units December 2022

the Magazine of the National Apartment Association

Chain Reaction

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The rental housing industry has been pushed to find creative solutions and leverage technology to ensure they have the things they need—when they need them.

Supply chain issues have remained a problem throughout the U.S. in nearly every industry.…

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FEATURES

The data that property management companies collect can be extremely valuable on the black market, and with ransomware attacks becoming increasingly common, it’s even more important to manage this…
The risks and costs of ignoring renters insurance compliance are far too great to not have the attention of rental housing providers.  Many renters live without renters insurance – all operators know…
Shelters to Shutters takes an innovative approach to addressing homelessness and staffing shortages across the rental housing industry.  There is a solution for every challenge and sometimes a…

IN THIS ISSUE

To attract and retain pet lovers, forward-thinking operators are taking a wide-ranging approach that includes the elimination of breed and weight restrictions, the installation of onsite pet…
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Property managers are reporting higher instances of fraud during the pandemic, resulting in much needed defenses. The uptick in apartment rental application fraud, where prospective residents use…
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Property Managers can help residents and their communities handle hoarding before it gets out of control, but they must be proactive in the effort.  Reality TV shows have brought hoarding into public…
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Staffing has been an ongoing challenge for many rental housing companies. These tips can help retain employees while keeping residents happy. Customer-facing service work can be demanding, stressful…
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Accessory Dwelling Units are being piloted, providing additional housing for those in need. For many decades, west Denver neighborhoods were the place where working-class families could achieve the…
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The current economy has limited homeownership opportunities; Tropicana Properties is laying the groundwork to change that. Tropicana Properties is an apartment management company located in El Paso,…
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U.S. Apartment Market Since 2021, apartment demand had been at record levels as people left cities for suburbs; however, in more recent months, there has been a sudden slowdown in apartment demand…
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Sinking demand for apartments. Q3 2022 marked the first time in RealPage’s 30 years of tracking U.S. apartments that demand registered negative during a third quarter period. Annual absorption…
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New state-level data privacy laws in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah and Virginia go into effect in 2023. These changes will have a direct impact on companies in the multifamily housing space…
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The National Apartment Association (NAA) represented the rental housing industry in a recent meeting with White House and agency officials charged with carrying out President Biden’s housing agenda,…
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Former National Apartment Association (NAA) Chairman of the Board Rick Graf is retiring. His last day as President, Multifamily, Asset Services at Cushman & Wakefield will be Dec. 31. Woody Stone…
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A note to units readers from our Maintenance DIY experts, Frank Alvarez and Jerry L’Ecuyer:  Remember, the holiday season begins with Halloween and the demand on your properties only increases from…
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Jamin Harkness  •   President   •  The Life Properties   •   Atlanta The Life Properties has announced that Jamin Harkness has joined the firm as President. Harkness will primarily focus on…
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