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Avalon’s Ron Ladell Talks on How to Combat Rising Construction Costs Avalon’s Ron Ladell Talks on How to Combat Rising Construction Costs

Many things have changed since the recession, including a turn around in construction costs. Ron Ladell, senior vice president, AvalonBay Communities talks about how to combat those rising costs. More

Why Green Building Certification Makes Cents
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Why Green Building Certification Makes Cents

The benefits include financial incentives, improved building performance, and... More

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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 profitability. More

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

Real-time water-monitoring solutions help keep multifamily property owners from flushing money down the toilet. More

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Combat Construction Costs by Beating the Cycle Combat Construction Costs by Beating the Cycle

There's an art, and science, to timing the materials and labor market. More

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Five Ways to Save Money on Construction

As developers begin to look at whether new construction pencils out again, architects, property managers, and general contractors are getting a lot of calls to do studies and help underwrite deals. Some of these proposals will turn into nothing, but others could eventually lead to starts. What separates a winner from a loser? Well, finding debt and equity is always the biggest driver. More

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American Professor in the Middle East Concocts a Way to "Grow" Bricks American Professor in the Middle East Concocts a Way to "Grow" Bricks

Her process, which mixes chemicals and bacteria, could supplement conventional bricks whose production causes a lot of pollution. More

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Four Creative Ways to Increase the Bottom Line

Some multifamily firms have been able to creatively wrestle new dollars, while cutting expenses, by uncovering latent opportunities throughout the downturn. More

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Summer Showers: Multifamily Firms Conserve with High-Tech Irrigation System Summer Showers: Multifamily Firms Conserve with High-Tech Irrigation System

Many apartment communities around the country are well into their peak watering season (usually March to June). But turning that spigot on is getting more and more expensive. More

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Managing Expenses Will be Vital to Survival Managing Expenses Will be Vital to Survival

Multifamily owners need to know that when it comes to cutting costs, nothing is off the table. More

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