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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[]

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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[]

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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Utility Management: Legislative and Regulatory Update

Here’s the latest in multifamily utility billing compliance for the states of California, Ohio and Texas: California California Senate Bill 7 (SB 7) was signed into law in 2016 by Gov. Jerry Brown. By its terms it becomes effective as of Jan. 1, 2018. All properties that request a water connection from a water utility[]

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Benchmarking Utilities in Affordable Housing

As a recent addition to the affordable housing realm, I’ve had to adjust my approach to the areas of opportunity an ancillary revenue and utility management person would generally operate in. Utility management specifically has taken on a new focus. I’m used to categorizing properties by building type, then benchmarking the buildings in each category[]

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The Impact of Convenience Fees on Online Payments

When it comes to accepting electronic or online rent payments, every property management company wants the same things: maximum convenience and choice for residents at minimal cost. When formulating a payments strategy, it’s important to understand the rules governing convenience fees, as well as the potential impact on your online payments solution.

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How Lighting Upgrades Can Benefit Residents and Multifamily Operations

We know that LED lights grows plants quicker and healthier than other methods, including natural sunlight. Sunlight contains the full spectrum of colors, giving plants the information needed to grow. Tinkering with this spectrum, which LED lights allow with precision, elicits known and specific responses. Increase the amount of red, yellow, orange and green, and[]

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In Multifamily, Energy Efficiency Equals Fiscal Efficiency

Mary Nitschke, director of ancillary services for Prometheus Real Estate Group in San Mateo, California, is a regular case study presenter at the Energy Summit in Washington, D.C. each year. With 13,000 units and another 2,600 in the pipeline, her company is the largest privately owned developer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Being a[]

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