The Main Place Jul31

The Main Place

The needs of our neighbors aren’t always evident.  When Sharon Johnston served as the president of Irving Women’s Network (IWN) from 2004-2006, the organization was shocked to discover that there were over 1,000 homeless teenagers in their town. Johnston immediately called the  school...

Optimizing Mobile Jul30

Optimizing Mobile

Denver—Do you know anyone who doesn’t have a mobile phone? Whether your apartment community’s target leasing demographic is Millennials or Baby Boomers, the majority of your prospects most likely have a smartphone. This always-accessible device shapes how and what they buy and that...

OnePlus One

There’s a new kid on the smartphone block. Hailing from China, they call it the “flagship killer” due the extremely low price of $299 off-contract. It’s the OnePlus One, the smartphone that can be purchased only through invitation. Pete Lau, former employee of OPPO where he led the...

Josh Champion Jul28

Josh Champion

Josh Champion considers himself a student of the real estate business, and since joining the Carroll Organization three years ago, his learning has kicked into a higher gear. Diving headfirst into the task of growing Carroll’s multifamily investment portfolio at a fast and furious pace,...

iOS for Enterprise

Apple and IBM share a past, and recently announced plans to share a future, as both look to continue growth in their respective market niche. The news brought back memories from 30 years ago, when a partnership between the two companies was unimaginable. The goal of the partnership, according...

Candlelight Ranch Jul24

Candlelight Ranch

Candlelight Ranch provides nature-based camps for children with special needs. By customizing experiences to accommodate each group, children receive the care that they deserve as well as the challenges and opportunities that they crave. Public Relations and Marketing Chair, Adrienne Hagler,...

Measuring Payback Jul23

Measuring Payback

Investing in earth-friendly energy solutions is an ongoing trend in real estate, across all market sectors.  Political and ethical reasons for implementing green building and utility systems notwithstanding, investors and owners of real property assets are often motivated to use new...

Green Affordable Housing Jul22

Green Affordable Hou...

The widespread presence of sustainability features in affordable housing is finally underway thanks to changes in government regulations and financing incentives. Key green features are in high demand, forming a new standard in affordable housing. Affordable housing communities are becoming...

Trade Street Residential Jul21

Trade Street Residen...

2014 has experienced notable growth in mid-sized markets with an expected rent growth of 3-5 percent by year’s end. Yardi client, Trade Street Residential, has capitalized on this market, flourishing in developing markets throughout the southern United States. To achieve its success, the...

Reece Crossings Jul18

Reece Crossings

Yardi client Corvias Military Living, an affiliate of the Corvias Group, has opened Reece Crossings, the Army’s first-ever on-post apartments for junior unaccompanied service members in Fort Meade, Md. Reece Crossings consists of 432 apartments and will house 1,000 junior unaccompanied...

Millennial Myths Jul17

Millennial Myths

The 77 million Americans that constitute the Millennial generation are attracting plenty of attention. A generation that already wields hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of buying power, these young adults represent a huge rental and employment base, as well as a strong and growing contributor to the retail sector. Thus, developers, investors, advisers and other real estate professionals are paying close attention to their very distinctive characteristics and particular preferences. While much has been made of these traits, some assumptions about Millennial retail habits should be taken with a grain of salt, according to research by...

Investment Drivers Jul16

Investment Drivers

The real estate landscape is in constant evolution, with developers always on the lookout for smart investment opportunities. Whereas the direction of new development efforts is dictated by a combination of factors, including market conditions, economic considerations and demographic trends,...

Cross Training at Work Jul15

Cross Training at Wo...

Cross training has been with us for ages, though perhaps not under its formal name. In short, cross training is when an employee who was hired for one position is taught the skills needed to perform additional jobs. It occurs within the workplace naturally, especially in small businesses, yet...

Mike Scilingo Jul14

Mike Scilingo

Urban Innovations, an owner/manager of commercial real estate in Chicago, takes a unique viewpoint of their portfolio. The company thinks of the 770,000 square feet of space under their management – most of which is located in Chicago’s River North – as one big building. “We like...

Achieving Occupancy Jul11

Achieving Occupancy

Property management company Tarragon Property Services casts a wider marketing net, executes the complete leasing process online and provides convenient online resident services—all with RENTCafé™. The upshot is consistently near-full occupancy. Tarragon uses RENTCafé, a full online...

Learning, Naturally Jul10

Learning, Naturally

Yardi’s former Vice President of Client Services, Michelle Howard, now serves as Development Director at Wilderness Youth Project (WYP). Her passion for the environment prompted the career change. Yet after nine years of service, she has realized that the nonprofit’s scope extends beyond...

Miles Orth Jul09

Miles Orth

Campus Apartments’ Miles Orth, executive vice president and COO discusses the differences in student housing and conventional multifamily housing, as well as how technology that Campus Apartments is using now could be the future for multifamily property management service. Yardi client...

Happy Residents Jul08

Happy Residents

Care to know which cities in the United States are home to the most satisfied apartment residents? A recent report released by J Turner Research, a Houston-based company that exclusively specializes in market research for the multifamily industry, identifies Raleigh, North Carolina, as the...

Aaron Miripol Jul07

Aaron Miripol

DENVER –A member of his staff at the Urban Land Conservancy of Denver described CEO Aaron Miripol as “the most passionate person I have ever worked with” — talk with him for just a few seconds and you’ll understand why. Miripol heads up a non-profit real estate company that is...

Digie Awards Jul03

Digie Awards

Realcomm recently announced the winners of the 2014 Commercial Real Estate Digital Innovation Awards (AKA the “Digies”), including an award for Best Real Estate Technology Innovation, which was won by Yardi Voyager 7S. The latest and most advanced version of Voyager, Yardi’s flagship property management and accounting software, is used by thousands of clients to manage millions of apartments, commercial rentals and other property around the world, was lauded for: Comprehensive ERP incorporating both front and back office Extensive cloud-based architecture Incorporates comprehensive suite of mobile applications Yardi Voyager 7S works...