Minimize Crime at Senior Communities with Resident Screening

Minimize Crime at Senior Communities with Resident Screening

Millions of Americans look forward to retirement, when years of hard work are traded for relaxation, adventure and independence. Most assume they’ll live out their days in a safe haven, whether it be at home or in independent or assisted living senior communities. At home, neighborhoods may change and fall into urban blight as demographics[]

shadowbanning

Is Shadowbanning a Threat to Social Media Engagement in Multifamily?

Feeling invisible on social media? Sensing that nobody “likes” your posts anymore? You may be on to something. A stealthy form of online punishment known as shadowbanning has just gone mainstream. It turns out social media accounts have been silently removing user posts from the public eye and not telling them about it. That’s right:[]

budgeting

Best Practices to Put Budgeting Expenses On the Right Track

Projecting revenue may only seem like the hardest part of multifamily budgeting.  The reality is that more mistakes are made in planning operating expenses, and those miscues can cause some unnecessary angst explaining variances to owners each month. Getting the numbers right requires thoughtful planning and goal setting, and sometimes a little luck. But planning[]

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[]

total cost of ownership

Total Cost of Ownership: What It Is, and Why You Should Care

When you’re shopping for a car, unless you’re one of the lucky few and money is no object, you consider more than the sticker price. You also weigh reliability (i.e., warranty and ongoing maintenance costs), gas mileage, resale value, the cost of options you want added, and other factors. Software solutions are no different. The[]

Four Ways to Use Social Media at Conferences

Social media has become one of the best ways to gain visibility in front of the audiences that matter. It has also shaped into a tool that helps professionals build and establish their personal brands online. You know the benefits, especially the social media benefits for your business. But where do you start? How do you join the party,[]

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[]

commercial property management

Six Reporting Features Every Commercial Property Management System Should Have

As a measure of how critical reporting is in property management, consider this: from 25% to 30% of all implementation efforts center around reporting. That’s because commercial property management professionals are only as good as the data they use to make decisions. If the data is difficult or impossible to retrieve, they’re hamstrung in their[]

multifamily budgeting

Softening the Time Crunch of Multifamily Budgeting

The multifamily budgeting process doesn’t have to consume so much time How much time do you spend each year preparing for and executing the budget?  If you sat down and really analyzed it, you would be pretty shocked. Multifamily and other home leasing segments have made great strides in modernizing operations, marketing and accounting practices[]

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[]

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