Guest post by Jeanne Delgado, NMHC
The Risk Management Forum session “Data Breach: Best Practices for Avoidance, Management and Recovery” at the 2014 NMHC OpTech Conference & Exposition was one of the most well attended–serving as a visual reminder of growing concerns within the industry. The expert panelists made one point clear from the start: 2013 and 2014 were not anomalies when it comes data breach. Instead, small and large-scale breaches will continue to happen on a regular basis, so multifamily owners and operators need to be prepared with sophisticated tools and resources for combating sophisticated hackers.
“The days of simply having a corporate firewall...
Pushing Innovation Forward
At Atlanta-based Post Properties, standing still is simply not an option – for executives and site level employees alike. In the last year, the company has taken on a major technology overhaul, converting from a disparate, multi-system approach to a single stack solution.
The transition involved significant investment in change – not just from the perspective of making a major technology purchase, implementing a new system and conducting portfolio-wide employee training – but outside of the company as well. As the first user of Yardi’s VendorCafé, Post introduced more than 1,000 vendors who do business with the company to a dynamic...
Workspaces get modernized
Generation Y is changing up the norm when it comes to where and how they live, and the Millennials have unique ideas about workspaces, too.
The cubicle with a desktop PC still exists, but Generation Y wants the ability to move work seamlessly across spaces and devices to unlock new levels of...
Multi-faceted wearable tech
Canadian startup Thalmic Labs blew people’s minds back in 2013 when they presented an armband that empowered the wearer to control several kinds of technology using simple hand gestures. The Myo armband changes the way we interact with everyday computing devices. Seeing how it works is like...
First Potomac Realty Trust
Though 11 Dupont Circle commanded a more-than-respectable $89 million when it traded in September, it was far from the biggest or most expensive property to change hands this year in Washington, D.C. A number of other office properties in the capital have commanded several times as much....
Better Performance, Higher Profits
The demand for sustainable retail properties is growing, demonstrated by an influx in applications at accreditation organizations, top tier rents, and high trade rates.
According to Lux Research, green building is now a $260 billion market with retail as one of its most vigorous verticals....