Market Intelligence Jul07

Market Intelligence

Yardi’s Institutional Research team has been hard at work developing new products for multifamily investors. Yardi Matrix® research subscriptions give both high level and market-specific snapshots based on rent surveys covering over 60,000 properties in 120 U.S. markets. The multifamily...

Remote Yardi Training Jul06

Remote Yardi Trainin...

According to the Association for Talent Development, American organizations spend an estimated $164 billion on employee training on each year. This ranges from 31.5 -56 hours of training per employee. This valuable time is spent simply learning how to optimize performance rather than putting...

Rent Growth Ramps Up Jul03

Rent Growth Ramps Up

Average multi-family rents nationwide “continue to flourish at historically robust levels,” a situation highlighted by an increase of 6.3 percent over the past 12 months, according to a report released last week by Yardi. Based on data from 100 U.S. markets, the June 2015 edition of Yardi’s...

Property Prep Jul02

Property Prep

Floods. Droughts. High winds. Fires. Record snow. Like it or not, encounters with extreme and unexpected weather conditions may be increasingly a fact of life for apartment managers. Accordingly, the reality of climate change may have modified property management procedures—or at least reinforced the critical importance of existing practices. Such best practices are prudent responses on the part of property managers to global warming. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average temperature has increased by 1.4°F over the past century. And it is projected to rise another 2 to 11.5°F in the next hundred years. These...

Summer Programs Jul01

Summer Programs

Once school is out, everyone knows that kids can only entertain themselves for the first few weeks at best. Soon enough, they become bored and antsy. When your community is filled with bored kids, it’s just a matter of time before something interesting happens. Summer camps for military...

Takeaways from NAA Jun29

Takeaways from NAA

The National Apartment Association’s annual education conference and exposition brought hundreds of apartment industry professionals to sunny Las Vegas. The week-long event drew a record-breaking 9,000+ attendees to the conference, which was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort from Tuesday, June...

Glorious Green Roofs

France, the epicenter of style and fashion, has recently dealt a blow to the detractors of solar panels and green roofs by passing legislation that will require all new commercial buildings to feature green roofs. New buildings constructed in French commercial zones will have to be partially...

Lead Tracking and SEO Jun26

Lead Tracking and SEO

What you don’t know can hurt you. It’s true of the foods we eat and the medicines we take. It’s also true of the decisions we make regarding lead tracking and digital marketing presence. This may come as a surprise. While lead tracking numbers help you determine marketing return on investment (ROI), they can also be your website’s worst enemy if you don’t follow some important guidelines on when, where and how to use them. The Lead Tracking Prescription For years, the multifamily industry has focused on solid lead-source tracking. Before the introduction of lead tracking systems, multifamily managers and marketers relied on...

#NAAEduConf Jun26

#NAAEduConf

LAS VEGAS – Amid the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip, the National Apartment Association kicked off its annual education conference and exhibition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Tuesday. According to NAA President Douglas Culkin, this year the event brings together a...

Fit in the City Jun25

Fit in the City

Ever wondered how fit your city is? The American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) has. Since 2008 the ACSM takes a look at the health and fitness of the nations’ top 50 metropolitan areas, compiling a comprehensive ranking on community fitness to assess city strengths and identify areas in...

LG G4

LG is on to something. After having its LG G3 crowned by TrustedReviews as 2014 Phone of the Year, the Korean manufacturer strikes again, unveiling its latest flagship phone – the LG G4. Visually, the G4 doesn’t differ much from the G3, on the front side that is. It’s a 5.5-inch device with...

Peter Lillis Jun23

Peter Lillis

Editor’s note: This week at NAA in Las Vegas, Peter Lillis will join several peer marketing professionals on a panel focused on digital marketing best practices. The session is set for Friday, June 26, at 9 a.m. Chicago-based McCaffery Interests develops creative mixed-used projects...

Perfect Procurement Jun22

Perfect Procurement

If you’re looking for ways to make procurement for your real estate interests faster, easier and less expensive, read on to find out how Yardi and The Home Depot can help. At the National Apartment Association’s Education Conference (#NAAEduConf) this week, attendees to the Las Vegas event...

2015 Digie Awards Jun19

2015 Digie Awards

Two Yardi commercial real estate clients were recognized this month with prestigious Digie Award honors from the technology-focused conference and networking event Realcomm. Deutsche Bank Wealth & Asset Management was recognized for “Best Use of Automation in Real Estate Investment...

NAA Approaches Jun18

NAA Approaches

It’s one of the industry’s most-anticipated conferences of the year. Yardi is proud to be a sponsor of the National Apartment Association’s annual Education Conference and Expo, taking place June 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas. NAA offers attendees to...

WWDC 2015

The 26th WWDC presented a new level of Apple software power, setting a high standard for hardware improvements that will be announced later this year. Attendees gathered from over 70 countries to celebrate the 100 billion Apple app download milestone (an impressive 850 apps are downloaded per...

Tesla’s Powerw...

It’s been all over the news – the real-life Tony Stark has unveiled Tesla Energy, an ambitious plan to power the world with a home battery which eventually will not only make the consumers less dependent on the grid, but take them off it entirely. Tesla founder Elon Musk has presented the...

Jeffrey Kaftan Jun15

Jeffrey Kaftan

As Detroit’s economic recovery continues, the market for modern, mid-price range apartments in popular neighborhoods like Midtown, Royal Oak and Troy is strong. Homegrown multifamily provider Kaftan Communities is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a developer and property manager this year,...

Pay it Forward Jun12

Pay it Forward

Corvias Group has three primary business lines: Corvias Miliary Living, Corvias Campus Living and Corvias Solutions. The Military and Campus Living divisions offer military and higher education institutions with fully integrated development, construction and property management services. In...

Move to the Music Jun11

Move to the Music

Countless studies examine and relay Millennials’ consumer habits, expectations, needs, wants and way of thinking. But there’s one thing that’s obvious without needing any study to uncover it: Millennials live and breathe music. While iPhone docks, great  sound systems and entertainment...