Minnie’s Food Pantry Sep19

Minnie’s Food Pantry...

The solution was obvious. If you can’t feed 100 people, then feed just one. It was a simple solution to a problem that didn’t exist. At least, that’s what Cheryl Jackson was told. As she educated on food insecurity in the area, many fellow residents pulled her aside to inform her that...

Jim Postell Sep18

Jim Postell

Jim Postell brings an unusual background to the commercial real estate industry – with a passion for acting and communications, he thought he might work as a journalist or producer. But when he graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Communications/Directing, no companies in...

7 Security Tips Sep17

7 Security Tips

September is REALTOR Safety Month, an excellent opportunity to spread awareness about security and safety issues facing our industry.  The list below highlights seven safety tips that can keep you safe while working and networking online. Review your company’s internet policy and stick...

Every Child Counts Sep16

Every Child Counts

In India and around the world, childhood education is a crucial development tool, contributing to both personal progress and an improved international economy. But in many countries, delivering educational opportunity to all sections of the population is still a challenge, resulting in students who might attend school sporadically or not at all. In India, one of the major challenges is to convince the parents of especially impoverished children of the value of a formal education. Here in Pune, one non-profit has made it their mission to help every child have access to learning, and employees from Yardi’s office here are involved in the...

LOBOS Sep15

LOBOS

In efforts to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, commercial real estate leaders are turning to sustainable building and management techniques. While there are countless products and services on the market to improve efficiency in these areas, few offer an unobtrusive option that is...

Apple’s Autumn Crop

In the technology world, autumn brings with it a new line of Apple devices. From the stage of the Flint Center in Cupertino earlier this week, the launch location of Macintosh and iMac, Tim Cook announced the arrival of the new generation of iPhones and the debut of the company’s much-anticipated first wearable, the Apple Watch. Continuing last year’s trend, the company introduced two models of iPhones: the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Their enlarged sizes flaunt curved edges with a thinner figure of 6.8 mm and 7.1 mm, respectively (the iPhone 5S is 7.6 mm thick). The curved glass screen melds smoothly into the...

Dylan Pichulik Sep11

Dylan Pichulik

Not all costs are spelled out in a lease agreement, according to Dylan Pichulik, CEO of Yardi client XL Real Property Management. We recently interviewed Pichulik about hidden costs associated with rental units. Tell me about XL Real Property Management. Pichulik: I created XL Real Property...

Purpose Cities Sep10

Purpose Cities

What sets the blossoming Adelaide, Australia apart from the confines of Palmanova, Italy? It’s a question that many city designers face with a mix of fear and excitement. And with more purpose cities on the horizon, it’s a question better answered sooner than later. City planners may find...

Commercial Green Sep09

Commercial Green

The recent recession may have been the best thing to happen to sustainable commercial building. During those years, sustainable buildings proved their value: sustainable properties experienced lower vacancy rates; builders with green experience fared better than their counterparts; and businesses began to acknowledge green building and renovation for its cost-saving benefits. The environmental benefits were often received as an afterthought. “During the recession, tenants and landlords tried to save on up-front construction costs, but they realized that by putting sustainable strategies in place, they could really save money in the long...

MultiGen Multifamily Sep08

MultiGen Multifamily

Pew Research reports that there are now more than 57 million Americans living in multi-generational homes.  Traditional single-family products no longer meet the needs of today’s cross-generational households, paving the way for multigen, multifamily communities that offer flexible alternatives. The uptick in multigen housing began in the 80s, inching from 12.1 percent of households to 18.1 percent in 2012. The top ten cities to experience the greatest growth include: El Paso, TX Madison, WI Cincinnati, OH Columbia, SC Little Rock, AR Ogden, UT Boston, MA Sacramento, CA Honolulu, HI Jacksonville, FL In the traditional approach to...

Hudson Yards Sep05

Hudson Yards

New York City’s Hudson Yards marks the beginning of a new era in urban design. Developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group on the West Side of Manhattan, the $20 billion project is being touted as the largest private real estate development in the U.S. history and a model of...

Next Gen Genesis Sep04

Next Gen Genesis

When seeking your ideal property management software, you will likely wade through countless options, each offering a different combination of services at a range of prices. You’ll come across features that you crave, other that you don’t need, and several that you might not understand....

Standing Up for Seniors Sep03

Standing Up for Seniors

For plenty of people, running a business with your sibling, no matter how amicable your relationship, might sound like a daunting – even undesirable – challenge. Identical twins Robert  (Bob) and William (Bill) Thomas of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the co-founders and managing principals of Senior Star, talk about it differently. “It’s just a thing of joy. We’re pretty blessed; we’ve been partners for life,” says Bob Thomas. “It’s been one of the most delightful pleasures of my entire life,” says Bill Thomas. Both brothers give much of the credit for their extensive community service and close sibling relationship to their parents,...

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’...