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Apartment REITs: Roaring rents

Hoya Capital Real Estate is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisor based in Rowayton, Conn. Within the Hoya Capital Apartment REIT Index, we track the eleven largest apartment REITs, which account for roughly $130 billion in market...

Most college graduates move in with parents

With apartment rents continuing to rise, Generation Z members are more likely to move back home than to their own apartment. More than half (54 percent) of young people about to graduate from college plan...

Opportunity zones might be getting less investment, not more

The Opportunity Zone program has faced criticism for benefiting wealthy investors who are planning projects in neighborhoods not considered distressed, and will instead provide a large return on investment. In Baltimore, officials there were found...

This tax credit wasn’t meant to help with housing, but that’s exactly what it’s...

As rents rise and wages stagnate, many families struggle to find affordable housing in the U.S. This is especially true for low-income households who often spend more than half their income on rent. The U.S. has...

The crystal ball of data

In the opening scenes of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy runs away from her Kansas home and promptly encounters Professor Marvel, a seedy, itinerant con artist whose tacky traveling wagon advertises him as “Acclaimed...

FCC blocks part of San Francisco’s first-in-nation broadband law

The Federal Communications Commission voted to preempt part of a San Francisco city law that prevents property owners from denying internet service providers access to existing wiring within multiunit buildings. The provision of the San...

Rental payment reporting benefits renters and property managers

There are over 111 million renters in the U.S. today and for a large percentage of them, paying rent is one of the biggest financial obligations they have each month. While credit card payments...

Silence is gold

To combat the noise from construction and increased traffic, soundproofing is required to preserve a quiet home/work environment and maintain property values. For developers as well as the owners of homes and commercial sites, the...

Smart apartments aren’t just about smart lighting

As a consumer, it’s easy to view the launch of connected home devices and want the same functionality in my apartment. But for the owners of an apartment building, spending on connected tech is...

Smart buildings will upend resident experience

Technology is set to overhaul the resident experience at SFR and multifamily properties, according to a panel held at the IMN RealTech Forum which took place in New York City in July. The panelists identified...

Older households drive rentals

Demand for rentals has been increasing across the board, according to the Pew Research Center. Since 2001, the share of households that rent has increased by at least 10 percentage points for every age group....

State threatens to sue Cupertino over housing policy

Cupertino, often criticized by activists over a perceived reluctance to build homes, is now officially on notice—the city must shape up its housing efforts or face the consequences, according to a warning letter from...

High-end homeowners love biometric tech—but should they?

A slew of new, biometric home technology has hit the market in recent years, letting homeowners unlock doors and access apartments with nothing more than their fingerprints or their faces. But while the James Bond-like...

The superstar paradox: 3 reasons overachievers miss the mark

In today’s fast-paced business climate where nothing is certain but rapid-fire change, masses in business and work life have surrendered themselves to “overachievement” in pursuit of career success. Not just ordinary success, but rather...

To win support for your idea, think like a marketer

Workplaces are much like marketplaces. They’re filled with people pitching—effectively, trying to “sell”—ideas and competing to get the go-ahead from their bosses, the “buyers.” Even CEOs have to sell ideas to their boards. If you...
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