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  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin

    Last week I went to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. While most 25-year-olds would choose to spend their vacation drinking adult beverages on the beach, I prefer to visit places where I could be mauled to death by wild animals. Bear spray literally in hand—I had my finger on the trigger for the majority our first hike—and bear bells tied to my shoelaces, I spent a good portion of the...
  • NAAEI and NAA Offer Many Ways to Share Insights from Upcoming Education Conference in Boston

    Our annual NAA Education Conference and Exposition is only weeks away. The conference attracts thousands of apartment industry professionals from across the country and is a great way to learn more about the issues facing our industry, expand your network of professional contacts and see first-hand some of the exciting work being done by others in multifamily housing.   Unfortunately, not...
  • Money (And Water) Down the Drain

    Everyone talks about water efficiency and rebates, but not many property managers realize the huge savings and environmental benefits associated. Apartment owners and property managers can easily cash in on cutting water usage while helping their community become more environmentally friendly. If you’re hesitant about the upfront cost of retrofitting, you should be aware that many properties can...
  • Maximizing the Benefits of Location: How Conventional Communities Should Capitalize on Their Proximity to a College or University

    Ten years ago, purpose-built student housing was not the widely accepted niche that it is today.  It has moved beyond the stereotypes of communities that closely resemble a scene from “Animal House”, to a highly coveted segment of the multifamily industry.  Wall Street recognizes it’s power, and everyone from Independent Rental Owners to REIT’s are looking for a piece of the action.   Here’s the...

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