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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Apartment IQ

The emerging mechanization promises benefits to property owners and managers of apartment communities, including energy cost savings, possible incentives from insurance companies and housing authorities for development, resident attraction and retention and water and...

The big deal

The CEOs of Memphis-based Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (MAA) and Birmingham-based Colonial Properties Trust, respectively, believed their companies combined would be better than two standalone entities. So, on Oct. 1, after 20 years as friendly...
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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...

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...

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...

Breathing new life

Parcels at Concourse, crowned Community of the Year by the Pillars judges, not only revitalized a long-deserted historic building in a declining area of Memphis, Tenn., but also incorporated an impressive array of uses...

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...
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Pillars 2020: Stepping it up

The national obsession with counting steps in the pursuit of physical fitness has spawned a plethora of pedometers in the marketplace and a trend toward pedestrian-oriented neighborhoods in the multifamily world. More than half of...
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