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    The Big Quit: Employees opt out of jobs in search of better pay, less stress

    The Great Resignation is headed straight for multifamily’s middle managers, experts say.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • July 8, 2022
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    General Motors aims to make EV charging accessible to apartment residents

    The automaker wants to solve the challenge of charging access for those who live in multifamily dwellings.

    By Dan Zukowski • July 6, 2022
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    Institutional clients help fuel one manager’s growth

    Despite record profits, Drucker + Falk struggles to fill open roles — particularly in maintenance. 

    By July 5, 2022
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    Thought Leaders: June 2022

    This month executives from Camden, Village Green, CHA Partners and more talk about their latest challenges and successes.

    By June 30, 2022
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    June roundup: New multifamily products

    The list includes products unveiled at last week's Apartmentalize conference.

    By June 29, 2022
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    After bottoming out, vacancies slowly tick up

    Despite more apartments being available, the market remains historically tight.

    By June 27, 2022
  • Donna Smith, president of West Fargo, North Dakota-based Enclave Property Management, speaks at the "Overcoming 2022's Top Industry Challenges" panel at Apartmentalize 2022.
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    Operational efficiency a rising concern for multifamily operators

    Recruiting, HR and maximizing revenue remain top challenges, according to new research unveiled at last week’s Apartmentalize conference.

    By June 27, 2022
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    Pandemic, interest rates create pressure for affordable managers

    Higher borrowing rates, combined with increased labor and materials costs, are forcing managers to operate more efficiently.

    By June 24, 2022
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    The new drivers of apartment demand

    Migration and reopened economies helped propel rent growth 10% beyond wages in the past year.

    By June 22, 2022
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    How this property manager tackles labor, technology challenges

    Weeding out unnecessary technology and finding workers from new industries are twin goals for RMK Management.

    By June 21, 2022
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    Renters are staying in their apartments longer, paying more

    Residents are renewing their leases, despite an average rent increase of 10%.

    By June 21, 2022
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    How rising cap rates could put pressure on managers

    Owners could expect more from their managers as rapid property appreciation declines.

    By June 15, 2022
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    Property managers deal with churn

    With more investors selling properties than in the past, operators learn to adjust.

    By June 13, 2022
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    Squeezing efficiency out of single-family rentals

    After rapid growth over the past couple of years, Pure still sees consolidation opportunities through technology.

    By June 13, 2022
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    Recession 'not inevitable,' Moody's says

    Executives considering changes to wages, prices and other critical points of business strategy must filter an unusual range of conflicting economic forecasts.

    By Jim Tyson • June 8, 2022
  • Natural gas legislation: What multifamily developers, owners need to know

    While a growing number of local governments ban natural gas hookups, over a dozen states have moved to prevent this type of legislation.

    By Jen A. Miller • June 1, 2022
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    Camden sees all-time highs in same-store revenue growth

    Despite strong numbers, CEO Ric Campo worries about the economy.

    By May 31, 2022
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    RealPage reports 'most optimistic' student housing numbers in 4 years

    Record-high rent growth and a pre-leasing occupancy rebound point to increased demand following the pandemic.

    By May 27, 2022
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    Pure makes a play for institutional investors, looks for more acquisitions

    The company expects to operate in 25 states by the end of the year and recently closed a $50 million financing round.

    By May 25, 2022
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    How the nation's fifth-largest manager is handling staffing issues

    FPI Management sees a recovery in some West Coast markets even as it grapples with labor challenges.

    By May 20, 2022
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    Supply chain backups postpone apartment openings

    Without properties to show, managers rely on communication and technology to pre-lease units and soothe resident anxiety.

    By May 18, 2022
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    As destructive wildfires increase, a new model can calculate property risk

    A nonprofit's online tool identifies a building's wildfire risk based on publicly available data and property details.

    By Matthew Thibault • May 18, 2022
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    Balfour Beatty Communities faces new scrutiny for military housing as parent company wins DOD contract

    A Senate subcommittee report alleged untreated mold growth, cracked floor tiles held together by packing tape and broken appliances.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Lessons from the M&A front lines

    Firms should think big and prioritize early in the deal-making process, but they also need to consider steps for setting the tone after the ink dries.

    By David Roberson • May 16, 2022
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    Real estate owner WashREIT embraces BREEAM certification

    The REIT’s momentum toward sustainable capital allocations and ESG funding comes amid increased demand for green financing options.

    By Mariah Brown • May 13, 2022