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Making Property Marketing Simple With the migration of the apartment search almost entirely to online venues, multifamily property managers are increasingly pulled in many directions for marketing: paid ads, social media, search engine marketing and optimization, and directories. The pressure to derive the highest possible return from every possible strategy often means that resources get […]

National Apartment Report

National Apartment Report: March 2016

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Graphic: Where is rent increasing and decreasing the most? Apartments owners and managers have been reveling in near record high occupancy levels and steady rent growth for the past few years. Those who are wondering how long those good times will last may be pleased with the answer. The robust demand is not just a […]

Pittsburgh Rent Report

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Graphic: How do rent rates compare in the hottest Pittsburgh neighborhoods? Pittsburgh has seen a heavy load of new multifamily units delivered to the market. Yet opinions are mixed on whether developers may have bitten off more than they can chew. The Pittsburgh metro is still in the midst of its building boom. Depending on the […]

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National Apartment Report: February 2016

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Graphic: Where is rent increasing and decreasing the most? Multifamily owners have enjoyed high occupancies and steadily rising rents in recent years. Critics who have been waiting for that tide to turn are going to have to wait a lot longer. Industry forecasts are predicting much the same performance through 2016 and beyond. The apartment […]

Minneapolis Rent Report

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Graphic: How do rent rates compare in the hottest Minneapolis neighborhoods? Despite a heavy load of new supply that has been added to the market, vacancies remain tight across the Twin Cities. The big story in the Minneapolis metro has been an ongoing construction boom that is now entering its fifth year. In the past two […]

National Apartment Report

National Apartment Report: January 2016

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Graphic: Where is rent increasing and decreasing the most? The multifamily sector has been on a tear lately when it comes to new construction. Developers are capitalizing on the strong demand and steady rent growth to bring even more projects to the market. Despite concerns that some metros are reaching a saturation point, there is […]

Milwaukee Rent Report

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Graphic: How do rent rates compare in Milwaukee’s hottest neighborhoods? The wave of construction underway in Milwaukee is providing welcome relief to renters searching for housing. Developers are busy adding new product to the Milwaukee metro to satisfy pent-up demand in a market where vacancies across all submarkets are below 5 percent. An estimated 2,000 new […]

2015: Year in Review

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Graphic: An analysis of rental pricing data and trends from April 2015 – December 2015. Despite a surge in new construction, the U.S. apartment market continued its bull run in 2015. Strong rental demand has helped to keep occupancies near record highs. Although that has been a boon to property owners and developers, it is […]

What Millennial Renters Really Want

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Student housing developers and operators are clearly upping the stakes when it comes to property amenities and services that appeal to today’s students – the highly tech-focused Millennial generation. Companies across industries from hotels to frozen yogurt shops are trying to figure out Millennials – what makes them tick and how to land their business. […]

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A New Generation of Student Housing

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The student housing market has come a long way in the past 10 to 15 years. Off-campus property owners and developers started making a more concentrated effort to design and build properties that would appeal to student renters in the mid-1990s. That shift was motivated by the recognition that students are driven by different wants […]

 
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