Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Cover story

Home smarts

And, if speed of lease-up and the ability to charge higher rents at the newly built 70-unit Excelsior Park apartments in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is an indicator that smart technology is part of multihousing’s...

The year of transformation

The Rey The 478-unit The Rey, named Community of the Year and awarded the title of Best High-Rise Community, represents Wood Partners’ and The Berkshire Group’s entry into downtown San Diego and exemplifies the partnership’s...

It might be time for a housing revival

On November 15, 2017, Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, gave the keynote address at the Housing America’s Families Forum hosted by the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Mich....

Can’t fight that feeling

But the apartment industry is catching on with the help of partners like software provider Yardi, which tapped the hotel sector for cutting edge solutions to repeat business and extended leases during its 2017...

There’s an app for that

Today’s renters can shop for a new apartment from anywhere in the country, discover important details like local weather, demographics and statistics about cities and neighborhoods, as well as reviews of a specific community...

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...

Breathing new life

Parcels at Concourse, crowned Community of the Year by the Pillars judges, not only revitalized a long-deserted historic building in a declining area of Memphis, Tenn., but also incorporated an impressive array of uses...

The changing face of rentals: single-family

Second quarter data for 2019 reveal that approximately 42,000 homes were constructed as single-family built-for-rent homes over the last year—equal to the prior four quarter starts total—representing about 5 percent of single-family construction. Although...

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....

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...

HUD proposes new disparate impact regulations

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a sweeping proposed rule on August 1 seeking to amend HUD’s interpretation of the Fair Housing Act’s disparate impact standard. According to HUD, the...

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...

The problem with passion

Mike Rowe spoke with us about the skills gap—that chasm between the skills employers want employees to have and what workers actually bring to the job—several months before he was scheduled to address attendees...

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...

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...
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