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Robin Young
| 7 min. read
[Research] 2020 leasing season: Demand & retention surge, then fall
All of the familiar patterns of leasing season were broken in the first half of 2020.  In late March, rather than searching for a new place to live, renters in many cities were hunkered down in their current...
Report: Leasing Demand in 2020
The beginning of the 2020 leasing season has been anything but normal. If conflicting signals about leasing demand have left you feeling confused or concerned, you’re far from alone—and we’ve just released a report that can help you...
Tony Maiella
| 22 min. read
The future of open data in proptech [Interview]
On the heels of the most significant release to date in Buildium history, we talked with Patrick Rubeski, VP of Engineering at Buildium, about how he views the future of open data in proptech and what it means...
Robin Young
| 7 min. read
How have COVID-19 & the recession changed property managers’ growth outlook?
As the COVID-19 crisis has raged around the world, rental owners and property managers have been under intense pressure to mitigate the immediate impacts of the pandemic within their properties. But now, many real estate professionals are looking...
Report: Growth During a Recession & Pandemic
Which areas of the rental market have the greatest potential to prove profitable in the second half of 2020 and beyond? Last month, we asked property managers to tell us how their outlook on profitability and portfolio growth...
The 2020 Renters’ Report
One thing’s for certain: Leasing season in 2020 won’t be like other years. But when you get right down to it, the fundamentals haven’t changed: Property managers will always want insight into renters’ expectations and needs so they...
Robin Young
| 13 min. read
The 5 multifamily housing trends property managers need to know in 2020
The multifamily real estate sector is booming. Over the last decade, more than 2 million units were constructed in apartment buildings across the country; and 370,942 more are expected in 2020—a 50% increase over 2019. The trend that’s...
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
Buildium’s up-and-coming cities list: 100 real estate markets to watch in 2020
Surprising cities are attracting new residents, businesses, and investment dollars at the expense of the United States’ most influential real estate markets. It’s a story that Buildium’s up-and-coming markets list has tracked for three years running; and it’s...
Laurie Mega
| 19 min. read
8 Property Management Business Goals Buildium’s Open API Can Achieve
We sat down with Noah Smith, Head of Operations and Technology Management at Lobos and Brawley Reishman, Chief Technology Officer at Westward360 to document the Open API use cases where they’ve seen success. “The biggest reason why we...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Property management chart of accounts: What is it and why is it essential?
One of the most important accounting practices in any business is setting up and keeping a property management chart of accounts. As a property manager, your chart of accounts will help you keep tabs on all the transactions...
Tony Maiella
| 6 min. read
What does Buildium’s Open API mean for property management companies?
Take a second and think about how much information you collect from your residents, owners, and their properties each day. From your books to your residents’ technology adoption, there’s a well of hidden value buried underneath the surface....
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Investing in human capital: What it means to be a socially responsible property manager
When you think of property management, what terms come to mind? Doors? Turnover? Vacancy rates? What about the term human capital? The concept of investing in people as well as property is at the core of everything Socially...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Property managers can master the new student housing market with technology. Here’s how
It’s been a long two years for property managers, particularly in college towns, where vacancies skyrocketed after colleges and universities closed their doors. As students make their way back, there are certain new expectations they bring with them....
Laurie Mega
| 8 min. read
8 property management strategies to grow your portfolio
In January of 2021, 38 percent of rental owners surveyed in Buildium and Propertyware’s 2021 Rental Owner’s Report, Volume 1 planned on acquiring new properties in the next two years. That’s an 8 percent jump from five months...
Laurie Mega
| 4 min. read
Powered by Buildium completes its 10th Bike MS and raises over $32,000
For the 10th straight year, the Powered by Buildium team has completed the Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway, and raised money to fight multiple sclerosis. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a 2019 study found that nearly...
Laurie Mega
| 12 min. read
Learning from green buildings: 10 pathways to eco-friendly property management
There are so many reasons to focus on limiting the environmental impact of the properties you manage, and counseling your owners on energy- and profit-conscious upgrades. And there’s a lot out there to learn from (like green buildings)...

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