July August 2015

Lucky stars: saga of a bull market

“The apartment industry hasn’t looked this good in some time,” said Jeff Adler, VP and general manager of Yardi Matrix during an interview with...

Don’t mess with the bull

That’s where numbers become important. Numbers drive our operations, set our projections and bear our cash flow, and right now the numbers are some...

Everything’s brand new in… D.C.?

The code now permits light-framed buildings of wood or steel, which are often faster and less expensive to build than equivalent heavy-framed structures, to...

The 4 percent

He said the move “would serve as a national model,” according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. While the L.A. move could prompt...

The Internet of Things is changing how we manage customer relationships

Today, CRM pervades the way many companies track and measure how they interact with other organizations, across many departments: marketing, sales, customer service, support,...

Rent-controlled residents not markedly different

“Rent-stabilized tenants are paying more than 30 percent of the incomes on rent,” said Harvey Epstein, a tenant member of the city’s rent-setting Rent...

How to overcome the midday slump

How do you choose those precious moments when you think you’ll be feeling your best to do the most challenging work? And what’s the...

Disparate impact: judging by the color of their skin

The question before the court was: Can you be found guilty of racial discrimination if you never engaged in policies that had any intent...

Where everyone knows your name

From Boston to Beijing, municipalities and governments across the world are pledging billions to create “smart cities”—urban areas covered with Internet-connected devices that control...

Way finding in the gig economy

When the California Labor Commissioner’s Office ruled in June that an Uber driver was an employee deserving of a variety of workplace protections—and was...

Utility costs rising

It isn’t just the additional cost that’s irking California residents—it’s the growing suspicion among neighbors suddenly stuck splitting one big water bill. A vast...

The empowerment of choice

When you have the flexibility to choose, you typically will. Choice invokes freedom, individuality, and a personal expression of will. Mostly it allows us...

Something for everyone

Demographic shifts—the impact of retiring baby boomers and the rise of the Millennial generation—will likely have the most significant impact on real estate near-...

What comes after smart products?

With digitization 1.0, companies create products and services that allow manufacturers to collect data on how their products are being used by customers in...

Developers count on demand through 2017

“It’s kind of late in the party, when all the punch is gone,” says Ryan Severino, senior economist and associate director of research for...

Green roofs grow on multifamily buildings in major U.S. cities

“There are lots of benefits to having a green roof—the short-term benefit is having a usable amenity space,” says Steven Peck, president of Green...

HUD: Fixing the housing mess that spurred segregation

The Obama administration wants to move America off the dime by demanding greater accountability among urban governments that use federal housing subsidies. If these...

The “folly” of fair housing

These obligations are not made out of whole cloth, but were explicitly set out in the Fair Housing Act of 1968 (FHA), which has...

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