Real Estate, Burritos and DC Traffic

December 15, 2014
Real Estate, Burritos and DC Traffic

A recent article in the WSJ commented about investors presently flocking to 24-hour cities like Washington DC. They stated that foreign investors were more likely to invest in New York over Nashville. Why? Liquidity.

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Multifamily Apartment Marketing and Moore’s Law

December 8, 2014
Multifamily Apartment Marketing and Moore's Law

Moore’s law states that over time the number of transistors that fit on a single circuit board will double every two years. In multifamily, there are numerous areas that are changing at the speed of technology.

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Multifamily Acquisitions: How to Measure a Winning Purchase

December 2, 2014
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How do buyers measure their purchase? How do they know if they have a winner? Almost any measure requires the use of a timeline. Buying a deal for a $1 and selling it for $2 requires knowing when the dollar was invested and the hold time to determine yield.

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Property Management: We’re Number 2!

November 17, 2014
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In property management you have a lot of numbers to count that can convey your standing in a market. Is being #2 such a bad thing?

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Property Management: Five Ways We Use Weather Reports

November 10, 2014
Property Management: Five Ways We Use Weather Reports

As property manager’s, managing incidents caused by weather is part of managing financial risk at the property level. While we can insure against certain weather-related occurrences, we cannot control their timing or level of damage to property.

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Multifamily Acquisitions: When ET Calls

November 3, 2014
Real Estate Acquisitions - When ET Calls

The science of performing multifamily acquisitions is seeing opportunity. Sometimes this opportunity is blatantly obvious, sometimes hidden. It’s the not-so-obvious that can provide great opportunity.

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Join Tuesday, Author John Wilhoit Jr, How To Read A Rent Roll—Chapter 10

October 28, 2014
How To Read a Rent Roll - Live Broadcast of Chapter 10 - Tuesday, October 28th

I would like to invite you to join a free thought-leadership PowerHour webcast on Tuesday October 28th with a focus on How To Read A Rent Roll—Chapter 10, pages 133-144. This lively discussion will focus on Chapter 10 from the book, How To Read a Rent Roll.

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Multifamily Acquisitions: Defining Degrees of Quality

October 20, 2014
Multifamily Acquisitions: Defining Degrees of Quality

Buying multifamily requires knowing about the quality of the deal. Saying an asset is an A, B or C is just the beginning.

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Property Management Presentations: How to be the Most Interesting Person in the Room

October 13, 2014
Property Management Presentations: How to be the Most Interesting Person in the Room

The formula for adding more multifamily apartments to your property management portfolio is this: Comprehensive Pre-Meeting Questions = Focused Expertise + Closed New Biz.

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Rent Roll Analytics – Baseline Data

October 6, 2014
Rent Roll Analytics - Baseline Data

Before we can begin to analyze a rent roll, we must have the basics. Having these in hand, rent roll analysis can begin with simple, yet powerful outputs that tell you about the financial strength, or quality of income, derived from your rental property.

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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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