Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Ben Carson takes aim at red tape blamed for soaring housing costs

“Our country is facing serious housing affordability challenges,” Carson said. “Too many families can’t afford a home mortgage, and too many Americans face high rent prices. We must do more to increase supply and...

The psychology behind unethical behavior

The group tries to move on but is once again interrupted by the CEO. “Am I the only one annoyed by the view? Why is there construction happening today?” he demands to know. The...

Airbnb loses huge battle

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit is a setback for the home-sharing platforms in their effort to avoid regulation by cities that blame the rapid proliferation of short-term rentals for...

When the national population leads, the local population disappears

Not counting the District of Columbia with a population density of 11,535 people per square mile (p/mi2) while the smallest area in the country, the densest state by population is New Jersey with a...

The rights glut

I was asked recently whether I thought same-sex parents had the “right” to adopt. I said that I didn’t think anyone had a “right” to adopt. We decide who should adopt on the basis of...

Regulating big tech: Is a day of reckoning coming?

The Justice Department is said to be planning an antitrust investigation into Google. Recently, the House Judiciary Committee launched its own antitrust probe. Last year, the Federal Trade Commission announced a probe into Facebook’s...

Lennar builds multifamily division

LMC is the sixth-largest apartment developer in the U.S., according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. Its parent company, Lennar is the second-largest homebuilder, according to Professional Builder magazine. LMV II, the newest of...

Why every company needs a chief experience officer

CX has become the new marketing. It influences brand perceptions and impacts business performance just as strongly as traditional marketing such as media advertising and price promotions once did. A good customer experience makes...

L.A. mayor takes full responsibility for city’s rise in homelessness

The number of unhoused people living within city limits now stands at 36,300—and 75 percent are unsheltered. With homelessness up 58 percent on his watch, the mayor struck an apologetic tone in a letter sent...

ESAs in rental apartments

The assistance animal is not a pet according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). There are only two questions that HUD says a housing provider should consider with a request for...

The dark side of ESAs

An increasing number of people have been falsely claiming that their pets are service animals so that they can take them to public places. Under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well...

The mindless society: Critical thinking as a lost commodity

Our society is mindless. It shows in our priorities, how entertainment rules us, and the fact that Hollywood is our biggest name. It shows in our presidential election, and in how the strategy of...

Bridge over troubled waters

The National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 also delivered several key victories to NMHC and NAA members who have lobbied for a long-term reauthorization of the NFIP and sensible reforms that will...

Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act and renewal of Tax Provisions on energy efficiency

NMHC and NAA strongly support the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act and signed onto a recent coalition letter that signals support for the Act. The multifamily industry hopes that this legislation can move forward...

Create a growth culture, not a performance-obsessed one

It’s no wonder that so many C-Suite leaders are focused on how to build higher performance cultures. The irony, we’ve found, is that building a culture focused on performance may not be the best,...
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