary income earner, which makes up approximately 83 percent of the homeless population in the U.S.

"Buyers Access is extremely excited and proud to partner with Shelters to Shutters in the ongoing fight against situational homelessness, and we support and applaud the enormous impact Shelters to Shutters is making by providing employment opportunities and sustainable housing. We look forward to helping to give back to those less fortunate, and to helping Shelters to Shutters significantly advance their efforts through introduction to our Member owners and operators” said Dan Haefner, CEO, Buyers Access.

S2S currently partners with more than 20 apartment management companies – including such major industry players as AvalonBay Communities, Equity Residential and Waterton – to place people experiencing homelessness in onsite, entry-level jobs and provide them with housing at the same communities at which they work. S2S works with a number of homeless-focused non-profits to identify suitable job applicants. The result is a win-win solution that changes the lives of individuals and families in the program and provides quality, motivated employees for a rapidly growing industry in need of talent.

S2S relies solely on private companies, foundations and individual donors to support its operations which provide a hand up not a hand out to individuals and families on their path from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency.

“Partnering with a dynamic multifamily company like Buyers Access offers an incredible opportunity to further our private industry initiative to provide multifamily owners and operators with high quality entry level employees from a talent pool that often goes overlooked – those in our country at risk of or experiencing homelessness. We look forward to leveraging their support to raise awareness of our mission and provide a pathway to self-sufficiency to individuals and families in need of a hand up,” said Andy Helmer, CEO, Shelters to Shutters.

Since its founding in 2014, S2S and its multifamily partners have assisted over 100 individuals and families out of homelessness in markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, South and Texas.

About Buyers Access

As the nation's leading Purchasing and Cost Control specialist for the multifamily housing industry, Buyers Access provides real estate owners and operators with full service purchasing solutions to help maximize the value of their real estate assets. Since 1986, Buyers Access has helped thousands of properties and hundreds of companies to reduce operating costs and drive improved cash flow, while leveraging substantial personnel time savings. For more information, visit or call 1.800.445.9169

About Shelters to Shutters
Shelters to Shutters is a national 501(c)(3) organization that transitions individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency by educating and engaging the real estate industry to provide employment and housing opportunities. Across the country, Shelters to Shutters pairs leading property management professionals with individuals experiencing homelessness who are ready to work. The result is an innovative program that provides mentorships for careers in property management, along with full-time employment and housing opportunities for individuals facing homelessness and a pipeline of high quality, motivated employees for the multifamily housing industry. More information can be found at or by following the organization on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.



Preparing for the 2019 Budget? Help Prepare with These 5 Tips!

by Michelle N. on 9/27/2018 2:37:00 PM

As a residential property manager, you’re likely already gearing up for the 2019 budget season. As busy as property managers are with the many hats they wear — marketing and sales, screening prospective residents, assisting with all manner of residents requests, and more — most understand that putting together a solid budget is critical for financial performance all year long.

A budget tells you where you are and where you’re going, and it helps you measure your progress along the way. It provides an organized and easily understood look at money coming in and going out for anyone who might need the information, including your staff, community investors, and financial professionals. It’s also an invaluable tool for you in assessing how your community is performing, identifying any fat to be trimmed, and adapting as situations change.

As you prepare your 2019 budget, take a look at the tips below to help make the process as painless as possible.

Review industry data
Visit the library, use an online database, or search online to review standard income, expenditures, profit margins, and other metrics for your industry. You can find lots of free information simply by searching online for various keywords, and you can also find annual reports from market research firms that give away some information for free and include others for a fee.

Generate methods for increasing revenue
If your community isn’t at full occupancy, create a marketing, sales, and communications plan before working on your budget. Does your website need work? Should you be focusing more on generating and cultivating leads? If marketing isn’t your primary area of expertise, consider working with a local marketing firm or a national company specializing in property management for ideas.

Put together your marketing plan first so you can include funding in the budget to cover any new or existing initiatives. Also, spend time thinking about whether your pricing is on target. Are rents where they should be based on market averages, demand, and supply? Should you consider additional fees for services such as using the fitness center?

Consider cost-cutting measures
What can be trimmed from last year’s budget? Are you overstaffed for your current occupancy? Are there areas in which you know you’re spending too much? Spend time reviewing budgets from the past several years and considering your unique situation to determine if any areas can be cut.

Review your tax situation
Prior to working on the budget, sit down with your tax professional for an update on any changes in the local, state, and federal tax codes that may affect you. Plan accordingly for any additional expenses that may result.

