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  • Capitol Update: Outcome of Midterm Elections Critical to Apartment Industry

    Dear Apartment Industry Colleagues,It’s once again that time of year when Congressional thoughts turn to the five-week August recess – vacations, Congressional Delegation (“CODEL”) trips, town hall meetings, fundraisers, parades and apartment community tours.  Typically at this time of year I bemoan the partisanship that prevented so many straightforward legislative successes from happening...
  • Resident Friendly Ancillary Revenue

    Incredible rent increases won’t last forever. For asset managers, the inflexion point when market rents plateau is often accompanied by a pivot into ancillary revenue opportunities. In fact, smart multifamily operators are already re-examining fee structures, charge-backs, and creative ways to pass a portion of community management costs respectfully through to the renter. At Maximize: 2014...
  • The Audience Is Watching

    “Sir, I need to ask you to take the conversation outside...” The audience applauds...and...End scene.That was the end of a show that I didn’t realize I had purchased tickets for when I picked the restaurant. While eating dinner recently, a businessman who had been on the phone for a while suddenly got louder and louder. Over the course of a minute or so, he berated the person on the other end of...
  • Video: Technology-Based Opportunities at Maximize

    If you’re reading this, you’re probably like me: you love multifamily real estate, and even more, love the things that make it run. For asset managers, the technologies available to move the needle of property performance have come a long way. Consider that just 15 years ago, being technically adroit in multifamily meant knowing how to run cable lines and hardwire assets behind the wall. Since...

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