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Washington Affiliate Grows Membership by 6,000 Units

The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) won the NAA Membership Growth Challenge for large associations in 2015. Its Executive Director, Jim Wiard, was able to leverage NAA research tools, data and member benefit programs such as Click & Lease to...

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NPR Interviews NAA Board Member About Affordable Housing

NAA Board Member Mike Clark was interviewed by NPR for a three-part series about low-income families who are struggling to pay their rent. Clark underscored the bureaucracy surrounding affordable housing that has made many apartment owners and developers reluctant to...

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Pinnacle Portfolio Grows by 29,000 Units

Pinnacle was awarded more than 29,000 apartment homes from two separate portfolios early this year, adding 19,689 units in Florida; 6,635 units in Colorado; 1,144 units in California; and 1,721 units in Washington. To accommodate the growth, the company expanded...

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ULI Releases 3-Year Apartment Forecast

According to a new three-year economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate, apartment vacancy rates are expected to increase slightly over the next three years, to 4.9 percent, 5.2 percent and 5.4...

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The New Paid-Search Ad Layout: Impact on Google's Organic Search

The latest changes to Google’s paid ad display could affect advertisers and will affect organic search, reports Winston Burton, VP of SEO, Acronym, in a column he wrote for SearchEngineLand. Google recently decided that paid search ads will no longer...

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Rent Growth Found in 'Inexpensive' Markets

None of the top 10 markets by strongest effective rent growth are among the most expensive markets in the country. Only Seattle, ranked No. 16, is close to the top 10 most expensive markets. Other markets in the top 10...

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Repaint & Resurface Before Moving Season

The late spring and early summer months are peak season for moving. For apartment and multi-unit housing properties, this means greater turnover and a race to secure new residents. With more rental options available, management companies face added pressure to...

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Next Gen: Brandon Lutz, Oddo Development Company

Brandon Lutz, NALP Leasing and Social Media Professional Oddo Development Company 7.5 years of Industry Experience units: What brought you to the apartment industry? Lutz: I just so happened to be visiting a friend at her apartment community when I...

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10 Things to Beat the Heat of Peak

10 Things to Beat the Heat of Peak Donna Gill Regional Vice President Western National Property Management Las Vegas 1. Focus Your Team. The off-season is the perfect opportunity to hone a team member’s leasing skills. Utilize the slow season...

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