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NAA’s 2014 Survey of Operating Income & Expenses

Published: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Let’s be real -- budgeting is right above unclogging the drain and just below a root canal on the list of least enjoyable things … ever.

Holiday Weekends Mean Time to Reach Residents Through Social Media

Published: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hot dogs and hamburgers are an old friend to Labor Day Weekend at most apartments across the country, just as are pool parties and the first full slate of college football games. At one North Texas apartment community, the holiday weekend is an opportunity to dive deep into social media when it comes to communicating with residents about holiday fanfare.

How Long Will the Building Boom Last?

Published: Monday, September 8, 2014

New apartment completions and construction starts continue to trend upward, and the new supply of units is beginning to show up in rising vacancy rates in a number of high-growth U.S. markets.

The Path of Lease Resistance

Published: Friday, September 5, 2014

Consumers today are living in a "microwave" society. Expectations are high. Patience is thin.

Nevada State Bank Economic Briefing for August 2014

Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nevada has been presented with a series of opportunities not seen since the onset of the Great Recession. New projects on the north end of the Strip in Las Vegas, industrial projects in Reno and tech startups and relocations statewide have shown Nevada’s economy is more resilient and adaptable than some observers thought.

Vacancy Compression Stalls in the Second Quarter

Published: Friday, August 29, 2014

The national vacancy rate remained unchanged at 4.1% during the second quarter, a potentially worrisome result for those who fret about the near-term future of the apartment sector. However, this is not unexpected, and a moderation in the brisk pace of improvement in fundamentals has been built into our forecasts for some time.

The Year of the Apartment Market Continues

Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014

If it seems as if we're repeating ourselves, we are. The U.S. apartment market continued its amazingly strong 2014 in July, as effective rent growth increased once again, occupancy remained steady, and fewer concessions were offered.

Share These 5 Communication Tips for Maintenance Techs

Published: Monday, August 25, 2014

“Sir, I need to ask you to take the conversation outside...” The audience applauds...and...End scene. That was the end of a show that I didn’t realize I had purchased tickets for when I picked the restaurant. While eating dinner recently, a businessman who had been on the phone for a while suddenly got louder and louder. Over the course of a minute or so, he berated the person on the other end of the call until the restaurant manager finally interrupted him. This was met by applause from the other diners.