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Housing finance reform: Here we go again

Now the Senate is stepping up. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Ida.) said he is making housing finance reforms a key focus area...

In defense of reason and landlords

Oregon is on its final turn toward statewide rent control by legislative fiat. California landlords are just catching their breath after dodging the rent...

Time-of-use rates sparks new debate about customer and grid impacts

Momentum is slowly building behind new rate designs that focus on customer costs and meeting system needs, but some say it’s too slow. Pilot programs...

U.S. will be an energy-exporter for the next three decades

EIA’s report came days before the Chicago Weather Service warned that a period of extreme bitterly cold weather would affect the region. Cold winters have...

The AirBnB effect

D.C. is restricting it. Florida might stop investing in it. New Orleans is trying to ban it completely. Across the country, legislators are not...

Oregon likely to become first in the nation to adopt statewide rent control

As home and rental prices rise across the country, more and more locales are giving serious consideration to a policy long denounced by economists:...

Multifamily owners jump in the short-term rental game

“I looked at the usual suspects: Hilton, Marriott, Brookshire Suites, Residence Inn and so on. Then I stumbled upon WhyHotel on the internet.” WhyHotel operates...

Is your multifamily property a digital marketing dinosaur?

“You have all of these property websites that are fantastic,” says Bartlett, digital sales and media manager at Nolan Real Estate, which operates apartment...

Living as a service

Allen is head of the outreach and public affairs department of Agoda.com, the Asia-based subsidiary of Booking Holding. He also notes that several other...

Why America’s new apartment buildings all look the same

These buildings are in almost every U.S. city. They range from three to seven stories tall and can stretch for blocks. They’re usually full...

How to break down work into tasks that can be automated

One of the largest failings, in our estimation, is that organizations aren’t spending the time necessary to deeply understand the work they’re considering automating....

Workforce housing is the darling of multifamily investors and a challenge to real estate...

A combination of slow wage growth and limited supply has resulted in strong renter demand and investor interest in workforce housing, according to a...

Senior housing trends for 2019

While there are some promising signs, such as a slowdown in new construction starts, there are also no clear indications that industry headwinds will...

Developers claim co-living suites earn more per square foot than regular apartment rentals

Hundreds of co-living suites are renting quickly at ALTA LIC, a new high-rise apartment building in Long Island City, Queens. “We are now about four...

Finding tomorrow’s deals

Over the last three years, a portion of the multifamily investment community has begun to look beyond urban centers like New York, Boston, and...

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