Multifamily housing industry to improve leasing performance with Premier Mystery Shopping and Online Education Integration

Dallas, TX, April 11, 2014 – Ellis Partners in Management Solutions (Ellis), a feedback company for the multifamily industry, and Grace Hill, Inc. (Grace Hill), the multifamily industry leader in online education and learning management solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to improve leasing performance by identifying training opportunities from Ellis Mystery Shop results and seamlessly delivering prescribed education through Grace Hill’s Vision Learning Management System (LMS) for mutual clients.

Joanna Ellis, CEO of Ellis Partners shared, “A primary focus in our mystery shopping program has always been identifying training and education opportunities. We’re excited to work with Grace Hill to facilitate targeted online training through Vision LMS to our shared client base.”

Now available upon request to Ellis shopping and Grace Hill Vision LMS clients, the advantages of this integration are that the process of assigning needed training becomes automated for clients and education tools get in the hands of the onsite team members more quickly to help advance lead conversion.

“We are very pleased to be working with Ellis to seamlessly assign essential training as needed for our clients,” commented Joleen Brannigan COO for Grace Hill, Inc. “We remain committed to delivering the very best property management education available and the partnership with Ellis provides an opportunity to automatically manage a task for our busy client administrators that in the past had to be handled manually.”

Once the Ellis shopping report evaluation is completed, Ellis transmits data to Grace Hill electronically for any shop that falls short of a passing score based on each client’s established scoring threshold. Grace Hill then attaches the necessary training modules in Vision LMS for the associate who was shopped. Clients may pre-determine completion dates for assignments, and training administrators and managers may access reporting, status and scores at a glance in Vision LMS.

This service is designed to be a fast and efficient way to aid multifamily organizations with improving apartment leasing performance and accomplishing the ultimate goal of selling customers on living at their apartment communities. Interested parties should contact their Ellis or Grace Hill representative for more information.

About Ellis
For over 29 years Ellis, Partners Management Solutions (Ellis) has been providing customer feedback to property management companies and owners, through objective Apartment Mystery Shops that evaluate onsite sales and marketing processes. Ellis now offers an Integrated Customer Experience Program consisting of Mystery Shops, Resident Surveys, and Ratings & Reviews. Our Integrated Customer Experience program provides real time, multi-level reporting to help you understand and manage customer feedback and improve resident retention.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Ford | [email protected] | 888-988-3767

About Grace Hill, Inc.

Grace Hill, Inc. is a privately held company founded in November, 1998 and headquartered in Augusta, GA.  Grace Hill, Inc. is the multifamily industry’s leading provider of state-of-the-art online education, providing training alternatives that significantly reduce the overhead of educating employees and clients.  In addition to offering various course titles to the public via the Apartment Management Learning Center, Grace Hill’s in-house development team creates customized training solutions for individual clients, including property owners, managers and suppliers. The company also offers a custom-built, private-label Learning Management System, Vision.

CONTACT: Joe Bailey | 866-472-2344 | www.gracehill.com