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From Student Housing to Senior Living: Niche Multifamily Development

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Targeted multifamily development can meet new demographic needs Multifamily properties have traditionally targeted single, young professionals as the most sought-after renter demographic. However, as renter trends continue to change, multifamily development should keep pace.  Niche demographic 1: Students Off-campus student housing demand spiked in some areas following the pandemic. A need for more flexible, private […]

Colorado Meets Carolina in New Multifamily Concept

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This bike- and pedestrian-friendly multifamily concept incorporates various home options One of our favorite clients and humans, Kevin Jones, has helped shift real estate’s mantra from “location, location, location” to “location, concept, timing” in a new South Carolina multifamily concept community.  Grab Your Bike In this community, you will see bicycles that cost more than […]

Multifamily Social Media Strategy: Make the Most of Summer

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Create a successful multifamily social media strategy Summer is a great time to capture incredible lifestyle images on your property, and these images can create a foundation for your multifamily social media.  Looking Good Summer is Instagram-ready: Poolside drinks, leafy shade trees, flowers in all their splendor – and people showing off their best resort […]

What Do Top Multifamily Markets Have in Common?

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Key drivers boosting these top multifamily markets As designers and marketers, what drives human behavior fascinates us. Understanding that human behavior helps explain why 2022’s top multifamily markets continue to thrive.  The human element As Holdfolio reports, multifamily development thrives in areas with strong population growth and healthy economic indicators:  “A market with strong population […]

Calm is the New Apartment Amenity

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New apartment amenity needs include a sense of peace Who doesn’t need a little more peace and quiet these days? Right? That’s why the hottest new apartment amenity might just be a sense of calm.  As business owners, the Après team often seeks out mindfulness moments together. Over the years, we have enjoyed yoga and […]

Renters by Choice in a Crazy Real Estate Market

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How to reach renters by choice The residential real estate market across the country has entered what we would call crazy level. Low inventory, high listing prices and offers $100,000 to $1 million above asking would make your head spin in several key markets. One side effect of these high home prices and high demand […]

Post-pandemic Apartment Life

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A picture of post-pandemic apartment life Some of the 2020 changes in multifamily operations may stick around for the long-term as resident service perks. Post-pandemic apartment life could mean more amenity usage and higher resident satisfaction.  Necessity sparks innovation Last year, multifamily property managers had to pivot quickly in response to social distancing requirements and […]

How People Strengthen Your Brand

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Strengthen your brand by developing your people For apartment communities, a strong brand centers on people. Happy residents become long-term renters, and each person you impress with a tour becomes a potential new lease. To strengthen your brand, it helps to remember the human element throughout your branding, marketing and lease-up strategy.  The basics To […]