Nothing set to derail Midwest apartment market in near future

Nothing set to derail Midwest apartment market in near future

The Midwest apartment market has enjoyed an impressive run over much of the past decade. And now, as we enter the final months of 2019, that run is set to continue. That’s the point driven home by JVM’s Jay Madary in his new guest column for RE Journals.

Industry News | Wk of August 5

Industry News | Wk of August 5

HOT & RELEVANT TOPICS Scooter-Sharing Revs Up at Chicago Apartments Just as the industry was finding ways to accommodate the ride-share revolution, a new wrinkle has been added: scooter-sharing. Ten scooter-sharing companies are participating in a four-month pilot program at Chicago-area apartments, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive. One community, The Field’s Lofts, ran […]

Equity Flocks to Multifamily … For Now

Equity Flocks to Multifamily … For Now

According to a recent guest column by JVM’s Jay Madary in Multi-Housing News, equity remains plentiful in today’s apartment market. However, three factors could impact the enthusiasm of equity investors for the multifamily industry over the rest of 2019 and beyond.

Industry News | Wk of July 15, 2019

Industry News | Wk of July 15, 2019

HOT & RELEVANT TOPICS The Pros and Cons of Short-Term RentalsShort-term rentals have become more prominent in the multifamily industry that they’ve even developed their own widely utilized acronym.

Industry News | Wk of June 10

Industry News | Wk of June 10

HOT & RELEVANT TOPICS The Best Security Practices For Multifamily EmployeesTen real estate and leasing professionals were murdered in 2017 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Then in January, Salt Lake City realtor Dave Stokoe went to his apartment community to evict a pair of residents but never returned. He was later found in […]

How Technology Works as a Catalyst in the Evolution of Leasing

How Technology Works as a Catalyst in the Evolution of Leasing

Being a leasing agent is hard work. Not only do associates have to manage prospects and sign new residents, but they also have to keep current residents satisfied, oversee resident-retention efforts and perform the countless day-to-day tasks that keep a leasing office running. As a new article in Multifamily Executive shows, many operators are turning […]

Industry News | Wk of April 29

Industry News | Wk of April 29

HOT & RELEVANT TOPICS Seven Ways to Urbanize the SuburbsOver the past two decades, developers have mastered what is needed to entice urban dwellers to live in downtown apartment communities. But now, as downtown locales become increasingly congested, developers are aiming to give renters an urbanized experience in suburban locales. To make it work, they’ll […]

Closing the Loophole on Unauthorized Pets

Closing the Loophole on Unauthorized Pets

It’s true that assistance animals and the potential fraud surrounding them present a considerable challenge for community management teams. But as this National Apartment Association article by JVM’s Kortney Balas shows, unauthorized pets are a more common problem. Fortunately, pet-screening processes are effectively addressing the issue.

Industry News | Wk of April 15

Industry News | Wk of April 15

HOT & RELEVANT TOPICS Amenities War Might Not Be The Best Student Housing Strategy Amenities make a big splash and provide Instagrammable moments. But some developers and school administrators are rethinking the emphasis of these glitzy additions at student housing communities, instead dedicating their focus to more mundane-but-necessary features.

The ROI From Investing in Company Culture

The ROI From Investing in Company Culture

The ROI of company culture is something that can be measured in both financial returns and intangible benefits. This article discusses why organizations should start investing in culture and the benefits of doing so.