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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 from all digital directions. Intelligent lead automation simplifies the lead...

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, you simply can’t get your target to see your point...

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 historic lows and properties trade for historic highs, the question...

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 hold? Multifamily is undoubtedly tremendously popular among investors—and for many reasons....

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 Medical School. While South Korea had tested about 4,000 people...

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 likely seen it—either at the time of acquisition or within...

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 stabilization measures. Of the two, the New York laws were...

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 Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center, single-family homes for rent...

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 apartment properties are rushing to take advantage by refinancing into...

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 a cozy bedroom with the push of a button extend...

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 sights (not to mention their expectations) in recent years, in...

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 cat-and-mouse game between landlords and renters, the latter have been...

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 are involved in any of 16 different infrastructure sectors—or seeking...

When net zero is not net zero

With increasing frequency, the term net zero is entering conversations around the design and operation of the built environment. This is an important goal, but what if what we are designing and calling net...
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From sea to shining sea

The winners of top honors in the National Association of Home Builders’ 2019 Pillars of the Industry competition are providing new housing for military service personnel and university students, affordable apartments for low-income residents...
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