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The new energy agenda

Fighting climate change is at the forefront of President Joseph Biden’s $2 trillion renewable energy plan. While legislation will be required to fully implement the plan, he is expected to begin with a whirlwind...

Turning point for public housing

In New York City, hundreds of public housing residents live in buildings where the elevators don’t work—like Building Four at The Bay View Houses, a public housing project in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn....

Property rights grab

With so many Americans out of work and unable to pay their rent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instituted a nationwide eviction ban on residential rental properties. With the moratorium originally set to...

What’s happening to our residents?

Loneliness among Americans has been growing in recent years, but the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically exacerbated the problem. A new report by Harvard University researchers finds that 36 percent of...

Why companies should cater to consumers, not causes

Firms leveraging situations and social issues is not new, but showcasing their moral authority despite a disinterested consumer base is. It is not uncommon to hear in any business course that consumers vote with their...

U.S. residents owe $70 billion in back rent

Apartment investments are still an attractive bet, but income pressures are mounting on some properties. Renters have racked up a stunning $70 billion in unpaid rent since the start of the economic crisis cause by...

Deconstructing the gig economy

With control of Congress and the White House, Democrats are making labor policy one of their first priorities. Ironically enough, that’s actually bad news for independent contractors and gig economy workers across the country. The...

Multifamily construction plunges

Dodge Data & Analytics (DD&A) says only three of the top 20 metropolitan areas posted gains for the year as the COVID pandemic weighed down construction starts. It should be of little surprise to learn...

Clean up amenities

The laundry room of an apartment building is a key feature of the property. Maintain the space and equipment well, and residents are more likely to be satisfied not just with the amenity, but...

A great leasing agents’ best tool

Let me first tell you what an AI leasing assistant won’t do for your multifamily property. Contrary to what leasing agents fear most about AI technology or the high hopes of your executive team,...

The call of the great outdoors

The impact of COVID on the multifamily sector may not have been as severe as its effect on the retail or office asset classes, but there are still many ways that those professionals adapted...

Get ready for radical disruption

I define the U.S. multifamily property management industry as the work of caring for the millions of multifamily units valued at $3 trillion and their renters. Over 800,000 people work as employees of the...

In service

When the COVID pandemic hit the U.S., multifamily owners and leadership had to respond rapidly and adjust accordingly in order to protect the health and safety of their residents and employees and maintain operations....

Political rhetoric can influence rent collection

As the owner of a large portfolio of apartments across the country, Ric Campo, chairman of the board and CEO of apartment REIT Camden, has good visibility into where residents are paying rent and...

FHFA extends forbearance

The coronavirus pandemic has hit a lot of homeowners hard. Over the past 10 months, millions of Americans have struggled with income loss and depleted their savings accounts in an effort to stay afloat....
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