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MFEConceptCommunity 2016

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.

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A Look Back: The Vision of the 2015 Concept Community

Amit Price Patel, a principal with San Francisco–based David Baker Architects,... More

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The 2015 Concept Community: Animated Renderings

Amit Price-Patel of San Francisco-based David Baker Architects offers up this... More

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Exclusive Survey: The Housing Wants and Needs of Baby Boomers

Our exclusive research into this voluminous demographic reveals how boomers look... More

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Truth in Advertising: Consumer Psychology and Baby Boomers

You don't sell the steak, you sell the sizzle. But in the apartment world,... More

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Mix and Mingle: Shared Services for Seniors, Market-Rate Renters Prove a Success

Pillar Properties finds success in developing market-rate apartments near its... More

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Baby Boomers Want Space, Lifestyle Amenities in Apartments

What kind of neighborhood are boomers looking for? Today’s developers are getting... More

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Avanti Makes Senior Housing 'Sexy'

The 2-year-old seniors housing developer aims to differentiate itself with... More

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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... More

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Which Green, Sustainability Features Do Boomers Crave the Most?

Adding green elements to buildings reduces energy consumption, improves health,... More

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Lasting Impression: Renovating for Current, Future Seniors

Architects hope renovations that are being done to senior communities now will... More


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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