Asset Managers: The Forgotten Software Users

Over the past two to three decades we’ve seen steady improvements in commercial property management software. Today it’s very hard for most people to remember what it was like doing things manually, because software does so much for us. Unless you’re an asset manager, that is. The reason? The vast majority of software for commercial[]

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New from MPF Research: Top Metros, Inventory Growth, and Population Trends

MPF Research provides actionable market research to apartment investors and operators. Here’s the latest from RealPage’s multifamily intelligence division. The Nation’s Top Apartment Markets for Inventory Growth, Construction Pipelines Developers are building properties at a quicker pace than at any time over the past two decades. For the 10 fastest-growing markets, that construction translates to[]

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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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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The Olympic Village: A Study in Creative Multifamily Thinking

When you think of the Olympic Village, what comes to mind? Is it scores of world-class athletes working hard to be the fastest or strongest? Maybe it’s a festive atmosphere where people from all walks of life meet and mingle. Most likely, you don’t think of economic development or multifamily. And yet an Olympic village can[]

What is Real Estate Enterprise Accounting?

In a real estate business climate where products cover every niche available, one area has been surprisingly lacking:  accounting for real estate investment companies. Products that perform exceptionally and truly cater to this segment are in short supply, especially in the mid-market range. Real estate enterprise accounting helps private equity real estate firms, Limited Partners[]

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An Inside View on Real Estate Profit Margins

Earnings matter. This is as true in energy, industrials and consumer staples as it is in real estate. After all, people invest in real estate to make money, so keeping an eye on profit margins is a must. MPF Research thought it would be interesting to view real estate performance in term of net profit[]

Why Remodeling is on the Rise for Rental Housing

Influenced by Baby Boomers and Millennials, the home remodeling market is cruising at high speed, continuing to gain momentum since the housing crash nearly a decade ago. Recent reports by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (JCHS) and the National Association of Home Builders indicate that homeowners and renters are craving new[]

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3 Must-Haves for your Multifamily Accounting Platform

Few if any general partners, real estate investment trusts and property management companies (PMCs) will argue that the demands for financial reporting and transparency into operational metrics from internal and external stakeholders has weighed heavily on the back office accounting personnel. Choosing an Accounting Platform An enterprise resource planning (ERP) real estate accounting platform must[]

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