Plan for capital expenditures
Sit down with your maintenance staff — and maybe even a hand-picked panel of residents — to plan for needed capital expenditures. There will always be something that can be fixed or upgraded, so you’ll need to prioritize. What has to be done in 2019 and what can be put off for future years’ budgets? Consider your community’s overall financial situation, but also consider the marketing impact and curb appeal of certain upgrades over others.

No property manager looks forward to creating a budget. However, most also understand that taking time to put together an effective budget is critical to the ongoing financial and operational performance of a community. Spending some time planning by reviewing industry information, thinking about how to increase revenue, reviewing spending and taxes, and negotiating with vendors can help make the task a little less daunting.



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MIX Multifamily Announces Strategic Partnership with Buyers Access - Industry Leading Purchasing Optimization Group

by Michelle N. on 9/14/2018 10:57:00 AM

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – (September 14, 2018) – MIX Multifamily, a designer and manufacturer of outdoor and clubhouse furniture, is very pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Buyers Access (BA) of Denver Colorado. BA is the leading provider of purchasing optimization services and customized purchasing solutions to the multifamily industry in the United States, serving more than 600,000 housing units nationwide.

“We are excited to add MIX Multifamily to our diverse group of supplier partners, and to supplement our product offering with the industry’s newest outdoor furniture provider” says Dan Haefner, CEO and President of Buyers Access. “MIX’s in-stock program and pre-priced catalog will help our owners and operators with their budgeting process, while expediting the entire purchasing process and assuring timely deliveries to guarantee resident satisfaction.”

As part of this partnership, BA will deliver targeted marketing programs centered around MIX Multifamily’s in-stock, Ready-To-Ship Program, which features next day shipping on popular commercial grade pool and clubhouse furniture.

MIX Multifamily CEO Juliano Rossetti said, “Our goal is to change the way apartment communities purchase their outdoor and clubhouse furniture. Today, properties need to wait 10 weeks for a quote, pricing and delivery. MIX Multifamily focuses on apartment communities that are looking for a no-frills, quick-ship, best price approach on the most popular commercial grade furniture. We are looking forward to working with Buyers Access to provide innovative solutions for the BA membership nationwide.”


About Buyers Access: Buyers Access (BA) is the United States’ leading provider of customized purchasing solutions, serving more than 600,000 housing units in the multifamily space. For more information, visit or contact Dan Haefner at 303-991-5577,

About MIX Multifamily: MIX Multifamily is a leading designer and manufacturer of outdoor and clubhouse furniture. We stock many of the most popular styles and fabrics for next day shipping. With published prices, apartment communities know exactly what they’re paying for through the length of our catalog. MIX works with property management companies to build purchasing programs around their needs and specs, guaranteeing the best pricing on every order. And as designers, MIX Multifamily can work with you to develop the perfect, unique look for your portfolio.

For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:
MIX Multifamily
Valerie Rossetti, VP Marketing
Phone: 954-258-4730


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Help Your Community Prepare and Recover from an Emergency with this Checklist

by Michelle N. on 9/12/2018 4:06:00 PM

With tropical storms on the rise, there is no better time than now to review your property’s emergency preparedness checklist. We want our members to be proactive rather than reactive. Disasters can happen anytime and without warning but with proper preparation and supplies you can be ready, reduce damage, and pull through. As a Buyers Access member, you have a handful of dependable sources for the products you need to help your community prepare and recover from an emergency.

This emergency checklist will help you get started.

Stock Up On Your Emergency Supplies Today!

Company News

Preparing for Hurricane Florence

by Michelle N. on 9/12/2018 9:51:00 AM

With the imminent impact of Hurricane Florence facing many properties in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia later this week, we want to make sure you are aware that Buyers Access is here to support and assist you and your teams in every way possible. If needed, our team can help with finding contractors, placing emergency orders, locating unobtainable items, and act as an extension of your team during this demanding time.

In addition to many of the great recommendations in the Red Cross hurricane preparedness link below, here are a few additional tips to help prepare your properties for Hurricane Florence.

Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist

  • Make sure to have a plan for your office and residents
  • Send notices to residents to take precautions and provide emergency service numbers
  • Although your property grounds may have not flooded in the past, be prepared for new construction in or around your property that can cause a shift in the flooding area
  • Back-up any computer systems, raise files and electronics off the floor in case of flooding
  • Drain your pool slightly in anticipation of heavy rains, and secure pool furniture so it does not become flying projectiles
  • Shut off sprinkler systems

If residents are staying they should be urged to fill their tubs with water in the event that they lose city/county water.

