Top 5 Resident Complaints Sep02

Top 5 Resident Compl...

J Turner Research analyzed 10,000 customer satisfaction surveys from multi-family communities throughout the nation to determine the top resident complaints. The results reveal that renter satisfaction does not depend on a slew of custom features and amenities. Rather, four out of five...

UK Think Tanks Aug29

UK Think Tanks

Yardi will host a series of think-tanks that unite industry professionals in discussion on the hottest issues facing real estate in the UK. This week: what are the prospects for property as an asset class? A new plan may draw investors from the capital to previously overlooked northern...

Purchasing Power Aug28

Purchasing Power

Yardi® clients can now easily access thousands of The Home Depot® products either in store or online with a click of a button via the online procurement system offered with Yardi Procure to Pay™, a fully automated end-to-end procurement and invoice processing platform. The Home Depot has...

Revolutionary Revenue Aug27

Revolutionary Revenu...

In a competitive rental market, multifamily apartment managers who make use of revenue management software are able to optimize pricing, ensuring that no potential revenue is left on the table. Yardi RENTmaximizer™ users see an average 2 to 5 percent revenue lift over existing market rates....

Tech for Senior Care

Statistics show that over 95 percent of the people over 75 years of age prefer to stay at home rather than move to assisted living residences or nursing homes. It’s a perfectly natural desire to remain independent, but for their children this translates into a source of worry – that they...

Jonathan F.P. Rose Aug25

Jonathan F.P. Rose

There are other developers interested in making affordable housing better, but Jonathan F.P. Rose has emerged as a true thought leader of this transformative movement. Vice Chair of Enterprise Community Partners, Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating a...

Luke Theatre Aug22

Luke Theatre

It has been over 10 years since The Marjorie Luke Theatre reopened its doors to the public. The performance venue, established in 1933, had passed through the hands of several owners before falling into a state of disrepair. It’s beautiful architecture, history, and Santa Barbarans’...

Solar Roadways

If you ever played with electric slot cars as a kid, this idea may resonate. An inventive couple has reimagined the world’s roads as the source of solar/electric power for vehicles. Think the idea is out there?  Read on to find out what they’ve envisioned. With global warming in mind,...

Reach Out and Read Aug20

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and reading aloud. The organization operates in all 50 states, serving 4 million kids each year. Medical providers distribute 6.5 million books to children and supply parents with...

The Best Bike Policy Aug19

The Best Bike Policy

As an outdoor enthusiast, I love the warm weather months. It’s great to hop on my mountain bike and head to the local trails or just watch the kids cruise around the neighborhood while I grill. But I hate the heart-stopping moments when kids on bikes get too close to moving cars or when I can’t park in my space because a bike is hogging it. An apartment community without a bike policy is asking for trouble in more ways than one. A bike that lays discarded in the breezeway can be a fire hazard. An unattended bike can turn into a stolen bike which turns into a theft report and a community that seems unsafe. Lastly, bikes scattered...

Alan Missen Aug18

Alan Missen

FirstService Residential is the largest third-party manager of homeowner’s associations in the United States, with more than 6,000 properties – and another 600 or so in Canada. So it makes sense that the Dania Beach, Florida-based company would be think big about how to deliver technology...

MIPIM 2014 Aug15

MIPIM 2014

As MIPIM, the leading world property market, celebrated its 25th anniversary in March, a flurry of new ideas emerged from the event, which gathers real estate professionals from all sectors—office, residential, retail, healthcare, hospitality, logistics and industrial—and offers them an...

Generation Rent Aug14

Generation Rent

The apartment industry has played a major part in the revitalization of the real estate sector while also significantly contributing to the American economy. Rental market activity has grown at a moderate yet constant pace in most metros around the country, with up to seven million new renter...

Special Olympics SB Aug13

Special Olympics SB

Competition can be empowering. It doesn’t matter whether the competition takes place on a field, court or office. Knowing that you will go head-to-head with a worthy competitor encourages you to set goals, hone your skills, and believe that you are capable of emerging from the competition as...

Managing Turnover Aug12

Managing Turnover

For most property management companies, how well resident turnover is managed is a huge part of the profit picture. There’s no more critical component in managing turnover than simply and effectively anticipating those turns. Apartment buildings anticipate a 50 to 60 percent renewal rate,...

The Problem Solver Aug11

The Problem Solver

Editor’s note: Last fall, we introduced you to Kyle Kazan, CEO of Beach Front Property Management and a former law enforcement officer. Kazan’s stories of dealing with problem tenants and difficult situations at his properties stood out – he is upfront and honest about...

The Smartshoe

The world of wearable technology is still in its early stages. After wristbands, glasses, and watches, an Indian start-up firm, Ducere Technologies, has introduced the smartshoe. These Bluetooth enabled shoes called Lechal (‘take me there’ in Hindu) will sell for $100-$150 a pair, and are...

Master-Planned Communities Aug07

Master-Planned Communities

With a burgeoning demand for sustainable living and mixed-use, walkable environments, the country’s master-planned communities are thriving. The top 20 master-planned communities sold 15,338 homes in 2013, which is an 11% increase over 2012, according to a report compiled by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Texas dominated the ranking, with nine communities landing the list. Boasting a job-centric economy, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex continues to be a big draw for both local and relocation home-buyers. The Metroplex has become an important target market for many new businesses as well as corporate expansions, which has generated...

Social Platforms Aug06

Social Platforms

With all the hype around social media recently, businesses have been jumping on board to reach users and reap the benefits of inbound marketing. But the road to successful leads is not always easy; it requires time and effort, and real, quantifiable goals take time to materialize. Hence the...

Changing Lifestyles Aug05

Changing Lifestyles

People have become increasingly preoccupied with well-being and seek healthier alternatives to everyday activities. Collaborative consumption, sustainable transportation choices, social connectivity and affordability have become guiding principles for a large part of the American...