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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...

Politicians seek relief for renters, but landlords have rights too

State and local governments have closed businesses across the country in response to COVID-19, putting millions of Americans out of work. Right now, those Americans’ biggest concerns are keeping a roof over their heads...

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 Internet listing services that were cutting edge a decade ago are considered outdated as potential renters go directly to...

This corona moment

It is said that giving a man power is the truest test of character. Those I know, especially in real estate, were nearly all formed, not by the hand of power, but by the...

Your employee tests positive for COVID-19

All leaders are trying to find their footing right now. You are probably shoring up your business plan, situating your team, and juggling your own constellation of remote working arrangements—possibly alongside your spouse and...

2020 vision for utility management

RealPage, an international technology platform company, in conjunction with Utility Management Advisory, a national consortium of apartment energy managers, hosted the tenth annual Energy Summit at the RealPage headquarters in Richardson, Texas. The meeting...

GSE’s and HUD provide liquidity to housing markets in times of crisis

When things go wrong in housing—who keeps the lights on in terms of capital? How can a borrower expect to get a multifamily loan in these uncertain times? The answer starts with the mothership...

CX is Job 1

Job No. 1 for CEOs today is ensuring the company delivers a compelling customer experience. This laser sharp focus on the total experience must span the entire demand and supply chain and incorporate every...

How bad times bring out the best in people

It’s easy to look around and see how the COVID-19 crisis has brought out the worst in some people—from hoarding thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer to crowding bars and restaurants despite public-health guidelines....

Nation in lockdown

I live in California, whose governor, Gavin Newsom, in March issued Executive Order N-33-20. The order requires Californians to shelter at home unless they are involved in any of 16 different infrastructure sectors—or seeking...
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