SAMI was started in February 1989 with 150 apartments under management, but by the end of our first year we were managing close to 250 apartments. Our focus has been on managing quality properties. Over the years we have developed several hundred apartments, and we have purchased and renovated hundreds more.
Responding to the changing needs of students... This has been our slogan for several years. We pride ourselves on being the leader in offering our customers the new services and amenities that they require. From broadband internet, fitness rooms and swimming pools, to monthly lease payments and online rent payment options, SAMI has always been responding to what the students need. We were the first in the area to use the web as a means of marketing our apartments and as a communications tool with our customers. We were also the first to introduce the all inclusive "one check plan" where students can make one payment to SAMI and not worry about utilities or internet.
SAMI currently owns and manages approximately 1000 apartments around the ISU and Heartland campuses. We have a full service maintenance company (Maintenance Contractors Inc) that supports our management efforts, as well as a parts supply store (Parts Depot) and network management company (ConnectivityU) that handles all of our broadband networks.