March April 2015

West coast story

“It’s a great time to own apartments on the West Coast,” said Essex President and CEO Michael Schall during his company’s presentation at the...

America was built by thinkers

One’s ability to work through challenges has a cascading effect on every level of society. Such a skill also strengthens our stream of renters...

6 fascinating findings about micro-apartments

Clever, cutting-edge, oh-so-cool and, when not being coveted, almost always a point of contention and source of controversy in the neighborhoods where they pop...

11 Body signs showing that someone is lying to you

Dr. Leanne ten Brinke of the Haas School of Business at the University of California has undertaken recent research that suggests humans have pre-set...

What motivates you?

Maybe you’ve worked with someone who met deadlines and followed through, but for some reason couldn’t move forward on the goals they set for...

Wake-up call

Globalization, flex hours and the work-at-home smartphone ever aglow are robbing many workers of sleep, and the consequences go beyond coming into the office...

Rent grows in cities of all sizes

“Three years ago, rent growth was primarily happening in the six or seven largest metro areas,” says John S. Sebree, vice president and national...

Converting to a paperless rental office is not an option

Multifamily remains the most fragmented industry in the United States. That is, there is no REIT, private company, nor entity that has devised a...

A housing market divided

Housing markets get discussed in the media mostly through the channel of prices. Rising prices are considered good for the economy. They can connote...

Green shoots in challenged markets

Washington, D.C., where most apartment REITs recently have experienced disappointing, albeit expected, results in occupancy and revenue, remains perhaps the most worrisome, although there...

The hottest resident feature: building their credit score

Since most landlords aren’t set up or approved to report rent payments to the national credit bureaus, their tenants’ credit scores often suffer as...

Moving to the ‘burbs

“It was on the one hand reassuring to know that we were both chasing the same opportunity,” said Hart, president and chief executive officer...

Conservation: getting back

Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif.,NWP Services Corporation is a significant player in utility billing and management, submeter installation and management, and payment services. The...

California offers energy efficiency financing for multifamily

In January, the state of California and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an initiative that would allow PACE financing to...

When learning at work becomes overwhelming

Consider this: chief nursing officers (CNOs), who oversee large nursing workforces in midsize and major health systems, have knowledge-intensive jobs to begin with. These...

Sweet living

Alston Properties has already gutted the 109-year-old Galpern Building in Winnipeg, Canada, and is poised to begin converting the six-story heritage building into 30...

New research could upend our understanding of economic inequality

Inequality has become one of the most hotly debated topics in economics, spurred on by Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which...

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