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Materials scarce. Prices high.

As the construction industry struggles under the burden of material cost increases, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages, demand for single and multifamily homes remains strong. A confluence of conflicting trends that intensified during...

Former WeWork CEO jumps into apartments

The apartment siren has snagged another. Companies tied to Adam Neumann have acquired majority stakes in over 4,000 apartments valued at more than $1 billion in total, reports The Wall Street Journal. Neumann gained notoriety in...

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...
Mark Humphreys

A visionary’s life

The architectural community lost a giant of the industry when Mark Humphreys died last month. The founder of the nation’s largest multifamily-focused architectural firm died on January 3. He was 67. Humphreys was a visionary...

Corporate greed isn’t driving inflation

Inflation has reached its highest level in nearly 40 years, and everyone is looking for answers. Before fiscal and monetary authorities can muster a policy response, we need to understand what is causing inflation....
Kanso Twinbrook

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...

Birth of a builder

Christmas makes me think of builders. It celebrates, among other supernatural events, the birth of a carpenter who apprenticed in the family business. Once grounded in the principles of earthly construction he went on...

Apartment boom boosts adaptive re-use

New renters are signing leases and moving into 109 luxury apartments at The Arden, an old office building that re-opened as a new multifamily community in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, in August...

Trends likely to sustain BFR sector growth

Institutional investors have been increasingly interested in the build-for-rent (BFR) space over the last five years. But the pandemic poured gasoline on an asset class that offers residents space, privacy and the flexibility of...

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....

PropTech—cutting-edge tools and technologies

In an age of digital transformation where technology is being applied to every area in every industry across the globe, it’s no surprise that the commercial real estate (CRE) and multifamily housing property management...
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...

Newest multifamily amenity: Community

If you asked someone searching for an apartment what they are looking for, they would likely tell you about things like upgraded appliances, easy access to transit, or an onsite gym. They might not...

The urgency of protecting the electric grid from cyberattacks

Multifamily owners and operators are the single largest dispenser of utilities in the nation. An electric grid failure would be catastrophic for operations and to residents, many of whom currently work from home. The clock...
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