May June 2020

Business as unusual

As cities, counties and states begin loosening lockdown orders and allowing non-essential businesses to open, apartment owners are weighing strategies to ride out the...

Let business go: regulations

It was just months ago that economic indicators marked the most welcome creation of wealth and growth, and the nation made record gains in...

Infographic: Let my workers go

The release of America As Americans fights to return to work and businesses begin to re-open, a funny thing is happening. Nothing. 0 increase in C19...

Infographic: The Big Chill

Thawing America’s unchosen Time will tell the full effect the C19 shutdown will have on the American economy. Here are the signals thus far. NYC vacancies...

Infographic: Apartment chill

The sometimes hard to see symbiotic relationship of landlords and renters Impoverishing landlords is not a win for renters. Nor is the landslide of evictions...

Apartment investors dig data

Utility management and benchmarking systems help property managers avoid fees, make smart investments and comply with the law. Here’s one way to pay a lot...

Multifamily designs for health and wellness

How we think about applying design to support a healthy lifestyle has taken on new significance as the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic....

Good to great in a crisis

Now, more than ever before, it’s critical for your multifamily property to create a team dynamic that fosters good communication, healthy competition and takes...

Property management amid a crisis

The term coronavirus has only been in our collective vocabulary since January, but it has consumed our world and drastically altered our daily lives....

3 Behavioral trends that will reshape our post-COVID world

Typically, consumers’ supermarket shopping habits are stable and slow to change. When people do dramatically change their behavior around buying food and beverages, it’s...

Great leaders bring stability

Many business leaders face extreme challenges during their career, but the coronavirus pandemic is uncharted waters for all. Most offices and stores are closed across...

Cutting costs with recycling

There is an age-old adage that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. With waste services being one of the top five property expenses,...

How CARES impacts multifamily real estate loans

It has been about three months since the COVID-19 emergency was declared by President Donald Trump. It’s still too early to fully understand its...

A new firewall: multifamily data privacy and security

In the wake of increased and intensified data breaches, legislators are moving to protect their constituents. On June 28, 2018, California passed the most...

Zoom fatigue

If you’re finding that you’re more exhausted at the end of your workday than you used to be, you’re not alone. Over the past...

Can’t catch a break

Just when we were starting to trumpet the return of the entry-level home buyer, after years in which builders ignored that segment, we get...

Greystar acquires Alliance

Greystar Real Estate Partners, the nation’s largest rental management firm, has acquired Alliance Residential Company’s property management business. The combined businesses will continue under...

Clean living

Between navigating elevators, common areas, and the potential for an entire summer at home without a backyard, Americans social distancing in their apartment buildings...

How to avoid shaking hands

Last week I flew to a conference in Kentucky. After reading all of the precautions about traveling, I dutifully wiped down my airplane seat...

Holding it together while working apart

“You need to make Andrew do his job!” My client, let’s call her Robin, received this text from her sales manager during their virtual leadership...

Adjust your expectations (without lowering the bar)

Most of the country has been sheltering in place and working from home for some time now. This change came with obvious challenges to...

Laughter: Stay connected even while you’re apart

Video-conferencing has been around for more than 20 years. Until the pandemic, though, you would find that many if not most people needing to...

The art of remote communication

Storytelling is a cornerstone of how humans communicate with one another. This is true across all aspects of life, both in interpersonal and business...

Politicians seek relief for renters, but landlords have rights too

State and local governments have closed businesses across the country in response to COVID-19, putting millions of Americans out of work. Right now, those...

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