• apartment market research
    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[...]
  • assisted living
    The forecast for the future of affordable senior living and assisted living is sure to be analyzed and dissected greater than any sub-market meteorologist. The LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo in New Orleans, billed as the largest annual gathering of aging services providers in the country, is sure to have lively discussions on the direction[...]
  • energy 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[...]
  • Job cost
    To accurately track expenses for new developments, unit renovations, tenant improvements and other capital projects, you have three choices: Excel A standalone job costing solution An integrated job costing solution RealPage Job Costing integrates with general ledger, accounts payable, purchasing, fixed assets and commercial property management. The importance of this can’t be overstated: all these functions[...]
  • property management
    The accounting, purchasing, and budgeting processes in property management don’t have to be painful. Managing the complexities of a large or small portfolio of apartments and other lease properties requires a keen eye and efficient processes. And as difficult and cumbersome as it may sound to blend all the moving parts of property management into[...]
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Adopting Recycling is Becoming Easier and More Desirable in Multifamily

Contracting with a waste management vendor is the first step toward getting the ball rolling on community recycling. But the presence of recycling bins isn’t always enough to get residents involved in one of the most common earth-friendly initiatives. The success of any multifamily recycling program comes from within. Property managers and leasing staff hold[]

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8 Keys to the Health of Your Property Management System [eBook]

The market demand for rental properties is growing and changing fast. In order to compete, your business needs to be in the best shape possible. A whole business approach is required to stay ahead of the game in an ever-changing, highly competitive market. RealPage’s fully-integrated property management software offers a holistic focus, assessing the needs[]

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Green Financing in Multifamily Housing Grows in 2017

Lower interest rates and larger loans are fueling energy conservation inside multifamily housing operations across the country, bolstering the bottom line of owners and the wallets of residents. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD and the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) offer multiple loan discounts that recognize apartment properties that use less energy. Apartment buildings with energy-saving[]

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What Makes a Home More (or Less) Likely to Burn in a Wildfire?

Wildfires are an inevitable environmental concern when living in an area with high temperatures and low humidity. While they are a powerful, destructive force that can engulf entire communities, your property does not have to go up in flames. What causes one home to burn while a neighbor’s home remains largely undisturbed? Read on to learn about[]

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Top 5 Traits of the Greatest Leasing Consultants in the World

Congratulations! You have a fantastic product. Newsflash! Your competitor has a fantastic product, too. Do you offer the latest, greatest, extraordinarily unique leasing training program? So does your competitor. So, your leasing office is slick, stylish and the leasing office is equipped with the best mobile technology money can buy. Have you visited your neighbor[]

 

The Art of Stakeholder Communication in Property Management

Stakeholders come in many different forms in property management. Depending on your organization, owners and investors are probably the first groups that come to mind. Then, there is senior management. Lenders are now a regular stakeholder group because of the documentation requirements in their loans. Sometimes our tenants are also stakeholders. Finally, asset and property[]

utility billing
 

Utility Billing Risk Assessment: Scary or Not?

Utility expense management for multifamily operators is about managing the balance between recovering resident utility costs and the regulatory requirements (including consumer protection provisions) that exist in different jurisdictions. Utility billing service providers endeavor to mitigate risk while maximizing recovery. Here are some of the considerations we face in today’s legal and regulatory environments and[]

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How to Control Mosquitos Hanging Around Your Apartment Community

Labor Day may signal the unofficial last day of summer, the final big opportunity for outdoor gatherings, but as cooler weather approaches the desire of your residents to chill on patios, decks and outside common areas doesn’t fade. If anything, more people will frequent conversational areas like fire pits and around the grill. The sad fact[]

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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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Leveraging Business Intelligence to Make the Right Decision

Good business sometimes relies on playing hunches. A property manager may have a gut feeling that it’s time to increase new rents and settle in for longer-term leases. Or that upgrading floors in each unit will net even higher rents and give the bottom line an extra lift. Great business leaders will tell you that following[]

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