Rethinking Your Multifamily Business Model

September 2, 2014
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What is your business model in multifamily? Can you express it in a few short sentences? What would occur if you blew up your business model? Is there a better way to do what you are doing? Are you keeping pace with best practices?

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Join Tuesday, Author John Wilhoit Jr, How To Read A Rent Roll—Chapter 8

August 25, 2014
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I would like to invite you to join a free thought-leadership PowerHour webcast on Tuesday August 26th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern/New York time—with a focus on How To Read A Rent Roll—Chapter 8, pages 107-116. This lively discussion will focus on Chapter 8 from the book, How To Read a Rent Roll. This LIVE, fast-paced […]

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What if Apple Were a Property Management Company?

August 15, 2014
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If Apple was a property management company what would their mission statement say? Is Apple’s current mission statement applicable, or adaptable, to our industry?

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The One About the Property Beat with an Ugly Stick

August 4, 2014
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Why are potentially valuable assets left to fall back into the sand? There are a myriad of reasons, of course. Following are the categories that most often result in assets looking like they’ve been beat with an ugly stick.

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Property Management: $2 Tools That Add thousands in Value

July 16, 2014
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The property management business is fragmented to the nth degree from ivory tower suits to grandma acting as manager of her four-plex with three paying residents. Following is a reminder about small tools that anyone at the site level can utilize to save money and provide immediate customer service. Dollars saved means increased NOI.

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Powerhouse Information Sources About Institutional Multifamily Assets

May 5, 2014
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While not everyone has a billion dollar portfolio it is fun and informative to be in the know about those who do. When it comes to powerhouse information sources, who are the big dawgs on campus?

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Removing Rhetoric and Getting Things Done

April 14, 2014
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Every business has an agenda, a purpose for it’s existence. We call this a mission statement. How do you proceed towards fulfilling your mission statement? Establish relationships, establish credibility, work hard…find common ground.

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Multifamily Apartment Homes: Does Size Matter?

April 5, 2014
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As buyer or operator of multifamily properties, size only matters once we can wrap this information into our decision-making along with other pertinent information.

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Painting Doors While the House Burns Down

March 28, 2014
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Sometimes in our business life we become so focused on the task at hand that larger issues go unnoticed. We refer to this as a loss of perspective. Like being angry at the hammer that missed the nail and struck our thumb; these emotions are misplaced.

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Multifamily Never Sleeps – Five Sleep Aids

February 25, 2014
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As no one can stay awake 24/7 how do we assure that assets in our care are addressed 24/7/365? Here are some ideas on how to approach the issue.

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Multifamily Acquisitions: Having An Upward Bias

February 18, 2014
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Do you believe sales prices per unit are going up? Is your belief based on market forces, actual rent growth derived or sentiment? At the end of the day we utilize market sales to determine the trend line in price direction. Yet even here its best to butter the loaf of bread a little at a time.

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Multifamily Appreciation: Finding the Baseline

January 29, 2014
Multifamily Appreciation: Finding the Baseline

How do we forecast or project real estate appreciation levels? Is there a single measure that can provide quantitative authority on the subject?

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Multifamily Demographics: the ABCs of FTEs

January 21, 2014
Multifamily Demographics: the ABCs of FTEs

An FTE is a “full time employee” or full time “equivelent” employee. When reviewing job creation we want to know the total number of FTE’s that an employer is bringing into a community.

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Multifamily Financing: Finding Perfect Leverage

January 8, 2014
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Perfect leverage means different things to different people. The best financial leverage to place on an asset is financing that promotes an alignment between the objectives of ownership and the financial needs of the asset.

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Multifamily Insight’s Most Popular Post of 2013

January 2, 2014
Multifamily Insight's Most Popular Post of 2013

  Following are the five most popular post for all of 2013. It’s an interesting mix. The top two are right in our every day sweet spot about growing revenue and controlling expenses. Thank you, our loyal readers, for your support, feedback and continued interaction that allows for this forum to expand and make an […]

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