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Report: Leasing Demand in 2020
Looking for the most up-to-date research? View the most recent Property Management Industry Report here. The beginning of the 2020 leasing season has been anything but normal. If conflicting signals about leasing demand have left you feeling confused...
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
Looking for the most up-to-date research? View the most recent Property Management Industry Report here. Which areas of the rental market have the greatest potential to prove profitable in the second half of 2020 and beyond? Last month,...
The 2020 Renters’ Report
Looking for the most up-to-date research? View the most recent Renters’ Report here. 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:...
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
| 9 min. read
4 forces that will shape the role of the property manager in 2020
The job of a property manager will not be the same a year from now. Why is the role evolving so quickly? Throughout 2019, property managers have been at the center of the collision between rising rental demand,...
Tony Maiella
| 8 min. read
The Industry Report Explained: Tech-Enabled and Human-Centric (Episode 3)
Editor’s Note: The following is a conversation from the third episode in the video series, The 2020 Industry Report Explained: Tech-Enabled and Human-Centric, which features interviews with Robin Young, Sr. Researcher at Buildium. In this session, we’ll cover...
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Jake Belding
| 5 min. read
How can property managers navigate rental bidding wars?
Note: The information provided below does not intend to constitute legal advice. All information and content below are for general informational purposes only. The pandemic has caused the rental market pendulum to swing wildly, especially in large cities....
Jake Belding
| 5 min. read
Everything you need to know about renewal screening checks (and why you should never skip them)
Keeping the residents you already have is almost always the easiest, most cost-effective way to keep revenue flowing in. When renters want to renew their lease, it seems like a no-brainer. But, there’s a catch. Rushing into a...
Robin Young
| 8 min. read
The shift from Accidental Landlords to Small-Portfolio Investors, and how property managers can win their business
Have you noticed a change in the type of owner clients who are seeking out your expertise over the last few years? In the surveys of hundreds of rental property owners that we run each year, we’ve been...
Laurie Mega
| 6 min. read
Is time for you to offer a resident benefits package? Here’s why you should
There was a time when resident benefits packages existed only in the world of luxury apartments and rental homes. Now, however, rental properties of all types offer benefits packages to their residents. Google “resident benefits packages” and you’ll...
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
The Property Manager’s Guide to Attracting & Retaining Small-Portfolio Investors
The population of small-portfolio investors is the largest it’s been in at least a decade. And even though a growing market signals new opportunities, not all investors share the same goals. For example, 1 in 2 rental owners...
Robin Young
| 30 min. read
The Property Manager’s Guide to Attracting & Retaining Accidental Landlords
The Accidental Landlords who remain in the rental market in 2022 aren’t necessarily the same ones you’ve worked with in the past. While they may still have personal reasons for owning their rental property, nearly half of Accidental...
Laurie Mega
| 7 min. read
Striking the balance: Fielding communications without inundating your staff
Ask property managers what they spend most of their time doing each day, and they’ll probably say talking on the phone (or answering emails, or texting).  Connecting with residents and owners is always important, sometimes stressful, and, when...
James Barrett
| 6 min. read
The 7 best rental listing sites for property managers
2021 was a wild year for Internet Listing Services (ILS) companies like the Zillow Group, Zumper, and Apartments.com owner CoStar. Tenant Turner looked at inbound lead data from 2021 and found that the vast majority of leads nationwide...

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