Apartment Innovations

A bi-monthly newsletter that delivers the latest trends in technology for today and tomorrow.

The Changing Rules of Operational Efficiency

By Doug Pike | November, 2022 | Updated December, 2022

After years lagging other service industries in terms of technology adoption, multifamily is rapidly approaching tech saturation. Property teams are now inundated with processes and technology designed to create efficiencies. Now, operators are ushering in a new phase in operational efficiency –…

Apartment Conversions Pick Up Steam

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

Office to apartment conversions have led the way for adaptive reuse projects during the past two years. According to a recent report from RentCafe, the adaptive reuse of office buildings is at an all-time high with 11,000 apartment conversions in two years—77,100 apartments total are currently…

Integrated or Point Solutions? Get Married or Play the Field?

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

The rental housing industry is embracing technology more than it ever has before. But, as panelists in the “Integrated or Point Solutions? Get Married or Play the Field?” session at Apartmentalize 2022 noted, navigating the technological landscape can be a complicated and even exhausting…

Powering Up: Providing Charging Stations for EVs at Your Property

By Andrew Ruhland | October, 2022 | Updated October, 2022

Increased demand for EV charging is just around the corner; owners and management companies must be prepared for the potential uptick of EVs at communities. As climate change continues to alter the environment, people are becoming more conscious of their personal impact on the planet and…

Smart Sustainability: Navigating the Path to Business Resilience

By Doug Pike | October, 2022 | Updated October, 2022

Finding sustainable solutions that deliver measurable results, then duplicating them across the portfolio, is essential to maximizing ROI.   Sustainability initiatives were gaining traction prior to the pandemic but took a temporary backseat to the operational efficiency movement as…

Proptech: Empowering and Evolving Teams

By Doug Pike | October, 2022 | Updated October, 2022

If the goal is to meet customers where they are – whether it’s online, via chatbot or in person – teams must be prepared and equipped to keep pace. PropTech has exploded in multifamily housing, providing an opportunity to transform lean teams into nimble, efficient machines. During the 2022…

Industry Thought Leaders Share What ‘Success in a New Light’ Could be All About

By Paul Bergeron | July, 2022 | Updated July, 2022

NAA’s Apartmentalize welcomed a record-breaking crowd to discuss, debate and learn the key issues driving today’s winning property management strategies and tactics.The trademark camaraderie, networking and chance to make new friends was back in full force at the 2022 Apartmentalize conference in…

Mapping the Way to a Better Apartment Search

By Morgan Dzak | July, 2022 | Updated August, 2022

To meet the demands of prospective residents, the apartment industry is raising the bar for apartment search with visual, personalized experiences.Modern consumer behaviors are shaped by rapid advancements in online purchasing and the desire for instant gratification. Online shoppers are one click…

A Smart Home Trilogy to Optimize Operations and Teams

By Doug Pike | July, 2022 | Updated July, 2022

Smart locks, thermostats and leak detection sensors complement the functionality of one another to a degree that amplifies the individual value of each.Smart home technology is revolutionizing how renters live and how operators conduct business. While each smart home solution has its own intrinsic…

Proptech for a Touchless Today and Tomorrow: COVID’s Lasting Influence

By Paul Willis | July, 2022 | Updated July, 2022

While some of the newfound proptech might only be useful in certain circumstances, the industry now has abundantly more options for nearly every facet of property management.Whether an organization could be described as tech-savvy or tech-averse, it didn’t matter when the pandemic arrived. There…