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After two decades, NAA’s Karen Goggin is taking her final bow.
Listen to ‘Mama Goggin’ and everything will be OK. Call it the chairmen’s rallying cry of the past 18 years.
For nearly two decades, Karen Goggin has served as NAA’s Vice President of Governance, keeping a watchful eye on the leadership team from the NAA office in Arlington, Va.
For many NAA members, the apartment industry has been a multi-generational affair.
We like to think of ourselves as part of one big family—multifamily. But for many NAA members, that’s quite literally the case. As NAA celebrates its 75th anniversary, several industry families share their unique stories of growing up in the business.
After five decades, one Midtown Atlanta community is undergoing a complete interior and exterior renovation— while remaining fully occupied.
Plumbing pitfalls, a trip to Italy and a freak snowstorm sound like the makings of a travel misadventure, not a mass apartment renovation.
Unless, of course, you’re Ansley Forest. Built in 1962 and managed by Madison Property Management, the 269-unit apartment community in midtown Atlanta is in the midst of a complete interior and exterior renovation while maintaining
occupancy. It’s sort of like trying to cook Thanksgiving dinner while your mother-in-law is in the kitchen, looking over your shoulder.
One student housing community turned a food truck into a successful mobile leasing office, offering a tasty surprise.
If students can buy gourmet mac and cheese, tacos and lobster rolls from a food truck, why not order up an apartment, too?
Eddie Moreno, Portfolio Manager for Cardinal Group Management, says his team considered the idea last fall while brainstorming ways to introduce students at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to Tetro Student
Village, opening in fall 2014.
A picture is worth a thousand words... and that is why you use so many pictures and photos when advertising your apartment community. Exterior shots, interior shots, floor plans, views, objects (martini, anyone?)... but where are the
They are mysteriously missing from much of our industry’s marketing. Why is that? It is likely not because of alien abduction or because residents are vampires and cannot be out and about when many of the photographs are being taken (and everyone knows vampires can’t be photographed.). How absurd would that be? But it is also absurd to say, “We can’t use people in our ads because of fair housing.” That simply is not true.
Axiometrics’ Q1 2014 numbers show occupancy drops across many urban submarkets, even as unit deliveries increase.
Dallas-based Axiometrics Inc. apartment market statistics for the first quarter of 2014 show that the increase in urban submarket supply in 2013 steadily eroded occupancy—and in some cases, effective rent growth—during the quarter. With more units anticipated to deliver in many of these submarkets (as well as nationally), Axiometrics’ analysts are forecasting continued occupancy erosion for the remainder of the year.
Hunt Companies tops list of largest apartment owners, following acquisition of Centerline Capital Group, the third-largest owner in 2013.
A rebounding apartment industry with near record transaction levels created notable changes in the National Multifamily Housing Council’s (NMHC) newly-released 2014 NMHC 50— the industry’s ranking of the top owners and managers. Hunt Companies, Inc. (253,295 units owned) jumped to the top spot in the owners list while Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC (214,696 units managed) topped the NMHC 50 management list for the fourth consecutive year.
Logan Gustafson doesn’t have time to keep his head in the books; he’s too busy fulfilling service requests as a maintenance technician for Corvias Military Living.
But his head in the tablet? Well, that’s a different story.
NAAEI partners with Dale Carnegie, Gallup and Franklin Covey to deliver customized apartment industry executive management training and to augment designation programs.
In interviews with more than 70 apartment industry executives, the NAA Education Institute (NAAEI) learned that apartment companies offer a wealth of training for onsite staff, but once those people move into mid- or executive-level management roles, companies struggle to provide appropriate training and development programs that facilitate the transformation from manager to leader.
Say hello to the new face of apartment marketing engagement.
There were 968 million smartphones just like yours purchased by consumers in 2013. These devices, indispensable in navigating the modern area, are quickly becoming ubiquitous: According to Forrester Research Inc., the number of
consumers with smartphones will eclipse the 1 billion mark by the end of 2016.
Communities use auto-draft platform to guarantee on-time rent payment.
When it comes to her opinion on late rent payments, Tanya Mayfield doesn’t hold back. “It’s just a huge stress and a huge embarrassment. The late fees keep on racking up, and if you don’t pay the rent, there can be court fees, and then there are all of those embarrassing late-rent notices tacked to your door.”