Episode 27: 9 Lives of Printing – Joe Summers

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“COVID has taught our industry to expect the unexpected…I think there is going to be a shift in what residents truly want moving forward.”

In this episode, Matt and Courtney chat with Joe Summers, the Chief Revenue Officer for PrintWithMe, a printing network company based out of Chicago. PrintWithMe is the first network self-serving, modern printer stations. Their printers can be found in more than 1,000 locations across the US, including coffee shops, apartments, and co-working spaces.

Joe has more than 20 years in the multifamily property management industry. Though a veteran in property management, he says the recent COVID-19 pandemic made him think about the future of the business.

“We know the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome, that definition happens daily in multifamily. COVID-19 has taught us that we can and should be future-proofing communities with forward-thinking technologies. Printer tech is one of those technologies. Work from home was a growing trend before, and it is now a very big part of a resident’s living experience. Communities need to offer amenities and services that make working and schooling from home easier.”

With this new realization, Joe discusses the prioritization shift from design and space to function and convenience within properties. He also shares his expertise on the future of multifamily home technology and what residents will expect after the COVID-19 pandemic.

PrintWithMe website: https://www.printwithme.com/
AvalonBay Communities website: https://www.avaloncommunities.com/
“VoteWithMe” campaign: https://www.blog.printwithme.com/post/printwithme-announces-free-printing-of-voter-registration-and-mail-in-ballot-forms-for-texas-citizen
Joe’s email: joe@printwithme.com
Joe’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joesummers