March April 2016

Market smarts

Good data lies at the heart of every successful operation, but data, in itself, is just the proverbial stack of lumber. Without an understanding,...

Americans are on edge

From the continuing ebb and flow of jobs, to growing threats of terror, to something as simple as water—there is barely a moment of...

The camel that had no hump

This especially irritates Rob Pressman, the principal of Burbank, Calif.-based TGP, Inc. Landscape Architecture, who believes that aesthetics do not have to be discarded...

You should go and love yourself

Property management software might be a lot like that. Without context, we all just keep repeating the same behavior, not really thinking about if...

Click. Click. Click.

The commercial banks that make most construction loans to apartment developers are beginning to be more careful. That’s because of worries about the many...

Not your father’s utility management program

Each grew up with, and eventually stepped in to run their family’s apartment business. Each took the baton and carried their multifamily enterprise into...

Haystack or a needle?

The event was opened by Reed, who also announced that his company and host of the event, NWP, had been acquired by Dallas, Texas-based,...

Supreme Court electrifies U.S. energy market

A consequential energy case that cuts to the heart of the delicate balance between state and federal regulation of the country’s electricity markets has...

In hot water

When, in September 2015, the 182-unit Avalon Hayes Valley apartment complex in San Francisco was awarded LEED Platinum Certification in the Multifamily Midrise category,...

On an angel’s wings: Ben Zimmer

So in the still quiet, the rumor mill churns full velocity as folks try to make sense of this red shod talent from Salt...

An apartment that knows your next move

That’s the vision some technologists have for the future of domestic living, and a startup named Brain of Things says that it is developing...

The lost art of engaging employees

First, let’s get something straight. No one hires employees to be disengaged. You hire star employees to come to work bursting with energy, firing...

Service dog or pet?

The bill aims to better define and differentiate between individually trained service animals, such as guide dogs for the visually impaired, and assistance animals...

When it rains

In fact, all of the 2016 Residential Landscape Architectural trends were water-focused design elements, reflecting among consumers and multifamily operators a growing commitment to...

Our water system: What a waste.

The price of this neglect will be high. In Flint, Mich., the mayor has estimated that it will cost as much as $1.5 billion...

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