MHP Blog

Needed: 4.6 million new apartments by 2030

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) has released the 2018 Consumer Housing Insights Survey, alongside an in-depth trends report, Disruption: How Demographics, Psychographics, and Technology are Bringing Multifamily to the Brink of a Design...

When buying a property goes very wrong

The only pre-demolition notice went to the former owner who lost the building to the city 18 years earlier in a tax sale. The city apparently forgot it sold the property to the Garretts,...

Capitalizing on the apartment model

Howard Behr is back from Hyderabad, India, and he’s still talking about his 85-cent taxi ride. Behr, originally with NWP, Costa Mesa, Calif., and then of RealPage, Richardson, Texas, through its purchase of NWP,...

Will the love affair with apartments continue?

The apartment industry continued to lift the economy last month with a 19.7 percent surge in apartment construction according to government data released last week. The jump in construction is a reflection of a...

Living in Realsville

And so when I read a study that found that 80 percent of executives believe that their product/service/company stands out against the competition—while only 8 percent of their customers agree, I began to wonder...

HUD’s EnVision Vision

The HUD budget is out. Self-actualization is in. The $41.24 billion spending plan focuses on housing three vulnerable populations: the homeless, the elderly, and the disabled. HUD is zeroing in on these groups with...

You choose a job. A calling chooses you.

The attraction is simple. The business of apartments makes us believe, if even in scattered moments, that we can improve the lives we serve and make a living while doing it. How many lives?...

Bright light, smarter brain

Paint, carpet and other surfaces link to human immune systems and more. The latest study out of Michigan says that dim light impacts the brain, dulls learning and makes remembering harder. Researchers found that exposure...

Are men better earners? Uber study says yes.

And to think, many speculated that the gig economy would favor women. This study is as clean as data comes. Uber matches riders with drivers, sets fares and fees through a simple, fully-automated formula...

Will more of our residents die alone?

MHP recently ran a story on the ever-shrinking birth rate in the U.S. Analysts can only speculate on whether millennials are merely delaying having children or opting out altogether. Either path has wide and...