Industry Insider

A weekly newsletter covering a broad range of topics affecting rental housing.

Industry Insider

A weekly newsletter of noteworthy articles pertaining to our industry.

The Changing Rules of Operational Efficiency

By Doug Pike | November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

After years lagging other service industries in terms of technology adoption, multifamily is rapidly approaching tech saturation. Property teams are now inundated with processes and technology designed to create efficiencies. Now, operators are ushering in a new phase in operational efficiency –…

Haven Realty, JP Morgan Announce $1B BTR Joint Venture

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

Haven Realty Capital, a privately held real estate investment and operating firm focused on single-family developments, and the real estate investment platform of J.P. Morgan announced a $1 billion build-to-rent (BTR) joint venture with $415 million in equity.“The for-sale housing market has been…

What’s All This Talk About Revenue Management and Antitrust Violations?

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

Recently, the courts, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and federal policymakers have taken an interest in the rental housing industry’s use of revenue management tools. Considering this increased scrutiny of the industry, it is important to understand how antitrust laws come into play. …

6 Easy Resident Event Ideas for Your Multifamily Community This Holiday Season

By Ashley Tyndall | November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

The holidays are a great time to take advantage of all an apartment community has to offer! From decorating the common areas to hosting holiday-themed events, there are plenty of ways to get residents in the spirit of the season.“Resident experience” is the hot topic in the multifamily industry…

5 Ways to Improve Apartment Marketing Strategy

By Ashley Tyndall | November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

The internet has revolutionized how apartments are marketed, moving beyond print ads and word-of-mouth referrals to an ability to reach a global audience with the click of a button. However, this revolution doesn’t mean that online apartment marketing is easy; in fact, it can be quite challenging…

Apartment Conversions Pick Up Steam

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

Office to apartment conversions have led the way for adaptive reuse projects during the past two years. According to a recent report from RentCafe, the adaptive reuse of office buildings is at an all-time high with 11,000 apartment conversions in two years—77,100 apartments total are currently…

2023 Multifamily Loan Purchase Caps Announced

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced 2023 multifamily loan purchase caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The combined total for the Enterprises is $150 billion—$75 billion each.The limit is a $3 billion decrease from the $78 billion caps in 2022, which FHFA called an “anticipated…

Integrated or Point Solutions? Get Married or Play the Field?

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

The rental housing industry is embracing technology more than it ever has before. But, as panelists in the “Integrated or Point Solutions? Get Married or Play the Field?” session at Apartmentalize 2022 noted, navigating the technological landscape can be a complicated and even exhausting…

Renters Overtake Homeowners in 101 Zip Codes

November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

With the cost of owning a home rising, some across the U.S. are looking at other alternatives, which includes renting. This phenomenon was reflected in a recent study from RentCafe, which shows 101 zip codes have flipped from homeowner majority to renter majority in the last 10 years.The share of…

How AI Is Transforming Package Management

By Ned Hill | November, 2022 | Updated November, 2022

There has been an explosion in home deliveries during the past five years. According to a U.S. Census Bureau Annual Retail Trade Survey, e-commerce sales increased by $244.2 billion or 43% in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, rising from $571.2 billion in 2019 to $815.4 billion in 2020. Stay-at…