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Excellence in multifamily housing

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has sponsored the Pillars of the Industry awards for more than 20 years. The awards recognize excellence in...

The heart of a multifamily housing professional

And the winner is I love that line. It’s that time of year when we recognize the best in class within our great industry. NAHB’s...

Infographic: The wild ride of Big Tech

Our government has abandoned a rich and socially beneficial history of trust-busting to allow big tech to dominate people’s lives. Tim Wu, The Curse of...

Infographic: Deconstructing a society in lockdown

Economic lockdowns come with unintended consequences—economic destruction, surging poverty and decline in mental health among them. A new study suggests the lockdowns may not...

The new energy agenda

Fighting climate change is at the forefront of President Joseph Biden’s $2 trillion renewable energy plan. While legislation will be required to fully implement...

Turning point for public housing

In New York City, hundreds of public housing residents live in buildings where the elevators don’t work—like Building Four at The Bay View Houses,...

Property rights grab

With so many Americans out of work and unable to pay their rent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instituted a nationwide eviction...

What’s happening to our residents?

Loneliness among Americans has been growing in recent years, but the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically exacerbated the problem. A new...

Why companies should cater to consumers, not causes

Firms leveraging situations and social issues is not new, but showcasing their moral authority despite a disinterested consumer base is. It is not uncommon to...

U.S. residents owe $70 billion in back rent

Apartment investments are still an attractive bet, but income pressures are mounting on some properties. Renters have racked up a stunning $70 billion in unpaid...

Deconstructing the gig economy

With control of Congress and the White House, Democrats are making labor policy one of their first priorities. Ironically enough, that’s actually bad news...

Multifamily construction plunges

Dodge Data & Analytics (DD&A) says only three of the top 20 metropolitan areas posted gains for the year as the COVID pandemic weighed...

Clean up amenities

The laundry room of an apartment building is a key feature of the property. Maintain the space and equipment well, and residents are more...

A great leasing agents’ best tool

Let me first tell you what an AI leasing assistant won’t do for your multifamily property. Contrary to what leasing agents fear most about...

The call of the great outdoors

The impact of COVID on the multifamily sector may not have been as severe as its effect on the retail or office asset classes,...

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