With 2020 firmly behind us, apartment owners and operators have reasons to be optimistic about the road ahead. The pandemic has undeniably presented major economic challenges for many, but the average credit score in the U.S. increased by 1% in 2020, according to Experian.
Creating Value in Today’s Value-Add Properties
Buy an apartment community in need of upgrading, perform the needed renovations, boost rents accordingly and drive impressive returns. But just because apartment companies frequently undertake value-add projects, it doesn’t mean success in these endeavors is easy.
How 2020’s Apartment Marketing Technology Revolution is Powering 2021
Marketing technology and interactive sight maps came into their own in 2020 and are being applied even more in 2021. Morgan Porter, digital marketing director at Birchstone Residential, commented on their capabilities and value when it comes to improving the resident journey in a recent blog.
Mill Creek Announces Start of Preleasing at Modera Flagler Village
Mill Creek Residential, a leading developer and operator specializing in premier rental communities across the U.S., today announced the start of preleasing at Modera Flagler Village, a luxury high-rise apartment community located moments north of downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Industry Trends Report | Week of Aug. 23
The top stories this week in multifamily: the power of instacaptions for multifamily marketing, tapping the capabilities of interactive sitemaps, attracting and converting prospects, rent increase predictions, smart home features that matter to boomers and the next big thing in apartment touring.
Mill Creek Announces Groundbreaking of Modera Lacey
Mill Creek Residential, a leading developer and operator specializing in premier rental communities across the U.S., today announced the groundbreaking of Modera Lacey, a garden-style community spanning 26 acres in suburban Olympia, approximately 60 miles south of Seattle.
The Benefits of In-House Construction Teams
Part of the charm of the multifamily industry is that a wide variety of tactics can be used to achieve results, and virtually every operator has a unique strategy. Those divergent methods certainly apply to how operators handle their construction processes, as well.
Top 5 Best Practices for the Expiration of Eviction Moratoriums
After a series of extensions, the eviction moratorium now in place until October 3 – should be the last, on a national scale. The Federal Housing Finance Agency’s eviction moratorium for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed properties is slated to expire at the end of September.
Lessons Learned From 2020: Must-Have Tech in 2021
Prior to 2020, technology adoption and buy-in were slow for most multifamily firms. We know that nothing can replace a person-to-person experience, but when this wasn’t an option, operators were forced to accelerate their adoption timelines. Companies needed to find ways to replicate that personal touch.
Is This Assistance Animal Legit?
As more and more communities allow pets onsite, most operators are seeing an uptick in assistance animal accommodation requests. It’s no secret that there are bad actors trying to pass their pets off as assistance animals to circumvent pet fees and restrictions.