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The State of Multifamily Construction

Higher construction and labor costs continue to challenge the housing industry, prompting newer strategies to build multifamily and student housing communities within budget and on schedule. Since the apartment boom launched a few years ago, developers and builders have battled...

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4 Secrets About True Leaders

You can only get so far with orders, and the misuse of power. The same goes with the restriction of human action. The war on drugs has been an abject failure, as has been the American ‘democracy.’ It is the same...

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3 Takeaways from the 2016 NAA Education Conference

I just left the NAA Education Conference in San Francisco where I’ve been learning and sharing with thousands of my fellow colleagues in the industry. I also attended the MTEC Conference for the first time which is a really great...

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5 Shocking Ways to Use Lemons

When life gives your lemons, make lemonade or cure a fever! Lemons have so much versatility! Not only can you use them for your glass of water but you can use them for health and cleaning purposes. I personally buy...

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Summer Meal Prep – 3 Delicious Ideas

I tried some delicious Summer meal prep ideas! I know especially when summer rolls around I need some new fresh, healthy, summer meal prep ideas. I am always looking for my next new favorite. Here are my top 3 delicious Summer meal prep...

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Amenities that Drive Student Housing

Student housing design centers around social, educational experiences Far away from yesterday’s frat house lifestyle, student housing settings are designed to enhance not only the social but also the educational experiences on college campuses. The blueprints for living and communal...

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5 Strategies to Help You Get Out of a Rut

For many of us, there comes a point in life when things feel flat, boring, negative, or even painful; simply put, you find yourself in a rut. Day-to-day life seems to be harder than it should be, and you start...

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Leadership: Getting Inside the Brain

It’s been said that to be in management, you have to have thick skin. True, yet the trait of a good manager may go deeper than having a tough outer shell. Finding the search begins and ends with just being...

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The Dangers of Not Vetting your Vendors

Wacky incidents involving contractors damaging apartments during construction or renovations may seem hard to imagine. But serious damage and liability can result from those sometimes seemingly comical bumps, oopsies, and drops. Just listen to these doozies, all true stories shared...

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Let’s Get Small: The Micro-Apartment Trend is Taking Off

Is bigger always better? Maybe not, if the burgeoning trend toward tiny apartments is any indication. In recent years, high-density, high-priced locales like San Francisco and New York City have loosened zoning restrictions to allow for the construction of so-called...