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Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
Some rental property owners lack risk management strategies that enable them to budget for sustainable profitability. This study provides rental property owners with risk management strategies for sustainable profitability to maintain business stability during market volatility and create stable, well-maintained housing for tenants. A mini ethnographic case study was conducted to determine the key risk management budgeting strategies rental property owners in the greater Seattle area have used to achieve sustainable profitability for at least 10 years. Enterprise risk management was applied to assess the role risk played in small rental property businesses and budgeting for sustainable profitability. Participant observation, interviews, and document review were conducted with rental property owners who had achieved sustainable profitability for at least 10 years. Data analysis software was leveraged to code the data and identify 4 key risk management budgeting strategies that contributed to sustainable profitability. The rental property owners included these 4 risk management budgeting strategies into their business: incorporating risk identification, response, and monitoring into firm strategy; cultivating a risk management network that effectively enabled them to mitigate risk; risk response to industry regulations; and creating a positive social change impact. Building on the results, 4 models of risk management budgeting were created for rental property owners searching for strategies to achieve sustainable profitability. The rental property owners in the study applied these 4 risk management budgeting strategies to achieve sustainable profitability and contribute to positive social change such as improving the well-being of tenants and communities.