May June 2016

Getting inside multifamily’s utility management operation

“In many states we’re seeing an increase in the trend to mandate submetering for any residential and commercial new building construction. Around eight states...

The laws of human nature

Andy, a ‘Bama boy, lost his mother to cancer and his father in a car wreck shortly thereafter at the age of 19. He...

Charging into the future

The electric vehicle charger, product of the transportation revolution, is an amenity residents are requesting in ever-greater numbers. Three companies that provide those chargers to...

Build that community

Until recently, this was the gospel truth for the national real estate space, but a few leasing professionals are breaking from the pack and...

Bracing for a storm

The vestige I want to specifically address is risk assessment and underwriting of lease agreements in the multifamily industry, or more simply, the process...

The silent crisis

Terwilliger moderated a panel of distinguished experts discussing how housing needs to become a higher national policy priority, why national policy must change to...

Background check policies for apartment applicants may be illegal

“A policy or practice that denies housing to anyone with a prior arrest or any kind of criminal conviction cannot be justified,” according to...

Age of Aquarius, 2.0: smart drugs in the workplace

This scenario may not be hypothetical for long. The unauthorized use of prescription drugs such as the ADHD medications Adderall and Ritalin and the...

Affordable housing crunch moves inland to modest-sized U.S. cities

While soaring real estate prices and ludicrous rents have ceased being news in places called Pacific Heights or Park Slope, the dual tsunamis of...

Rebuilding housing on a strong foundation

The conservatorship used taxpayer money to shore up these part-public, part-private entities, which accounted for roughly two-thirds of both single-family and multifamily mortgage markets....

A perfect affordable housing storm

Beyond the frightening amount of money the average renter pays the first of every month, the truly scary part of this situation is that...

Millennials and retirees drawn to luxury rentals, and developers respond

Much of the new rental apartment stock that hit the market last year was of the high-end, luxury variety—and that trend doesn’t appear to...

Has the apartment market hit the inflection point?

But there is much concern that developers have been adding too much inventory, flooding some markets with new supply. This will inevitably raise vacancy...

Signs you may be a toxic colleague

The research paints a very different picture, namely that most of the time there is remarkably little overlap between how other people see us...

The hidden virtues of income inequality

The New York Times recently ran a front-page exposé of segregation by wealth in the booming cruise business. The article, by Nelson Schwartz, was...

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