landscape in multifamily

The Challenge of Achieving the Perfect Landscape in Multifamily

Well before weeds first germinate, the battle for control of turfs across multifamily communities begins. It used to be that a couple of good shots of weed killer earned the upper hand pretty quickly for maintaining an immaculate landscape in multifamily. That’s changed now. The cost and ability to establish and uphold the perfect turf[]

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Neighbors Anonymous: Engaging Residents in Multifamily Communities

Increasing renewals through engaging residents with their neighbors This is no time in the apartment industry for bashful property managers when it comes to ensuring the kind of resident satisfaction that drives renewals. Today’s apartment renters are more social butterflies than they’ve been in recent years, expecting a greater sense of community in the place[]

New from MPF Research: Affordable Housing, The Next Recession, Tailored Communities

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Where are LIHTC units most scarce? MPF Research examines metro-level availability While the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) is one of the most popular programs utilized in creating housing for income-burdened households, a sizable gap exists[]

Asset Managers: The Forgotten Software Users

Over the past two to three decades we’ve seen steady improvements in commercial property management software. Today it’s very hard for most people to remember what it was like doing things manually, because software does so much for us. Unless you’re an asset manager, that is. The reason? The vast majority of software for commercial[]

Mobile Facilities App Helping Camden Improve Lives One Experience at a Time

Approaching its 35th year in business, Camden launched a customer-focused project to build better, long-lasting relationships with its residents in 2016. As with what every apartment owner explores while seeking the greater good – higher occupancy, better retention and the best return on investment – Camden’s plan was no exception. The company began exploring how[]

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How to Find the Best Renters Insurance

Consultative approach to renters insurance can benefit residents, properties The decision of purchasing a renters insurance policy is ultimately up to the resident. But a property management company that offers the option of buying a policy specific to the multifamily industry could pay dividends all the way around. Many insurance providers who specialize in other[]

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New from MPF Research: Renewal Trends, Millennial Preferences, Suburban Strength

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Apartment renewal conversion is trending upward While renewal rates can differ market by market, the national resident renewal level has been trending upward for more than five years. In a new MPF Research report, analyst Brandon[]

Business Intelligence Senior Housing

The Power of Business Intelligence in Senior Housing

Manage the growth of senior housing through business intelligence As more baby boomers age, the prospective pool of senior living residents – and with it the need for senior housing – grows each day. While the metrics that drive multifamily marketing may appear to diverge when it comes to senior housing, marketers should not overlook[]

Inside Today’s Reimagined, Reenergized Clubhouses

Say goodbye to tennis courts and drab, windowless fitness centers. Say hello to color-splashed clubhouses with open floorplans, high-end coffee bars, and outdoor fireplaces and kitchens. Call it the “Starbucks effect” or the “Millennial effect.” Either way, the big trend in multifamily properties is to renovate or build anew clubhouses that serve as a communal[]

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New from MPF Research: Planned Project Tracking, Job Growth, Peak Completions

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Tracking planned projects through the pipeline in California Elevated apartment supply volumes have drawn the attention of investors and operators, especially as job growth has decelerated across several markets. But the product coming online is not[]

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