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On the Move, Millennials are Bringing City Life to the Suburbs

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As we approach nearly two decades of historic urban revival, some have claimed that the cities are stalling and the suburbs are back. Whether you believe that’s true or not, it’s hard to refute that suburban living is on the rebound. “Since mid-2014, suburban multifamily properties have risen in value by 48.4% on a per-unit basis,” said Matthew Rothstein of…

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Aparthotels: How Far Will Multifamily and Hospitality Converge?

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There’s an all-out amenities war raging in the multifamily industry. Apartments, condos, and even student housing communities are trying to provide a hotel-like experience for residents. Multifamily companies are taking the hospitality mindset seriously. But should they take it literally? The convergence of hospitality and multifamily has gone beyond the sharing of best practices. In some cases, they are joining…

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Technology Drives New Living Models: Coliving and Apartments as a Service

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As rent everywhere continues to rise – especially in the world’s most desirable cities – entrepreneurs are getting creative with alternative living models. They go by many names: coliving, roommate houses, Apartments as a Service. Whatever you call them, they are helping urbanites and digital nomads make ends meet, as well as make new friends. Powering the coliving revolution is new…

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What is the ROI of Smart Apartments?

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Smart apartments are the hottest thing in multifamily living. Residents love them, but are they really worth the investment? The short answer is a resounding yes. But the long answer is a little more complicated, simply because we don’t have a lot of data on smart apartments specifically. We know the ROI is there, but we are still waiting to…

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