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Best cities for multifamily, 2022

National multifamily occupancy rates are at record levels, with markets across the country seeing a strong increase in rents. According to RealPage, nationwide effective rents have increased 8.3 percent, the greatest gain since 2010....

The most important thing

Capitalism, wrote Marian L. Tupy and Gale L. Pooley in their book, Superabundance, succeeds not only because it is efficient but because it correctly locates the source of wealth in the human mind. Their book...

The case for space

Personally, I’m a big fan of markets, but I’m not much of a city guy. I’ve lived in urban areas before, and to me the benefits just don’t outweigh the cost of the hustle...

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...

Can Biden help housing? White House solution isn’t nearly enough.

At one time or another, every politician—local, state, and federal—promises to help create “affordable housing.” The issue has become especially critical of late with rents and housing prices rising and higher interest rates making...

The makers

For the lion’s share of entrepreneurs, business owners and other captains of their own fate, American freedom is an immutable part of our DNA. Lest we forget, freedom is neither engineered nor manufactured, regulated...

Benchmarking rules tighten

There’s an unexpected piece of paper taped to the glass entrance of 550 Vanderbilt, a luxury, high-rise in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. Visitors might see it as they enter Ciao Gloria, the...

AI that actually works for multi-dwelling operations

Like many, you probably have tech at home. As an early adopter, I’m acutely aware that it’s more a hobby than a tried and true form of security, energy management or automation. The electricity...

The ESA problem

In 2017, Marlin Jackson boarded a cross-country flight. When he got to his row, another passenger was already in the middle seat with an emotional support dog in his lap. According to Jackson’s attorney, “The...

Why companies aren’t cutting office space

In our monthly surveys of 5,000 American workers and 500 U.S. employers, and in our numerous conversations with managers, a huge shift to hybrid work is abundantly clear for office and knowledge workers. An...
Pruitt-Igoe

The time the federal government built a flawed housing project and tore it down...

On the 50th anniversary of the demolition of  Pruitt-Igoe, it’s nearly impossible to understate the failure of the St. Louis public housing project. Famed architect Minoro Yamasaki, who would go on to design the World...
Three benefits that could come from the Metaverse

Three benefits that could come from the Metaverse

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced the long anticipated new branding of the Facebook umbrella corporation, which includes Instagram, Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Quest. “We just announced that we are making a fundamental change...

Sweet liberty

The U.S. republic is a great wonder of the world. Many believe divinely inspired. Even today the vast majority of its citizens continue to seek its promise of “life, liberty and the pursuit of...

Making a big move

Nearly two years into the remote work revolution, it’s easy to feel that a lifetime has passed. However, the reality is we are just at the beginning of seeing the impact of remote work....
Pruitt-Igoe

A cautionary housing tale

Can society be designed? Can an expert engineer alleviate people’s pains and struggles with a good-enough central plan and blueprint? Minoru Yamasaki thought so. Yamasaki was one of America’s most well-respected architects in the 20th century...
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