Another resource available in the extreme event of needing rescue is the Cajun Navy. If cell service is not working and/or you cannot get through to 911 you can click on the web link below to submit for a rescue with the Cajun Navy.

Please contact us if we can help you in any way.

Thank you!
The Buyers Access Team


Company News

Buyers Access Partners with Ancillary Services Management (ASM) to Provide Ancillary Contract Management and Negotiation Services

by Michelle N. on 9/11/2018 12:15:00 PM

(Denver, 9/11/2018) – Buyers Access (BA) announced today a partnership with Ancillary Services Management (ASM), industry leading experts for professionally negotiated and managed ancillary programs in multifamily rental housing. Through this partnership, BA members will have the ability to maximize ancillary revenue opportunities, and the expertise available to help locate new amenities and services, manage existing contracts, and increase returns from ancillary agreements.

“We are thrilled to add Ancillary Services Management as a supplier partner, and we look forward to our customers benefitting from their expertise in ancillary services, contract management and revenue enhancement” says Hila Muchow, National Director of Supplier Management, Buyers Access. “ASM has a long history of providing these services to owners and operators and helping to further maximize their NOI.”

“We are excited to be a part of the Buyers Access network and to be able to offer an outsourced ancillary services department solution to its members,” says Andrew Smith, President of Ancillary Services Management. “ASM brings value to its clients by increasing the bottom line thru expense reduction, revenue generation and improved efficiencies, all the while freeing up clients’ time to focus on their core business.”

ASM locates, negotiates, executes and manages ancillary services contracts including but not limited to, ATM machines, telecom services, smart home solutions, laundry services, and many more. ASM works to improve contract terms, provide new streams of revenue, and help avoid costly renewals.

About Buyers Access

Buyers Access (BA) is the country’s leading provider of customized purchasing solutions, serving more than half a million member units in the multifamily space. For more information, visit or contact Dan Haefner at 303-991-5577,

About Ancillary Services Management

Ancillary Services Management (ASM) founded in 2003, is the premier ancillary service management company whose commitment to its clients is to increase their revenue, save them time, and provide quality services to communities and their residents. ASM offers professionally negotiated and managed amenities and ancillary services, resulting in improved efficiencies and consistency in our client’s ancillary programs. ASM’s newest service is FoliEdge, a web based contract management platform that provides visibility into a company’s service and provider agreements. With FoliEdge, a company is able to organize and manage the information related to their portfolio's properties, agreements, payments associated with those agreements, providers and services. For more information visit, or contact Karen Summers at 866-934-3108 x15.


Company News

Buyers Access Hires on West Coast Sales Director

by Michelle N. on 9/10/2018 6:38:00 PM

Denver, Colo., September 10, 2018 – Buyers Access is pleased to announce the addition of Xenia Diniz as Sales Director, located in San Diego, CA. In this new position Xenia will direct all sales activities for the Western U.S., leveraging off her 20 plus years of commercial and multifamily industry experience growing, building and developing client relationships. Xenia has a proven history helping her previous organizations accelerate revenue growth, and should quickly become accretive to the continued success of the Buyers Access sales team.

Prior to joining Buyers Access, Xenia served as a Commercial Real Estate Associate with CoStar Group, where she analyzed commercial real estate data for business and income growth opportunities, and sold, trained and educated clients on CoStar’s commercial real estate system. Prior to CoStar, Xenia served as Regional Sales Manager for Lease Hawk, selling performance management solutions (SaaS) to C-Level executives. Previous positions included Market Sales Manager for RentPath, LLC., and Account Executive for Apartment Guide.

“We are excited to welcome Xenia to our team of procurement experts at Buyers Access. We look forward to her contributions as we continue to expand our presence in the West Coast market,” said Ken Miller, Vice President of Sales, Buyers Access. “With the addition of Xenia, combined with our entire sales team, we now have 100% coverage throughout the U.S. – allowing us to interact with all of our prospective clients.”

“I am excited to be part of a company that provides a service with clear and immediate value but most importantly cares for its team and clients,” said Xenia Diniz, Director of Sales, Buyers Access.

Xenia earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Marketing, University of Phoenix. She also holds a Certificate of Real Estate, Finance, Investments and Development, University of San Diego, California.

