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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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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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Small Ball: Sometimes Smaller Is Better John C. Hart

While the REITs gobble up the competition, their smaller peers thrive regionally with a little TLC.

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Luxury Apartments Galore: At What Cost? Source: Zillow

Too many high-end units are creating an affordability crisis among renters. But a huge opportunity for owner–operators.

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

The past two decades have brought a plethora of innovation in multifamily housing... Read more

Ever-Rising Tide: 10 Takeaways from The State of the Nation's Housing 2015
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Ever-Rising Tide: 10 Takeaways from The State of the Nation's Housing 2015

Homeownership fell for the eighth straight year in 2014, while a surge in rental... Read more

Urban Oasis: A Green Roof Goes Above and Beyond at 10 Montieth
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Urban Oasis: A Green Roof Goes Above and Beyond at 10 Montieth

ODA is breaking up the concrete jungle with a modulating, community-enveloping... Read more

Top 5 Portfolio Sales So Far in 2015
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Top 5 Portfolio Sales So Far in 2015

Though individual sales drove the market, there were still notable portfolio... Read more

Assisted-Living Development Turns to RAD
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Assisted-Living Development Turns to RAD

Arbor Ridge Assisted Living in Vancouver, Wash., will receive Rental Assistance... Read more

Engaging Residents in Water Conservation
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Engaging Residents in Water Conservation

In an effort to curb water use, California affordable housing nonprofit Chinatown... Read more

Colorado Artists to Get Affordable Housing Boost
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Colorado Artists to Get Affordable Housing Boost

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced a new affordable housing program... Read more

DC Development to Combine Housing, Job Training, Health Care
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DC Development to Combine Housing, Job Training, Health Care

The $90 million Conway Center will be the first development to bring together... 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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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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