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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 less for power and water at apartment properties—stop paying late...

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. Basic daily activities now carry the extra weight of potentially...

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 full advantage of technology. Unaware of the impending quarantine and social...

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. There is not one industry in this country that has...

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 usually driven by a major life event such as having...

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 the U.S. to combat the spread of COVID-19. Companies still...

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, it’s a key area for property managers to consider when...

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 impact on multifamily real estate, but matters should become clearer...

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 comprehensive consumer privacy law in the United States today, the...

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 few weeks, mentions of Zoom fatigue have popped up more...

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 another mind-bending recession. How will this affect home-buying and renting...

Avoiding the over-and-under gamble of utility expense billing

The over-and-under of utility management billing has never been more relevant than now. Charging too much or too little to residents through flat-fee billing for water, sewer, trash and electricity is a gamble that property...

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 face a unique set of challenges. And the same can be...

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 and tray table and packed extra hand sanitizer. But when I...

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 meeting. As a food manufacturer, her company is deemed essential...
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