November December 2017

It might be time for a housing revival

On November 15, 2017, Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, gave the keynote address at the Housing America’s Families Forum hosted by the J....

You choose a job. A calling chooses you.

The attraction is simple. The business of apartments makes us believe, if even in scattered moments, that we can improve the lives we serve...

Broadband’s tangled web

In fact, multifamily industry groups warn that the FCC’s investigation into the best ways to promote competition among broadband service providers and renters’ access...

Mixing it up

The mostly urban projects that captured the judges’ votes echo a popular and growing trend—the inclusion of ground-floor retail and dining establishments that add...

Aging baby boomers still want it all

As a segment of the growing senior population seeks upscale urban living, an affordability crisis looms. Michael Gordon, VP of planning and development for a...

The truth about workaholics: it’s not always bad

We think of the workaholic as someone hunched in a cramped office in rumpled clothing, sweating over a hot computer while the hours crawl...

Those things that ignite the soul

CSR initiatives encompass a company’s efforts to promote positive societal, economic or environmental change. The initiatives are self-regulated, and the scope and scale of...

That upon which we focus, increases

The apartment industry isn’t known for being an early adopter of new technology, but a new wave of venture capital (VC) targeting new technology...

Airbnb: The $31 billion gorilla in the room

A 2016 NMHC survey found that just 1 percent of apartment owners currently allow home sharing, while 42 percent conceded their residents list units...

Honey, we shrunk the future

Instead of those conditions adding up to more babies, as they traditionally have, the U.S. birth rate dropped—and it’s not clear whether women today...

To top it off

Developers are working overtime to squeeze outdoor amenities into their new apartment buildings, even in urban neighborhoods where the only place to put an...

6 ways Millennials are influencing the multifamily market of the future

From apartment design and amenities selected, to the size of the units and the technology incorporated within them, this generation, which is anticipated to...

From mall to ecosystem

Construction has started on a 23-story upscale apartment tower at Westfield UTC, a one-million-sq.-ft. outdoor center in San Diego, but the project is much...

Should you share your feelings during a work conflict?

Of course, just because you feel angry, doesn’t mean you have to express it. And the real issue is not whether you reveal your...

The cost of inaction

Most of us share a common trait: We are “housers.” We understand the foundational importance of the home. Our homes, of course, meet a basic...

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