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Smart machines

A form of artificial intelligence (AI) has been utilized in the multifamily industry since the first revenue management software programs were created 18 years ago to set rents. In that first phase of what also...
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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...

Transit-oriented development (TOD) takes the stage

And a number of finalists in 22nd annual National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Multifamily Pillars of the Industry competition have responded to the end of the romance with the automobile by building communities...

New HUD secretary is a multihousing guy

Since 2004, Commissioner Donovan has headed New York's Department of Housing Preservation and Development. During the Clinton Administration he served as Under Secretary of HUD for Multifamily Housing and also served as the Acting...

Multifamily’s TKO

Over the past ten years, the 35-year-old Olympic gold medalist, ten- time world title holder in a record six weight classes and Grammy-nominated recording artist has been assembling a business empire known as Golden...

Start spreading the news

De Blasio unveiled his administration’s ambitious plan to build and preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing, one that he says will house half a million people at a cost of more than $41 billion...
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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...

Market smarts

Good data lies at the heart of every successful operation, but data, in itself, is just the proverbial stack of lumber. Without an understanding, or a plan for construction, it has no context 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...

Mean, green eco machine

Like the story line of a Brad Pitt movie, New Orleans is an epic parable of man versus environment. Last month, the twice-named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, swept into town to shine...

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...
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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...

Artful amenities

While dog parks, pool decks, community-wide WiFi, granite countertops, bike storage and repair areas and package delivery centers are becoming commonplace, apartment and condominium developers are challenged to add ever more innovative amenities to...

Cheaper by the dozen

In mid-January, the apartment REIT announced the exercise of an option to purchase the 80 percent interest not currently owned by Camden in 12 related joint ventures for $99.5 million. Camden originally owned 100 percent...

The art of the simplified portfolio

Would you rather have more of something worth less or less of something worth more? Execs at Denver, Colo.-based apartment REIT Aimco pondered that question as the collapse of the housing market and the...
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