These strategies can help you maintain apartment occupancy in highly populated military areas:
Home Base: Form a strong relationship with the base's central housing office. A reputation of owning clean, friendly properties goes a long way.
Stay Alert: Official notifications announcing a ship's arrival into a military base are rare. So watch what's going on around you, and read the local press to get an idea of when the next ship, and potential residents, will arrive.
Resident Retention: There's no way to control military turnover, but you can minimize turnover among the rest of your resident base. Maintain residents by offering activities, renewal incentives, and top-notch customer service.