• peak leasing season
    New supply coming on line could make peak leasing season interesting The forecasted second-quarter surge in new apartment supply, mostly in the top tier, has set the stage for what could challenge some property managers during peak leasing season. Unlike previous years when demand outpaced supply, Class A and Class B property managers may find[...]
  • 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[...]
  • renter segmentation
    Uncovering new leasing strategies through renter segmentation data The information supplied by prospects and residents during the leasing and lead processes can be like striking gold. Apartment leasing teams panning for new residents can gain insight into how to attract, secure and retain residents by digging into the mounds of renter-provided information and key demographics[...]
  • Forty-eight million Twitter accounts have been exposed as bots, according to a study from The University of Southern California and Indiana University. Why is this a big deal? And why am I not surprised? From big data, data warehousing, and data mining to data analytics and everything in between—it’s never been more important to marketers[...]
  • the home depot
    Even though Spring is right around the corner, icy weather across the nation continues to keep property management companies on their toes. A blizzard expected in New England tomorrow is set to be one of the biggest March storms ever, and sub-freezing temperatures can play havoc on water pipes in apartments and common areas if they’re not[...]
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RealPage Expands Rental Housing Asset Optimization with Acquisition of Lease Rent Options, LRO®

Today, RealPage Inc. announced plans to acquire Lease Rent Options, LRO. LRO is a revenue management solution that empowers optimized pricing for over 1.5 million apartments, and will expand RealPage’s real-time lease transaction data to improve optimization of new and renewal prices for rental housing leases. This acquisition will also provide RealPage with additional data[]

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New from MPF Research: Urban Inventories, Downtown Rent Growth Leaders, Metro-specific Pricing Performance

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division: With the Downtown Building Spree, Urban Inventories Will Surge As Supply Peaks in 2017 Central business districts (CBDs) comprised only 3.7% of the total land area in 2016, but accounted for nearly 19% of all multifamily[]

property management training
 

Beyond Basic Training: The Impact of Design and Interface on Training Systems

As big data and advanced software continue to revolutionize multifamily, career-long learning has become a pillar of the industry. In the first article of this series, we addressed the importance of incorporating ongoing training into your business, as well as ways that the gamification of learning materials can yield better results when motivating your employees[]

multifamily
 

Dealing with Creepy Crawlies: Cockroach Management in Multifamily

Advances in roach treatment offer conveniences for properties, residents Before finishing his doctorate in entomology, Dr. Mike Merchant worked in the 1980s as a pest control specialist in Seattle. He keeps a blog – “Insects in the City” (say it out loud and you’ll get the pun) – specifically dedicated to the topic of urban[]

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New from MPF Research: Apartment Market Trends By Metro

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market trends and research to investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division: Renter mobility by market When leases expire, some renters are more likely to renew than others. Interestingly, there are geographic trends to this phenomenon. Considering the nation’s 50 largest multifamily markets, this top 10[]

multifamily housing
 

Strategies for Cutting Energy and Water Usage in Multifamily Housing

ENERGY STAR® opens new opportunities for multifamily housing The multifamily industry has long questioned whether a stamp of approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is worthwhile. ENERGY STAR®, a voluntary energy efficiency program, shows some degree of success; however, some in the industry equate this certification as more of a merit badge than a[]

 

The Apartment of the Future is Here

The apartment of the future here and now The apartment of the future is by no means a new concept, but it pervades the social conscience as multifamily architects and designers adopt new styles and attempt new feats. To defy convention is the goal of any designer on the cutting edge. The original apartment of[]

kitchen and bath trends
 

Top Apartment Kitchen and Bath Trends to Watch

Modern look and technology dominate 2017 kitchen and bath trends Traditional bathroom and kitchen styles have become outdated. Home designers say that contemporary-style kitchens and baths have pushed once popular Americana designs to the curb. The National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report indicates that Americans prefer clean-lined, bright[]

apartment communities
 

The Transparent Future of Glass in Apartment Communities

New uses for glass can add unique effects to apartment design Picture a common area in an apartment. Now examine the construction of the room you’ve envisioned. Chances are, you imagined four opaque, textured walls – maybe in colors beyond the standard eggshell if you got creative. However, glass industry innovators and entrepreneurs are shattering[]

 

New from MPF Research: Axiometrics Merger, Class A Occupancy, Metro-level Insight

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence arm: Axiometrics to Merge with MPF Research The scope of RealPage’s market research division is broadening; MPF Research is set to merge with recently acquired Axiometrics. Additionally, RealPage has entered into a long-term relationship with Real Capital[]

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