Perception Counts, Even in Apartment Maintenance

Perception Counts, Even in Apartment Maintenance

I rarely get called Mr. Blackwell, although one colleague insists on greeting me that way. Just so you know, I’m no relation to the fashion czar who ruled Paris and Rodeo Drive until his death a decade ago. You may recall that his designs had no boundaries and that annual style lists of the rich[]

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Know It All: Outsmarting the Competition with Business Intelligence [eBook]

Autonomy. Accuracy. Agility. Action. If your multifamily business intelligence software isn’t nimble enough to let you steer strategy with these attributes, it’s time to make a change. So what’s an “ideal solution” supposed to look like? We’ve done the research among leading industry experts, and found that the most successful businesses use tools that reveal asset[]

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MPF Research Wrap-Up: Top Submarkets for Apartment Construction

Our recent countdown of the nation’s 10 busiest submarkets for apartment construction reported by MPF Research comes to a close with this overview of some of the themes that seem to pop up over and over. One recurrent theme: character. Most of these submarkets have a personality of some sort, or are trying to create one,[]

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How to Capitalize on Your Purchasing Strategy

Multifamily properties are valuable to their vendors, but sharing the wealth could put apartments at a disadvantage. Jennifer Lester, Vice President Vendor Management/Strategic Purchasing Advisory Service at RealPage, says a common mistake properties make is having too many vendors in their stable. At RealWorld in July, a team of purchasing specialists talked about effective techniques[]

Shine a Light on Multifamily with the Latest Lighting Trends

Innovations in light-emitting diode (LED) lighting have changed the way we look at things. Today’s LED lighting has become a bright, proven solution to the replacement of incandescent lighting that has been phased out over the years. With that, new trends in indoor and outdoor fixtures are emerging, while taking advantage of LED’s efficiencies and[]

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The Latest from MPF Research: America’s Top 2 Hottest Submarkets Revealed

Today, we cover our final two submarkets in the “Top 10” for apartment construction. For our last article in the series, we’ll look at some of the common characteristics of these multifamily construction hot spots, as identified by MPF Research. #2: Frisco/Prosper (Dallas area) The apartment base in this bustling area has very nearly doubled[]

New from MPF Research 2Q Macroeconomic, Lending and Permit Snapshots

New from MPF Research: 2Q Macroeconomic, Lending and Permit Snapshots

It’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest in the industry, MPF Research in the nation’s leading source of multifamily research. Recently, MPF released an infographic depicting the health of the overall economy as of 2Q 2016, for those interested in how the apartment sector might be affected.   A second infographic illustrates the multifamily financing[]

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Amenity Envy: How Much is Too Much?

A golf simulator room? Really? Believe it or not, Multifamily Insiders reports earlier this year that it is one of the hot differentiators popping up as multifamily properties compete to appeal to young professional renters in an increasingly competitive environment. So long to using granite countertops and hardwood flooring as compelling reasons to lease an[]

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8 Ways to Prepare for Budgeting Season

8 tips to ready a web-based accounting system before budgeting season. Like baseball has spring training and football training camp, budgeting has its own pre-season. It’s the time before the crunch that property managers and administrators prepare for planning the next year’s budget. Or at least they should be. Never mind the two-a-days, budgeting preparation shouldn’t[]

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A Look Into the Growth of the Renter Population

The government still favors homeowners over renters. Time for a change? Any opinions expressed here are solely those of the writer. The U.S. government has traditionally supported significant tax breaks and other measures to prod its citizens towards home ownership. The assumption has been that home ownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream, allowing[]

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