In the apartment industry, you seldom observe organizations that downplay the employee experience. Great results, average culture doesn’t necessarily qualify as a sizzling tagline. Yet while nearly all organizations claim that they are among the best places to work, it can ring hollow in some instances.
In response, proptech companies have developed a vast array of products, creating an almost dizzying menu of options. Operators looking for a clear and consistent value, and a feature that complements almost all other onsite technology, need to take a closer look at access control.
The top storylines in multifamily this week: vertical integration benefits, challenging the fee myth, study finds renters moving to larger apartments, workforce housing set to get a boost, development outlook on the mend and the necessity of high-speed Internet.
SmartRent, a provider of smart home automation for property owners, managers, developers, homebuilders and residents, today announced it has launched an exclusive integration with map visualization technology leader Engrain, to optimize SmartRent’s new parking management solution.
The past 12 months have been hard on us all. Apartment leasing – and life in general – have felt upside down at times. But the leasing experience during the pandemic is not an anomaly. Instead, with its proliferation of touring options like self-guided tours and video tours, it points the way to the future.
While 76% of operators identify their property as being pet-friendly, a staggering 72% of renters say that pet-friendly housing is hard to find. As these numbers seem to contradict one another, finding the cause of this disconnect is crucial to creating a community that is pet-inclusive.
Having your own property management and construction divisions can bring higher workers’ compensation costs and subject you to more liability. But if an apartment owner is careful and deliberate in creating in-house property management and construction teams, its portfolio and its investors can benefit.
Entrata has released the results of its Renters on the Move survey, which aims to capture how the COVID-19 pandemic affected American renters’ decisions about their living situations—including how much space they lived in, how much they paid for it, and priorities around location and amenities.
Grace Hill, the innovator of software-driven talent and customer management solutions for commercial and multifamily real estate covering policies, training, assessment and surveys, today announced that Kendall Pretzer has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.
The biggest news in multifamily this week: how short-term rentals have adapted, the state of lead sourcing in multifamily, the right tech to maximize ROI, the impact of remote work on housing, construction delays due to high prices and scarce resources and apartment dwellers choosing not to move.