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Cool new lockers hit the market

Refrigerated package lockers have recently been introduced to the market, spurred by the increase in deliveries of meals from companies like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh, and produce and refrigerated items ordered through Amazon’s...

Investor’s latest sweetheart: workforce housing

There is expected demand for an additional 4.5 million new apartments in the U.S. by 2030, according to data from the Workforce Housing Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council, Washington. What’s more, deal activity...

Three-comma deal

Willy Walker, Walker & Dunlop Chairman and CEO, commented, “It is a true honor to have been selected by Greystar to finance the largest transaction in its illustrious history. The Walker & Dunlop team,...

Why shuttered hospitals are hot property

Then she heard the rumors that the old Linda Vista Community Hospital building was haunted. “I was a little scared,” said Monroy, 60. But she hasn’t seen a ghost yet, and now she loves living...

After effect

Complexes that stayed dry in heavily flooded areas like west Houston, Kingwood and Spring have been slammed with new tenants. Landlords there are finding their apartments are worth much more than they were before...

On the horizon

Here are a few of the top worries for today’s multifamily investors: Wave of new luxury apartments Luxury apartment building owners worry about competition from new class-A developments. “The delivery volume is the biggest concern in the...

Making procurement pay

Cutting costs never loses appeal, even in a robust industry and a thriving economy. Inescapable expenses such as insurance and taxes, along with competitive pressures, have forced property owners to become increasingly creative in...

Room to chill

Luxer One has been in the locker-based delivery business since 2005 and introduced its electronic smart lockers in 2013. The company created the Luxer Room two years later in response to a challenge by...

Is rising rent a myth? For many, incomes seem to be keeping up.

Most people paying attention to the cost of renting an apartment in the U.S. would tell you that prices have gotten out of hand. That’s certainly true at the extremes where, say, the typical two-bedroom...

A new blueprint for America’s construction trades

It’s been weeks since Hurricane Harvey devastated the city of Houston and Southeast Texas. Damage estimates go up to $190 billion. The cleanup has begun, but a major shortage is looming for the rebuilding...