Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Infographic: Navigating fake assistance animals-Americans with Disability Act (ADA) VERSUS Fair Housing Act (FHA)

ADA Requires business owners to make necessary, reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Accommodation could allow a person with a disability to be accompanied by a service animal in a place of public...

Infographic: Unplugged in California

2 million residents were without power for days at a time in the state’s outages 6,402 wildfires in Calif. as of Nov. 3. Wind-induced fire season runs Oct. to April. Summer fire season runs June...

Where have all the apartments gone?

Long time ago. When will they ever learn? The way government regulates and taxes business and transactions directly shapes investment. Good regulation addresses market failures that hinder productive investment. It reconciles the interests of firms with...

Infographic: Social credit scores in America?

Social credit will shift law in the west “from constitution to analytics and algorithm' —Penn State professor Will AI-driven social scores supplant the constitution? Professor Larry Backer of Penn State University writes in a 2018 paper...

Infographic: California’s circular housing crisis

"Get me a good package on rent stability this year and I will sign it," Newsom said in his State of the State address in February. This wouldn't be the first time the state...

Infographic: Quantum supremacy

The man in the machine Programmed by humans, algorithms begin with a logic tree specifying every facet of the code’s behavior from content prioritization to blacklisting. With Google’s near monopoly, what hangs in the...

Infographic: Comfort creatures

The curious case of comfort animals in apartments Why pay a pet deposit when you can pass an animal off as a comfort animal? Or maybe a resident wants to circumvent a no-pet policy. The...

Infographic: Unsustainable California

5 reasons California is unsustainable in its current state 1. Rent control Several rent control bills failed to make it through the California Senate. AB 1482 (anti-rent gouging bill) did clear the Senate judiciary committee. If...

Infographic: Is convenience a fair trade for privacy?

Is convenience a fair trade for privacy? What level of market share constitutes a monopoly, effectively obstructing free market competition? Driver’s licenses, passports, mugshots—are searched using facial recognition technology by the FBI. Watchdogs have asked lawmakers...

Infographic: The Big Squeeze

It’s hard, even impossible, to resist the siren of the algorithm. The lure of big tech and its promise to improve apartment operations only intensifies. In turn, big tech is in the business of big...

Infographic: Active shooter

What just happened? Mass killings are still rare. They account for 1 percent of all homicide victims annually 12 percent of mass killings are by public shootings. The majority are murders within families, gangs...

ISAs set to transform the labor market

Income share agreement (ISAs) fund education. Upon completion, learners pay a percentage of their salary for a term. Lenders correlate interest rate and pay-back period with borrower’s potential career outcome. This may mean varying tuitions for...

Infographic: The business of space and stuff

Apartment operators lease livable space. Some of that space houses residents. But occupancy also means sheltering a resident’s stuff. And renters have a lot of stuff. Like an average of 300,000 items per person....

The vanishing apartment

The affordability crisis is creeping up into middle-income households according to Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ 2020 report, America’s Rental Housing. 48% of renter households are considered cost-burdened. What does this mean? 21 million...

Infographic: The business of government

Lest we forget. The U.S. government is a business that mines its value from its citizens and their productivity. Often called the Backbone of the Nation, the real estate eco system is the country’s largest...
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