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New From RealPage Analytics: Top Rent Growth Markets, Slowing Supply and Student Housing Construction Leaders

RealPage Analytics provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Amazon’s HQ2 finalists raise apartment investment interest The apartment markets that include the 20 cities that made the short list for Amazon HQ2 will undoubtedly raise investor interest. In the most recent apartment market update[]

New from RealPage Analytics: Apartment Affordability, Student Housing Performance and Demand Drivers

New from RealPage Analytics: Apartment Affordability, Student Housing Performance and Demand Drivers

RealPage Analytics provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Affordability concerns overstated, lease transactions show Rental affordability has come under close scrutiny in recent years, as activists point to strong rent growth in the apartment market. But data exclusive to the market-rate apartment sector[]

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New from MPF Research: Top Metros for Rent Growth, Job Gains and Apartment Permits

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. West region dominates rent growth leaderboard in the current cycle Average U.S. rents have grown nearly 30% over the current cycle, which began in 2010. Some individual apartment markets have notably outperformed that average. In[]

New from MPF Research: Metro-Level Development Trends

New from MPF Research: Metro-Level Development Trends

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest metro-level development trends from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. DC’s apartment construction boom continues  Apartment completions in Washington, D.C. recently hit a two-decade high. How is the surge in new supply affecting market fundamentals and operator pricing power? In a new report,[]

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New from MPF Research: Benchmarking, Workforce Housing, Metro-Level Trends

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Benchmarking: does your strategy measure up? Register now for a free webcast on benchmarking solutions. The March 1 event will address topics ranging from individual Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the big market picture. Workforce[]

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New from MPF Research: Markets Best Positioned for Amazon HQ2, Peaking Supply, Rent Growth by Building Height

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Three apartment markets are best positioned to handle Amazon HQ2 Among the remaining metro contenders for Amazon’s second headquarters, only a few have apartment markets that could comfortably handle the swell of 50,000 additional workers.[]

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New from MPF Research: Multifamily’s Outlook, Late 2017 Rent Cuts, Top Metros for Permits and Jobs

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. RealPage reports moderate apartment rent growth for 2017 Despite normal seasonal pricing cuts in the 4th quarter, rents grew at a moderate pace in 2017, and occupancy levels remained healthy, according to a new report.[]

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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[]

Smart Home Technology for Energy Efficiency

Smart Home Technology for Energy Efficiency

The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the nation by storm. However, its value to an apartment operation is as varied as the nation’s rental product itself. While home chore automation and security have inspired a surge of innovation and enthusiasm, a more direct and obvious driver of cost recovery is already in place for[]

Multifamily Maintenance Teams Move the Energy Needle

Multifamily Maintenance Teams Move the Energy Needle

The architect may design it. The builder may build it.  The manager may even lease it. But no one knows about the physical performance of a property—inside and out—like the maintenance team. In fact, a recent study found that maintenance techs (or facilities managers) have direct or indirect impact on 82 percent of the points[]

Green Roofs on Building Tops May Come to Your City Next

Green Roofs on Building Tops May Come to Your City Next

Denver recently passed its Green Roof Initiative requiring new and existing buildings to add green spaces to rooftops. Is your city next? The residents of Denver, Colorado voted to institute a Green Roof Initiative. Buildings over 25,000 sq. ft. must now build out a portion (20-60 percent depending on the size of the building) of[]

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Builders, Developers: Multifamily Landscape is Improving

Builders and developers felt in the fourth quarter of 2017 that the multifamily landscape was improving, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ Multifamily Production Index (MPI) released in February. The MPI, which measures builder and developer sentiment about current conditions in the apartment and condominium market on a scale of 0 to 100,[]

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The Importance of Accessibility Compliance in Multifamily

Greg Proctor, Vice President of RealPage Compliance Services, has been preaching the need for more awareness of accessibility compliance issues with properties for years. Out of all of the properties he has inspected over the years (and that is many years), he has yet to find one that is completely in compliance with the regulations[]

How RealPage is Guiding PMCs to Better Purchasing Decisions

Software solutions have filled a big void in recent years to help property managers oversee vendors, from securing the necessary paperwork to getting the best deal on everyday supplies and big-ticket items. Through a spend management system, apartments can build a complete library of qualified plumbers, carpenters, suppliers and the like to establish continuity in[]

Utility Billing Services: Less Risky Business, More Recovery

Utility Billing Services: Less Risky Business, More Recovery

New owners of multifamily residential property are often surprised at the number of laws that affect their ability to do business. In addition to statewide landlord and tenant codes, an owner electing to pass through the cost of usage and ancillary services must consider the local utility tariffs, city or county ordinances, state utility law[]

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Utility Management: Health is an Inside Job

Health is a hot topic these days. From insurance to lifestyle to diet, it’s anyone’s guess as to the best path to a long and healthy life. Still, what if health had just as much to do with where you spend your days as it does with your behavior? Even though time spent outdoors has[]

Navigating the Energy Map with Utility Management

Navigating the Energy Map with Utility Management

Apartment properties stand as one of the nation’s largest consumers of energy. As owners and operators feel the growing impact on their operations, the ever-evolving world of utility management shows a lot of promise in controlling costs and increasing both asset value and savings. Energy deregulation In 1978, new Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) policies[]

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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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