November December 2016

The election is over. Now what?

On January 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. It will mark the conclusion of...

Stopping the cycle of poverty begins with housing

Terwilliger is chairman emeritus of Trammel Crow Residential Company and heralds a list of accomplishments that would fill this book. A quick primer for...

Lead-to-leasing grows up

As the customer relationship management (CRM) revolution gathers velocity, apartment operators take a closer look at cloud-based solutions designed to manage the entire lifecycle...

Goodbye paper checks. Hello online payments.

For Tom Villante, founder and CEO of YapStone, parent company of Rent-Payment, it was a poker table in 1999. Ty Kalklosch and Yann Phung...

Taming the onsite maverick

Charleston, S.C.-based Greystar is the largest apartment operator and multifamily property manager in the United States, with over 400,000 units under management in 160...

Welcome to paradise

Anant Yardi faced such a dilemma in the early 80s while living in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he worked as a software developer for...

House plans

The American electorate expects President-Elect Trump and the Congress to restore to the nation an economy of growth, jobs and prosperity without leaving anyone...

Power play

The 2016 election upended Capitol Hill. Leading up to November 8, the presiding view was that Democrats stood a strong chance of taking the...

Financing first

Housing affordability is an issue for a growing number of the nation’s 111.1 million renters, which include people living in housing from apartments to...

Energy update

Given the drag higher energy costs can have on net operating income, more multifamily owners and managers are zeroing in on reducing energy use...

Final four

Taking place annually at NMHC’s OPTECH Conference and Exposition, Launch Pad highlights the best and the brightest from a growing field of technology entrepreneurs...

Why is Apple getting into the energy business?

Your company may not be going as fully or directly into the business as Apple, but you may soon want to join the ranks...

Leaning tower of San Francisco

A luxury high-rise in the heart of San Francisco City has been dubbed the “leaning tower of San Francisco” after the building began to...

The man who could turn Dodd-Frank upside down

Hensarling is a longtime foe of Obama’s landmark Dodd-Frank legislation, the 2010 legislation that, he claims, has strangled credit and hobbled America with years...

Making sense of the new refrigerant and energy guidelines

In 1987, the Montreal Protocol was introduced after finding that man-made chemicals, specifically chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), were creating a hole in the ozone layer. This...

Affordable housing’s not so affordable solution

Looking for an easy solution to this complicated problem, hundreds of cities and counties have adopted so-called “inclusionary zoning” ordinances, demanding that developers build...

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