Eric Brown

Eric’s background is rooted in the rental and real estate industries. He founded metro Detroit’s Urbane Apartments in 2003, after serving as senior vice president for a major Midwest apartment developer. He established a proven track record of effectively repositioning existing rental properties in a way that added value for investors while enhancing the resident experience. He also established Urbane Media, a social media marketing and PR laboratory, where innovative marketing ideas are tested. Eric has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and Business Week Magazine. You can connect with Urbane_Media on Twitter. Eric also writes regular articles for the following publications;  Multi Housing News Social Media Examiner Search Engine Guide


Early Adapters

I am preparing for a short trip to Columbus OH Monday and Tuesday to attend the Small Business Marketing Unleashed Conference. I am excited to meet in person some of the finest marketing bloggers out there, Mack Collier; The Viral Garden, Beth Harte; The Harte of Marketing, Jennifer Laycock; Search Engine Guide, and many...
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Podcast: Building a Community

Podcast: Building a Community

In our efforts to build a sense of community and a great resident experience in real life, we’ve managed to build a successful online community we call the Urbane Lobby. As Marketing Guy Jay Ehret says, “this community is not about friend requests, it’s about enhancing the customer experience.” Jay and I got together...
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Buzz

The latest buzz about the Apartment Veteran, Eric Brown, and Urbane Apartments. Landlord Adds Social Media to His Toolbox: BusinessWeek nominates Eric Brown as a Voice of Innovation in social media.Published by BusinessWeek, February 9, 2009 Oakland Business Review Executive Profile: Eric BrownPublished by Oakland Business Review, January 14, 2009 Blog Post: “Do The...
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