Property Management

Property management involves the processes, systems and manpower required to manage the life cycle of rental housing properties, including acquisition, control, accountability, responsibility, maintenance, utilization and disposition. There are many facets to this industry and profession and PMI covers them all.

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Property Management Pest Control: Bed Bugs Know Colors

Entomologists say that bed bugs, the property management industry’s pest enemy number one, like certain colors, especially red and black. But suggesting to apartment residents that they avoid dark sheets may be going a little overboard when trying to keep the little buggers away. A recent University of Florida study revealed that the tiny, hard-shelled pests […]

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The Latest from MPF Research: America’s Hottest Submarkets Parts #5 and #6

For this edition of The Latest from MPF Research, we’re going coast to coast. We continue our countdown of the nation’s 10 most active submarkets for apartment construction with two on opposite sides of the country: #6 (North San Jose/Milpitas) and #5 (Navy Yard/Capitol South. D.C.). #6: North San Jose/Milpitas Coming in at #6 is the […]

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The Olympic Village: A Study in Creative Multifamily Thinking

When you think of the Olympic Village, what comes to mind? Is it scores of world-class athletes working hard to be the fastest or strongest? Maybe it’s a festive atmosphere where people from all walks of life meet and mingle. Most likely, you don’t think of economic development or multifamily. And yet an Olympic village it […]

renters insurance
 

Overcoming the Challenges of Renters Insurance

Renters insurance adoption has gained ground in the last few years, but it still lags behind the percentage of homeowners who are protecting their assets. A big reason may be that many homes are either insured to meet mortgage requirements or owners get it that perhaps their single greatest personal asset needs to be protected […]

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Student Housing: Turning to Technology for the Turn

Student housing is unlike other types in one very important way: once a year, at the very same time, most of the residents vacate. And around two weeks later, the rooms are rented again. This “turn” is a short period in which an awful lot has to happen – the most significant being the inspection, […]

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The Latest from MPF Research: America’s Hottest Submarkets Parts #7 and #8

In a recent article, we began a countdown of the nation’s 10 most active submarkets for apartment construction with two Texas hot spots: #9 (Far Northwest San Antonio) and #10 (Austin’s Cedar Park). In this article, we take a look at the 7th and 8th busiest, as reported on the MPF Research blog. #8: Central […]

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Hurricane Update: 6 Actions to Take When Conditions Warrant

Forecasters say the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season could be stronger than previously thought, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns that coastal residents should have their hurricane preparedness plans in place and monitor the latest forecast. What was deemed in May to be a below average season with 10-16 named storms is now expected […]

fair housing
 

Fair Housing Sex Education for Property Management

As one might expect, a couple of quips on the topic of sex charged a packed house at the beginning of a Fair Housing session at the National Apartment Association’s Education Conference & Expo in San Francisco. But the mood soon got serious when attorneys for Kimball, Tirey & St. John began sharing eye-opening sexual […]

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The Hidden Allergy Trigger to Avoid in Multifamily

They are a marketing nightmare for any rental property, no matter the class and size. Their antennae are unsightly and certainly won’t pick up a cell phone signal. Some are very social and seek common shelter. They are considered dirty and offensive, enough that renters will move in a heartbeat if they are not extricated […]

smart home technology
 

Driving the Adoption of Smart Home Technology

Industry, multifamily working to overcome slow adoption of smart home technology The path to smart home technology adoption in multifamily maintains a twisting route navigated with short steps, much like the pace of the industry that promises systems to propel residential living of the future into the next galaxy. The subject has been a hot […]

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