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Looking for Rent Growth
Smile, Succession Planning Made Easier
Making Sure the Grass is Always Greener
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Corvias Campus Living partnered with the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) to design and manage a student housing community catered to medical students. Think less dorm, more home. “From the very first design meeting through the planning and construction process, the medical student experience was always central in the decision-making process,” says Kurt Ehlers, Managing Director of Corvias Campus Living.
Just how valuable are an apartment community’s parking spaces? It varies, just like the apartment buildings and their locations.
A new Sightline Institute analysis of 23 recently completed Seattle-area multifamily housing developments reveals that the practice of providing abundant “cheap” parking actually makes rental housing more expensive—particularly for residents with modest incomes and who don’t own cars.
A court decision was handed down in early January that should have a significant impact on anonymity when it comes to ratings and reviews posted online.
The court decision was from a case in Virginia: Yelp vs. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning. The carpet establishment’s owner said that anonymous users were leaving bad reviews about his company on Yelp. That’s no surprise, right? Marketing professionals and property managers and their supervisors are sometimes shocked when reading them.
The U.S. apartment sector’s performance remained healthy at the end of 2013, though the late-in-the year seasonal slowdown that is routine for the market did occur once again. Year-end occupancy came in at 95 percent, off slightly from 95.4 percent as of third quarter. Late 2013’s annual rent growth pace of 2.9 percent was down mildly from the 3.2 percent figure posted one quarter earlier. Those findings reflect the performances seen across more than 7.5 million apartment units tracked by MPF Research, an industry-leading market intelligence division of RealPage, Inc.
A new term, the “silver tsunami,” has been coined to describe the anticipated occurrence of the Baby Boomer generation aging out of the workforce at an accelerated pace, creating a potentially crippling loss of organizational knowledge. This will be a significant challenge to employers in general during the next five to 20 years.
A fire extinguisher could save your life—just not in the way you think.
It was a gunman—not a fire—that prompted 72-year-old apartment office manager Cheryl Arnold to reach under her desk and spray the intruder with a fire extinguisher. In doing so, she may very well have saved her life.
Below are a few things that communities can do during the winter months to better position the landscape for a big entrance when spring arrives.