Alan James

SVP, Commercial & Investment Mgmt, RealPage, Inc.

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Alan James is a Senior Vice President with RealPage. Over the last three decades he has worked with many of the top fund and institutional managers in providing technology solutions to help achieve goals and objectives directed toward increasing shareholder value. Previously, Alan served in different consultative and sales capacities at Yardi Systems, Oracle Corporation, PeopleSoft and J.D. Edwards focusing on solutions for the large real estate owners, managers and REITS. Prior to beginning his career in real estate technology, he was the Vice President of Finance for a large Real Estate developer that worked very closely with Institutional owners in Joint Venture developments of commercial and residential real estate. Alan holds a BS degree from Portland State University in Accounting and Finance Law.

Efficiency by Design: Cost-Saving Apartment Concepts

A few years ago, building efficiencies were not top of the list for clients who sought new designs for multifamily dwellings. However, that has changed. The need to lower building costs by trimming the apartment fat is more pronounced at a time when renter demand has soared. In the past, multifamily projects with long corridors[]

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You Don’t Have to Be Smart to Use Business Intelligence

The blinking, streaming barrage of lights on WOPR in NORAD’s computer room in 1983 was some sight. Flickering green, yellow, red and orange, lights danced and jittered with critical defense information in the science-fiction thriller, “War Games.” When young hacker David Lightman quickly walks by WOPR as its running war simulations over and over until[]

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New from MPF Research: 3Q Market Update, Hurricane-Damaged Units, Steady Performing Markets

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division.    U.S. apartment market sees moderate rent growth, healthy occupancy in 3Q Moderate growth in U.S. apartment rents registered again in 3rd quarter 2017, as the market remained essentially full. The complete U.S. findings on[]

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Baby Boomers Can Make an Impact in Multifamily

Millennials are grabbing all the front page multifamily headlines, but the industry should look inside a little deeper at a demographic that is already making news and plans to stay in the limelight for the next several years. So says one well-respected apartment market official. Baby Boomers are the new hipsters in rental housing, says[]

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[]

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What’s New in Social: Tools, Timelines and Tweets

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. For this reason, Property Management Insider has created a weekly series to keep readers up-to-date on the latest trends and updates in social media. Here’s what’s new in social:[]

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Hidden Gems Await in Distressed Property Market for Multifamily Sector

Amid the new, glass high-rises and trendy podiums going up in the urban core and beyond are still some hidden gems. Bank distressed homes or apartments that need repairs await the right kind of owner who can add polish and create a comfortable, safe residential experience. The playing field for distressed property landlords doesn’t include[]

How Three Industry Leaders Maximize Mandatory Renters Insurance Compliance

Three industry experts weigh in on how they keep mandatory renters insurance compliance as high as possible. Just because it’s mandatory doesn’t mean your residents will maintain it. That’s been the experience of many properties when it comes to renters insurance. At the recent Crittenden Multifamily West Conference, three industry leaders shared tips for maximizing resident[]

5 Questions to Ask Adult Children Seeking Senior Living Services

Movie actress Bette Davis once said that getting old isn’t for sissies. While many of today’s seniors will likely agree with that, so will adult children who care for or are making life decisions for their aging parents. Aging populations are creating a demand for independent or assisted living communities while also placing heavy responsibilities[]

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3 Must-Haves for your Multifamily Accounting Platform

Few if any general partners, real estate investment trusts and property management companies (PMCs) will argue that the demands for financial reporting and transparency into operational metrics from internal and external stakeholders has weighed heavily on the back office accounting personnel. Choosing an Accounting Platform An enterprise resource planning (ERP) real estate accounting platform must[]

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