Stars to Watch Jan30

Stars to Watch

This week, Commercial Property Executive unveiled this year’s Stars to Watch, 17 up-and-coming individuals and teams from across the commercial real estate industry that are sure to make more waves as they climb the career ladder. Like others recognized by this decades-long program, these...

Creating Community Jan29

Creating Community

Nowadays it seems like everybody wants a piece of prime bayou real estate. Some have just landed in the Crescent City. Others have yet to arrive, but are sure to come on down. And there are those who have been here since the early days of rebuilding after The Storm. One is The Domain Cos., a...

Windows 10

The future of computing, in Microsoft’s vision, is way beyond the mouse, keyboard, and touchscreen. Will this extraordinary vision of personal computing be strong enough to walk side-by-side Apple and Google? Time will tell. Let’s take a look at Microsoft’s pitch. Many had given...

Brand Maintenance Jan27

Brand Maintenance

On Friday, we discussed the foundations of personal branding. Now that you know the basics, you can start developing and maintaining your brand. In this post we will discuss how you can gain notoriety by authoring content, maintain your brand as your career changes and manage your online...

Toby Bozzuto Jan26

Toby Bozzuto

Whether they’re developing new multifamily assets or providing third-party management services, Bozzuto’s award-winning apartment communities are known for their focus on delivering cutting-edge design that resonates with residents. Toby S. Bozzuto, president, The Bozzuto Group, is largely...

Professional Branding Jan23

Professional Brandin...

Do you know what message your professional online profile is sending to your next boss – or your colleague in the next cube? Allow us to guide you through some personal branding basics that enhance both your value to your current employer and set you up for future success. What is Personal...

NMHC Report Jan22

NMHC Report

Palm Springs, Calif.—Pop quiz. With more than 104 million people living in apartments in the United States, who exactly should we be developing for? Sure, the easy answer is Millennials and Boomers. But those are some large brush strokes, according to a panel at the NMHC Apartment Strategies...

Healthier Interiors

LEED, passivehaus, Net Zero, Living Building Challenge: these familiar certifications address the sustainability and cost-efficiency of a structure. The healthfulness and sustainability of interiors has been vastly overlooked. Interior designers with an interest in healthy dwellings have been...

Attend YASC DC Jan20

Attend YASC DC

Each May, hundreds of professionals who use Yardi products as part of their daily work gather in Washington, D.C., for the company’s annual East Coast Advanced Solutions Conference – better known as YASC. The three day event, filled with opportunities to learn how to better utilize your...

100 Resilient Cities Jan20

100 Resilient Cities

Is your city resilient? The Rockefeller Foundation is in its second year of a global initiative to identify the world’s toughest cities – urban centers that have gone up against challenges of all sizes and refused to back down. In most cases, the impetus for resilience is ongoing. Athens, Greece, continues to recover from perilously high unemployment and resulting stress on its welfare system. Dakar, Sengal is growing so fast that public services and infrastructure cannot keep up. In the U.S., initially selected cities include Berkeley, Calif., Boulder, Colo., El Paso, Texas, Jacksonville, Fl., Los Angeles, Calif., and New Orleans, La.,...

Full Speed Ahead Jan19

Full Speed Ahead

The U.S. apartment market still has the wind at its back, according to the just-released 2015 National Apartment Research Report by investment specialist Marcus & Millichap, with apartments exceeding expectations in 2014. Still, the outlook for this year is one of some downward pressure...

Managing Growth Jan19

Managing Growth

Many North American property managers have grown their portfolios during the recent period of economic resurgence, but few can compare their experience to that of Bentall Kennedy’s multifamily portfolio. In just over two years, the well-known Canadian company – which has a century of...

Affordable in America Jan16

Affordable in Americ...

The present is the most challenging time in 50 years for renting affordable and adequate housing. Historically low homeownership rates, the rising number of renters fueled by demographic and cultural shifts, increasing rents, a dearth of supply, growing construction costs, high levels of...

NOLA’s New Chapter Jan15

NOLA’s New Chapter

A little over nine years ago, as Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast and the levees broke, one of the most iconic cities in the U.S. was brought to its knees. With 80 percent of the city under water, many doubted that the city could overcome the devastation. But the resilience of New Orleans, extensive government involvement and the dedication of visionary developers paid off – the Big Easy is now flourishing. Though there is much left to do, The City That Care Forgot is well on its way to becoming one of the top urban centers in the country. First sparks of recovery Among the visionary developers of post-Katrina New Orleans is...

5 Healthiest Cities Jan14

5 Healthiest Cities

The top five healthiest cities in the world have one thing in common: pedestrian-friendly access to work centers and residential neighborhoods. Master-planned communities that cater to walkers and cyclists are the norm in these cities; year after year, the healthiest cities continue to foster...

CES Fashion

The era of wearables shone bright at the International Consumer Electronics Show this year. Slowly, the bulky, unattractive gadgets make room to elegant and fancy ones. Here are some of the most stylish pieces that stole the spotlight in Las Vegas. Stelle Audio Earbud Locket. The creators of...

Cowboy Properties Jan12

Cowboy Properties

Salt Lake City-based Cowboy Properties, Inc. has been managing apartment and condominium communities for decades now, attributing its success to its resident-centric take on business. “It all starts with happy residents. As simplistic as this principle may seem, at Cowboy Properties we’ve...

Seaweed Siding? Jan09

Seaweed Siding?

Building smarter requires low upfront costs, quick returns, and mechanisms to protect the longevity of our investments. A new wave of insulating materials can reportedly do all of that for our properties, so why haven’t they gained more buzz? Insulation that’s affordably priced, durable, fire...

Better Air Quality

What if your property could promote the health of its residents without increasing maintenance costs? You would have an undeniable marketing advantage with potential tenants who suffer from migraines, asthma and other respiratory ailments, as well as those who are simply health conscious. A...

Boomerang Babies Jan07

Boomerang Babies

Whether you call them Generation Frustration, the Selfie Generation, or the less than flattering Whiniest Generation, America is enamored with over-analyzing today’s young adults. Millennials, as they are most commonly monikered, receive special scrutiny on their housing choices.  Currently...