March April 2020

The work in hand

The rapid advance of cyber technology is rendering what was new yesterday old hat tomorrow. Internet listing services that were cutting edge a decade...

This corona moment

It is said that giving a man power is the truest test of character. Those I know, especially in real estate, were nearly all...

Infographic: COVID-19 A break in the clouds

UPDATED: MAY 7, 2020 COVID-19 genesis COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China. Asian Flu, SARS, H7N9 and others were borne of Asia’s close contact with wild animals,...

Infographic: The ensuing economic battle

3 projections for the future Prior to the COVID-19, the U.S. was in an historic economic expansion. Without this boom preceding the crisis, life for...

Infographic: Essential workers

Download PDF Updated: April 16, 2020 Who gets to work? essential workers Real estate is essential (depending on where you work) Construction. Apartment operations. Maintenance services. Real estate functions...

Your employee tests positive for COVID-19

All leaders are trying to find their footing right now. You are probably shoring up your business plan, situating your team, and juggling your...

2020 vision for utility management

RealPage, an international technology platform company, in conjunction with Utility Management Advisory, a national consortium of apartment energy managers, hosted the tenth annual Energy...

GSE’s and HUD provide liquidity to housing markets in times of crisis

When things go wrong in housing—who keeps the lights on in terms of capital? How can a borrower expect to get a multifamily loan...

CX is Job 1

Job No. 1 for CEOs today is ensuring the company delivers a compelling customer experience. This laser sharp focus on the total experience must...

How bad times bring out the best in people

It’s easy to look around and see how the COVID-19 crisis has brought out the worst in some people—from hoarding thousands of bottles of...

Coronavirus fuels indecision among multifamily investors

If activity in Asia is any guide, expect a short-term dip in volume with a cautious recovery as the rate of infection slows. What a...

Multifamily adapts to social distancing with an array of virtual amenities

Across the United States, schools and businesses have shut down in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But instead of hunkering...

A better approach to lead management

Armed with an array of digital lead generation sources, multifamily properties can find themselves inundated in an unmanageable tangle of online leads coming in...

How to change outcomes

Have you ever felt that selling your products or ideas is like you were talking to a brick wall? No matter what you try,...

Trends support continued multifamily growth

As the current economic expansion enters its 11th year—the longest on record—the “when will it end” speculation continues apace. As cap rates hover near...

Is multifamily truly recession resistant?

The multifamily asset class is known for its survival during a downturn, but with so much class-A product on the market, will its reputation...

Why is the U.S. behind on COVID-19 testing?

“Testing is the biggest problem that we’re facing,” Peter Slavin, president of Massachusetts General Hospital, said recently in a roundtable on COVID-19 at Harvard...

Generating new revenue with your property’s bad debt

If you’re a landlord, you’ve carried post-eviction debt from an old tenant on your balance sheet. Even new operators just entering the industry have...

Rent control just one factor among many for multifamily investors

In 2019, growing concern about a lack of affordable housing led legislatures in the nation’s two largest multifamily markets—New York and California—to enact rent...

2020 trends to watch in the single-family rental market

Rental demand continues to grow in 2020 giving real estate investors an immediate opportunity to make money in the coming year. According to the...

Apartment owners leap at an opportunity to refinance loans

With coronavirus concerns fueling interest rate cuts, multifamily borrowers are attempting to capitalize. Long-term interest rates are lower than they have ever been—and owners of...

A growing trend of micro apartments: robot furniture

The mere words intrigue on their own: robot furniture. But the realities of having a console that can transform a studio’s daytime living space into...

Getting creative on value-add deals

While investors remain bullish on value-add multifamily properties, people making such a financial commitment have at the same time been forced to readjust their...

Next-gen eviction tech

As tenant protections get stronger, corporate landlords use software to manage delinquent renters. But housing advocates see a tool for quicker evictions. In the ever-evolving...

Nation in lockdown

I live in California, whose governor, Gavin Newsom, in March issued Executive Order N-33-20. The order requires Californians to shelter at home unless they...

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