March April 2018

There’s an app for that

Today’s renters can shop for a new apartment from anywhere in the country, discover important details like local weather, demographics and statistics about cities...

Hope, enthusiasm and joy

That’s what business owners are feeling. In fact, there’s historically high optimism around the nation’s economy according to the latest PNC survey. Just for...

Message received

The digital natives are getting restless. Armed with tablets and smartphones, raised on apps and connectivity, and coddled by the rich customer experience of...

The front line in affordable housing

In 2012, Congress authorized RAD which allows PHAs and owners of other properties financed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to...

Tech wars

Commercial and multifamily real estate firms, once laggards in the tech field, are catching on and up with rapid adoption, even as the field...

Space, the new frontier

We live in an age of disruption and the multifamily industry, historically slow to adapt to change, is especially at risk. NMHC’s 2018 Consumer...

Cool on Fannie, Freddie reform

Congress is mulling changes to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which could mean big changes in the apartment investment market. The two financing giants handle...

Occupancy holds strong

Developers opened a tremendous number of new apartment units in 2017. But the percentage of apartments that are occupied has barely shifted, despite competition...

Parking premiums

Back in mid-2015, Minneapolis made some changes to its zoning code to allow residential projects near transit to be built with less off-street parking...

On the mark

Foreign investors, along with core, core-plus and open-end real estate funds, are moving into multifamily investments because of demographic trends. Young and older Americans...

Why IoT is about to explode

Current methods of connecting IoT devices have limitations that make applications unsuitable for IoT, but according to Deloitte, two recent technologies will help expand...

Social media 2018

A new Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults finds that the social media landscape in early 2018 is defined by a mix of...

The second-life of bad data

Poor data quality is enemy number one to the widespread, profitable use of machine learning. While the caustic observation, “garbage-in, garbage-out” has plagued analytics...

The invisible boss

My friend was giving it his all, but he needed more support and better feedback than he received. He wanted a leader who would...

Real estate tech boom

Real estate tech investment has gotten serious. Venture capital invested in the space tripled from 2016 to 2017, buoyed by major investments in co-working...

Connecting tech with apartments

New digital resources on industry disruption Tectonic shifts in technology, commerce, family, work, transportation and lifestyle are poised to radically reshape multifamily’s customer expectations, as...

Criminals vs. property owners

But adjudication processes by regulatory agencies are different, and sometimes result in property owners being treated worse than criminals. In criminal law, due process works...

Trending

Recent posts

Yield PRO