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First, do no harm

“There was a conversation about how we need to do something proactive with the idea of mobilizing our grassroots network to get them involved in the process,” said NAA President and CEO Robert Pinnegar...

Room service

See if this sounds familiar. You’ve got a marquee property, great management, and a well-recognized brand, but attracting and converting prospects is a non-stop job of cutting through the online static, only to hopefully...

Coming to America

Immigration has become an increasingly prevalent and often polarizing topic within policy discussions, and its effect on the apartment industry cannot be understated. Immigrants are not only a vital component of the industry’s workforce,...

The kind of guys you’d want to work for. Says you.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that “a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” That is certainly the case of the 100 leaders of large companies around...

If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less

This serial entrepreneur definitely knows the upside of risk. In the late 80s while Jones worked for American Airlines, the company’s CIO directed Jone’s department to put the Sabre system online with AOL. This...

A gem regains its luster and a city gains apartments

On a plot of land between Immanuel Presbyterian Church, now listed as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and the Ambassador Hotel, home of the Coconut Grove nightclub and host of the 1930 Academy Awards,...

Solving the affordable housing crisis

MacDonald pointed to the increasing cost of complying with regulations, building material price inflation and shortages of both labor and building sites as factors driving up the cost of construction. He said that such...

Planting the seeds of knowledge

Such programs, however, are rare: the National Apartment Association Education Institution (NAAEI) reports that out of 4140 institutions in the U.S., only about forty-five offer RPM programs. Of those, only nine currently provide access...

The other high barrier market

In rural towns and tertiary markets, investors can earn superior yields on apartment properties, according to some multifamily investment experts. “A smart investor with a thoughtful strategy in healthy rural markets can certainly do very...

Weed and work

A growing number of states in the U.S.—and countries around the world—are legalizing or decriminalizing recreational and medical marijuana, forcing businesses to grapple with how to deal with employees who use the drug and...