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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[]

Risky Business: Avoiding, Transferring and Mitigating Risk in Property Management

As discussed during RealWorld 2018 sessions Operating a property management company today means exposing your business to risk in a variety of forms. Not having a safety net—a true risk protection plan—could be the biggest risk of all. Of course, risk means economic loss—the kind that erodes gross revenue and NOI. According to LifeLock®, while[]

Senior Industry Trends: Boosting Speed-to-Lead

As discussed during RealWorld 2018 sessions A question many senior property management professionals may ask themselves is, “When it comes to leads, why are we still struggling with occupancy?” As with most business challenges, there’s not just one, but several reasons for this: there just aren’t enough leads to meet the supply; the leads you[]

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Data Science Techniques for Real Estate

As discussed at RealWorld 2018 Most people won’t argue with you about the importance of data. There are more data sources now than ever before, and we know we need to tap into them—but collecting the right metrics, interpreting properly and translating into business decisions that improve results is another story. Savvy property management professionals are[]

Creating Interactive and Risk-Free Content for Multifamily Websites-1

Creating Interactive and Risk-Free Content for Multifamily Websites

You see it everywhere—animated logos in Times Square, digital billboards at the mall, streaming ads on internet banners. Moving images are the advertiser’s medium of choice, and marketers from all industries have made plenty of headway. So when property managers rely on still footage in 3D floor plans and virtual tours to capture an audience[]

How Mitigating Vendor Risk is Simplifying Property Management

How Mitigating Vendor Risk is Simplifying Property Management

Nearly every property manager can relate to – or at least empathize with those who have experienced – the middle-of-the-night emergency plumbing breakdown. It’s when the phone rings at 3 a.m. and a resident is ankle deep in water. Only this time, the property management company’s go-to emergency plumber is slammed and a frantic search[]

Reducing Risk and Avoiding Pitfalls Through Utility Billing Compliance

Reducing Risk and Avoiding Pitfalls Through Utility Billing Compliance

Understanding the complexities and rules for resident utility billing is a challenge. Passing along water, electric, gas and other utility charges to a resident, either separately or as part of monthly rent, is loaded with administrative twists and turns, not to mention regulatory headaches, that can erode resident satisfaction if not managed right. The key[]

Reducing Costs Through Energy Management Essentials

Reducing Costs Through Energy Management Essentials

Each year, multifamily property owners spend serious money on energy and water, even considering that many of their tenants foot the bill for what they use. According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, multifamily properties comprised 11 percent of all electricity and natural gas sales in 2009. That same year, multifamily properties[]

Measure What You Manage in Multifamily with Energy Star

Measure What You Manage in Multifamily with Energy Star

Energy Star began identifying energy efficient computers and printers in 1995, and the rest is history. Today, it has rated thousands of apartment properties across the country through its Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool, most recently adding waste to its lineup. Most importantly, it’s fast becoming the catalyst for local legislatures to mandate benchmarking to drive[]

Green Roofs on Building Tops Trending

Green Roofs on Building Tops Trending

Green roofs—solar, garden and combination—are making their way across the country, with the latest ordinance now in effect in Denver, Colo. As owners and operators assess what such measures add to the cost of multifamily construction and retrofits, many wonder about the benefits, detriments and pay-offs of this latest regulatory trend. Green roofs are nothing[]

Measuring Property Health by Leveraging MRCs and KPIs

Measuring Property Health by Leveraging MRCs and KPIs

Looks can be deceiving, whether from a prospective resident’s perspective while viewing a community for the first time or an accountant who is glancing at spreadsheets trying to understand the financial property health. A freshly painted exterior may suggest to a prospect that the apartments inside are clean and function flawlessly. To a financial analyst,[]

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