Industry Trends Report | Week of May 29


Challenges of Assistance Animal Accommodation Requests


by John Bradford

It’s easy to get lost in the maze of rules and regulations surrounding assistance animals, which is true for people new to multifamily or seasoned veterans. Beyond understanding the difference between assistance and support animals, leasing teams need to know what questions they can ask and when they can ask them.

Read the article in The Multifamily Journal

Achieving Corporate Wellness in Multifamily

by Apartment Academy

Mental health remains a crisis in the U.S. with more than 1 in 5 Americans dealing with the issue, and only half seeking help. Grace Hill’s Stephanie Anderson talks about mental health in the multifamily industry and how to improve corporate wellness within your onsite teams and residents.

Listen to the podcast at Apartment Academy

Multifamily Meets the Resort: Adding Hotel-Style Amenities

by Scott Sowers

Owner/operators are looking closer at the hospitality industry, mimicking resort-like features to attract prospects and improve retention. Leasing teams are moving out of the office and into communal areas, while housekeeping and valet services are debuting at some properties.

Read the article in UNITS


Finding the Silver Bullets in Multifamily Development Technology

by Chris Wood

Multifamily’s resistance to new technology has subsided on the operations and management sides, but the challenges remain when it comes to development tech. ROI-sensitive investors are hesitant to put their money into advancements that can sometimes carry heavy costs and have unrealized benefits.

Read the article in Multifamily Executive

How Proptech Could Change Multifamily Real Estate

by Jack Skelley

Proptech continues to make inroads in the multifamily industry, and more companies are beginning to understand the advantages of the technology for their residents and teams. Owner/operators also have an additional avenue to data collection and a centralized way to maintain properties.

Read the article in Urban Land

Converting Positive Experiences Into Online Reviews

by Leah Draffen

When a prospect considers moving to a community, it’s more likely than not that they’ll read online reviews for the property before making contact. To make the most of the feedback, teams need to boost the positives, listen to the negatives and respond to every review.

Read the article in Multifamily Executive


Homeownership Drops to 53-Year Low

by Barbara Billinger

Homeownership has dropped to 63.1%, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the lowest percentage since 1970. However, the number of renters continues its decade-long increase, hitting at 36.1% in the most recent figures. Only five states showed an increase in homeownership with Hawaii leading the pack at 1.2%. The largest decline was in Nevada, which saw ownership drop by 3.7%.

Read the article in GlobeSt

The Need for Mental Health Resources in Construction

by YieldPro

A more deliberate effort to provide mental health resources and reduce stigmatization is needed in the residential construction industry, according to the National Association of Homebuilders. Surveys and screening tools showed high levels of stress among workers.

Read the article in YieldPro

The Future of Multifamily is in Good Hands. Here’s Why.

by Laura Calugar

Tyler Marker started in multifamily by taking a part-time leasing job while working his way through college. Thanks to company and industry support, he now serves as a director of marketing and professional development. Marker shares his journey and his multifamily insights.

Listen to the podcast at Multi-Housing News

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