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    Deep Dive

    Are short-term rentals worth the risk?

    Problems in one Texas high-rise show the challenges of relying on temporary guests, but some managers say they can smooth out issues.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    New suit alleges RealPage, Greystar, others colluded on student housing

    The class-action lawsuit accuses 10 companies of using RealPage’s systems to inflate student housing rents across the U.S.

    By Nov. 8, 2022
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    How to prevent application fraud

    Technology and more in-depth checks from property staff can help, but local regulations are an obstacle.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
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    Application fraud on the rise

    Catching scammers before they sign a lease is often easier said than done, according to multifamily owners, operators and vendors.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    October 2022 roundup: New multifamily products

    A window wall system, aluminum louvers and composite cladding are among the latest wares to hit the multifamily market.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Renters sue RealPage, Greystar, Lincoln and other managers

    The plaintiffs allege apartment operators artificially inflated prices and indirectly shared sensitive information.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Is it getting easier to staff apartment properties?

    Although it may be easier to find workers for property-level jobs, filling service roles is still challenging.

    By Oct. 17, 2022
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    RealPage acquires Knock CRM

    The acquisition allows RealPage to deliver a front-office platform that supports centralized leasing.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    Fogelman bulks up its tech team

    The Tennessee-based firm has promoted a long-time staffer and brought in a new hire to advance its technology infrastructure.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    This small firm aims to manage 75,000 units in the next 2 years

    Virginia-based Middleburg Communities is aggressively pursuing other property management firms.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    September roundup: new multifamily products

    New offerings include wine cooler drawers, on-site health care services and more.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    Q&A

    Phoenix operator uses AI to save more than 3,000 employee hours

    Artificial intelligence helped this workforce manager find efficiencies without cutting jobs.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

    Demand on the rise for electric vehicle charging at multifamily properties

    EV adoption will accelerate next year thanks to new tax credits and expanding options from automakers. Are your properties ready?

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    SFR manager Poplar Homes enters the apartment business

    By acquiring 33 Realty’s property management arm, the Cupertino, California-based proptech company grows geographically.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    Greystar veteran Stephanie Fuhrman joins Entrata

    The proptech provider, which recently entered Canada, also hired execs who have worked at Yardi and RealPage.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Even with record occupancies, most student turns go smoothly this year

    Many operators have applied lessons learned during the pandemic to make the process successful as students return in force to off-campus housing.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    FirstService Residential signs 1,350 units in New York City

    The buildings’ new management will include energy-efficiency consulting with a focus on decarbonization.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

    Workforce studio units open in San Francisco’s Tenderloin

    The 240-unit TL Residences features an array of sustainable technologies and transformable walls and furniture. 

    By Sept. 2, 2022
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    FTC sues online listing service Roomster for defrauding customers

    The suit alleges Roomster and its executives bought fake reviews and failed to verify listings.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Q&A

    How one owner incorporates business intel to enhance portfolio management

    Florida-based Beacon Real Estate Group invests in technology that helps it work with operators.

    By Aug. 29, 2022
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    PRODUCTS

    August Roundup: New multifamily products

    New offerings include flooring, showerheads and ductless mini-split systems.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    Katerra factory buyer acquires PA facility, targets multifamily construction

    Volumetric Building’s new factory will serve major markets in the Northeast, such as Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C.

    By Sebastian Obando • Aug. 11, 2022
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    Local businesses, volunteer opportunities matter to renters

    While the apartment industry has been engaged in the amenity wars over the past decade, neighborhoods still matter a lot.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    July roundup: New multifamily products

    New offerings include brick facades and smart automation.

    By July 27, 2022
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    Sponsored by Rent Manager

    Self-showing technology is the new age of leasing

    We’re in a new era of leasing. Start alleviating pressure from your staff and place more responsibility on prospects.

    By Sam Shannon • July 25, 2022