Thursday, October 10, 2019

Tag: May June 2019

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...

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...

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...

The psychology behind unethical behavior

The group tries to move on but is once again interrupted by the CEO. “Am I the only one annoyed by the view? Why...

Airbnb loses huge battle

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit is a setback for the home-sharing platforms in their effort to avoid regulation by...

When the national population leads, the local population disappears

Not counting the District of Columbia with a population density of 11,535 people per square mile (p/mi2) while the smallest area in the country,...

The rights glut

I was asked recently whether I thought same-sex parents had the “right” to adopt. I said that I didn’t think anyone had a “right”...

Infographic: The business of space and stuff

Apartment operators lease livable space. Some of that space houses residents. But occupancy also means sheltering a resident’s stuff. And renters have a lot...

Regulating big tech: Is a day of reckoning coming?

The Justice Department is said to be planning an antitrust investigation into Google. Recently, the House Judiciary Committee launched its own antitrust probe. Last...

Lennar builds multifamily division

LMC is the sixth-largest apartment developer in the U.S., according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. Its parent company, Lennar is the second-largest homebuilder,...

Why every company needs a chief experience officer

CX has become the new marketing. It influences brand perceptions and impacts business performance just as strongly as traditional marketing such as media advertising...

L.A. mayor takes full responsibility for city’s rise in homelessness

The number of unhoused people living within city limits now stands at 36,300—and 75 percent are unsheltered. With homelessness up 58 percent on his watch,...

Infographic: Is convenience a fair trade for privacy?

Is convenience a fair trade for privacy? What level of market share constitutes a monopoly, effectively obstructing free market competition? Driver’s licenses, passports, mugshots—are searched using...

Infographic: Tornado tumult

Tornado tumult Tornado count through May 2019. The total annual average is 743. This 2-year trend follows a lull in tornado activity stretching back...

Infographic: The Big Squeeze

It’s hard, even impossible, to resist the siren of the algorithm. The lure of big tech and its promise to improve apartment operations only...

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