Project Phire

One is tough, you drop it and it doesn’t shatter, the other is super resistant to scratches; one is named after a massive primate, the other after a wonderful gemstone. Gorilla Glass and the Sapphire glass are the two major product players of tough glass, both are developed by Corning, a...

Balke Brown Mar03

Balke Brown

Yardi announced today that St. Louis-based Balke Brown Transwestern has selected Yardi RENTmaximizer™, a transparent revenue management system built into the mobile Yardi Voyager® property management and accounting platform. Balke Brown Transwestern leverages the Yardi Voyager single-stack...

Pillar Properties Mar03

Pillar Properties

When you’re talking multifamily development in the Puget Sound region, the conversation ultimately begins and ends with Pillar Properties, which has approximately 1,200 multifamily units currently operating, plus another 250 that are actively under construction and another 375 scheduled to break ground in 2015. Under the leadership of its president Bill Pettit, Pillar Properties has established itself as a leader in the Pacific Northwest for developing, owning and managing apartment buildings that define the region. By its company mantra, Pillar Properties only deals with residences that express the unique personality and vitality of...

Commercial Content Mar02

Commercial Content

Content marketing in the commercial real estate realm makes sense, from a PR perspective. Why not showcase the expertise of investment, development or brokerage leadership with smart writing about trends and business practices? For many companies, it’s a nice idea that might encounter many...

Construction Drivers Feb27

Construction Drivers

Commercial building is on track to increase 15 percent in 2015, and multi-family housing to grow 9 percent in dollar value and 7 percent in units, says a recently released report by Dodge Data & Analytics. But since construction is usually a lagging indicator of the market, favorable...

1,650 Clients Strong Feb26

1,650 Clients Strong

Adoption of Yardi Voyager® 7S has reached more than 1,650 clients and reports of enhanced security, efficiency and cost benefits with Yardi’s most advanced property management and accounting software continue rolling in. “The mobility of Voyager 7S makes being out of the office a lot easier,”...

A Screening Solution Feb26

A Screening Solution

There aren’t many parallels to be drawn between the rental markets of San Francisco, Ca. and Albuquerque, N.M. One is known as the home of Twitter, the other as the setting for Breaking Bad. Last month, average rent for a San Francisco one-bedroom was $3469. In ABQ, a comparable pad could be...

Ken Romero Feb25

Ken Romero

Ken Romero, Programmer, Affordable Housing, spends much of his work day adding new features and fixes to Yardi’s Beacon product while chugging away at multiple cups of black coffee. Fellow programmers and those on his QA team describe him as humble. They learned through national media that...

LumaCorp Feb25

LumaCorp

Property management service provider LumaCorp Inc. is a longtime Yardi® client, using Yardi Voyager® and products from the Yardi Multifamily Suite™. Controller Larry Orth updates us on some of the company’s successes with Yardi products. Orth reported that Yardi LeasingPad CRM™, a...

Yardi Senior CRM Feb24

Yardi Senior CRM

Yardi announced today the release of its new Yardi Senior CRM product, an advanced customer relationship management solution built into the Yardi Voyager® Senior Housing platform and integrated with all the Yardi Senior Living Suite™ products. “We matched the capabilities of a traditional CRM...

Making Your Mark Feb24

Making Your Mark

Most operational tasks at multifamily communities strive to maximize efficiency in order to increase the bottom line. The web-based revolution in the past 10 to 15 years has helped these businesses to streamline their operations and as that technology evolves, companies are taking a closer...

Peter Lillis Feb23

Peter Lillis

Chicago-based McCaffery Interests develops creative mixed-used projects that blend comfortable lifestyles with convenient locations and amenities. The developer and property manager also invests in finding the ideal residents for its projects, focusing on a sophisticated urban consumer who is...

Raising Fees Feb20

Raising Fees

Increasing fees without losing tenants is all a matter of presentation. When the economy slumped, many businesses explored ways to cut costs and stay afloat. Some property management companies offered fees as low as 4 percent in exchange for basic services. Owners jumped on these contracts,...

HUD Funding Feb19

HUD Funding

In positive news for the public housing realm, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has received $49.3 billion in gross discretionary funding. It’s a $4 billion increase over FY 2014. The resources will be allocated to rental assistance vouchers, assistance for homeless and...

All-in-One Platform Feb18

All-in-One Platform

Yardi announced today that Pinnacle has expanded its Yardi solution footprint, adding advanced ancillary services from the integrated Yardi suite of products to optimize its real estate marketing, leasing, financial and operational efforts with a single software platform. With an unwavering...

Pricing Performance Feb17

Pricing Performance

Bellevue, Washington-based HNN Associates has optimized their rental income growth with Yardi RENTmaximizer™, a revenue management system built into Yardi’s full business real estate platform featuring the Yardi Voyager® property management and accounting solution at its core. According to...

Improving Efficiencies Feb17

Improving Efficienci...

Gary Shaw is the kind of real estate executive you want to go to a backyard BBQ with. He’s a self-deprecating family guy, who jokes that he was “suckered” into buying the Arizona-based commercial management company, Arcadia Management Group, that his mother, Peggy Burgess, founded when Gary...

Single Family Rentals Feb16

Single Family Rental...

The number of single-family rentals is growing, and institutional investors are reaping the benefits. Single-family rentals represent the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. residential market today. Since 2007, the number of detached single-family homes operated as rentals has increased 27.8...

Smarter Sleep

One third of our life is spent in bed. Sleep is vital to a healthy and relaxed life and the technology today comes to bring even more comfort in the bedroom. The latest is the invention of Italians Matteo Franceschetti and Massimo Andreasi Bassi, the Luna mattress cover. Luna is a smart...

Bitdefender BOX

As soon as the first smart home device launched, I’ve started wondering: who was going to put a leash on what we now call The Internet of Things. Surely all with an interest in this age of ultra-connectivity and smart devices have had at least one vision where all these things around us...