Village Green Aug04

Village Green

2015 has already been a terrific year for Village Green. First the company received the CEL Award for first place in Resident Satisfaction for the fifth consecutive year. Then the recent announcement of National Apartment Association Units Magazine Curb Appeal Awards brought additional good...

Honored for Innovation Aug03

Honored for Innovati...

SALT LAKE CITY – Yardi has been recognized for its self-storage technology platform by Inside Self-Storage, an industry publication for storage providers. The company won the Best Technology Innovation category in the 2015 Best of Business awards. It’s the latest honor for the company’s...

Risk Management Aug03

Risk Management

Apartment owners and management companies have a lot to worry about in keeping their communities safe and secure, and there are always new factors emerging to further add to the complexities of risk management. Multi-Housing News reached out to property owners, property managers and the...

Parking ROI Jul31

Parking ROI

For most of us, parking is little more than a necessary evil. If we could, we’d use the space for more units and enjoy the additional cash flow. But what if your parking lot could become an asset? From practical to extravagant, these creative parking solutions can transform a requirement into...

Housing and Helping Jul30

Housing and Helping

At the Caleb Group, a home is much more than just a place to rest at night. The affordable housing provider, based in Swampscott, Mass., aims to improve the lives of its residents. With a strong foundation of community service created by founders Joan and Warren Sawyer, the Caleb Group has...

Karen Kossow Jul29

Karen Kossow

Community Realty Company is a leader in property management, leasing, and asset management for income producing properties in the Washington D.C. area and beyond, enhancing values for owner-investors and known for providing an exceptional tenant experience. We recently enjoyed an interview with Karen Kossow, Community Realty Company’s Vice President of Marketing. She talked about industry trends that are changing the way multifamily does business and shared her advice for other apartment marketers. Whether you’re an experienced pro or just getting your feet wet, we’re sure you’re going to learn something from Karen, that’s why we recently...

Making Waves Jul28

Making Waves

Until recently, surfing has been an activity limited to the lucky ones with oceanfront access. This is about to change with some incredible technology created by Spanish engineering firm Wavegarden, which has the capability to deliver the longest man-made surfable waves on Earth. Sounds surreal, doesn’t it? Doug Coors, a descendent of the Coors Brewing family, made it his mission to put Austin, Texas on the surfer’s map by bringing the ocean-bound sport inland. The self-proclaimed engineer and surfer, founder and CEO of NLand Surf Park, LLC said it took him 15 years to find the proper technology to mimic an actual surf break. He found it in...

Ali Shah Jul27

Ali Shah

“I am a simple and ordinary person, who values the values of life,” says data entry specialist Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah. Born in Pakistan, Ali moved to Cluj-Napoca in 2008 after falling in love and marrying a Romanian woman. He joined the Yardi Romania family in 2011 as a neighborhood...

Happy in CRE Jul24

Happy in CRE

Commercial real estate executives are feeling much more confident about the market this year with nearly 60 percent saying they are more optimistic than last year, according to the recent sixth annual Akerman U.S. Real Estate Industry Outlook Survey. The report, conducted by  L.L.P., a top...

Homebuying Hopes Jul23

Homebuying Hopes

A seemingly healthy economy, rising rent rates and a limited inventory of existing homes are pushing some buyers into the new homes market. Interestingly, they have few options once they arrive; new home construction is largely targeted towards mid- to high-price tier properties. First-time...

Uber and Seniors

You’ve probably heard – or personally experienced – the convenience and controversy of Uber. Taking on the traditional taxi transportation model, this global ride-sharing company has made a huge splash in changing the way ridesharing works. But Uber isn’t just about using an easy app to find...

Best Burbs for Bikes Jul21

Best Burbs for Bikes

What do Minneapolis and Montréal have in common? Other than harsh winters, a serious case of love for bikes, say the people at Copenhagenize Design Company, an urban design consultancy from the land of bikeability – Copenhagen, of course. According to the 2015 edition of the Copenhagenize Design Company Index of the most bike-friendly cities in the world, Minneapolis and Montréal are the only two North American cities that placed into the Top 20 bike friendliest cities in the world. Buenos Aires also made it to the top 20 to represent South America, while the remaining 17 spots were snagged by European cities such as Copenhagen, Amsterdam,...

Michael Newman Jul20

Michael Newman

When Michael Newman and Eugene Golub began their first commercial real estate deal in Poland, one of the first things they learned was that there was no Polish word that directly translated to “developer.” “The office market there was occupied by state owned companies in state owned...

Cities Getting Smarter Jul17

Cities Getting Smart...

The number of people living in urban areas is increasing at a rapid pace. Currently, about 54 percent of the world’s population live in cities and use about two-thirds of the world’s energy and the majority of other resources. By 2025, 34 cities worldwide will have a population of greater...

Project Fi

Google is already Internet Service Provider and pay-TV operator. Now, it’s starting its adventure as mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Frankly, it was about time to be able to Google a phone call. The long-awaited cell phone service – Project Fi is finally here. For now, the product can...

Nudge Marketing Jul15

Nudge Marketing

Have you heard of nudge marketing? If you haven’t yet, you will soon! This type of marketing is making waves as a more effective way to convert prospects. Learn what it is, why you should use it, and how to apply it to property marketing. What is nudge marketing? Nudge marketing is a kind of marketing psychology that leverages behavioral data to personalize marketing messages to an individual target and ‘nudge’ that target into action. By incorporating the anticipated buyer journey into the marketing cycle, it can yield a much higher success rate than traditional marketing alone. Chances are that you have already experienced nudge marketing...

Honoring Veterans Jul14

Honoring Veterans

Yardi client SilverCrest Properties is a growing senior housing specialist with a heart the size of Texas. At its properties in Minnesota and The Lone Star state, the company strives to make the golden years some of the most enjoyable and rewarding years of residents’ lives. One initiative,...

Gwyneth Coté Jul13

Gwyneth Coté

Bell Partners’ Chief Operating Officer Gwyneth Coté was named one of the “2015 Women in Business” honorees by the Triad Business Journal. We spoke with Coté to learn about her journey through her career and today’s hot trends in the multifamily industry. How did you earn your title as...

4 Lessons About Renters Jul10

4 Lessons About Rent...

For a short list of reasons, which are relatively uninteresting, I’ve recently become obsessed with the HGTV show House Hunters International (and its parent program, House Hunters). A couple of years ago, it was revealed that the elimination process featured on the House Hunters program is...

Hello Gen Z Jul09

Hello Gen Z

Just as we start to believe we have the wants and needs of Millennials figured out, we’re now tasked with anticipating the arrival of Generation Z renters. Lisa Trosien, president of ApartmentExpert.com, dove head first into this topic during her education session at the 2015 NAA Education...