After decades working for cable companies and both negotiating and overseeing the departments that negotiated multifamily access agreements with property owners, Telecom Marketing Strategies began to offer the benefit of this experience to multifamily property owners.
As demand grew, property owners requested assistance with their other utilities and Multifamily Utility Solutions was born.
Multifamily Utility Solutions now does business throughout the US for multifamily property owners with as few as 20 units and others with thousands of units.
What if I don’t want to pay for my residents’ cable and Internet service?
This does not obligate you to pay for the cable TV and internet service for your residents. That is one option, however even when residents pay for their own service, the cable provider is required to have you grant access to your private property to serve those customers. There is value to this access. Multifamily Utility Solutions will make sure you get the maximum value available to you.
Why do I need a cable access agreement when the cable company is already providing service?
There may already be an agreement in place, but in some cases, the original agreement has expired. In order to serve your residents, the cable company needs your permission to eb on your personal property. Please watch our information video for more information.
Why is electric and gas limited to certain states?
Electric and gas rates vary by state. Some states regulate these rates at the state level. Other states opt to deregulate these rates and allow the free market system and competition to keep the rates in check. In these “deregulated” states, there are numerous suppliers of electricity and gas and you have the ability to “shop” for these services. Our brokers assess your usage and current commitments to determine if these is savings to eb realized for your properties.
How much is Multifamily Utility Solutions service?
Multifamily Utility Solutions works on commission in most cases. For revenue generating services such a as cable and internet access agreements, MUS only gets paid if you sign an agreement and get payment form a provider. Then and only then will you pay MUS a commission. The commission is based on a sliding scale that decreases with the number of units you assign to us.
For electric, gas and solar, MUS is paid a referral commission from our brokers so the rate you are quoted is your only cost.
For RFP preparation and management, MUS would receive a commission based on your savings.
Our success-based business model only rewards us when our work benefits you.
How does the MUS service work?
Depending on which of our services you wish to utilize, the process varies but is very easy. If we are working to generate revenue from your cable and Internet access rights then we will require a short (2 page) agreement and Letter of Authorization (LOA) to negotiate on your behalf with the potential providers. After we have negotiated what we believe to be the best agreement, we will present it to you and then it is entirely up to you as to whether or not you accept the agreement. We DO NOT have the authorization to enter in to any agreement son your behalf – only to negotiate on your behalf.
For electric and gas services in the deregulated markets, there is no agreement. We simply need the most recent 12 months of utility bills for your property.
We know your time is valuable so we try to make the process as easy as possible!
How do I get started?
Let’s schedule an introductory call. These calls are less than 30 minutes and it gives us the opportunity to learn more about your portfolio and goals (buy and hold, fix and flip) as this impacts our strategy. And you the opportunity to get to know us and ask any additional questions you may have about our process.
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After nearly 20 years with Comcast, including time as the Midwest Division Vice President of Sales and Marketing and as an Area Vice President, Kevin left the large cable operator side of the business to oversee Sales, Marketing and Customer Care at James Cable during a time James was trying to liquidate their properties. James, being a much smaller MSO (Multiple System Operator) with systems throughout the southern and western United States, gave Kevin additional operational experience within the cable industry. Throughout his career, Kevin was responsible for managing the team that negotiated telecommunications access agreements for these MSOs. for Multifamily Property Owners, Kevin’s experience has resulted in favorable contract terms related to their telecommunications agreements. Additionally, TMS clients have realized significant savings from TMS’s department that specializes in negotiating energy and waste agreements on their behalf.
Paul J Kray
Having graduated from Case Western Reserve School of Law in 1990, Attorney Kray has had more than 25 years of legal practice in the areas of business law, incorporating, civil litigation, collections, and general counsel for corporate affairs. Attorney Kray’s team of lawyers offers effective legal representation with flexible billing options. Attorney Kray has been a member of numerous business-related service organizations and has served on various community service boards throughout his 27 years in the practice of law, including Corporate Counsel for his local Economic Development Corporation. Attorney Kray has represented corporations with multi-million dollar annual sales for nearly his entire legal career.
As a Partner with Multifamily Utility Solutions, Attorney Kray regularly works on agreements for Property Owners.
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Multifamily Utility Solutions is a DBA of Telecom Marketing Strategies, LLC.
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