Robert Hicks Occupancy Asset Living

Sensing a shift in the wind, multifamily property manager Asset Living is preparing for a bumpier leasing environment amid rising supply, slowing rent growth and overall economic uncertainty. While an adjustment, it shouldn’t come as a complete shock, says Robert Hicks, an Asset Living division president in charge of the conventional multifamily business in the western United States. Over the past handful of years, the sector has enjoyed some of the highest occupancies he has seen in his 25-year career in the industry, he points out. At the same time, …

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Renters TheGuarantors

The failure of residents to meet coverage requirements or letting policies lapse can cost owners and operators significantly, according to TheGuarantors, a fintech company serving the multifamily industry. For some operators, this can mean up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in liability costs. It can be months before operators become aware that residents have changed or canceled their policy. Property technology (proptech) innovations have helped digitize every facet of the leasing, management, maintenance, rent collection and revenue management processes. However, most proptech improvements have traditionally been renter focused, rather …

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Pull quote from Tammy Estes

The boundaries between work and personal time are becoming increasingly blurred. But, as Thomas Edison once said, “Time is really the only capital that any human has and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” Apartment owners and operators need to provide environments that support the way their tenants choose to spend their time living and working today. The concept of work-life balance has taken on new meaning because of the constant connectivity provided by mobile devices, laptops, streaming services, voice assistants, gaming and video calls — all combined …

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