utility data

Mining Utility Data Saves Money and Mother Earth

Mining data to spotlight cost-saving opportunities is all the rage these days – and for good reason. But when it comes to one of the biggest expenses of all for multifamily properties, utilities, not everyone is exploiting the goldmine of information contained in utility bills and submeter data. The folks at RealPage Utility Management (formerly[]

multifamily data

How to Get Multifamily Data in Rural Locations

Urban hot spots have traditionally served as primary platforms for steady supply. Today, outer growth is paralleling metro momentum with striking dependability. With rural population on the rise, multifamily data collection methods are evolving to reach the most remote of companies. Rural Multifamily Data Collection In contrast to densely populated areas where research is accompanied[]

Multifamily Reporting

Managing Multifamily: How Real-Time Reporting Changed the Game

A common thread at the 8th Annual Interface Student Housing conference in Austin in April was the role that technology plays in attracting and maintaining multifamily residents. For three days, a record-breaking 1,200 attendees heard, among many things, interesting perspectives in the Student sector. A number of C-level players discussed the importance of having the right digital tools to[]

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Defend Your Data with Document Management Software

In the property management business, too much data is still vulnerable to theft or destruction. Security concerns are more widespread than ever—and for good reason.  Even if you’re keeping documents under lock and key, you might not be as secure as you think.

Income and Rents: It Takes Money to Make Money

As apartment rents continue to trend higher, real estate economists are worried income growth isn’t keeping up. After all, an increase in rent means residents are forced to allocate a higher percentage of their income to housing if their paychecks don’t also increase proportionately. Investors, especially in Class B and C assets, are worried that[]

Apartment Supply and the Beer Game Principles

In the 1960s, a group of MIT professors developed an innovative way to teach students the key principles of supply chain management. They called their creation Beer Game. The objective of the game is to meet customer demand while minimizing supplies on hand and total costs. But there is a lag effect from the time[]

5 Ways to Harness Big Data for Better Property Management

Big Data is as essential to today’s successful property management company as having the right people and best assets. But Big Data shouldn’t replace an organization’s ability to make a decision, rather become an extension of expertise and know-how. So what exactly IS Big Data and how can property management companies take advantage of it?

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