Why Online Rent Payments are Gaining Ground in Property Management

Millennials are dominating the rental market and using their size and influence to dictate digital and social trends. At more than 80 million strong, the generation is changing the multifamily housing industry from the nation’s largest portfolios to medium and small property management companies. Their desire to live, work and play online has inspired the[]

Overcoming Risk in Affordable through a Learning Management Platform

The path to a successful career in the Affordable Housing industry doesn’t always start in a college or university classroom. Only a handful of the 80 or so institutions that offer undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees in real estate or residential property management focus on the Affordable side. The truth is that most people who manage properties[]

Industry First: A Centralized Portfolio Reporting and Analysis and Platform Addressing All Asset Types

RealPage Asset and Investment Management (AIM) aggregates and clearly presents property performance and valuation data to owners, asset managers, investors, and operators. Until now, pulling together data across a diverse portfolio in a form suitable for analyzing performance, valuation, cash flow, and other metrics has involved a confusing, time-wasting jumble of software solutions and manual[]

RealPage Financial Suite Slashes Busy Work for Real Estate Accountants

If you’re a real estate accountant, take a moment to list the tasks that cost you the most time and headaches in your job. Next, compare your list to the seven accounting functions listed below that the RealPage Financial Suite speeds and streamlines. Then consider what your job would be like if all these tools were[]

Apartment Content Marketing: Telling Stories That Build Brands

Will Rogers captivated audiences with his frontier-style storytelling and humor. He found the right blend of content while appealing to the masses with a plain yet inspiring message. The youngest of eight children born in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory in 1839, he was recognized for spinning rope on Vaudeville and became a household[]

Smart Home Technology: Managed versus Unmanaged Systems

Smart home technology is hardly vanilla these days. For an apartment community to provide residents with amenities like smart locks, smart thermostats, lighting and shades accessible through their smartphones, finding the right recipe may be akin to having too many cooks in the kitchen. The answer is boiling down to managed and unmanaged smart community[]

RealWorld 2019: Reliving the Magic

Taking a break from the glitz of Las Vegas, RealWorld 2019 captured the magic, imagination and inspiration known for one of America’s top vacation destinations in July. RealPage greeted customers and industry leaders for three days in Orlando and demonstrated how its software changes how people experience, utilize and monetize rental space for working, living[]

Introducing Market Analytics: The New Multifamily Market Research Standard

The new wave of multifamily market research has arrived, and it’s more telling than ever. Market Analytics, the industry’s only transaction-driven analytics platform that assembles full market transparency, launched in July, is a deeper dive of market data that more intensely combines the power of RealPage, Axiometrics, MPF Research and Real Capital Analytics. Its simple,[]

NMHC Toolkit Designed to Stimulate Affordability in Apartment Industry

The multifamily housing industry has reached the point of crisis in many communities where rent rises have surpassed households’ pay raises, straining affordability. Attempts – some of them successful – to enact rent control have cast a dark cloud, and leaders argue that mandatory limits to price increases aren’t a viable solution, now or tomorrow.[]

Feeling Good Inside

The multifamily industry impacts millions of lives every day. As such, it is in society’s best interest that multi-family professionals do what they can to create healthy indoor environments within their communities. Residents receiving the full benefit of healthy indoor air is a win for everyone. Residents benefit when apartment communities in deregulated energy markets[]

Onsite Energy Generation and Weather

A friend of mine and I were chatting about on-site energy generation and what to do when the seasons change. Specifically, solar pool heating. “I turn my system off in the winter,” he said. As we are in California and our climate is very mild, I was surprised. “Why? What kind of system do you[]

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