The Benefits of Multifamily Energy Benchmarking

Over the last few years, the multifamily industry has been exposed to terms like benchmarking, sustainability and Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM). These terms may be familiar to some with exposure to other markets, but they are alien to many of us in multifamily. To add more fuel to the fire, several cities, a couple[]

The Importance of Multifamily Energy Benchmarking

Benchmarking utilities has become a way of life in multifamily. Not long ago, the EPA introduced its Portfolio Manager, a repository for a commercial property’s utility consumption data for benchmarking. By 2014, the arduous task of establishing an equitable energy efficiency scoring system for multifamily properties had arrived and the EPA invited portfolios to track[]

RealWorld 2019: Connect. Discover. Exceed.

The property management industry cannot sit still. It doesn’t have time, because the speed of business – even the pace of the world – just doesn’t conform to neutral. Along with analytical complexities, innovation and heightened consumer expectations are driving the advancement in the industry. On one front, information technology is racking up data at an[]

Fully-Integrated Spend Management and Job Costing Joins Financial Suite

The RealPage Financial Suite just launched a major enhancement with the addition of Spend Management and Job Costing solutions that tightly integrated both with one another and with Accounting. “We’ve brought the whole scope of spending under a single umbrella,” says RealPage Financial Suite Vice President Dan Newbern. “Whether you’re talking about operational purchasing at sites[]

How to Protect Sensitive Multifamily Data with Outsourced IT Services

In the constantly revolving internet technology world that seemingly is getting faster and smarter, data breaches remain a nagging thorn in the side. Despite new advances in antivirus technology, device protection is more essential than ever. Each year, IBM Security teams with the Ponemon Institute to determine the global cost of data breaches. The  2018[]

RealPage Energy Summit: The Power of Connecting

The best and brightest in multifamily utility management are convening this spring at the RealPage Energy Summit. At the company’s Richardson, Texas headquarters April 16-18, experts will offer a deep dive into the latest energy trends and regulations, and like-minded professionals will tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the industry.  Explore energy benchmarking Energy benchmarking[]

Women of Student Housing: Empowering Others to Succeed

Behind the scenes of the National Apartment Association’s CampusConnex in Orlando this February, about 30 women in the student housing industry gathered. Many were colleagues, coworkers and even competitors, vying for the growing share of the student housing industry. As with any gathering of competing companies, the air could have been tense. That was hardly[]

The Secret to Shortening your Financial Close Cycle

Month after month, year after year, financial close management is a dreary fact of life for real estate accounting staff. While it’s absolutely essential, there is little that’s creative or enjoyable about it. Most companies still handle month-end and year-end closes using Microsoft Excel: 33-year-old software that remains useful, but for this particular task entails[]

How to Deliver a Connected Student Living Experience

The student property management industry, like many others, is becoming very connected. As one might expect, putting heads in beds largely comes down to finding where students are online.  For student housing operators, increasing resident retention and creating a sense of community now extends from the pool and club room to online venues. Frequenting social[]

New Tools Extend Lead of Commercial Property Management

Not content to rest on their laurels, the design team for RealPage’s Commercial Property Management Suite has rolled out a trio of enhancements intended to streamline business for commercial customers. “Our intention was never to just become another player on the commercial side,” says Perry Levine, Industry Principal for RealPage Commercial. “I don’t believe anybody[]

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