Atlanta—The Rainmaker Group, a provider of revenue management and profit optimization solutions to the multifamily housing and gaming/hospitality industries, announced the appointment of Steve Tappert to vice president of strategic initiatives. Tappert will design, acquire and implement new products and offerings within the Rainmaker LRO™ revenue management product suite. He will work closely with the Pricing Science, Product Management, and Software Development teams at Rainmaker in identifying areas to further deliver the most robust, mathematically driven and impactful services to LRO software users.
As an original member of the Archstone revenue management team, Tappert consulted with The Rainmaker Group during the transition of the software offering to the Rainmaker LRO platform. He is also the creator of the newest product on the LRO platform, LRO Budget™, an automated budgeting tool.
Prior to joining Rainmaker, Tappert served the multifamily industry for many years in various capacities. Most recently, as primary for Tappert Consulting Services LLC, he developed ABT (now known as LRO Budget). Designed to serve the needs of owners/operators looking to streamline the budgeting process, the system leverages data available within revenue management and property management systems to more accurately project budget targets. Other consultancy initiatives spearheaded by Tappert include the development of proprietary mechanisms for specific asset types and quantitative analysis of customer segmentation and profitability for clients within the multifamily space.
Additionally, Tappert acted as a strategic and pricing consultant for several major multifamily system providers including CoreLogic SafeRent LLC, where he was part of the team that launched the first outcomes-based statistical risk management model for the multifamily industry.