Welcome to the 2016 Concept Community, the Next-Gen Apartment. This year, Multifamily Executive will take a deep-dive into the technology wants and needs of the youngest generation of renters, Gen Y, and the next generation, Gen Z with our industry partners Waterton, Humphreys & Partners and J Turner Research.

MFE Concept Community Sponsors

Offering a wide variety of online tools including websites, mobile apps, payments, lease signing, accounting, and resident management, the Entrata® platform currently serves more than 20,000 apartment communities nationwide.

DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems offers mechanically fastened wraps, a fluid applied system and flashing products that help make buildings more durable, comfortable, and energy efficient. 

Luxer One solves 100% of the package problem for multifamily and student housing properties with its patented package lockers and package room technology.

MRI Software LLC is a leading provider of innovative software solutions from property-level management and accounting to long-range financial modeling for the multifamily real estate market.

Package Concierge is the national industry leader in providing package lockers and technology for apartments. With installations across the country, this high quality, American made solution is the architect and designer choice.

RealPage, Inc. is the leading provider of property management software solutions for the multifamily, commercial, single-family and vacation rental housing industries.

Walker & Dunlop is one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States providing financing and investment sales to owners of multifamily and commercial properties.

Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide.


Meet the Players

  • Joseph Batdorf
    Joseph Batdorf
    Joseph Batdorf co-founded J Turner Research, one of the nation's leading providers of market research specific to the multifamily industry, in 2003. He currently serves as the company's president. Prior to launching J Turner Research, Batdorf was founder and president of AmRent, where he pioneered innovations in the resident screening business, including sophisticated data-gathering techniques and an automated system to instantly score a prospect. Batdorf currently serves on the National Multifamily Housing Council Advisory Committee.
  • Doug Pearce
    Doug Pearce
    Doug Pearce serves as senior vice president of technology at Waterton, where he’s responsible for all technology used at the corporate offices, as well as all multifamily and hospitality communities. Pearce is charged with implementing strategic solutions, improving technology platforms, realigning the IT department, among other responsibilities. A lifelong “techie”, Pearce brought over 28 years of information technology and leadership experience to Waterton in 2013. Prior to that, he was the head of IT at Henderson Global Investors.
  • Maxwell Peek
    Maxwell Peek
    Maxwell Peek serves as an executive vice president of investments and new business initiatives with Waterton. Peek—responsible for the acquisition and disposition of over $2.5 billion in multifamily properties during his tenure—currently oversees the Eastern U.S. investment team, and focuses on new business development for Waterton. He also serves on Waterton’s Product Development Committee, and is a founding member of the company’s Innovation Committee. Notably, Peek sits on the Board of Directors for Elmspring, a real estate technology accelerator that Waterton has partnered with to promote disruptive technologies in the real estate industry.
  • Mark Humphreys
    Mark Humphreys
    Mark Humphreys is co-founder and CEO of Humphreys & Partners Architects, now celebrating its 25th year. The company’s forward-thinking designs and top talent has positioned it as one of the nation’s premier multifamily architectural firms. With a portfolio spanning 49 states, Humphreys & Partners Architects has built more than 350,000 units of multifamily housing. Additionally, the company never really closes with six international offices working while the U.S. sleeps. His firm has developed "The Big House"®, e-Urban® and the ground-breaking e-Max® for apartments, and the Home-Rise® for high-rise residential. Humphreys is a member of NAHB's Multifamily Leadership Board and Multi-Housing Council, Urban Land Institute, DCFR (Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations), and the American Institute of Architects.
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