May June 2017

Can’t fight that feeling

But the apartment industry is catching on with the help of partners like software provider Yardi, which tapped the hotel sector for cutting edge...

I’m afraid to blink.

Never before has the world been safer, freer, wealthier, or healthier. In 2014, 54 percent of the nation’s counties had zero murders and more than...

Housing pro

Nominated for the position by President Donald Trump on April 28, Patenaude has the experience and knowledge to complement retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who...

The trillion dollar consolidation

The returns that large-scale single-family rentals (SFR) are producing are now measuring up to institutional standards and the management is under control. It wasn’t...

Student housing gets an A

Commercial real estate investors are increasingly keeping their wallets in their pockets, waiting to see where interest rates will go, for prices to come...

The high cost of incivility

The nasty looks and belittling comments reached a point at law firm Bryan Cave, in Irvine, Calif., that the partners held a civility workshop. Managing...

Pieces of history

The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the...

The madness of ignoring what people do

These days, I try to limit my outrage to onerous parking tickets, ($120! For blocking my own driveway?!) and programs I DVR that run...

Why millennials are (partly) to blame for the housing shortage

The rush of young people to U.S. cities over the past few years is partly to blame for America’s worsening housing shortage. In some of...

Beyond the apartment

American Homes 4 Rent, a five-year-old real estate investment trust and the biggest of the publicly traded landlords by number of homes, is buying...

Uptown living, downtown budget

“I would say it’s the most social building I’ve ever seen,” said Daniel Ellch, a tenant. That’s by design: The developer, Property Markets Group...

Generation Z

Born from 1995 to 2012, the first members of Generation Z—who succeed the millennials—are graduating from college. Stillman, who has been studying the generations for...

In the lap of luxury

Atlanta-based Catalyst Development Partners recently opened Helios Apartments, a 282-unit community, also in Atlanta. “Helios Apartments evolved out of a desire to provide in-town residents...

How to push employees without stressing them out

First, let me explain why I was skeptical. I do sometimes feel enormous pressure, generally about our firm’s investment performance. Do I really feel...

Regulation nation

A lawyer for Duarte Nursery said the case is important because it could set a precedent requiring other farmers to obtain costly, time-consuming permits...

The link of health and place

How long you live is, in large part, predicated on where you live. Researchers at the University of Washington looked at records from every county...

How to give an employee feedback about their appearance

It would be nice if looks didn’t matter at all, but that’s rarely the case. “How we show up and deliver our work is...

The multifamily industry lost in ‘86: That can’t happen again

Not since the days of Ronald Reagan, Bill Bradley and Jack Kemp has a wholesale overhaul of America’s tax code been a serious prospect....

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