The top storylines in multifamily this week are creating rent payment options for renters, the benefits of flexible leasing terms, how giving back builds better teams, pet-inclusive policies, dealing with loopholes in renters’ insurance and how the latest rate hikes will impact multifamily.
Industry Trends Report | Week of February 6
All Four LIVEbe Communities Earn Resident Satisfaction Awards
LIVEbe Communities, a premier apartment developer and operator dedicated to delivering distinct apartment homes within connected communities, today announced that all four LIVEbe-managed apartment communities have been recognized with 2022 SatisFacts Resident Satisfaction Awards.
Xeal Welcomes Two ChargePoint Veterans to Sales Team
Xeal, a leading provider of EV charging stations and smarter technology for the multifamily industry, today announced that former ChargePoint executives Mike DiNucci and Joan Dunne are joining the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Head of Revenue Operations, respectively.
Building Teams by Building Community
A lesson from recent hiring and retention challenges is that employees possess a powerful desire to thrive in their careers and go beyond a paycheck. This presents owners and operators an opportunity to build lasting connections with their employees, which in turn creates success in hiring and retention.
The State of Pets in Multifamily in 2023
In 2023, merely allowing pets at a rental community no longer qualifies as “pet friendly.” This has been a gradual trend, naturally, and not something that just sprouted up over the past few months. The response by apartment operators, however, has been mixed.
Industry Trends Report | Week of January 30
The top storylines in multifamily this week are acting on centralization, balancing automation in multifamily, data and business intelligence, emerging leasing trends in the coming year, the ways multifamily can give back and the White House rental rights proposal.
Accommodating Renters in an Ever-Evolving Economy
The nature of volatile income is that no two renters have the same payment schedule or cash flow. When that reality is juxtaposed with the traditional first-of-the-month rent due date, it causes financial challenges for many residents – not because they can’t pay rent, but because their cash flow is so variable.
Sorting Through and Solving Renters’ Insurance Loopholes
Most operators require documentation upon move-in that proves a resident has coverage should unexpected events occur. But there are loopholes. Sometimes residents cancel a policy after moving in and others forget to renew.
Revamping Multifamily Pet Waste Management Efforts
With wellness and sustainability at the forefront of many residents’ minds, it’s worth reexamining some of the best practices being implemented at apartment communities when it comes to keeping residents, associates and pets safe and healthy.
Sentral Acquires Align Residential, Doubles U.S. Management Footprint
Sentral, a full-service management company offering any length of stay, today announced its acquisition of Align Residential, a national management firm specializing in innovative residential experiences. The acquisition expands Sentral’s communities to 40, and the company’s network to 15 U.S. cities.