September October 2017

Home smarts

And, if speed of lease-up and the ability to charge higher rents at the newly built 70-unit Excelsior Park apartments in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.,...

History repeats itself

It’s happening again. Once, knowledge was sequestered away on manuscripts in Monasteries only to be set free by the printing press. Suddenly, the Renaissance. The...

Cool new lockers hit the market

Refrigerated package lockers have recently been introduced to the market, spurred by the increase in deliveries of meals from companies like Blue Apron and...

Investor’s latest sweetheart: workforce housing

There is expected demand for an additional 4.5 million new apartments in the U.S. by 2030, according to data from the Workforce Housing Committee...

Three-comma deal

Willy Walker, Walker & Dunlop Chairman and CEO, commented, “It is a true honor to have been selected by Greystar to finance the largest...

Why shuttered hospitals are hot property

Then she heard the rumors that the old Linda Vista Community Hospital building was haunted. “I was a little scared,” said Monroy, 60. But she...

After effect

Complexes that stayed dry in heavily flooded areas like west Houston, Kingwood and Spring have been slammed with new tenants. Landlords there are finding...

On the horizon

Here are a few of the top worries for today’s multifamily investors: Wave of new luxury apartments Luxury apartment building owners worry about competition from new...

Making procurement pay

Cutting costs never loses appeal, even in a robust industry and a thriving economy. Inescapable expenses such as insurance and taxes, along with competitive...

Room to chill

Luxer One has been in the locker-based delivery business since 2005 and introduced its electronic smart lockers in 2013. The company created the Luxer...

Is rising rent a myth? For many, incomes seem to be keeping up.

Most people paying attention to the cost of renting an apartment in the U.S. would tell you that prices have gotten out of hand. That’s...

A new blueprint for America’s construction trades

It’s been weeks since Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston and Southeast Texas. Damage estimates go up to $190 billion. The cleanup has...

Affordable housing developers face new challenges

Affordable housing developers are facing more obstacles to building new projects, even though the need for affordable housing seems to grow stronger every year. “We...

Moving forward

NAA's mission is to both increase the professionalism of the industry through education and to represent its interests in legislative and regulatory matters at...

Mental illness is real, but we can’t talk about it

I was stymied by a bubbling major depression, which would have been my third since November, so I consulted with my psychiatrist about switching...

Demand for student housing slows

Student housing properties leased up more slowly this year, though they still started the academic year fully-occupied on average, according to several industry sources. “The...

Awakening compassion at work

But we can easily overlook the importance of these bonds. As popular writer and researcher Adam Grant has noted, the pressure of tight deadlines...

Introducing compassion to your workplace has big benefits

Compassion not only improves workplace culture, but it can also help a company’s bottom line. Employee retention Would you want to work for a boss who...

Four-legged residents

“It’s all about the dogs,” Woodbranch Management President Philip Schneidau said. “Seriously, you really have to take care of the dogs.” Woodbranch Management is the...

Shifting the power with an abusive boss

This flip approach is based on the understanding that power structures within organizations are malleable over time. Power at its core arises from dependency....

5 Ways to focus at crunch time

Unexpected setbacks, project sprints, or even vacations and holidays can create mayhem and tension. Maintaining focus and managing energy levels become critical as tasks...

Tax reform has potential to solve the housing affordability crisis

“Our tax system still siphons out of the private economy too large a share of personal and business purchasing power and reduces the incentive...

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