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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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....

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...

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...

The great migration

The future of the apartment industry looks bright. Demand for rental homes is strong, rent growth has returned to pre-pandemic levels and renters who...

The case for optimism

Clarity of purpose guides the path forward in every time and every place. Whether in life, business or country, we will be neither the...
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...

Operations enter time-space continuum

Fast, reliable, wireless internet service is not only a nice amenity for residents, it can also cure a long list of headaches for apartment...

It’s back.

In late August, the Supreme Court struck down the Centers for Disease Control’s so-called “eviction moratorium.” The justices ruled that the federal agency did...

How to make housing affordable

An old joke goes as follows: Patient to doc: “Doc, it hurts when I do this.” Doctor to patient: “Quit doing that.” That joke applies to the...

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