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Apartment Firms Swing into Action Against COVID-19

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Operators continue to grapple with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

For Dan Wurtzel, the lives of his residents were literally hanging in the balance. As President of FirstService Residential New York, which manages some 20,000 rental apartments and 50,000 co-op and condo units…

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FEATURES

Developing apartment communities that appeal to all age groups. While the apartment narrative has long focused on the 20-something as the typical resident, rentership rates among all age cohorts have…
Apartment managers can create a plan to succeed without using toxic pesticides. Residents want their homes to be free of pests. But they often don’t want harsh pesticides—or any pesticides—used in…
Oddo Development has associates focused on virtual leasing and completing tasks on their to-do lists. When COVID-19 forced the closure of the nation’s economy, executives at Oddo Development had no…

IN THIS ISSUE

One executive sees the COVID-19 shutdown fostering changes in how people work. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the management team at Cardinal Group knew it would need to make a lot of important…
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The CARES Act helps one asset manager keep its platforms intact as it waits for things to turn. This is the seventh in a recurring series of articles looking at how apartment owners, managers and…
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As Americans continue to grapple with our new normal, states throughout the nation are discussing how, if not already preparing, to reopen the economy amid COVID-19. Lawmakers, health officials and…
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On April 24, President Trump signed into law The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Healthcare Enhancement Act (HR 266), allocating an additional $310 billion to the lending program administered…
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Because there exists a misconception that rental housing owners enjoy large margins and can continue operating in the absence of rent payments, and with so much discussion around rents during COVID-…
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January and February drove volume before March problems arose. January and February started off as strong months for apartment transactions. Overall, the first quarter was flat from Q1 2019 with…
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Apartment search rises, but a survey reveals rent payments could decline in May. When much of the country started working from home in mid-March, Google searches began migrating from apartment…
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CAA will help create a financial relief for the state’s residents who are struggling to pay their rent. The Colorado Apartment (CAA) has partnered with the Resident Relief Foundation (RRF) to create…
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Employees throughout the Peabody Companies donated items for the homeless program. The Peabody Companies completed a winter clothing drive throughout its organization to benefit the Boston Health…
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The fifth-largest apartment owner in the nation announced the launch of an initiative created to support local hospitals and food banks. Morgan Properties, the fifth-largest apartment owner in the…
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First Communities, an apartment management company in Atlanta, helped the Atlanta Community Food Bank triple its donations on Giving Tuesday Now, May 5. First Choice has been involved with the Food…
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In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. The bill, while intended to provide further relief to the…
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One community launches a worry-free renting program for students looking to lease during the upcoming fall 2020 semester. In late April, The Union at Auburn, a housing community serving students at…
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Pamela McGlashen  •  President of Management  •  Kaplan  •  Houston  Pamela McGlashen has joined Kaplan’s executive team as President of Management. Previously she was responsible for overseeing…
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In our next installment of Profiles in Success, a series where NAA talks to successful apartment professionals to learn how they got to where they are, who inspired them and what their biggest…
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About 10 years ago, Blue Ridge began an orientation program for its home office staff. “Then we realized there was so much value in it that we opened it up to community managers and service managers…
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1. Today’s residents are busy. Renters often work long, hard hours. Add in their active social calendars and, man, are they busy. 2. Lifestyle services are comprehensive. Unlike concierge services,…
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