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The recent sharp pullback in multifamily construction permits means fewer multifamily projects getting underway Apartment List says.

What Does ‘Sharp Pullback’ in Multifamily Construction Permits Mean?

The recent sharp pullback in multifamily construction permits means fewer multifamily projects getting underway, Apartment List says in a new report. While the number of multifamily units under construction peaked in late 2023 at a...
A report by a progressive watchdog group called cites six big corporate landlords using RealPage rent-setting software and profits

Report Cites Profits of Big Landlords Using RealPage

A report by a progressive watchdog group called accountable.us cites six big corporate landlords using RealPage rent-setting software and how much those companies have raised rents. Three of the companies mentioned in the report are...
In Utah’s rental market, landlords seek effective strategies to ensure their properties remain fully booked year-round

The Utah Landlord’s Playbook: Strategies for Full Bookings

By Andres Dominguez III In Utah’s rental market, landlords seek effective strategies to ensure their properties remain fully booked year-round. With the rise of short-term rentals and an increasingly competitive landscape, staying ahead requires a...
A new clean energy focused nonprofit investment firm called finance for impact has launched to invest in clean energy assets nationally

New Clean Energy Focused Nonprofit Investment Firm

With Federal funds funneling into States from both the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), States and Federal agencies are rushing to create and expand programs and determine how to...
multifamily challenges for the rest of 2024

Multifamily Challenges For Rest of 2024

The direction of inflation and interest rates will be closely watched by the multifamily industry along with other multifamily challenges in the second half of 2024, Yardi Matrix says in their summer report. “Performance continues...
While May showed positive multifamily performance with healthy demand for apartments, the ongoing supply is still a challenge in some markets

May Multifamily Performance is Modest

While May showed positive multifamily performance with healthy demand for apartments, the ongoing supply is still a challenge in some markets, according to Yardi Matrix in its May National Multifamily Report. Thus, May was a...
The FBI did an unannounced search of Cortland Management’s headquarters in Atlanta as part of a multifamily rent price-fixing investigation

FBI Searches Property Management Company in Rent Price-Fixing Investigation

The FBI searched property management company Cortland Management’s headquarters in Atlanta in an unannounced search on Wednesday, May 22, according to several reports, as part of a multifamily rent price-fixing investigation. National apartment developer Cortland...
While 2024 may have peaked, 2025 looks more positive as multifamily indicators in May were mostly flat, writes Chris Nebenzahl.

Multifamily Indicators Flat in May

While 2024 may have peaked, 2025 looks more positive as multifamily indicators in May were mostly flat, writes Chris Nebenzahl in his weekly rent and operating trends report for Radix. “Traffic and leasing have remained...
Rent prices continued to move up in May, the fourth consecutive month, Apartment List says in its June report.

Rent Prices Up Slightly For 4th Month, but Vacancies High

Rent prices continued to move up in May, the fourth consecutive month, Apartment List says in its June report. Eighty of the nation’s largest 100 cities had rents increase in May, according to the report....
There are new apartment refrigerant requirements coming for communities in the HVAC field for 2024 and beyond to replace R-22 and R-410a.

New Apartment Refrigerant Requirements Coming

There are new refrigerant requirements coming for apartment communities in the HVAC field for 2024 and beyond to replace R-22 and R-410a. By Richard Berger For apartment communities, there is massive change ahead regarding refrigerants. While the...