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Lindsey Allen


Real Estate Writer, RealPage

Lindsey Allen is a Real Estate Writer for MPF Research, the market intelligence arm of RealPage, Inc. Prior to joining RealPage, Lindsey wrote for news publications as a journalist and for apartment properties as a marketing and leasing content creator. She holds a Bachelors degree in News and Information from Oklahoma Baptist University.

Business Intelligence Senior Housing
 

The Power of Business Intelligence in Senior Housing

Manage the growth of senior housing through business intelligence As more baby boomers age, the prospective pool of senior living residents – and with it the need for senior housing – grows each day. While the metrics that drive multifamily marketing may appear to diverge when it comes to senior housing, marketers should not overlook[]

rent growth
 

New from MPF Research: Construction Starts, Demand, and Rent Growth

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Metros Seeing the Largest Shifts in Apartment Construction Starts Across the country, the current apartment development cycle is expected to peak in 2017, when the nation’s top 100 apartment markets receive more than 360,000 scheduled new[]

apartment-landscaping
 

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[]

multifamily
 

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 can[]

 

What is Real Estate Enterprise Accounting?

In a real estate business climate where products cover every niche available, one area has been surprisingly lacking:  accounting for real estate investment companies. Products that perform exceptionally and truly cater to this segment are in short supply, especially in the mid-market range. Real estate enterprise accounting helps private equity real estate firms, Limited Partners[]

multifamily
 

Thank You for Living with Us: Showing Appreciation to Multifamily Residents

Simply saying thank you can bring multifamily residents back for another round of living at your community. The apartment industry can learn from Sal Scognamillo at Patsy’s. Like his Italian restaurant in New York City, apartments today have a wealth of competition. Unlike Patsy’s, not many can say they have a rich history of housing big entertainers[]

multifamily conferences
 

Top Multifamily Conferences in 2016

Holy conference season for 2016! Let’s face it, budgets get smaller, time more precious, and we have too much to do at the office to leave for more than a minute. And then there are many multifamily industry conferences offering everything under the sun we’ll need to help us do our job more efficiently (and[]

Email Marketing Multifamily
 

The Art of Email Marketing in Multifamily

Marketers are enjoying a healthy opportunity to move goods to consumers via email advertising, one that the multifamily industry should take note. A spokesperson for Pew Research Center said recently that email hasn’t lost its luster. “Email is to the digital age what stone-sharpening tools were in the prehistoric age – good for everything that[]

Multifamily Trends 2016
 

Trend Makers for Multifamily to Watch in 2016

Multifamily Trend Makers Meet the influencers who get top billing as our trend makers for multifamily in 2016. Read on to learn more about our picks and find out why these famous names are our digital marketing muses. The wisdom and foresight they demonstrate across industries is the reason we think they’re so dang awesome.[]

 

Homeownership Trends by Age of Household

What does the propensity to rent tell us about the renter pool? You can gain a new perspective by breaking down complex subject matter into smaller digestible parts. When analyzing the apartment sector, factors that determine the health of the market could be simplified into three core data points: capital market, labor market, and demographics.[]

student housing
 

New from MPF Research: Student Housing Influences, Top Metros for Employment, Texas Performances

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Major Texas metros see rent performances diverge Texas markets have generally followed similar performance patterns during this economic cycle. That has not been the case recently, however. A disparity in the rent growth performances of Austin,[]

 

New from MPF Research: Multifamily Lending, Metro Permit Leaders and Houston Hiring

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Multifamily lending brief: 1Q 2017 MPF Research regularly provides quick-reference reports on the multifamily lending environment, including details on loan volumes and lender market share. In 1st quarter 2017, multifamily loan volumes grew 11% year-over-year. That[]

 

New from MPF Research: Student Housing Demand, Square Footage Costs, and the Impact of Flooding

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Do student housing demand drivers make the sector recession-proof? The Great Recession heightened the contrast between the student housing industry and the conventional multifamily market. In turn, student product came to be viewed by investors as[]

affordable housing
 

New from MPF Research: Top Metros for Employment, Permits and the Future of Affordable Housing

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Where are affordable housing units at greatest risk of expiring? In relation to the number of low-income households, there is a major shortage of designated affordable housing in the U.S. In the latter half of a[]

 

New from MPF Research: Metro-Level Rent Growth, Student Housing Supply, Texas’ Energy Sector

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. West region dominates top 10 leaderboard for rent growth Among the nation’s major markets, a handful displayed exceptional pricing power in 1st quarter 2017. Keeping with recent trends, each of the nation’s top performing markets could[]

 

New from MPF Research: Affordable Housing, The Next Recession, Tailored Communities

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Where are LIHTC units most scarce? MPF Research examines metro-level availability While the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) is one of the most popular programs utilized in creating housing for income-burdened households, a sizable gap exists[]

mpf research
 

New from MPF Research: Renewal Trends, Millennial Preferences, Suburban Strength

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Apartment renewal conversion is trending upward While renewal rates can differ market by market, the national resident renewal level has been trending upward for more than five years. In a new MPF Research report, analyst Brandon[]

mpf research
 

New from MPF Research: Planned Project Tracking, Job Growth, Peak Completions

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Tracking planned projects through the pipeline in California Elevated apartment supply volumes have drawn the attention of investors and operators, especially as job growth has decelerated across several markets. But the product coming online is not[]

Population Growth
 

New from MPF Research: Top Metros, Inventory Growth, and Population Trends

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. The Nation’s Top Apartment Markets for Inventory Growth, Construction Pipelines Developers are building properties at a quicker pace than at any time over the past two decades. For the 10 fastest-growing markets, that construction translates to[]

apartment occupancy
 

New from MPF Research: Apartment Occupancy, Employment Growth, and Supply

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. U.S. Apartment Occupancy Drops, Rents Continue to Grow Multifamily occupancy dropped, especially in the luxury product segment, with a wave of new supply coming online during the colder months when leasing activity is seasonally slow. A[]

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