Tag: September October 2020

Suburban rise

Desperate landlords now offer as much as three months free rent to potential renters at new, Manhattan apartment towers. “There is a considerable amount of...

That upon which you focus, becomes your reality

A ship once found itself lost at sea. After a time, the crew’s drinking water ran seriously low. The parched sailors were certain they...

Infographic: C19 winners and losers

ZOOM video conferencing, San Jose, Calif. $664 million revenue growth May to June, driving Y/Y profits from $5.5 million to $186 million AMAZON e-commerce, Seattle,...

Infographic: Follow the money

The color of industries Donations to candidates and candidate PACs Political spending by donors’ industry Donations to super PACs and outside spending groups Partisan industries Democrat Republican  % total industry Industrial unions $8,213,414 $355,207 95.9 Internet 26,825,046 3,433,577 88.7 Publishing 27,887,021 4,452,566 86.2 Building...

Infographic: Clearing the air

CALIFORNIA 6 of California’s largest fires on record occurred in 2020. 1 million acres have burned in California in 2020 to date 33 million...

Renters on the edge

Despite the chaos caused by the coronavirus, professional property managers are still getting rent checks from most resident. It may be a sign of the...

Knocking the rust off the Rust Belt

Investments into one of the nation’s poorest zip codes in the Rust Belt are fueling an historic preservation and mixed-use redevelopment project on three...

Virtual inspections: Protecting asset value

Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 is pushing an increasing number of multifamily lenders and owners to conduct property inspections virtually. Industry giants like Freddie Mac today deploy...

Digital weapons in the apartment amenities race

The amenities arms race. That is what the real estate industry loves to call the escalating level of services offered by apartment buildings. For...

The next generation of office communication tech

Most knowledge workers in 2020 are familiar with mixed reality tools like Zoom, Teams, and Slack that enable them to meet in virtual locations....

Resilience in the new normal

Emerging from the pandemic, tomorrow’s successful businesses will make themselves more resilient to unexpected crises. They will intensify the use of digital technologies in...

Smart trash planning

Improve the profitability and safety of multifamily facilities with a well-designed trash and recycling area. Waste disposal isn’t always top of mind when designing multifamily...

Future features

The home has always been important, but it’s safe to say that this year, the significance of the home is greatly increased. A residence...

Understanding cash controls for HUD-assisted multifamily properties

When I first explain responsibilities under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) multifamily programs, I start by noting that a mortgage loan...

Antitrust isn’t the solution to America’s biggest tech problem

For months now, the drumbeat for reining in Big Tech has been getting louder. Critics have suggested solutions from breaking up Facebook and Amazon...

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