Greensboro-High Point, NC

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Bell Celebrates 40 Years

The Greensboro, N.C.–based owner and operator has undergone a growth spurt over... More

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Bell, DRA sell 20,000 Units in $1.8 Billion Deal

The Dallas-based private equity firm, Lone Star Funds, purchased the massive portfolio in a transaction that was estimated to cost about $1.8 billion. New York-based DRA Advisors and Greensboro, N.C.-based Bell Partners announced the sale on Thursday in a news release. More

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MFEC: Maintenance Staff Can be Crucial to Resident Retention

Keeping a current resident satisfied enough to sign a new lease hinges on excellent customer service, experts say. However, the maintenance staff is an integral part of a resident’s living experience and can help or hinder the decision, said panelists at the Multifamily Executive Conference. More

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Bumpy Road Ahead for Occupancies

Many primary markets should see vacancies climb by the close of 2015 as supply outpaces demand. And many of the most at-risk markets are in the South, including Charlotte, N.C., Austin, Texas, and Orlando, Fla. More

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Common Area Rehab: Bell Adds Value With Light Touch

Nickolay Bochilo and the investment team at Bell Partners saw a unique opportunity to acquire a Columbia, Md. community for a value-add play. But what made this acq-rehab unique is that it had already been recently renovated. More

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Analysis: For Top 25 Renovators, Small Updates Yield High Returns

The Bascom Group claimed first place, after a one-year hiatus from the Top 25, knocking Rochester, N.Y.–based Home Properties down a peg in the process. More

The Top 10 and Bottom 10 Rental Markets of March

Seven of the top 10 highest-rent markets are found in either New York or California, while Tucson reigns as the most affordable metro in the country in March. Did your metro make the cut? More

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Keep the Keys: Secrets to Scoring Resident Renewals

Experts discuss the secrets to reducing resident turnover and increasing renewals. More

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