Thursday, August 7, 2014
I refuse to participate in Black Friday. (They already have Halloween candy out in stores, so I'm allowed to talk about November.)
For starters, I have no interest in being trampled to death outside of a Walmart. That plasma TV is swell and all, but I’d sooner keep my extremities intact.
I also have very little patience for shoppers with very little patience. Additionally, I will never...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
“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...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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...