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  • Developers Pop the Cork on Top-Shelf Amenities

    Looking for the latest trends in apartment community amenities? Look no further than Dallas-based Trammell Crow Residential (TCR). The multifamily builder consistently ranks among the top 10 apartment developers nationally, and 2014 finds the firm continuing to work a pipeline that brought 3,500 new units to market last year. With developments topping off in hot markets like Seattle, Denver, and...
  • A Smooth Move With Revenue Management

    With moving season in full swing, APTly Spoken sat down with Julie Manthey, Vice President of Operations for Western National Property Management, to learn how her company is using revenue management software to ease the summer rush.APTly Spoken: What are some of the greatest challenges with the summer moving season?Julie Manthey: On average, a multifamily community sees a turnover rate of about...
  • MAXIMIZE Session Inside Look: Data Analytics Strategies

    Will multifamily eventually become a big data industry? With millions of units in play and terabytes of prospect, lease and resident information lodged in our disparate systems, the promise of big data and actionable analytics seems to be a real one, even if our transaction velocity of 12-15 months pales compared to the airline, rental car, restaurant and hotel industries that close thousands of...
  • 3 Purchasing Program Problems to Avoid

    Purchasing programs consist of negotiating national accounts with vendors, getting accounts established upon onboarding of a new asset, as well as monitoring pricing and standardizing products across your portfolio to increase your NOI and overall value of a property.As a procurement and purchasing management professional in the apartment industry, I often wonder why these programs are...

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