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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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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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The 10 Most Influential Women in Multifamily

For the past three decades, women have been climbing the ranks to take top positions at some of the largest companies in the multifamily industry. Here, we honor 10 of the most influential among them.

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Cap-Rate Limbo: How Low Can They Go?

Already at historic lows, cap rates may yet fall lower this year, due to today's overheated investment environment.

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Latest News

Reis Reports Strong 2Q15 Growth, but Challenges Are on the Horizon
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Reis Reports Strong 2Q15 Growth, but Challenges Are on the Horizon

Vacancy continued at 4.2% low and asking and effective rents grew, but oversupply... Read more

McKinley Finds Niche Renter in Baby Boomer Women
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McKinley Finds Niche Renter in Baby Boomer Women

Albert Berriz and his team at Ann Arbor, Mich.-based McKinley came up with a new... Read more

Baby Boomers Turning Tides on Housing Equilibrium
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Baby Boomers Turning Tides on Housing Equilibrium

More baby boomers are choosing to rent over homeownership, especially the... Read more

Pop Quiz with Carol Galante
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Pop Quiz with Carol Galante

In a Q&A with sister site Affordable Housing Finance, the former FHA commissioner... Read more

Supreme Court Affirms Disparate Impact in Fair Housing
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Supreme Court Affirms Disparate Impact in Fair Housing

In a case closely watched by Fair Housing Act advocates and the LIHTC industry,... Read more

A Jump in Reviews Changes the Top 50 ORA Landscape
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A Jump in Reviews Changes the Top 50 ORA Landscape

There was a lot of moving around on the Top 50 between April and May, proving that... Read more

Apartment Owners Enjoy 5% Effective Rent Growth in 2Q
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Apartment Owners Enjoy 5% Effective Rent Growth in 2Q

Rent growth hits levels not seen in four years and occupancy hits 95%--a level... Read more

Class B Offers Choice Investments
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Class B Offers Choice Investments

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

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Net Zero Energy Buildings: The Challenge for Multifamily The trend toward energy-efficient, high-performance building continues to gather steam, and even just building to code these days means more... Read more
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Despite calls for more clarity from the development community, the White House...

Purchasing 101: How to Standardize Procurement to Benefit the Bottom Line Purchasing 101: How to Standardize Procurement to Benefit the Bottom Line

Having an efficient system in place for buying products and services is crucial to...

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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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