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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

REITs Report 12-Year Low in Turnover, Strength in California
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REITs Report 12-Year Low in Turnover, Strength in California

REITs also report strong pricing power in their second quarter calls. MFE's Les... Read more

Four Ways Katrina Changed Community Planning for the Better
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Four Ways Katrina Changed Community Planning for the Better

It’s not always possible -- or wise -- to keep building residential and office... Read more

Freddie Mac: Dissatisfaction a Key Factor for Renters Who Decide to Buy
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Freddie Mac: Dissatisfaction a Key Factor for Renters Who Decide to Buy

CoStar's Mark Heschmeyer looks at a recent Freddie Mac survey that shows... Read more

HUD Highlights Katrina Recovery Efforts
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HUD Highlights Katrina Recovery Efforts

$20 billion in HUD investments aids housing, infrastructure, and businesses in the... Read more

Gulf Coast Resurgence
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Gulf Coast Resurgence

AHF highlights 10 developments that have increased the housing stock and... Read more

Green Roofs Capitalize on Demand for Indoor–Outdoor Living Areas
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Green Roofs Capitalize on Demand for Indoor–Outdoor Living Areas

Living roofs are gaining popularity in multifamily developments because they... Read more

Breach, Baby: Are Thieves Walking Off With Your Data?
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Breach, Baby: Are Thieves Walking Off With Your Data?

Apartment firms have it; hackers want it. How is the multifamily industry... Read more

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

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Perfect Strangers: Millennials and Boomers How do millennials and boomers differ in their housing wants and needs? Some of the industry’s sharpest minds—including Cindy Clare, Jennifer... Read more
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Latest Commentary

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It's Time to Have a Conversation About Sales It's Time to Have a Conversation About Sales

The past two decades have brought a plethora of innovation in multifamily housing operations, including credit scoring, revman, and cloud-based property management. So why is sales still done the same way it was 20 years ago? 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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Technology

Breach, Baby: Are Thieves Walking Off With Your Data?
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Breach, Baby: Are Thieves Walking Off With Your Data?

Apartment firms have it; hackers want it. How is the multifamily industry... 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

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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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

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