What Do Landlords Need to Know About Rent Control?

Over the past few months, many states have implemented new rent control policies. Rent control laws work to regulate how much landlords can charge for rent, and also how much rent can be raised within a certain period of time. These laws are designated by individual cities and their goal is to help ensure that housing remains an affordable commodity. As a landlord, it’s imperative to remain informed on all the ins and outs of […]

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Will Rising Interest Rates Slow Commercial Real Estate?

As interest rates continue to climb, many are curious about what kind of negative effect it will have on the commercial real estate market. Will the climbing interest rate cause CRE transactions to yield less return? How will property values and investment performances fare? Investors are beginning to fear that higher interest rates will result in capitalization rates to rise and property values to decrease, producing lower returns. Let’s take a look at how rising […]

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Student Housing: The Recession-Resistant Investment Play?

As the commercial real estate zip line comes to a slowdown, investors are still looking for investment opportunities that will result in healthy ROI. The student housing sector has remained in the eyes of investors as unscathed and recession-proof attracting many to this investment opportunity. Let’s look at a few reasons why student housing is the recession-resistant investment play. Student Housing Performs Better in Downturns Industry experts believe that the student housing sector performs exceptionally […]

How will Artificial Intelligence Impact the Multifamily Industry?

Artificial intelligence, A.I.— these terms may sound like something out of an episode of Black Mirror or The Twilight Zone. However, artificial intelligence is a part of our everyday lives. (Think Siri or your Roomba.) Yet, as artificial intelligence continues to evolve, how will this technology impact the multifamily industry from tenant amenities to the way property managers do business? Smarter Units Many homes are equipped with artificial intelligence that helps connect their homes to […]

5 Ways to Get and Implement Resident Feedback in Multifamily

Happy residents and tenants are at the heart of a prosperous multifamily property, and what better way to ensure your tenants are getting exactly what they want than by asking them directly? Getting resident feedback and appropriately analyzing and implementing the results allows for a successfully run property. Some think that asking for feedback can encourage residents to create problems or issues, however, this is not the case. It will make tenants feel more comfortable […]

Property Management Trends

6 Property Management Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2019

As we look ahead for what 2019 has to offer, many real estate professionals, investors, property managers and others who like to keep up with the market may be wondering what trends will we see this year. When it comes to property management, as our culture evolves, so do trends in the property management market. Let’s look at the various trends we will be keeping an eye out for in 2019, and how they can […]

6 Creative Ways to Increase the Value of Your Multifamily Property

Whether you are looking to sell your multifamily property or want to validate raised rental rates for the asset, you’ll want to increase the value of the property. Let’s take a look at six creative ways to increase the value of your multifamily property. Perform Repairs & Make Improvements If your multifamily property needs to be modernized or needs cosmetic work, by performing these task, you can significantly raise the rent. The rental income from […]

Watch These Big Players in CRE Crowdfunding

At one time, it was extremely difficult and limited to secure quality investments in commercial real estate, and not all borrowers qualified for traditional bank loans. However, thanks to the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups” act of 2012, also known as the JOBS Act, the opportunity to market private investments to the public arose. Due to this crowdfunding began, thus allowing a new tier of quality investors to reach those seeking investments. In the years since […]

The Beginner’s Guide to PropTech

Just a few years ago, the word PropTech was not common. In fact, it was not even used. Currently, it’s an electric new term, a “buzzword” that people in the real estate industry throw around like confetti.  But what exactly does PropTech mean? PropTech, or Property Technology, also known as real estate tech, is a portion of a larger, more widespread digital evolution in the property industry. As landscapes change and mentalities shift to a […]

Is the East Coast Casino Dash Something to Watch?

Gambling and by association, casinos, are known as one of mankind’s favorite guilty pleasures. The thrill of winning hundreds or even thousands of dollars is enough to create enjoyment and even addiction. As the East Coast pushes forward with many states legalizing or considering the legalization of casinos, construction has started to boom in the industry. However, what is causing this rush to build the biggest, best most outlandish casino resort? Why is it happening […]