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What’s in the cards for apartments?

After seven years of rising construction, rents and occupancy, the apartment building boom is finally showing signs of flattening. The slight dip in multifamily starts in the first half of 2016 might indicate that rampant...

The election is over. Now what?

On January 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. It will mark the conclusion of an unprecedented and unparalleled election season that also saw the...

Short terminal velocity

Marcie Williams is the president of Rivergate KW Residential and oversees a Class A management portfolio stretching from New York to Miami. At all of her communities, resident leases include a policy prohibiting subletting....

Multifamily’s great reno invasion

Among those speakers was Chip Gaines, who recounted his experience doing facelifts on single-family homes in Waco, Texas, during his presentation at the conference. Chip, who shares the spotlight with his wife Joanna on...

Getting inside multifamily’s utility management operation

“In many states we’re seeing an increase in the trend to mandate submetering for any residential and commercial new building construction. Around eight states already have the law in place, up from around three...

Market smarts

Good data lies at the heart of every successful operation, but data, in itself, is just the proverbial stack of lumber. Without an understanding, or a plan for construction, it has no context and...

Star bright, starlight

Today, the Washington, D.C. firm is largely accepted as the reigning online provider of commercial real estate (CRE) data and related services for every sector—retail, office, industrial, farm property, raw land, small businesses and,...

Apartment IQ

The emerging mechanization promises benefits to property owners and managers of apartment communities, including energy cost savings, possible incentives from insurance companies and housing authorities for development, resident attraction and retention and water and...

The art of the simplified portfolio

Would you rather have more of something worth less or less of something worth more? Execs at Denver, Colo.-based apartment REIT Aimco pondered that question as the collapse of the housing market and the...

Lucky stars: saga of a bull market

“The apartment industry hasn’t looked this good in some time,” said Jeff Adler, VP and general manager of Yardi Matrix during an interview with MHP in July. Yardi Matrix is a business development tool...