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Inside one company’s COVID-19 mobilization effort.

This is the first in a recurring series of articles looking at how apartment owners, managers and developers have mobilized to protect themselves and their residents from the spread of the novel (meaning new) coronavirus (…

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Camden takes steps to ensure its residents and employees are safe and productive. This is the third in a recurring series of articles looking at how apartment owners, managers and developers have…
For Vie Management, pandemic preparedness started at a restaurant. This is the fourth in a recurring series of articles looking at how apartment owners, managers and developers have mobilized to…
The apartment operator sees a way for teams to stay engaged by completing leasing audits and other tasks, even if they aren’t interacting with residents. This is a recurring series of articles…

IN THIS ISSUE

Inside one company’s move from the physical leasing office to a remote environment. This is the fifth in a recurring series of articles looking at how apartment owners, managers and developers have…
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A Philadelphia-based firm is using its foundation and communication to care for residents. This is the sixth in a recurring series of articles looking at how apartment owners, managers and developers…
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Beyond luxury, thoughtful touches resonate with residents. Who doesn’t like a free cup of coffee? For Chris Hughes, the way to his residents’ hearts is through their caffeine jones. As principal and…
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The mixed bag of leasing skill sets that management companies want. When the fire alarm went off at O-Ku restaurant in Charlotte, N.C., RKW Residential President Marcie Williams and her party of…
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Putting in new granite countertops doesn’t always lead to higher rents. Many older apartment buildings are already fully occupied with residents who may not want to pay more every month for new…
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Over the last decade, most new or newly renovated apartments have features more flooring that resembles hardwood. More and more apartments have new floors that look like solid wood—and are sometimes…
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How to effectively balance front- and back-office duties. Business leaders must track performance on multiple levels—typically through various reporting systems—to help maintain profitability. For…
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To avoid concessions, student housing managers must get a handle on leasing earlier in the season. In the past, student housing managers may have been able to look at the previous year's rents,…
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Construction problems don't have to sabotage a community's reputation. Some tips on how to save the day. When construction issues delayed the opening of Aspire Tucson, a Dinerstein Co. student…
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In March, Congress passed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). As “Phase Three” of an extensive federal relief package, this legislation includes nearly $2…
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In a press release issued March 24, Fannie Mae, in coordination with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, is allowing lenders to grant forbearance to borrowers in properties financed by Fannie Mae for…
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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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You could have been a community manager or leasing agent for a decade now and not really had to deal with an economic downturn. But that is probably changing. By March 26, it was a whole new world.…
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Earlier this year, Bell Partners announced that Founder and Chairman Steve Bell, who has personally held a majority stake in the company since its founding in 1976, has transitioned a minority…
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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, we visit with an SVP of Strategic Initiatives.…
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Overnight, many companies have changed their operations from in-office to work-from-home in response to the spread of COVID-19. Remote work arrangements are not new, but because they may be…
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The recent outbreak of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, has caused immediate need for social distancing to stop the spread of this highly contagious virus. Apartment communities are a people-…
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UNITS Magazine is a full-color trade publication featuring news and newsmakers in the apartment housing industry. Features include interviews of members who are movers and shakers in the industry,…
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