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Unlocking a smart future

Smart technology is unlocking the door to a better experience for apartment renters, making management’s job easier and increasing the value of multifamily assets, say providers of smart apartment technology, the latest industry trend. Companies...

Prepping for the oncoming rate hikes

At the dawn of 2022, the outlook for multifamily real estate looked as bright as in the year just ending. Industry experts released bullish forecasts and a number of loan specialists spoke on the...
Airing on the side of efficiency

Airing on the side of efficiency

Changes are coming in January that will impact multifamily developers and owners looking to install or upgrade their HVAC systems. Every six years, the Department of Energy (DOE) re-analyzes the effects of energy usage,...
AMLI Marina Del Rey

Another great moment in history: NAHB Multifamily Pillar’s awards

It doesn’t get bigger than this. The National Association of Home Builders, one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the country, has grown alongside the nation and its housing providers for...
Kanso Twinbrook

Digital evolution 2.0

The global response to the coronavirus disrupted economies worldwide, destroyed livelihoods and many small companies, and negatively impacted larger ones. It also compelled new demands from businesses and provided a unique opportunity for multifamily...

The great migration

The future of the apartment industry looks bright. Demand for rental homes is strong, rent growth has returned to pre-pandemic levels and renters who fled major cities in 2020 are showing renewed interest in...
Ardmore Cates Creek

Easing the squeeze

The American dream of homeownership has become inaccessible for many, thanks to historically high home prices that are keeping prospective buyers in the rental market. But increased demand for rental housing—along with dwindling supply—continues to...

Absolute zero

Decades of underinvestment and underbuilding continue to deepen a national housing shortage decoupled from demand since the 1980s. This was recently underscored by a report released in June by the National Association of Realtors...

Fighting the CDC eviction ban

In the midst of the COVID pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) took the unprecedented step of banning evictions nation-wide, characterizing the action as a public health measure. The action spawned lawsuits across the...

Excellence in multifamily housing

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has sponsored the Pillars of the Industry awards for more than 20 years. The awards recognize excellence in all areas of multifamily home design, development, building, management and...

The nation’s best

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) defines excellence in the multifamily home industry. For over two decades this recognition has noted the “significant achievements in the design, development, marketing and management of multifamily...

Suburban rise

Desperate landlords now offer as much as three months free rent to potential renters at new, Manhattan apartment towers. “There is a considerable amount of pain—20 to 25 percent declines in effective rents,” according to...

Leasing in a pandemic

The crisis caused by the coronavirus has forced many property managers to finally embrace new technologies. When the U.S. economy shut down in March 2020 to fight the spread of the coronavirus, some apartment companies...

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 economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and finding slivers...

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 ago are considered outdated as potential renters go directly to...
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