MultifamilyBiz + PowerHour Webcast Series Receives Gold Communicator Award for Industry-Focused Podcast

MultifamilyBiz + PowerHour Webcast Series

Multifamily housing industry leaders Kerry W. Kirby, founder and CEO of 365 Connect, an award-winning technology firm serving the multifamily housing industry, and Ernest F. Oriente, a property management expert and founder of PowerHour, are excited to announce their receipt of a gold Communicator Award. This prestigious global award recognizes Kirby and Oriente for their long-running industry-focused webcast series, which airs monthly on, the largest media resource in the multifamily housing industry.

The Communicator Awards, now in its 27th season, is the leading international program honoring the creative excellence of marketing and communication professionals. Award winners are given the recognition, satisfaction, and validation that their work is highly regarded by their industry peers. This year's competition boasted over 5,000 entries from across the globe, with entrants ranging from corporate marketing and communication departments to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies.

Covering a vast spectrum of topics, Kirby and Oriente are two thought leaders with unique perspectives on the market who have met monthly since 2007 to discuss industry trends as they happen. Their podcast, MultifamilyBiz + PowerHour Webcast Series, has reached over one million listeners from around the world, broadcasting nearly 140 episodes to date. The Communicator Award marks the second global award the duo has earned, as they received a highly acclaimed gold w3 Award just last year.

Oriente responded to the recent announcement, "Kerry and I are honored to accept this prestigious award. We started this journey with a mission to provide listeners with a mix of time-tested and leading-edge strategies across a wide range of topics to the more than 12 million professionals who serve our industry. We strive to offer diverse and intriguing content so our audience may accommodate the unprecedented growth occurring in our industry."

Initially a passion project for Kirby and Oriente, the MultifamilyBiz + PowerHour Webcast Series delivers original content that discusses the significance of technology within modern multifamily housing operations and provides innovative growth strategies for gaining traction within that very market. With a combined experience of almost 50 years in the multifamily housing industry, Oriente and Kirby have presented on topics such as digital transformation, contactless communities, vendor relationships, and recruiting team members. After all these years, they remain passionate and committed to discussing informative and thought-provoking monthly content. 

Kirby concluded, "Ernest and I have spent more than a decade diligently watching the multifamily marketplace. Today, 43 million Americans call a rental apartment their home, and the rental housing industry and its residents are responsible for contributing over 3.4 trillion dollars to the national economy. It is our goal to highlight the shifts occurring in the market, which allows our audience to prepare for changes in our industry. We have been humbled to be recognized with a highly coveted Communicator Award and are grateful to our growing base of listeners from across with world."

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MULTIFAMILYBIZ + POWERHOUR WEBCAST SERIES: Founded by multifamily housing industry thought leaders, Kerry W. Kirby and Ernest F. Oriente, the award-winning MultifamilyBiz + PowerHour Webcast is a monthly series of comprehensive, educational, and leading-edge programming. The webcasts are presented and hosted on, the largest media platform for the multifamily housing industry, which delivers news, events, and resources to more than one million monthly visitors. Explore:

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