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Pillars 2020: Stepping it up

The national obsession with counting steps in the pursuit of physical fitness has spawned a plethora of pedometers in the marketplace and a trend...

The enduring strength of truth

Webster defines it as “the property of being in accord with fact or reality.” Truth is a beautiful, most reliable thing. The truth of Christmas...

Unlocking Big Data

The coupling of big data with artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) has power to disrupt the traditional way of basing...
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Developing Expertise

Multifamily professionals who are interested in keeping up with the latest trends in the industry are undoubtedly familiar with NAA’s Apartmentalize and NMHC’s OPTECH...

As economists forecast for 2020, some are already thinking past the next recession

“Economists generally expect will experience a downturn... over the course of 2020 or early 2021,” says Sam Chandan, a trained economist, an associate...

Why business leaders need to understand their algorithms

One of the biggest sources of anxiety about AI is not that it will turn against us, but that we simply cannot understand how...

OK Boomer is just the first salvo of a larger generational showdown

The inscription (above) is reminiscent of another that, according to Newsweek, was unearthed in the Sumerian city of Ur (located in modern-day Iraq and...

Making Disparate Impact deliver fairness

HUD’s proposed revisions to our disparate-impact rule enhance our commitment to fairness for everyone. Everyone agrees that discrimination has no place in society. But everyone...

The changing face of rentals: single-family

Second quarter data for 2019 reveal that approximately 42,000 homes were constructed as single-family built-for-rent homes over the last year—equal to the prior four...

He who lives by the crystal ball will eat shattered glass.

In times such as these who needs prognostication? Truth alone is a wonder if you’re working from facts. Here are just a few. “We are...

Growth strategy

Today’s tight job market, the current housing crisis and concerns about the impending softening of the multifamily market are prompting property owners to look...

Brave new, networked world

Apartment dwellers today expect a high level of technology services. Thanks to the growing demand for bandwidth and internet-enabled devices, managed Wi-Fi and internet...

How property managers can survive (and thrive) in the era of proptech

Rent collection: There’s an app for that. Scheduling repairs: There’s an app for that, too. Apartment showings can now be handled by a suite...

Apartment cleaning service expands business model

Lapa Lopa is a cleaning service that leverages technology to deliver an improved experience for apartment residents. Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., the company recently...

Smart city backlash

A new phase of pause seems to have gripped the three-decades-old global movement of overstressed urban centers transitioning to so-called smart cities with innovative,...

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