The Keys to Operational and Revenue Success in Multifamily

This October in Dallas, a climate where supply outpaces demand in some markets, multifamily leaders met to discuss how to get more revenue out of their Texas assets. Discussions focused on how to maximize amenities and get the biggest return on the dollar by basically understanding what residents really want through their actions. At the[]

Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth Top ULI List for Real Estate Development

The city built by J.R. offered some good ole Lone Star hospitality for the Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting in October, but it’s no coincidence that Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin got some top billing. The cities capped the Top 10 list of markets for real estate development and investment at ULI’s 38th edition of the[]

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NMHC OpTech to Cast Texas-Sized Look at Multifamily Technology

A fall multifamily technology ritual will saddle up with thought-provoking content, high-level networking and a trade show featuring more than 100 of the industry’s top suppliers – with a little blue jeans and salsa. Rachel Botsman, known around the world for her visionary thinking on how the power of collaboration and trust enabled technologies will[]

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How to Motivate Your People to Always Be Learning

Your cell phone can do hundreds of useful things you know nothing about. But just how much time are you willing to invest in learning about all these features and functions when there’s so much else to do? It’s rare to find an employee who gets excited about training. For most of us, it’s a[]

5 Reasons You Need Lease Transaction Benchmarking

How do you measure property performance? For years, owners, operators and investors have sought out this answer. Many will call up their local competitors (or pay someone to do it) with cleverly disguised voices and ask, “How much does a one-bedroom cost?” They do this week after week, assuming that they are not only getting[]

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5 Things to Look for in a Group Purchasing Organization

While a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO for short) might draw an image of your local wholesale club or some sort of pyramid marketing scheme, the reality is much different. Most GPOs revolve around multiple businesses joining together to making purchases as a single unit to save money. And it’s been that way for at least[]

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Where is Smart Home Technology Really Going?

Don’t laugh, but I’m still working from an iPhone 4. By today’s technology calendar, I’m light years away from being up to date. At a recent conference, a young colleague laughed and said he didn’t know anybody who still had one. A search on Apple’s website for anything iPhone 4 yields no results. While it’s[]

What’s New in Social: Google Pop Up Shop Opens, Twitter Cuts Vine, and Instagram Offers Mobile Shopping

It’s crucial for property management professionals to find innovative ways to connect with prospects and generate business, and social media is a powerful tool to help. Here are some of the latest social media marketing trends to watch: Twitter Cuts Vine Last week Twitter announced the shutdown of Vine, their popular short-form video platform. This news[]

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New on #AptChat: Philanthropy and Community Involvement

We continue to track the Twitter-based chats going on between property managers on Apartment Chat glean smart management tips. The theme of a recent chat was “Philanthropy and Community Involvement.” It was based on the fact that the huge number of people across the country who live and work in apartments can constitute a large[]

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5 Reasons to Join a Group Purchasing Organization

When you hear about group purchasing, most of us think of visiting our local wholesale club –Sam’s, Costco, BJ’s – and buying our favorite products in quantities that we may never actually use. But the reality of a group purchasing organization (GPO), is something much more useful. It goes like this: According to some well-known[]

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