Preparing for what’s next
What we have here is a failure to communicate, proclaimed the Captain to justify beating Cool Hand Luke (1967). The Captain of Road Prison 36 also advised Luke that he’s wearing chains for his own good.
“Wish you’d stop being so good to me, Cap’n,” the coy prisoner (Paul Newman) replied.
A kinder, gentler business […]
In 2020, 70 to 80 percent of small and medium businesses (SMBs) experienced a drop in revenue of between 30 and 50 percent, according to recent research by OECD. Well-capitalized giants performed better than cash-strapped SMBs.
This is important for two reasons. First, the multifamily housing sector is primarily SMBs—family, multi-generational, small to medium-sized businesses—making […]
Modern enterprise needs real-time data
Drones have created quite a buzz. Visual inspections are just one of many field advantages UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) deliver. Drones mean greater operational efficiency and new streams of data for property owners, managers and maintenance teams. A drone can be sent into remote locations and hard-to-access places without ladders, scaffolding or harnesses. […]
Choose a guidance, any guidance
From buzzword to mainstream, global ESG (environmental, social, governance) assets could reach $53 trillion by 2025, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. The U.S. is expected to dominate the category by 2022. Still, the ESG space has yet to standardize green metrics—measurements, governance or results. That hasn’t stopped a significant swath of investors seeking to […]
Living your best connected life
Today’s apartments are about experience. Onsite amenities, chic fixtures and smart appliances continue to permeate the market, but connectivity determines how well they function into a whole experience.
Smart facilities management delivers an attractive return on operational efficiency, while a great resident experience translates to better effective rents. Advances in connectivity greatly elevate […]
Next normal: Remote and virtual energy-efficiency assessments
Virtual apartment tours exploded almost overnight last year after COVID-19 lockdowns temporarily eliminated in-person property visits. Even as restrictions have eased, such tours are a popular way to engage prospects surfing the internet looking for a place to live.
The use of virtual reality in multifamily is not limited to a prospect’s cyber […]
Greystar elevates sustainability and feeds the hungry
Greystar Property Management recently received the Utility Management Advisory Sustainability and Innovation award. Sustainability comes in all shapes and sizes.
The company collected thousands of pounds of food for the hungry, showing that humanitarian efforts are as much a part of sustainability as upgrading lighting and toilets. Helping others in such a meaningful […]