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Pillars 2020: Stepping it up

The national obsession with counting steps in the pursuit of physical fitness has spawned a plethora of pedometers in the marketplace and a trend...

The enduring strength of truth

Webster defines it as “the property of being in accord with fact or reality.” Truth is a beautiful, most reliable thing. The truth of Christmas...

Infographic: Unplugged in California

2 million residents were without power for days at a time in the state’s outages 6,402 wildfires in Calif. as of Nov. 3. Wind-induced fire...

Infographic: Quantum supremacy

The man in the machine Programmed by humans, algorithms begin with a logic tree specifying every facet of the code’s behavior from content prioritization...

Infographic: Renter nation

12.3 percent of millennial renters plan to always rent—up from 10.7 percent nationally year-over-year. 9.8 percent of the U.S. population moved in the...

Unlocking Big Data

The coupling of big data with artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) has power to disrupt the traditional way of basing...
IBS 2019 session

Developing Expertise

Multifamily professionals who are interested in keeping up with the latest trends in the industry are undoubtedly familiar with NAA’s Apartmentalize and NMHC’s OPTECH...

As economists forecast for 2020, some are already thinking past the next recession

“Economists generally expect will experience a downturn... over the course of 2020 or early 2021,” says Sam Chandan, a trained economist, an associate...

Why business leaders need to understand their algorithms

One of the biggest sources of anxiety about AI is not that it will turn against us, but that we simply cannot understand how...

OK Boomer is just the first salvo of a larger generational showdown

The inscription (above) is reminiscent of another that, according to Newsweek, was unearthed in the Sumerian city of Ur (located in modern-day Iraq and...

Rental prospects rank top amenities they want in a multifamily property

The option of in-unit laundry left other amenities out to dry—cleaning up as the most in-demand apartment feature that renters seek, with 3 out...

The regulation burden

The Mercatus Center’s RegData project has recently extended its methodology for quantifying the number of regulations and other restrictions imposed by U.S. government agencies...

Who will buy 21 million homes? Not I, said gen X.

Who’s going to buy all the boomer’s homes? A recent story in the Wall Street Journal asked who would buy all the baby boomers’...

Blackstone moves out of rental-homes

Blackstone Group Inc. sold the last of its stake in Invitation Homes Inc., the company it created after the housing crisis to scoop up...

Record-breaker for multifamily sales volume

In the first nine months of 2019, multifamily sales volume has been higher than during any other comparable period in the past 10 years. Despite...

How marketers can overcome short-termism

Marketing is all about strategy—or is it? To find out, the August 2019 CMO Survey asked U.S. marketing leaders: “How much time do you...

Milling around

The Lofts at Sterling Mill located in Franklinton, N.C. opened in November. The 124 year old structure, formerly known as Sterling Cotton Mill, was...
Brian Chesky

Is Airbnb’s overhaul a turning point?

It shouldn’t have taken two major incidents of fraud and violence to convince one of the world’s leading travel brands to upgrade their approach...

Virtual tours and live videos give rental prospects intimate access

Matt Weirich devised the concept of a video leasing platform after a painful apartment hunting experience when he graduated from Purdue University and moved...

Making Disparate Impact deliver fairness

HUD’s proposed revisions to our disparate-impact rule enhance our commitment to fairness for everyone. Everyone agrees that discrimination has no place in society. But everyone...

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