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  • Post-Election Outlook Remains Mixed for the Apartment Industry

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Add my name to the long list of individuals who did not take the candidacy of Donald Trump seriously and publically doubted whether could win a Presidential general election. My sin is even greater since I am inside the beltway and in “the business” of politics and policy. This is my job! How could I have not seen this coming? I could lay the blame for missing the...
  • Construction Costs Are Killing Us

    It’s conference season! And I did my part by attending three of them within a span of 10 days. At each one, I heard this same sentiment from apartment industry developers, owners and operators, large and small, hailing from the Northeast to Southern California. Outside of land, the key components of construction costs are labor and materials. First, the materials. The recently-released Producer...
  • The "Self-Cleaning" Kitchen?

    My favorite season is here: Holiday Cooking Season! Many residents will begin to ponder recipes that go along with their various family gatherings and functions. This is a fantastic time of year to suggest to residents they use the self-clean function in the oven to be ready for holiday baking. The way that a Self-Cleaning oven works is a mystery to many residents. More than a few times I’ve...
  • Apartment Market Pulse: Rents, Values and Occupanices - All Up

    Rent growth occurred across most markets during the third quarter, averaging 4.7 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to Yardi Matrix. Growth continues to slow, as evidenced by a lone city experiencing double-digit rent growth, Sacramento, compared to four last year at this time. San Francisco, Houston, Denver and New York comprise the handful of markets with rent growth lower than the...

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