About Buyers Access
Buyers Access is the nation's leading Purchasing and Cost Control specialist for the multifamily housing industry. We take an active role as your business partner, and provide full service solutions to help your business maximize the value of your real estate. Since 1986, Buyers Access has helped thousands of properties reduce their operating costs and become more efficient. Through the use of our operational expertise, these properties have added millions of dollars to their real estate value. For more information, contact Buyers Access at or call 1.800.445.9169

Media Contact:
Michelle Niemeyer
Director of Marketing
Office: 253.446.6303

Company News

Procurement Optimization Webinars Every Tues. & Thurs. @ 11:30am EST. Listen In for Your Chance to Win $500

by Michelle N. on 8/20/2018 10:53:00 AM


Preparing for your regional quarterly meetings?
Pre-planning and budgeting discussions for 2019?
Student Housing Planning – Post-Turn?
Looking for ways to cut product spend and increase transparency?

Join us and learn more about how Buyers Access can optimize your purchasing. Register for the webinar and be entered to win $500 Visa Gift Card.

• Webinars will occur two times a week on Tues and Thurs at 11:30 am EST through the month of September.
• You will receive a calendar invite and your chance to win.
• You must register, attend the webinar, and take a short survey in order to qualify for the drawing!
• You will only get to register for the drawing once and we will announce the winner on September 30, 2018.

Company News

Pioneering Announces Strategic Partnership With Buyers Access - Industry Leading Buying Group

by Michelle N. on 8/7/2018 12:36:00 PM


Mississauga, ON - August 7, 2018) – Pioneering Technology Corp. (TSXV: PTE; OTC: PTEFF), (“Pioneering” or the “Company”), a technology company and North America's leader in cooking fire prevention technologies and products is very pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Buyers Access (BA) of Denver Colorado. BA is the leading provider of purchasing optimization services and customized purchasing solutions to the multifamily industry in the United States, serving more than 600,000 housing units nationwide.

“We are excited to add Pioneering Technology to our diverse group of supplier partners, and to supplement our service offering with the country’s leading cooking fire prevention solutions provider” says Dan Haefner, CEO and President of Buyers Access. “Pioneering’s SmartBurner will help our owners and operators further safeguard their residents and communities from the dangers of cooking fires, while delivering the potential opportunity for a reduction in insurance expenses, a win-win for everyone.”
As part of this partnership, BA will deliver targeted marketing programs centered around cooking fire awareness and work directly with BA member owners and operators to promote Pioneering’s SmartBurner as a cooking fire prevention solution.
Pioneering CEO Kevin Callahan said, “Our mission is to help protect people and property. Partnerships with buying groups in the channels we operate in is a strategic focus of the Company and something we are investing in. Buyers Access is the leading Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) in the multifamily housing market and therefore a perfect partner. BA has recognized our industry leading cooking fire prevention product solutions to help better protect their member’s residents and properties while also delivering a return on investment. We are looking forward to working with BA and our distributors to help broaden awareness and grow our multifamily segment.”
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking fires are responsible for 74% of multifamily housing fires annually and are also the leading cause of cooking fire related injuries. Pioneering’s product solutions, including its best-selling SmartBurner with patented temperature limiting control (TLC) technology, help prevent cooking fires before they start.
About Buyers Access: Buyers Access (BA) is the United States’ leading provider of customized purchasing solutions, serving more than 600,000 housing units in the multifamily space. For more information, visit or contact Dan Haefner at 303-991-5577,
About Pioneering Technology Corp.: Pioneering Technology is an "energy smart" technology company and North America's leader in innovative cooking fire prevention technologies and products. Our mission is simple: To help save lives and property from the number one cause of household fire – cooking fires. We do this by engineering and bringing to market energy-smart solutions that make consumer appliances safer, smarter, and more efficient. Our patented cooking-fire prevention products address the multi-billion-dollar problem of cooking fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, stovetop cooking is the number one cause of household fire and fire injuries in North America. Pioneering’s patented temperature limiting control (TLC) technology is now installed in over 250,000 multi-residential housing units across North America without a single cooking fire being reported, delivering peace of mind and a solid return on investment for its customers. Pioneering’s proprietary cooking fire prevention solutions include Safe-T-element, SmartBurner, SmartRange, RangeMinder & Safe-T-sensor and are suitable for the majority of the more than 140 million stoves/ranges and over 140 million microwave ovens in use throughout North America. For more information, visit
For more information, please contact:
Pioneering Technology Corp.
Michael Quast, VP Marketing & Communications
Phone: 647-945-7521
For investor relations please contact:

Contact Financial Corp.
Rob Gamley
Phone: 604-689-7422
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of the Company with respect to its performance, business and future events. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and events may vary significantly.

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