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.

Backyards Are Creating More Opportunities for Multifamily Operators and Residents

The backyard retreat is an obvious perk of renting or owning a home that many residents don’t always experience in multifamily. And while the latest in common-area apartment design hopes to capture that garden or courtyard experience, there’s nothing like your own personal space for relaxing or contemplating work and life. In multifamily, backyards are[]

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Property Accounting: Making Owners Nimble and Cash Flow

Apartment owners and operators love the business of real estate. Creating value. Improving process. Trading assets. But accounting, producing financial reports and other repetitive functions? Not so much. The core of utility management is found in the books. And while keeping the books is critical to the value of an operation, the process can create[]

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7 Tips to Improve Your Property Management Expenses and Financials

The accounting, purchasing, and budgeting processes in property management don’t have to be painful. Managing the complexities of a large or small portfolio of apartments and other lease properties requires a keen eye and efficient processes. And as difficult and cumbersome as it may sound to blend all the moving parts of property management into[]

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The Business Case for Submeters

Few features are as compelling. It improves cash flow. It increases property value. It simplifies your relationship with residents. Installing submeters eliminates one of the highest expenses on a property with a pay-off term between 14 to 18 months. They increase net operating income (NOI) and make a property’s rents more competitive. Social bonus: They[]

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RealPage’s Leading Vendor Credentialing Software Updates Sophisticated UI

Compliance Depot, a RealPage Vendor Credentialing service, released a new version of its industry-leading vendor credentialing software. RealPage Vendor Credentialing has been given a brand-new look and feel, with easy navigation and dashboard reporting, among other enhancements. The product helps multifamily owners and operators reduce vendor-related risk with a credential management program supervised by licensed insurance[]

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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[]

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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[]

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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[]

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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[]

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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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New from MPF Research: Bay Area Construction, Rent Growth in Secondary Markets, Top Metros for Planned Units

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Bay Area construction increases in East Bay, recedes in San Francisco, San Jose Massive apartment delivery volumes have long been a staple of San Francisco and San Jose. As activity in those metros finally cools,[]

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New from MPF Research: Top Investment Markets, Hurricane-Affected Metros, Job Growth Trends

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Is Orlando a wise apartment investment choice? Orlando is the top contender for increased, near-term multifamily investment, according to respondents of a multifamily survey produced by the National Apartment Association and RealPage. In a new[]

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New from MPF Research: Metro Leaders for Inventory Growth, Occupancy Declines and Permits

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Elevated supply volumes common in markets with largest occupancy declines In 3rd quarter 2017, 48 of the top 50 metros recorded occupancy rates below the year-earlier level. Among the 10 major markets with the steepest[]

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New from MPF Research: Houston Occupancy, Vegas Rents and Top Markets for Completions, Jobs and Permits

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Houston’s operable apartment stock essentially full in September Post-Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s occupancy and rent growth levels have increased. Price hikes, though, are modest and indicate operators are mindful of assisting displaced Houstonians. A new report[]

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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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New from MPF Research:  LA Supply, Salt Lake City Rents, Top Metros for Jobs and Permits

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Spike in new deliveries threatens downtown LA performance Development in Downtown Los Angeles is around three times the long-term average, and the growing supply volumes are testing the submarket’s ability to digest large amounts of new[]

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New from MPF Research: Post-Harvey Houston, Multifamily Lending, Phoenix Construction

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Some 47,000 vacant apartments will help Houston cope with flooding aftermath The extraordinary flooding that recently occurred in metro Houston displaced a huge block of the market’s population of about 6.5 million people. With lots[]

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New from MPF Research: Measuring Risk and Reward, Metro-Level Construction Pipelines, Energy-Dependent Markets

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Measuring risk and reward across apartment markets Understanding the range of probable outcomes is essential in managing investment risk and developing a strategy for capital deployment. In a new report, MPF Research looks at one such[]

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[]

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