Five Ways to Create a Powerful Spend Management Program

When revenue management gets more scrutinized during shifts in market cycles (such as is the case now in the apartment industry), focus on expenses becomes more intense. Offsetting deficits of dollars coming in can, in many cases, be achieved by juggling the dollars going out. That seems to be top of mind for many stakeholders,[]

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Affordable Housing Industry Update

Roadshows, RealWorld to provide insight The world of Affordable Housing is not immune to change. This changing knowledge base is fundamental for the industry’s property managers and owners. Adaptability is an essential trait due to uncertainty in the Affordable Housing market, given the recent shift in the administration, according to industry officials. Tax cuts promised[]

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Resident Screening Technology Helps You Say Yes

Three ways the right resident screening solution can help property managers say yes and reduce the risk Recent news that Americans, especially those in the middle class, are earning more money after years of stagnation, combined with employment gains is encouraging for the rental housing industry. Higher earnings and low unemployment rates are precisely the[]

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What is Performance Benchmarking and Why Does Your Score Matter?

Imagine looking out your windshield while driving through the apartment industry landscape, searching for actionable intelligence that maximizes investment yields and asset returns. The countryside is full of dashboards, graphs, and data that would presumably help you formulate a strategy to attract new renters and maintain existing residents. The unfortunate reality is that data currently[]

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Online Shopping and eCommerce in Multifamily

America rents online but wants to visit your property first For nearly three decades, the nonprofit, nonpartisan “fact tank,” Pew Research Center, has surveyed public opinion on a range of topics that address the world’s challenges and trends. A staff of journalists and social scientists survey public opinions to achieve a high level of neutral,[]

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New from MPF Research: Hiring Stumbles in Phoenix, Austin; Supply Surges in Charlotte

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Will Phoenix’s Recent Hiring Stumble Interrupt Strong Development Activity? Following years of healthy employment momentum, Phoenix saw job growth stumble at the end of 2016. Given the robust pace of new construction, a continued deceleration of[]

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Is Your Apartment Website at the Top of its Game?

With peak leasing season right around the corner, it’s time for apartment communities to take a good look at their websites. If your apartment website isn’t optimized for search engines, you’re missing opportunities to attract prospects online. Backlinko examined 1 million Google search results and discovered a lot about best practices in SEO for 2017[]

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Expectations for Peak Leasing Season 2017

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[]

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New from MPF Research: Construction Starts, Demand, and 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[]

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Leasing Redefined: The Power of 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[]

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