Apartment Innovations

A bi-monthly newsletter that delivers the latest trends in technology for today and tomorrow.

U.S. DOE Hosting Better Buildings Webinars, Summit

January, 2023 | Updated January, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting its “Better Buildings Webinar Series,” which features conversations with experts on best practices, cost-effective strategies and new ways to approach sustainability and energy performance. View the details and registration for the webinars,…

Organizing and Leveraging Data to Create Actionable Reporting

By Darcey Leach | January, 2023 | Updated January, 2023

How data is governed, leveraged and implemented can help companies set up meaningful portfolio-wide KPIs and best practices. During the 2022 Apartmentalize session, “Organizing and Leveraging Leasing Data to Create Actionable Reporting,” industry experts shared their successes, failures and…

What You Don’t Know About Data Can Hurt You

By Kevin Juhasz | January, 2023 | Updated January, 2023

Data is a valuable tool for making business decisions, but without business intelligence (BI) to provide reliable, timely data, it’s impossible for an organization to nail down the best direction to move. It’s that lack of trust in the data that is driving the need for more advanced BI tools.“Data…

NAA Debuts Podcast

December, 2022 | Updated December, 2022

From leadership to operational strategy to federal advocacy and more, The NAA Apartmentcast features insight and trendspotting from rental housing industry leaders. The inaugural episode features inside-the-beltway wisdom from NAA SVP of Government Affairs Greg Brown, as well as a preview of the…

The Changing Rules of Operational Efficiency

By Doug Pike | November, 2022 | Updated December, 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 –…

Apartment Conversions Pick Up Steam

November, 2022 | Updated January, 2023

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…

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…

Powering Up: Providing Charging Stations for EVs at Your Property

By Andrew Ruhland | October, 2022 | Updated October, 2022

Increased demand for EV charging is just around the corner; owners and management companies must be prepared for the potential uptick of EVs at communities. As climate change continues to alter the environment, people are becoming more conscious of their personal impact on the planet and…

Smart Sustainability: Navigating the Path to Business Resilience

By Doug Pike | October, 2022 | Updated October, 2022

Finding sustainable solutions that deliver measurable results, then duplicating them across the portfolio, is essential to maximizing ROI.   Sustainability initiatives were gaining traction prior to the pandemic but took a temporary backseat to the operational efficiency movement as…

Proptech: Empowering and Evolving Teams

By Doug Pike | October, 2022 | Updated October, 2022

If the goal is to meet customers where they are – whether it’s online, via chatbot or in person – teams must be prepared and equipped to keep pace. PropTech has exploded in multifamily housing, providing an opportunity to transform lean teams into nimble, efficient machines. During the 2022…