September October 2015

The art of the simplified portfolio

Would you rather have more of something worth less or less of something worth more? Execs at Denver, Colo.-based apartment REIT Aimco pondered that...

Prescience: knowledge of things before they happen

A 2014 historical study suggests that not since the Civil War have we been so polarized as a nation. Climate change, immigration, Fair Housing...

Man on a multifamily mission

Considine has held a variety of leadership positions in the business and political arenas and continues to run several companies, while still devoting time...

Now what?

The first requirement for being competitive is to know what others in your space are offering or plan to offer so you can judge...

One is the loneliest number

Research shows it’s terrible for our health; it diminishes cognitive performance and the immune system, increases the risk of heart disease and dementia and...

As rent skyrockets, more cities look to cap it

In Seattle, where activists say some renters complain their rent has increased by as much as 150 percent, two city council members hosted a...

Resident ambassador

For some, the resident participation has helped with more authentic messaging, which has led to a boost in referrals and a competitive edge against...

Walking on sunshine

The recently released MIT study, “The Future of Solar Energy,” takes an in-depth look at the solar power industry, and provides up-to-date information on...

Second life renters

Since the end of the recent recession, apartment owners have been gaining back some of the deep discounts they made to keep properties full....

Living in the digital age

“Our new Camden technology package with Internet service is rolling out as scheduled and, for the second quarter, contributed approximately 45 basis points to...

The story of rising rents

“Across most markets, renters are paying a higher percentage of their incomes in rent,” says Luis Mejia, director of U.S. multifamily research with the...

The next target in California’s drought? Renters.

The result amounted to a savings in water use in June of 23 percent, just below the mandate required by the governor. But while single-family...

Product placement finds an apartment

Many students arriving at their new student apartments this fall are being greeted by corporate promotions ranging from concert invitations to discounts on Uber...

How to handle stress in the moment

What the experts say Eighty percent of Americans are stressed at work, according to a recent study by Nielsen for Everest College. Low pay, unreasonable...

Should hiring be based on gut—or data?

These are questions a lot of companies would like better answers to, considering the critical importance of people to a business’s success and the...

21 signs that you’re mentally stronger than average

How do you know where you fall on the spectrum? Psychotherapist Amy Morin, the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, lists...

Court ruling on cybersecurity impacts how multifamily does business

In the case Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, the court ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) statutory authority to...

NMHC weighs in on HUD

After considering the Administration’s goal as well as its previous attempts to shoehorn minorities into largely homogenous communities in which they otherwise could not...

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