It is indeed an unprecedented time that we find ourselves in as uncertainty, anxiety and confusion seem to be everywhere.
As society adjusts, the Earth appears to be temporarily healing itself as reduced pollution and fewer carbon emissions result from new restrictions and limitations on global travel. Fish are visible in the Venice […]
“If you want to be an innovator in the utility management space, then adopt the SimpleBills model,” Jason Lindwall, RealPage SVP of Utility Management said. “This is the future of utilities.”
Since its genesis over 10 years ago, SimpleBills’ services have given property managers that lightbulb moment upon realizing their job has the […]
When sustainability is discussed, there is often a primordial assumption that sustainability initiatives inevitably require capital expenditures: low-flow fixtures, high-efficiency boilers, LED lighting or others.
Those are obvious opportunities with tangible results for improving sustainability, and yes, they do require capital expenditure.
However, as Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) happily tells us, […]
Your leasing office and common areas are clean, but are they disinfected? Welcome to the age of microscopic traffic.
Counting incoming traffic was once done to analyze the quality of lead generation and the effectiveness of marketing channels. Today it’s more often done to manage people who come into the office in order […]
As we work within our universe of utility management, our job descriptions often require us to be at least some part asset manager, regional supervisor, property manager, service manager, project manager, financial analyst, auditor, accountant, sales, marketing, IT, and (increasingly) environmentalist. The cool kids’ word of the day is “sustainability,” and though we […]
One of the most overlooked aspects of property management is maintenance. The maintenance team is on the front lines of the community, interacting with and satisfying residents, and saving money by extending the life of appliances and equipment. It’s a mistake to underestimate their value.
“The service team is the heartbeat of return on investment, […]
With increasing frequency, the term net zero is entering conversations around the design and operation of the built environment. This is an important goal, but what if what we are designing and calling net zero will not be net zero for decades?
The impact of the built environment is well documented and accounts […]
Nationally, apartment starts in 2019 were 116 percent of the 2018 level. Analysts expect a 1 percent increase in new apartment projects in 2020, followed by a 4 percent increase in 2021. Even with continued rent growth in many areas, as well as 22 percent of young adults (ages 25 to 34) delaying […]
Website EVAdoption reports that in 2018, plug-in electrical vehicles (EVs) made up about 2 percent of total light vehicle sales nationally. In California, it was nearly 8 percent. Indeed, the 153,000 plug-in electric vehicles sold in California represent almost half of national electric vehicle sales. New York, Florida, Washington and Texas all saw […]
Hope so. City and state mandate deadlines are approaching, some sooner than others.
Last year’s introduction of AB 802 mandated benchmarking for the entire state of California on residential buildings over 50,000 sq. ft. Until this year, the Golden State only required municipalities (cities and counties) to track and record energy performance on […]