Gun control is a hot-button issue, given the number of mass shootings that have occurred nationwide in recent years. Safety is a primary concern for apartment community owners, so how can they protect residents from gun violence without infringing on the legal rights of those who own firearms? We highlight policies and best practices from industry professionals to help you decide whats best for your apartment community.
Minimum wage may not cover most rents, but even families who should be considered affluent are receiving assistance to manage the rising rents of metropolises such as New York City. Industry professionals say claims of unaffordability may be overblown, though, especially in tax brackets of $75,000 or more. See what percentage of earnings higher-income families typically put toward housing and how 2016 market activity may affect affordability in coming months.
New apartment construction is on the rise, but its still below the large spikes of the 1970s and 80s. As the need for additional supply continues, it may be worth studying these previous boom periods to see what solutions may lead to greater construction of apartment communities.
To keep pace with the ever-changing student housing market, you need to stay current on the latest trends, solutions, best practices and opportunities. If you want to see your business grow, attendance is mandatory.
College students across the country are seeking permission for support animals to help them cope with issues such as depression and anxiety. But one college campus reports that the use of such animals may also be encouraging other students to seek help for their own disabilities through other kinds of resources.
The ability to walk to local places like grocery stores and restaurants, good mobile reception and pet-friendly spaces are just a few of the features potential residents are looking for in their apartment communities, based on recent surveys. See what other amenities will factor heavily in their rental decisions for the coming year.
Government-sponsored enterprises, commercial banks and other financial entities have been adding more and more apartment loans to their portfolios post-recession, making apartment housing the leading lending market. See who has the largest exposure to apartment housing loans and how theyre performing.
More than 9,200 industry professionals will descend upon the 2016 NAA Education Conference & Exposition, June 1518, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco including former NFL player and talk-show host Michael Strahan. Strahan will share his business and playing experiences to energize and inspire audience members to achieve their goals.
Stay on top of growing trends, best practices and opportunities at the 2016 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition, being held Feb. 1617 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. In addition to educational seminars and networking opportunities, best-selling author Polly LaBarre will present her tips for successful workplace innovations. Register between Dec. 14 and 18 to be entered into a drawing for a free pass!
Learn lobbying tips and best practices at the 2016 NAA Capitol Conference, March 8, 2016, and put those skills into practice the following day during the National Apartment Associations lobby day. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL), host of MSNBCs Morning Joe, will also speak at the event. NAA aims to visit all 535 voting congressional offices, so come lend your support.
Members can speed up the time allocated for preparing and printing legal documents by participating in NAAs Web-based Click & Lease program, which includes attorney-reviewed leasing documents. Prospective renters can fill out their applications online, and property managers can easily audit and edit their forms. See why more than 20,000 apartment communities are already using this tool.