Smart Home Technology and IoT in Multifamily

Smart Home Technology and IoT in Multifamily

Smart home technology, Internet of Things (IoT) and connective devices provide substantial benefits to property managers and building owners but can often represent a costly investment. Are you ready to upgrade? It’s a fact – the Internet of Things and connected tools are the way of the future. Smart technology has improved nearly every facet[]

affordable housing

Benchmarking Utilities in Affordable Housing

As a recent addition to the affordable housing realm, I’ve had to adjust my approach to the areas of opportunity an ancillary revenue and utility management person would generally operate in. Utility management specifically has taken on a new focus. I’m used to categorizing properties by building type, then benchmarking the buildings in each category[]

How to Create Budget-Friendly Storage Space with Kitchen Cabinets

A detached garage with a small shop area went up at the Blackwell residence in 2017. Everything you’ve heard at multifamily sessions or read on Property Management Insider and other industry publications is true about the pitfalls of today’s construction industry. There’s far too much work to go around—at least in Texas—for the amount of[]

digital trends

The Top 3 Digital Trends for 2018

As we prepare for a new year, it’s clear that residents and consumers are spending more time online. Here are the top three digital trends that multifamily should pay attention to in 2018: 1. The growth of video consumption Online video is here to stay. We’re living in the attention economy—shorter attention spans and mobile[]

4 Areas to Focus on to Better Understand Financial Budget Variances

Being able to manage the leasing, residents and staff are critical functions of a good property manager, but often I hear from regional managers and other leaders in the multifamily housing industry that managers are good at running properties, but don’t fully understand how to read a financial statement. Understanding financial budget variances in property[]

business intelligence software

5 Features Your Business Intelligence Needs to Outsmart the Competition [eBook]

In a market crowded with business intelligence software solutions, how do you know which one provides relevant and accurate data to help your business? Here are the five factors that are critical to helping your business achieve substantial results across its portfolio: 1. Competitor benchmarking: Self-service benchmarking tools can reveal where you stand against the competition. []

holiday safety

‘Tis the Season for Safety

There are a lot of wonderful ways your property can celebrate the season: lights around the property, in-office decorations and community holiday events, but there’s an important, yet unpleasant aspect that it pays to push: holiday safety. While no one likes to think about crime during the holidays, criminal mischief can take a larger toll[]

apartment market research

New from MPF Research: Bay Area Construction, Rent Growth in Secondary Markets, Top Metros for Planned Units

MPF Research provides actionable apartment market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. Bay Area construction increases in East Bay, recedes in San Francisco, San Jose Massive apartment delivery volumes have long been a staple of San Francisco and San Jose. As activity in those metros finally cools,[]

commercial property management

7 Must-Have Reporting Tools for Commercial Property Management [eBook]

In order to be competitive in today’s marketplace, small to mid-sized properties need robust reporting capabilities that offer customized, accurate, detailed reports for each and every stakeholder. There are affordable, competitive solutions available for commercial property management. You can expect these seven features to come with RealPage Commercial Property Management, all at a reasonable price:[]

corporate social responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility in Multifamily

Because businesses big and small are more visible than ever, the power of corporate social responsibility has become larger than life. That feel-good culture of a company and its perception within the community defines an organization beyond its financial success. Good corporate social responsibility (CSR) is giving back to employees, customers and the community. However,[]

multifamily amenities

Top Multifamily Amenities and Services to Consider Next

Panelists speaking at the 2017 Marcus & Millichap Multifamily Forum in Dallas acknowledged that multifamily’s techno buzz is alluring but advised keeping a finger on the human touch when considering what amenities to pursue in the future. The expense and implementation of smart technology can lose its luster compared to a hands-on environment that promotes[]

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