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    Combat increases in student housing, apartment fires with these 15 safety tips With school back in session and the holidays around the corner, student housing and multifamily housing properties are particularly vulnerable to losses caused by fire. Losses caused by fire damage in apartment structures since 2009 are on the rise. In the last six years, […]
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    Each week, some of the best and brightest in multifamily join the Twitter-based discussions on #AptChat. We’ve consolidated and summarized some of the top tips shared by industry leaders to help you manage properties more effectively. The theme in one recent chat was “Outreach Marketing in a Digital World.” Here’s how the conversation went: “What are your biggest challenges […]
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    Know the rules when residents seek accommodation for emotional support or companion animals While the multifamily housing industry has become pet friendly, some furry friends are catching the ire of property managers. Residents who attempt to bring their pets on property under the guise of them being companion animals are leaving some apartment operators fearing […]
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    The multifamily industry is constantly evolving, and it’s important to keep up-to-date with apartment market intelligence and trends. We’ve brought you the latest updates from MPF Research to help you stay competitive. Here’s our take on two major updates released by MPF: Public real estate companies gain new stature as a financial class The creation by index managers of […]
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    Fulfilling the customer experience lifecycle critical to successful lease renewals in multifamily Your residents and prospects want a pool, closet space, decent fitness facility and a business center. When looking for an apartment, they’d rather walk in unannounced than set an appointment, and you can bet that any negative reviews will get a closer look. […]
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Keeping Student Housing Safe: Fire Prevention Tips

Combat increases in student housing, apartment fires with these 15 safety tips With school back in session and the holidays around the corner, student housing and multifamily housing properties are particularly vulnerable to losses caused by fire. Losses caused by fire damage in apartment structures since 2009 are on the rise. In the last six years, […]

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New On #AptChat: Outreach Marketing for Multifamily in a Digital World

Each week, some of the best and brightest in multifamily join the Twitter-based discussions on #AptChat. We’ve consolidated and summarized some of the top tips shared by industry leaders to help you manage properties more effectively. The theme in one recent chat was “Outreach Marketing in a Digital World.” Here’s how the conversation went: “What are your biggest challenges […]

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Clearing the Air On Companion Animals: What Property Managers Should Know

Know the rules when residents seek accommodation for emotional support or companion animals While the multifamily housing industry has become pet friendly, some furry friends are catching the ire of property managers. Residents who attempt to bring their pets on property under the guise of them being companion animals are leaving some apartment operators fearing […]

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New from MPF Research: Real Estate Steps Up As Asset Class; Rental Market Growth By Age Group

The multifamily industry is constantly evolving, and it’s important to keep up-to-date with apartment market intelligence and trends. We’ve brought you the latest updates from MPF Research to help you stay competitive. Here’s our take on two major updates released by MPF: Public real estate companies gain new stature as a financial class The creation by index managers of […]

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What Renters Want: Providing a Great Multifamily Living Experience

Fulfilling the customer experience lifecycle critical to successful lease renewals in multifamily Your residents and prospects want a pool, closet space, decent fitness facility and a business center. When looking for an apartment, they’d rather walk in unannounced than set an appointment, and you can bet that any negative reviews will get a closer look. […]

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6 Don’ts for Apartment Landscaping

Landscaping is something that every apartment community must do. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to see the cost benefit it produces. Still, trees, shrubs, flowers and grass can actually make or break your community. And yet, for something that every community needs, so many companies struggle with maintaining green apartment landscaping. That’s why we went directly to […]

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The Future of Apartment Websites

In this day and age, it’s not difficult to convince multifamily properties that a website is necessary for continued success.  However, it is difficult to convince them what the form and functionality of that website should be.  While most apartments prefer to approach websites as a “digital brochure,” showcasing leasing information and lush property photography […]

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Know It All: Outsmarting the Competition with Business Intelligence [eBook]

Autonomy. Accuracy. Agility. Action. If your multifamily business intelligence software isn’t nimble enough to let you steer strategy with these attributes, it’s time to make a change. So what’s an “ideal solution” supposed to look like? We’ve done the research among leading industry experts, and found that the most successful businesses use tools that reveal asset […]

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MPF Research Wrap-Up: Top Submarkets for Apartment Construction

Our recent countdown of the nation’s 10 busiest submarkets for apartment construction reported by MPF Research comes to a close with this overview of some of the themes that seem to pop up over and over. One recurrent theme: character. Most of these submarkets have a personality of some sort, or are trying to create one, […]

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How to Capitalize on Your Purchasing Strategy

Multifamily properties are valuable to their vendors, but sharing the wealth could put apartments at a disadvantage. Jennifer Lester, Vice President Vendor Management/Strategic Purchasing Advisory Service at RealPage, says a common mistake properties make is having too many vendors in their stable. At RealWorld in July, a team of purchasing specialists talked about effective techniques […]

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