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October 21, 2013

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Property Management: Disrupting Vacuam (Vacancy)

October 8, 2013

Vacuam is Latin for empty space. In the property management business we live and breathe around occurrences of empty space. How do we disrupt vacancy? The first order of business is to determine the source of vacancy. Next, we need to know average vacancy, then aggregate vacancy.

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The Multifamily Footprint in The United States in 2013

October 1, 2013

What percentage of the housing stock in the United States is represented by multifamily? In a country of over 314 million people fully one-third live in rental housing. So how many multifamily dwellings are there in the United States, really?

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Multifamily Acquisitions: Local Market Knowledge

September 23, 2013

When reviewing real estate for purchase there are varying types of local market knowledge; knowledge of the physical asset, the property around the physical asset, knowledge about the market, the submarket and the people who live and work close by. How deep is your local market knowledge?

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Multifamily Acquisitions: Buying Class

September 17, 2013

People within the industry have strong opinions about asset class differentiation. I”m referring to designating assets as Class A, B or C. Following is a synopsis of multifamily assets and distinctions between A, B and C.

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Demographics and Census 2020

September 9, 2013

Will we have a Census in 2020? Sure. Will it have any value? It’s too soon to tell. As government looks for places to cut expenditures the Census is ripe for slicing as there is no strong advocate within government to champion the cause. Multifamily and new home builders need to know the direction of populations.

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Guns N’ Butter and Housing

September 3, 2013

Is there a connection between war and when housing cycles recover in the greater economy? The guns versus butter argument revolves around the theory that any society has limited resources and we have to choose wisely how they are deployed.

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Finding the Best Renters: By the Numbers

August 27, 2013

A recent study of Experian RentBureau data found that more than 50,000 renters who initiated their leases over a six year period ended their leases owing money.

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The Secret to Buying Low and Selling High

August 19, 2013

The secret to buying low and selling high is the same secret to losing weight: time, focused attention and following a quality plan off action. Yet, if this was easy everyone would do it, right?

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Websites for Improving Your Property Management Team

August 13, 2013

Following are a five websites that can engage your property management team and keep them on the top of their game.

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Banking, Energy and Real Estate (Circa 2050)

August 6, 2013

The banking crisis of 2050 has many similarities to the global financial crisis of 2008; credit has stopped and whole economies are on the brink of collapse! In times such as these hard assets have the greatest staying power: real estate, gold, quality collectables.

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Multifamily Demographics: Five Free Mapping Resources

July 30, 2013

Creating a demographic component to your knowledge base about a particular property or portfolio can get expensive. Getting “granular” by creating layered demographic maps can be very expensive. Here are some free mapping resources to help get you started.

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Multifamily Acquisitions: Five Ways to Establish Turnover Numbers

July 22, 2013

In multifamily acquisitions the best time to think about your exit strategy is before the acquisition. The same rule applies to determining , or establishing, average annual turnover. What better time to look at turnover than before buying the deal?

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Multifamily Demographics: Counting Cars

July 16, 2013

Do you know the “car count” passing by each of your assets every day? How about the average speed of the vehicles as they pass by? Is your marketing message capturing these potential customers?

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Multifamily Demographics: Beating the Averages

July 10, 2013

The way to avoid average numbers is to focus on annual percentage change at the submarket level. If creating your very own submarket is a struggle, then utilized block group and census tract data to get the ball rolling.

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Creating a Consistent Vision

July 1, 2013

What happens when a Management Company or Owner decides to “turn the property around” ? Not much without a plan of action for construction, renovations, and marketing.

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21 Questions on Comparable Real Estate Assets

June 24, 2013

With a review of comparative assets you are really looking to confirm or deny if properties within close proximity to the subject asset are in fact comparable. Once we have identified those that are comparable then you can review asking and actual rents on an apples-to-apples basis.

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How Safe is Your Data?

June 18, 2013

Do you know who your data is dating and where it hangs out when you are sleeping? Unlike a clumsy teenager coming home after curfew, our data can sometimes be “out all night” and all day without anyone knowing.

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Multifamily Capital Markets in 2013

June 11, 2013

There is more capital in the marketplace today than since 2007. Many investors are trying desperately to get their money into real estate.

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Multifamily Depreciation: Is Faster Always Better?

June 3, 2013

This blog post is in the multifamily acquisitions category. Why? If you are familiar with my acquisitions perspective then you already know the mantra: know your exit strategy prior to acquisition.

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