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Rewarding Experiences

At the core of Modern Message, we strive to deliver rewarding experiences to our employees, customers, users, and partners.

Our Journey

"Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome." - Arthur Ashe


May 2012

John Hinckley and Mike Ivey team up to bring a rewards program to student housing.


February 2013

Modern Message launches first version of its flagship program "Community Rewards" for student housing.


June 2014

Modern Message lands seed round funding based on early program success.


July 2015

Community Rewards gains rapid adoption in Student Housing as a pioneer in resident engagement.


August 2017

Modern Message expands into multifamily with rapid adoption  reaching 2,000 communities in the U.S.

Award Winning 

November 2018

Modern Message wins award for Best Marketing Program by Multi-Housing News!

Great Culture

May 2019

Modern Message wins award for Best Workplaces in the United States by Inc.


January 2020

Modern Message is acquired by RealPage

Company Core Values

Everything about Modern Message starts with our Core Values.  This is our foundation and our identity as a company.  We attribute the success of Modern Message and our culture to the following five pillars:


We Believe

We Believe that as a company we can succeed in our mission. We believe our purpose is greater than ourselves. We are committed. We believe in our leadership and know we can succeed together.

We Are One

Employees. Customers. Community. Working together to create rewarding experiences for our team and those we serve. We each have our own responsibilities that contribute to our greater success. We are unified in our mission as a team, not individuals. We help each other along the way.

We Are Open and Honest

We are open and transparent at this company, while always being truthful to yourself and to others.  We listen and communicate with pure and right intentions every day.

We Continuously Learn

We are not afraid to fail.  We are always improving ourselves. Pursuing excellence both individually and professionally.

We Have Fun

Be yourself. Enjoy the ride. We are committed celebrating wins and accomplishments along the way. We strive to have fun and be joyful every day because it is contagious.

Meet Our Executive Team

Our leadership team is comprised of Multifamily, Student Housing, and Technology visionaries and industry thought leaders.

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John Hinckley

Cofounder & Vice President
RealPage Living Suite

Mr. Hinckley co-founded Modern Message in 2012 and serves as the CEO. He is an accomplished entrepreneur who possesses the ability to devise and execute innovative marketing and technological concepts that drive bottom-line revenue and profit growth for his company, investors, partners, and clients. John is a dynamic leader who inspires his teams and clients through precedent and unwavering integrity.


Mike Ivey

Cofounder & Vice President
RealPage Living Suite

Mr. Ivey co-founded Modern Message in 2012 and serves as the COO and Head of Product. He is a visionary in the Multifamily and Student Housing industries. Mike is passionate about delivering best in class solutions due to his ability to anticipate the needs of property management executives and staff, then design products and features to solve them.


Audrey Springer

Head of Client Services
RealPage Living Suite

Mrs. Springer joined Modern Message in 2013 and serves as the Chief Client Officer. She leads the Client Service team, ensuring all clients fully understand the value of our products and services. Audrey also acts as the client advocate to our company as we continue to grow and develop new features and enhancements for all users.

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Ben Roberts

Sr. Director of Engineering
RealPage Living Suite

Mr. Roberts joined Modern Message in 2019 and serves as the Senior Director of Engineering for the RealPage Living Suite. He is a product-focused technology leader with 20 years of experience in software quality, operations and engineering, in organizations ranging from small startups to global multinational corporations. His mission is to build and empower engineering teams that work across organizations to deliver superior software solutions, with a focus on collaborative agile development.

Ready to join the Modern Message Team?

Modern Message was founded in 2012 by two individuals with an idea. Their vision was how they could help apartment communities nationwide become more connected with their residents through an app called Community Rewards.

Since then, Modern Message has grown to employ over 55 employees in 11 states nationwide. We hire and promote individuals within the organization based on five core values: We Believe, We Are One, We Continuously Learn, We Are Open and Honest and We Have Fun. 

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Come Grow With Us

Modern Message has a 7 year proven track record with the experience and infrastructure to back it up.

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Active Properties

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Active Residents

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