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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Clearing the Air On Companion Animals: What Property Managers Should Know

Know the rules when residents seek accommodation for emotional support or companion animals While the multifamily housing industry has become pet friendly, some furry friends are catching the ire of property managers. Residents who attempt to bring their pets on property under the guise of them being companion animals are leaving some apartment operators fearing[]

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New from MPF Research: Real Estate Steps Up As Asset Class; Rental Market Growth By Age Group

The multifamily industry is constantly evolving, and it’s important to keep up-to-date with apartment market intelligence and trends. We’ve brought you the latest updates from MPF Research to help you stay competitive. Here’s our take on two major updates released by MPF: Public real estate companies gain new stature as a financial class The creation by index managers of[]

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What Renters Want: Providing a Great Multifamily Living Experience

Fulfilling the customer experience lifecycle critical to successful lease renewals in multifamily Your residents and prospects want a pool, closet space, decent fitness facility and a business center. When looking for an apartment, they’d rather walk in unannounced than set an appointment, and you can bet that any negative reviews will get a closer look.[]

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6 Don’ts for Apartment Landscaping

Landscaping is something that every apartment community must do. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to see the cost benefit it produces. Still, trees, shrubs, flowers and grass can actually make or break your community. And yet, for something that every community needs, so many companies struggle with maintaining green apartment landscaping. That’s why we went directly to[]

The Future of Apartment Websites

In this day and age, it’s not difficult to convince multifamily properties that a website is necessary for continued success.  However, it is difficult to convince them what the form and functionality of that website should be.  While most apartments prefer to approach websites as a “digital brochure,” showcasing leasing information and lush property photography[]

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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[]

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