Removing Rhetoric and Getting Things Done

April 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

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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Join Thursday, February 13, 2014 Author John Wilhoit Jr, How To Read A Rent Roll—Chapter 4

February 11, 2014

I would like to invite you to join a free thought-leadership PowerHour webcast on Thursday, Feb 13th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/New York time—with a focus on How To Read A Rent Roll—Chapter 4, pages 55-64. This lively discussion will focus on Chapter 4 from the book, How To Read a Rent Roll.

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Multifamily Appreciation: Finding the Baseline

January 29, 2014

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

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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Join Thursday, January 16, 2014 Author John Wilhoit Jr, How To Read A Rent Roll—Chapter 3

January 14, 2014

I would like to invite you to join a free thought-leadership PowerHour webcast on Thursday, January 16th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/New York time—with a focus on How To Read A Rent Roll—Chapter 3, pages 43-54.

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Multifamily Financing: Finding Perfect Leverage

January 8, 2014

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

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 impact [...]

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Owning Real Estate When Inflation is Zero

December 23, 2013

The year 2013 may be the first year on record when the U.S. inflation rate is registered at zero. The closest we have come to the goose egg in recent times was in 2009 when the official inflation rate was 0.1%.

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Multifamily Demographics: Creating a Sense of Place

December 16, 2013

Where did you grow up? Urban or rural there is a place (or places) that make you think of home. What are they and what do they represent? Collectively, they are more than just a single address.

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Property Management: What is the Composition of Your Ancillary Income?

December 10, 2013

Of course you know your revenue sources- rents and other income, or ancillary income. But what’s the next level of analysis? Is each source being maximized? Does your stated lease rent match collections on the rent roll? How many ancillary income sources do you presently utilize? What can you add?

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Multifamily Acquisitions: Five Deal Questions

December 2, 2013

This post is a departure in that these “deal questions” I am asking you to consider have little to do with the nuts and bolts of buying a multifamily asset; they are specific to your long-term strategic thinking about your purchase.

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Property Management: Multitasking versus Delegation

November 19, 2013

Multitasking has limited value in our business as compared to delegation. In too many instances these two management tools are confused with multitasking gaining credit when delegation is the real productivity engine.

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The 1031 Dog That Has Yet To Bark (Again)

November 9, 2013

According to an article in NREI there were $4.1 Billion dollars in 1031 exchanges in 2007. In 2010 that number was $1 Billion dollars. While it has inched up since, it is nowhere near pre-recession peak volume.

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LIVE WEBCAST October 31, 2013 3:00 PM EST with Author John Wilhoit – REGISTER NOW!

October 29, 2013

This lively discussion will focus on Chapter 1 of “How To Read a Rent Roll – A Guide to Understanding Rental Income. This LIVE, fast-paced 60-minute FREE Webcast Conference, focuses on the opening Chapter of John’s latest book how to analyze and control your rental income structure to optimize revenue when managing or purchasing multifamily communities.

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Connecting Rent Growth to Job Growth

October 28, 2013

Are you looking for rent growth? Follow the jobs. It seems like such a simple concept. Then we remember that jobs are mobile too and the theory becomes a little more ethereal.

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What is a Rent Roll?

October 21, 2013

When buying a rental property you are in essence buying the rent roll and the monthly income that comes with it. There is no room for the word “if” in due diligence of rental property acquisitions. There is too much money at stake. And if you are buying rental property, then the money at stake is probably yours.

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