Wednesday, October 16, 2019

May June 2018

Reference point

In commercial development, the thirst for something new is nearly constant. Developers, designers, and builders all continually search for a competitive edge in an...

The problem with passion

Mike Rowe spoke with us about the skills gap—that chasm between the skills employers want employees to have and what workers actually bring to...

Provide value

The great “follow your passion” social experiment should be a fading memory, but for the remaining pile of debt. Maybe now we can scrap...

The sport of digital reputation

Michael Fertik, founder and executive chairman of Reputation.com, is credited with pioneering the field of online reputation management. He created Reputation.com in 2006 with...

Property 911

How many building owners and operators are really prepared for such an event? Unfortunately, not many. Consider these steps to ensure successful resident communication...

The case for multifamily investment

Over the last three decades, apartments have become a desired asset class among both domestic and foreign real estate investors because of their strong...

The golden age

Trend forecasters rightfully focus on the housing needs of millennials when predicting the future of the U.S. real estate market. But the rising senior...

Apartment market weathers the storm of new supply

Apartment landlords can no longer raise rents like they used to. So many new apartment units are opening that the vacancy rate is inching...

The labor demand

Every month, the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development release statistics that...

By the numbers

While America is considered the ultimate melting pot, many companies have yet to capitalize on the value of this model. Diversity in the workplace...

What makes a great website?

Spherexx.com was recognized in April as an official honoree in the category for best visual design and function by the Webby Awards, an international...

Hospitals to housing

Martin credits her apartment in the new CAMBA Gardens II with helping her stay on top of her physical and mental health, and bond...

Smart cities rising

Technology is reconfiguring traditional roles and divisions of labor. City governments don’t have to provide every type of application and service themselves. In fact,...

Greystar invades the U.K.

Allianz is acquiring an interest in Chapter alongside PSP Investments and Greystar’s current stake. This new partnership supports an expansion program targeting 10,000 student...

The U.S. isn’t just getting older. It’s getting more segregated by age.

Back in 2010, one of Judson’s residents realized that the goal of enlivening the cultural life of the retirement community and the need to...

Is something burning?

With the best of intentions, I’ve seen smart leaders charge into sensitive interactions armed with what they believed was a combination of deep empathy,...

Buy or rent your property lighting?

From the first utterance of “Let there be light,” to dramatically altering civilization with the prevalence of electricity, light has always been significant to...

From property management to prosperity management

The latest figures for average annual turnover of residents in the multifamily sector is 55 percent. In other words, more than half of property...

Revitalizing neighborhoods with a fresh take on affordable housing

In the last decade, a development group has been working to revitalize the community, and several community partners invested $70 million in a redevelopment...

New lawsuit in Seattle: Housing ordinance is unfair and unconstitutional

Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing Ordinance, passed by city council in 2017, forbids landlords from considering applicants’ criminal histories when selecting tenants. In other words,...

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