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Multifamily embraces tech in the time of COVID

As the pandemic continues to impact everyday life, Americans increasingly encounter the phrases unprecedented, new normal, and flatten the curve. The innovation adoption curve—which includes early adopters, those who wait and see, laggards and even...

How smart home technology can increase NOI

The multifamily housing market is undergoing a transformation with the rise of smart home and smart building technology. Now more than ever, properties are adopting these features and upgrading their offerings to meet a...

Multifamily builder, developer confidence index rises in Q2

According to the latest Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), confidence in the market for new multifamily housing increased in the second quarter, however, it still remains...

Apartment REITs: urban exodus

Apartment REITs have been among the strongest-performing property sectors over the last two decades by riding the tailwinds of an unyielding urban revival, a trend that is suddenly severely threatened in several key markets...

Investors see value in student housing despite COVID-19 concerns

When the economy falters, one type of real estate usually avoids the fallout: student housing. That’s because students still want to live near campus. Others, who see an economic downturn as motivation to pursue additional...

Why does Hollywood hate real estate developers?

There’s a scene in the HBO drama The Wire where several Baltimore homicide detectives come to the realization that the murderous gangster they’ve been chasing for the better part of three seasons might have...

Canceling rent won’t solve housing woes

As Americans stagger through a bewildering pandemic summer, buffeted by shutdowns and job losses, millions face each coming month with an additional dread: making their rent payments. In response to the crisis, numerous states and...

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...

Let business go: regulations

It was just months ago that economic indicators marked the most welcome creation of wealth and growth, and the nation made record gains in prosperity fueled by optimism and ability. How do we get the...

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...
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