The top multifamily headlines this week: COVID’s impact on rent varies by neighborhood, the most common mistakes of a smart home retrofit for multifamily, smart access control provides assistance during pandemic, the top markets for apartment net absorption, the extension of the federal eviction moratorium and the strength of affordable housing lending.
The retrofit process requires careful consideration and planning. While the cost savings and improvements made possible through smart home implementation are attractive, missteps in deployment could result in unnecessary expense and performance problems.
The top multifamily storylines this week include: how pandemic adjustments are reshaping the industry, how to create a synergistic company culture, remembering non-pet owners when crafting policies, how boredom in the burbs may help downtown rebound, property managers on the road to getting vaccinated, and why Facebook Pixel is something to care about for marketers.
This week’s top multifamily stories: overlooked pain points of work from home for apartment residents, the year of innovation for multifamily, supplier partners with operations backgrounds, the pending decline of apartment construction in 2021, and why multifamily investors are targeting smaller metros.
The stories of the week: hidden budget items that put you in the red, helping associates grow before they quit, secure package management and resident satisfaction, CRE’s stimulus wish, recession-resilient Class B multifamily and apartment home size increases in pandemic.
This week’s top storylines: printers are becoming a hot amenity, mixed results from NMHC quarterly market survey, smart home making life easier for operators and residents, investors 1031 exchanging in Sun Belt, the possible economic boom in 2021, and the uptick in home ownership that is not worrisome to apartment investors.
The consumer world is driving multifamily more than ever before. Today’s residents have grown up with technology at the core of their existence, use it in every aspect of their lives and now expect a truly modern living experience – and that’s what smart home systems provide.
When I think of the future of smart home solutions and other technologies in the multifamily industry, George and his family aren’t far from my thoughts. In many ways, we’re headed for a world they would definitely recognize. Here are five technology-related predictions I have.