units August 2022

the Magazine of the National Apartment Association

The Big Quit: Retaining and Attracting Talent Post-Pandemic

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How rental housing organizations are managing employee recruitment and retention, as well as addressing the evolving expectations of their staffs, amid an era of record workforce resignations. 

Often referred to as the “Big Quit” or the “Great Resignation,” American workers are leaving…

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FEATURES

Investigating the relationship between staff shortages and operators’ efforts to centralize property management roles. The way that multifamily housing companies staff their properties is changing.…
A new normal emerges in student living.  The pandemic has finally been pushed off the front pages as student housing owners, operators, developers and designers eye a nearly normal back-to-school…
Students reap rewards of resident technology. A Sacramento State University undergrad walks into the Asset Living property Wexler. The secure front door connects with the Bluetooth on her mobile…

IN THIS ISSUE

Two recent acquisitions have captured the attention of third-party managers and industry analysts. A rumbling is quietly building momentum within the apartment industry’s third-party management model…
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Addison Partners outlines its investment strategy in smaller growth markets they have dubbed “mini Austins.” When was Addison Partners founded and what is the investment strategy of the company?…
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An examination of how the industry worked to defeat state-level legislation that would have negatively affected rental housing and set dangerous precedents for other states The rental housing…
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Rental housing professionals gathered in San Diego June 22-24 at Apartmentalize to learn, to network and to celebrate the industry. Rental housing professionals poured into San Diego from around the…
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To meet the demands of prospective residents, the apartment industry is raising the bar for apartment search with visual, personalized experiences.Modern consumer behaviors are shaped by rapid…
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NAA’s Apartmentalize welcomed a record-breaking crowd to discuss, debate and learn the key issues driving today’s winning property management strategies and tactics.The trademark camaraderie,…
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Industry leaders discuss personal failures and how they rose through them to success.“Failure is inevitable, it’s what you do with it,” said Charles Stroud, President, Stroud Consulting Group,…
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Khara House, CAM, Director of Community Engagement, Bella Investment Group and 2022 DE&I Champion Excellence Award winner: The National Apartment Association is recognizing the importance of DE…
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The National Apartment Association (NAA) partnered with Swift Bunny to conduct a second survey on mental and emotional health in the rental housing industry. More than 3,600 respondents, a greater…
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In a huge win for long-term housing affordability, the Ohio legislature passed a preemption of local rent control on June 1, 2022. In less than two weeks, a coalition of real estate and rental…
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ARLINGTON, VA | June 29, 2022 – The National Apartment Association (NAA) has announced the induction of Cindy Clare, Chief Operating Officer, Bell Partners, into its Hall of Fame, the highest honor…
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Q: I want to install some low voltage landscape lighting in the courtyard of my apartment building and I need some advice. Should I go with a wired system or a solar powered system?  A: Good question…
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MBK Rental Living, Irvine, Calif. Ken McCarren  •  Vice President of Asset Management Craig Jones  •  President Ken McCarren, Vice President of Asset Management, will succeed Craig Jones as President…
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