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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
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    As e-commerce booms, managers boost package infrastructure

    Dedicated rooms and delivery services help reduce the burden on on-site staffers.

    By July 19, 2022
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    Managers brace for Amazon package deluge

    Prime Day orders accounted for 2% of deliveries arriving at apartment properties in 2021, but that number could grow this year.

    By July 14, 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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    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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    Q&A

    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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    Sponsored by CSG Forte

    Are you sure tenants' payment data is secure?

    With current rent prices, protecting tenants’ digital payments data is more important than ever.

    June 13, 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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    May roundup: New multifamily products

    This month’s features include food delivery storage pods and a maintenance issue detection system.

    By May 25, 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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    Fleeing 'superstar' cities, tech workers are moving to mid-size and smaller markets, causing housing, traffic concerns

    After many Americans relocated to work remotely during the pandemic, smaller cities are now grappling with rising housing prices, traffic and homelessness.

    By Karen Kroll • May 5, 2022
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    PRODUCTS

    April roundup: New multifamily products

    This month's features include cabinet renovation kits, air quality monitors and smart building access.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Tech startup aims to reduce maintenance costs

    Bethesda, Maryland-based Dwellwell claims to reduce annual maintenance costs by up to 25% for property owners.

    By Sebastian Obando • April 6, 2022
  • Morgan Properties' Summit Pointe Apartment Homes in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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    Q&A

    Country's second-largest owner sees record growth

    Although apartment deals are "never smooth," Morgan Properties continues to improve the process of adding new assets to its portfolio, according to vice president Samantha McQuown.

    By April 5, 2022
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    SmartRent picks up SightPlan for $135M

    SightPlan's customer base includes over 160 real estate owners and managers, including Cushman & Wakefield, Lincoln Property Co. and Trammell Crow Residential. 

    By April 5, 2022
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    Proposed FCC broadband ruling 'a big deal' for multifamily operators

    The new regulations would ban providers such as Cox Cable from entering into exclusive revenue-sharing agreements with multi-tenant building operators.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • March 28, 2022
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    Is the on-site leasing agent becoming extinct?

    Worker shortages and tech-savvy renters have combined to accelerate the trend of fewer staff members at apartment complexes.

    By March 28, 2022
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    Q&A

    Transaction volume creates uncertainty for property operators

    RKW's Marcie Williams talks about competition among third-party managers to generate new business and keep employees in hot markets.

    By March 24, 2022
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    Pegasus Residential pilots 4-day workweeks and manager-free properties

    The Georgia-based apartment manager is also closing some of its locations on the weekends and centralizing its management and maintenance services.

    By March 22, 2022
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    What contractors need to know for the year ahead

    While market observers still see plenty of challenges on the horizon, they are optimistic about the new year, this roundup of Construction Dive stories shows.

    Jan. 27, 2022
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    Balfour Beatty benefits from prefab panels on Virginia apartment project

    The contractor is employing prefabricated exterior wall panels and MEP components for a residential tower near Washington, D.C.

    By Jeffrey Steele • Dec. 23, 2021
  • Former Katerra Bosses Bring Modulous to U.S.
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    UK modular builder expands to US, hires former Katerra staff

    Four former senior employees of the offsite construction firm that declared bankruptcy earlier this year have landed new roles in Modulous' Seattle office.

    By Sebastian Obando • Nov. 11, 2021