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NAAHQ   //   October 27, 2015
The Industry Insider
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Camden Property Trust
Lead Story
Camden Apartments Cancels Resident Package Delivery Service
Tracking a package requires roughly 10 minutes of employee time. And, after managing approximately a million packages in 2014 — with a 50 percent increase expected for 2015 thanks to the popularity of online shopping — Camden Property Trust this summer fully implemented its new policy of refusing to accept packages at any of its 169 properties.
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Top Stories
Deals and Transactions
Starwood Makes $5.4 Billion Investment in Multifamily-Housing Market
Starwood Capital Group, which has purchased 67,800 units during the past 12 months, made its largest non-hotel acquisition this week. We highlight the company’s plans to continue investing in multifamily housing as a growth-market play.
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Sponsored Content
Effortless Security for Multi-Family Facilities
Increase security, convenience, and peace of mind with the Yale Multi-Family Solution, innovative cloud-based lock management designed specifically for multi-family housing.
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Housing Recovery
Market Trends
Rental Demand Fuels Housing Recovery
Multifamily housing construction starts jumped last month, while single-family housing starts remained relatively flat. But the combined starts represent a sustained housing recovery, which may spread to other segments of the economy such as consumer spending.
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HQ Hometek
Rehad Facilities
Deals and Transactions
Why Rehab Facilities Are Snapping Up Second-Tier Multifamily Housing Units
Lower-tiered properties in South Florida are being acquired by rehab facilities as low-cost investments. Investors are making cash purchases on low- to no-occupancy communities for a quick flip into multi-resident units that can be rented on a weekly basis.
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Sponsored Content
Quiz: Do You REALLY Know Your Millennial Renter?
Despite skyrocketing rents, Millennials (age 20-34) are renting longer than previous generations. How well do you know the Millennial renter? Take the quiz now.
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Social Media Poll
Poll: What Social Media Platforms Are You Using?
Social media platforms are an integral component in any apartment-community marketing strategy, so we want to help you be even more successful in your efforts. For a chance to win a $50 gift card, tell us what services you most often use in a professional setting.
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Northern California Rent-Control
Legal and Legislative
Northern California Tests First Rent-Control Law in 30+ Years
Residents of Northern California who need affordable housing are hoping that legislation can curb extensive rent hikes in the region. Although initial legislation has been suspended, a popular vote is scheduled for next year. We detail some of the challenges residents are experiencing.
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2016’s Big Color Trend
Market Trends
2016’s Big Color Trend Is White-Hot
White may seem like a basic color, but to highlight the value of white in decor schemes, Benjamin Moore has selected Simply White from among its 250 variations on the hue as the company’s 2016 Color of the Year. See how you can use it to update common areas and apartment homes.
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Community Data
Industry Buzz
3 Important Steps to Secure Your Community Data
Apartment community computer systems are rife with personal data, so it’s crucial for owners and managers to make sure there are protocols in place to prevent data breaches or control them if they occur. These basic steps can help.
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NAA Announcements
Register Your Team for the 2016 NAA Student Housing Conference
Save $300 by signing up now for NAA’s 2016 Student Housing Conference & Exposition, Feb. 16–17, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Or sign up with a group of five or more to save an additional $75 each. Come and learn from industry leaders, meet top suppliers and network with your peers.
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MAXIMIZE: 2015 Multifamily Asset Management Conference Materials Now Available
Unable to make it to this year’s Multifamily Asset Management Conference? Check out our social media pages to learn new techniques for creating long-term value in multifamily-housing communities through handouts and presentations from our expert sessions.
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Lobby Day: Save the Date — March 9, 2016
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 Association’s lobby day. NAA aims to reach all 535 congressional offices, so come lend your support.
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Registration Open for 2016 NAA Education Conference & Exposition
Join industry leaders for the 2016 NAA Education Conference & Exposition, June 15–18 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The event comprises a two-day exposition, myriad general and breakout sessions to explore new solutions and ideas for your apartment communities, as well as the opportunity to earn continuing-education credits. Sign up this week.
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