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The Fine Art of Rent Renewals

Posted by Amanda Maclin on Jan 17, 2018 9:17:40 AM

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The multifamily rental market steadily climbed upward over the past few years. In fact, lease renewal rates hit a 10-year high. So, what does that mean to you as a property manager?

Forecasts suggest we’ve reached a peak and market shifts may be around the corner. As a result, past motivators for renewing leases may change, and community and property managers may need to develop new strategies to entice residents to stay.

Lease renewal is an art rather than a science, so there isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula that guarantees success. Adding a few creative strategies to your property management toolbox, however, will assist with increasing resident retention and get you a step ahead of volatile market changes. Check out these tips to inspire your efforts.

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Topics: Multifamily

Best Multifamily Trade Shows to Attend in 2016

Posted by Amanda Maclin on Mar 11, 2016 10:41:31 AM


Numerous trade shows happen each year in the multifamily industry, and for good reason. Trade shows allow an opportunity to network with those in your industry, develop possible new business partnerships, and often provide a great education on the current trends in the industry. But with hundreds of national and regional shows taking place, it can be hard deciding which ones to choose. Fortunately for you, LeaseLabs’ has highlighted the best multifamily trade shows to attend this year.

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Topics: Trade Shows, Multifamily

3 Hot Apartment Amenity Trends

Posted by Amanda Maclin on Jan 26, 2016 2:00:09 PM


In recent years, we have seen many changes in the design of multifamily developments. Gone are the days where simply offering a fitness center allowed you to stay on the cutting-edge; now residents are looking for exclusive yoga studios and weight training classes. Apartment communities’ amenities are in an arms race, and developers are continuously adding bigger and better to compete. So what are some of the fresh designs we’re seeing in new multifamily communities?

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Topics: Blog, Multifamily

New Year's Resolutions for Multifamily Professionals

Posted by Amanda Maclin on Dec 23, 2015 3:58:42 PM


2016 is just around the corner, creating a time to reflect on the changes we want to implement in the upcoming year. Between juggling new leases, managing residents, and staying up-to-date on market trends, the end of the year sneaks up on all multifamily professionals. Adding any new goals to your expanding workload can seem unmanageable, but by incorporating a few minor improvements to your work strategy can benefit your overall productivity, happiness, and impact at the workplace. We’ve summed up 3 of our best tips to help you be a stand-out multifamily professional in 2016.

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Topics: Blog, Multifamily

How to Stay Productive at Conferences

Posted by Amanda Maclin on Nov 6, 2015 1:43:56 PM


From networking to professional development, from intensive training to just learning the latest trends in your industry, professional conferences are often a welcome distraction to pull you away from the office and keep your career trajectory on a high. However, as attractive as travel, talks, trade shows, and trainings can be for you and your team, they can often come at a higher price than the cost of an airline ticket or price of admission. Instead, the real toll is managing the change in resources and personnel when key team members are out of the office. How do we make up for lost time out of the office, and stay on track with key projects and deliverables?

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Topics: Trade Shows