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...

Google I/O 2014

A wave of announcements flooded Google’s I/O conference this year. The almost three hour keynote included anticipated news, as well as surprises. Gone are the days when technology companies can focus solely on their own products when presenting them. Whenever Google or Apple introduce a new...

Landscape Architecture Jul01

Landscape Architecture

Curb appeal is key when it comes to your investment properties, be it residential projects or commercial developments.  Whether you want to attract or retain residents at your apartment community, or create a stimulating office environment, creating curb appeal may help you get ahead of the competition while delivering a top-quality product. Curb appeal may mean a lot of things, from the general appearance of the space and building architecture to cleanliness and landscaping. Multi-family experts agree that the first impression that the prospective client gets when entering a property may be decisive in the selection process; but it does...

Cynthia Parker Jun30

Cynthia Parker

With a strong track record in affordable housing development, San Francisco-based BRIDGE Housing decided to take it up a notch. In its 30th year in existence, the Bay Area non-profit announced that it would aim to double the size of its portfolio by 2017. One year into the effort, CEO Cynthia...

Cradles to Crayons Jun27

Cradles to Crayons

The list of what children need for school seems to be growing. What’s more challenging is that the materials aren’t affordable for everyone. The National Retail Federation reported that on average, parents will spend $688.62 on preparing a single child for school. For most of us, we...

Amazon Lights A Fire

It may have felt like the smartphone world had reached a point of status quo until a few weeks ago, when Amazon launched the Fire Smartphone after years of preparations. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos described it as the gadget that “puts everything you love about Amazon in the palm of your...

Ascentia Jun25

Ascentia

Throughout its 40-year history, Ascentia has maintained family and unity as the priorities of its manufactured home communities. The Mercy Fund helps the company fulfill its mission, making a positive mark in the lives of residents that can never be erased. After gaining valuable information...

Multi-Generational Living Jun24

Multi-Generational L...

The trendlines continue to point to a steady, albeit slow, recovery of the housing industry. Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes hit a significant milestone in June, surging eight points to a reading of 52 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells...