Monthly Archives: November 2016

Better Buildings Challenge Helps Owners Improve Their Buildings’ Energy Efficiency

Without good energy data, it’s hard to know how best to invest in building improvements and navigate the array of energy-efficiency options you could implement at your different properties. Multiply that lack of information by the many different building designs, … Continue reading

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Market Pulse for December 2016

Market Pulse section compiled by Suzann Silverman. To comment, email Multifamily Starts: According to the Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, multifamily housing starts—both two to four unit buildings and buildings with five or … Continue reading

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Building Green Without LEED

Many developers care about energy efficiency but don’t want the expense and time needed for LEED certification. But a building can still incorporate many of the same green criteria. The Boulevard Co.’s new, 82-unit Cedar Flats, in Charlotte, N.C., takes … Continue reading

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It’s Coming: Preparing for the Rent Plateau or Decline

Inevitably, the sizzling apartment market occupancy rate had to cool off at some point. That time might be just around the corner. According to a recent report by the National Multifamily Housing Council, rent softening is already underway in a … Continue reading

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