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Pet Smart: What You Need to Know About Being Pet-Friendly

After years of prohibiting companion animals, many apartment properties now welcome pets—and the residents and ancillary income they bring with them.

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Modular Grows as Conventional Building Costs Climb Eviva Midtown, a six-story, 118-unit mixed-use community in Sacramento, Calif., is scheduled for completion next spring, only 18 months after construction began. The modular "boxes" that make up the building measure 12
by 64 feet and weigh 35,000 pounds each. 

As the cycle matures, apartment pros cut time to market with prefab construction.

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Gassed: Are Energy-Rich Markets Losing Their Luster?

To stay relevant during energy downturns, many markets have diversified to avoid another crisis like the one that hit in the 1980s.

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Consolidation Intensifies in Multifamily Industry Jeffrey Friedman of Associated Estates Realty Corp. 

A decade after massive REIT privatization and consolidation, history is repeating itself. MFE's Les Shaver reports on what's driving the trend and why this time may be different.

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Latest News

Apartment Volume Slides 17% in July
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Apartment Volume Slides 17% in July

Could record-high prices finally be slowing sales volume? Or is it just a summer... Read more

ConAm Adds Brawn-Whitesides
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ConAm Adds Brawn-Whitesides

FPI vet is tasked with growing company's third-party platform as ConAm expands its... Read more

Modular High-Rise Allows Residents to Customize Prefab Units
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Modular High-Rise Allows Residents to Customize Prefab Units

Architecture studio penda releases plans for a mixed-use garden tower that marries... Read more

How to Turn Your Social Media Followers Into Residents
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How to Turn Your Social Media Followers Into Residents

Student housing developers know social media is crucial to their communities’... Read more

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Shipping Container Skyscrapers Would Replace Slum Housing
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Shipping Container Skyscrapers Would Replace Slum Housing

Container Skyscraper, two spiraling, cylindrical towers constructed from over... Read more

Apartment Hunting by Texting
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Apartment Hunting by Texting

A new apartment listing service is trying to reach millennials the way they most... Read more

Tower's Mix of Horizontal, Vertical Planes Redefines Urban Living
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Tower's Mix of Horizontal, Vertical Planes Redefines Urban Living

China-based architect's first North American design transforms a city skyline with... Read more

Does Whole Foods Decide If Your Neighborhood Is Worthy?
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Does Whole Foods Decide If Your Neighborhood Is Worthy?

Washingtonian's senior editor Marisa Kashino takes at look at whether Whole Foods... Read more

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Embracing Universal Design: Better Living for Baby Boomers Universal design principles will be a key consideration as the baby boomer generation ages. Here, KTGY’s Manny Gonzalez talks about some of the... Read more
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Class B Offers Choice Investments Class B Offers Choice Investments

They may not be the prettiest of properties, but B and C developments can yield attractive returns. Read more

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New Water Rule Could Slow Permits New Water Rule Could Slow Permits

Despite calls for more clarity from the development community, the White House green-lights a controversial water rule that could affect the flow of permits. Read more

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Technology

Stick-on Electrical Patch Analyzes a Property's Energy Vampires
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Stick-on Electrical Patch Analyzes a Property's Energy Vampires

Power Patch, a new easy-to-install sub-meter, provides a high level of data... Read more

Smart Apartments = Strong Connections
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Smart Apartments = Strong Connections

A new home-automation hub designed specifically for multifamily applications... Read more

Rainmaker, YieldStar, Take Different Paths to RevMan Mobility
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Rainmaker, YieldStar, Take Different Paths to RevMan Mobility

Last week, LRO unveiled its new mobile app for revenue managers on the go, though... Read more

Revisiting Craigslist: How to Post Like a Pro
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Revisiting Craigslist: How to Post Like a Pro

Here are a few tips on how to play by Craigslist's new rules. Read more

The Father of Disruption
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The Father of Disruption

What disruptive innovation could do for the multifamily industry if companies... Read more

3 Key Technology Amenities to Remain Competitive
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3 Key Technology Amenities to Remain Competitive

To keep up with newly built competition, older communities need to keep these... Read more

A Purchasing Tool for Buying Green Where Vendors Come to You
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A Purchasing Tool for Buying Green Where Vendors Come to You

Quantity Quotes, an online resource for bulk buyers, streamlines the purchasing... Read more

Smart Meters Are Water (and Wallet) Savers
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Smart Meters Are Water (and Wallet) Savers

Real-time water-monitoring solutions help keep multifamily property owners from... Read more

Top 10 Tech Stories of 2014
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Top 10 Tech Stories of 2014

From student housing amenities to big data to the internet of everything, check... Read more

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