Tag: September October 2018

Big efficiency, little cost

In 1996, the Department of Defense (DoD) created a program to move the ownership and management of housing for service personnel to private companies...

The measure of brilliance: results

I’ll lace up my running shoes again tonight. Unlike most runners who start their day on the road, I finish my day in my...

Are market-based rents on their last song?

If voters opt yes on Prop 10, we can say hello to new—and, frankly, aggressive—rent control regs in California. Local municipalities would have the...

Prospects visiting your website are not ready to rent now

This summer, PERQ, based in Indiana, analyzed consumer insight data from their online guided shopping solution, and found that 53 percent of more than...

Time to reframe

From the family tree to the org chart, we’ve evolved to think and speak in hierarchy. It centers us in our world. It informs...

Illuminating those things that unite us

Returning the Favor, Rowe’s latest series, made for Facebook, shines a light on quintessential American values. It profiles people who are of service to...

Be not afraid… of data

Consider three examples. The first involves Billy Beane, front office executive for the Oakland Athletics and the subject of Michael Lewis’s book Moneyball, who...

The great disappeared

The state remains one of the most unequal in the nation—one that has both billions of dollars in Silicon Valley and rampant homelessness. The...

Solving the podium problem: maximizing the value of lower floors

As developers know, the higher the unit, the higher the rent. From the top down, a typical floor plate for a new multifamily development...

Supply and demand in multifamily

For more than a decade, those opportunities have been plentiful. There has been a heightened demand for apartments that was made larger by a...

Why the U.S. rental market is increasing inequality

Following supply and demand, the increase in renters has come with an increase in rental prices. Those prices have eased a bit in the...

Will UltraFICO help expand credit —or create greater risk?

While the UltraFICO would certainly expand financial inclusion, consumers must be wary of inscrutable offers of credit, and learn how exactly they could protect...

Innovative. Agile. Collaborative. Bold.

What’s equally striking is how difficult organizations are finding it to embed these qualities and behaviors in their people. That’s because the primary obstacle...

Tight spot on the climb

Many multifamily developers and contractors are fighting off price increases for construction materials. “Lately we have seen a few knee-jerk reactions from manufacturers claiming upcoming...

A dose of healthy ingenuity

The building gained a new lease on life last year when Evergreen Real Estate Group completed a $24 million repurposing of the building into...

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