• mpf research
    We’d like to catch you up on some of the most interesting updates that have been released by MPF Research since our last update! While MPF carries out extensive research on specific metros as well, the following are summaries of some recent findings with national implications: Frenzied apartment construction slows timetables MPF Research reports that over 750,000[...]
  • multifamily managers
    There’s a tendency in multifamily marketing to just “do what we’ve always done.” For this reason, multifamily managers in the first online roundtable conversation of 2017 at Apartment Chat  discussed hot marketing concepts and campaigns that might be borrowed from other businesses. The upshot: begin paying attention to marketing campaigns that really impress you, and figure[...]
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    You’ve seen it – the vibrant public square and lawn energized with children playing, people lingering, local musicians singing cool songs as sweet-smelling smoke billows from food trucks. Like many in the real estate industry, we see these delightful spaces and think “we need this for our projects.” Open gathering spaces have always been the[...]
  • multifamily software
    Considering that your employees represent your greatest (and most expensive) asset, shouldn’t you be increasing their value over time just as you would any other investment? Almost every function in property management now involves software. That’s why it’s shocking how many PMCs invest heavily in software, but minimally in training their people to get the[...]
  • maintenance team
    There are no two ways about it: your maintenance team is often the face of your apartment community. So, why not show your appreciation for the value they add to the overall operation of the property and their contribution to resident satisfaction? The New Year is the perfect time to say a special thanks with[...]
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New from MPF Research: Construction Slowdowns, Cooling Metro Approvals, Job Gain Champs

We’d like to catch you up on some of the most interesting updates that have been released by MPF Research since our last update! While MPF carries out extensive research on specific metros as well, the following are summaries of some recent findings with national implications: Frenzied apartment construction slows timetables MPF Research reports that over 750,000[]

multifamily managers
 

New on #Aptchat: Multifamily Managers Share Sources of Marketing Inspiration

There’s a tendency in multifamily marketing to just “do what we’ve always done.” For this reason, multifamily managers in the first online roundtable conversation of 2017 at Apartment Chat  discussed hot marketing concepts and campaigns that might be borrowed from other businesses. The upshot: begin paying attention to marketing campaigns that really impress you, and figure[]

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How to Create Great Intentional Gathering Spaces

You’ve seen it – the vibrant public square and lawn energized with children playing, people lingering, local musicians singing cool songs as sweet-smelling smoke billows from food trucks. Like many in the real estate industry, we see these delightful spaces and think “we need this for our projects.” Open gathering spaces have always been the[]

multifamily software
 

Beyond Basic Training: Multiply Staff Value With Ongoing Software Learning

Considering that your employees represent your greatest (and most expensive) asset, shouldn’t you be increasing their value over time just as you would any other investment? Almost every function in property management now involves software. That’s why it’s shocking how many PMCs invest heavily in software, but minimally in training their people to get the[]

maintenance team
 

Home Depot Recommends Top Tools for Your Maintenance Team

There are no two ways about it: your maintenance team is often the face of your apartment community. So, why not show your appreciation for the value they add to the overall operation of the property and their contribution to resident satisfaction? The New Year is the perfect time to say a special thanks with[]

resident experience
 

How Lincoln Property Company Showcases the Resident Experience

Share Your Story campaign elicits resident reviews without really asking Lincoln Property Co.’s latest marketing campaign is proof that people love to tell stories. In an effort to generate positive feedback at its conventional apartment communities, Lincoln asked its residents to tell it like is it is in the Share Your Story contest. What the[]

apartment market
 

RealPage Reports on State of Apartment Market Heading Into 2017; Covered by Wall Street Journal

Generated by its MPF Research division, RealPage’s year-opening report on the current apartment market drew attention from a number of major news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, which based a January 2nd article on the current oversupply in the luxury segment as reported by RealPage. With the glut confined to luxury apartments, however, the[]

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New from MPF Research: 2017 Crystal Ball

MPF Research is constantly pumping out data to keep you on top of what’s going on in the multifamily industry. We’ve summarized the top predictions from MPF Research for 2017, based on a recent multifamily webcast featuring RealPage Chief Economist Greg Willett and MPF Research Vice President Jay Parsons, with special guest Philip Martin of Chicago-based[]

property management
 

A Year in Review: Property Management Insider’s Top 5 Articles of 2016

2016 was an eventful year for the property management industry. In case you missed out on our news and insights, we’ve created a recap of the most popular Property Management Insider articles of 2016 to help you improve your business. Here’s a look back are our top 5 articles: 1. Handling Angry Residents Need some advice[]

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Going Green in 2017: Apartment Color Trends to Watch

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 Signals New Beginnings The outcome of the presidential election may be changing the way that developers, builders and analysts view the apartment industry in 2017. And it will most certainly inspire how “green” multifamily gets in the coming year – in more ways than one. The incoming administration’s[]

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