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.

investment accounting
 

Still Using Excel or Quickbooks for Investment Accounting? It’s Time to Reconsider.

For the sake of ease, speed, accuracy and professionalism, many large GPs and LPs have heavily invested in new software for investment accounting. But the same can’t be said for many small to mid-market firms. While the benefits are equally powerful for smaller firms, the price of the software and implementation services (traditionally ranging anywhere[]

capreit
 

How CAPREIT is Improving Productivity and Reporting in Multifamily

CAPREIT, a Maryland-based apartment owner and operator looks to improve productivity and reporting with a comprehensive RealPage software stack. It’s taken a bit of time, but the very first client of RealPage Contact Center has come on board for a comprehensive “stack” of RealPage software, looking to improve productivity top to bottom and give managers[]

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[]

 

New from MPF Research: Apartment Turnover, Permit Volumes and More

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Three factors that influence apartment turnover Resident turnover is a given in the multifamily industry – but what does the turnover ratio tell us? In a new report, MPF Research looks at metro-specific renewal conversation rates,[]

 

New from MPF Research: Market Momentum Survey, Apartment Construction Trends, Cincinnati Rent Growth

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Miami earns top investment rating in Market Momentum survey Miami/South Florida ranks #1 among the top markets for increasing multifamily investment appeal, according to respondents of the latest Market Momentum research produced by the National Apartment Association[]

apartment market research
 

New from MPF Research: Top Metros for Demand, Permits and Jobs

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Top 15 metros for apartment demand in 2Q National absorption rose to near-record levels in 2nd quarter 2017, easily outpacing completions. A similar story played out in most major metros, which saw strong demand due to[]

mpf research
 

New from MPF Research: Rent Growth Leaders, Harvard’s Housing Report, Renewal Pricing Power

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Robust apartment demand leads to healthy occupancy, stable rent growth Apartment demand surged to a near-record volume in 2nd quarter 2017, easily outpacing completions. Strong absorption lifted occupancy rates, leading to stabilized rent growth levels. A[]

rent growth
 

New from MPF Research: Bay Area Rent Growth, Student Housing Lease Incentives, SoCal Jobs

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. San Francisco, San Jose likely to see rent growth return in 2Q Pricing power in the Bay Area appears to be strengthening – particularly in San Francisco and San Jose, where operators had reigned in their[]

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[]

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