Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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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...

How to avoid groupthink when hiring

When it comes to hiring, democratic decisions lead to better outcomes. There is wisdom in crowds when it comes to spotting talent. When Google tracked the performance of recent hires against their interview ratings,...

Your gut instinct is no longer a competitive differentiator

As data becomes easier to attain, the relationship aspect of commercial real estate is becoming less of a competitive differentiator. Despite the long-awaited and much-heralded embrace of tech in the CRE industry, there are still...

How to respond to “So, tell me about yourself” in a job interview

The toughest job interview question may seem like a softball from the interviewer’s perspective: “So…tell me about yourself.” It seems easy because it feels like a free pass: no hypothetical scenario, no request for real-life examples,...

Better ways to predict who’s going to quit

Companies know that employee turnover is expensive and disruptive. And they know that retaining their best and brightest employees helps them not only save money but also preserve competitive advantages and protect intellectual capital. Most...

How to say no at work without making enemies

You define the contours of your character and the shape of your life by what you say “no” to. For example, saying no to invitations is the way you safeguard the attention you need...

New York City’s rent control laws erase property rights and worsen housing supply

Owning property means more than having your name on a deed. Lawyers and judges often refer to property ownership as a “bundle of rights,” because with ownership comes more than just the mere right...

Rent control laws seize New York apartments

Last ditch attempts by real estate developers to thwart final approval of rent control legislation was just too late, reported the New York Times. “There was some arrogance on the part of the real estate...

That which makes life worth living

The above words are those of T.S. Eliot. He’s not referring to wealth, liberty or even experience. What makes life worth living in the mind of T.S. Eliot and other great thinkers, is culture....

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...
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