This week in property management news: April 18, 2016

Katrina Langer
Katrina Langer | 2 min. read

Published on April 18, 2016

This week in property management: San Francisco and Airbnb are at it again; a Portland-based vacation rental management company raises record amount in funding round; The Wall Street Journal raises discrimination concerns around online background checks; why mentoring among property managers is on the rise, and why it’s important; and Technavio releases a new report projecting the growth of property management software.

San Francisco Struggles to Adapt to New Airbnb Restrictions

Of the 210 Airbnb rentals listed in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, just 2 are registered with the city, per new legislation implemented in October. But are residents to blame? Only time will tell.

Meet the Future “Amazon of Vacation Rentals”

Vacasa, a Portland-based company that bills itself as the “largest dedicated vacation rental management company in the U.S.,” just received $35 million in funding to grow its full-service, technology-enabled property management services.

Officials Worry That Electronic Background Checks Open the Door for Discrimination

New technology makes it easy for owners and property managers to see a criminal and credit history in the click of a button. But experts are concerned this may hurt more than it helps, especially when applicants are rejected for decades-old records.

Mentoring Programs for Young Real Estate Professionals Boost the Industry

Do you have a mentor? Have you ever been one? Do you want to start one? New programs around the country are helping property managers and realtors grow their businesses significantly.

Technavio Projects Smart Cities Will Drive Property Management Software Adoption

A new report from Technavio projects that an increasing interest in so-called “smart cities,” will drive adoption of property management solutions well into the year 2020.

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Katrina Langer

Katrina is the author of several Buildium ebooks and guides. She holds a B.A. in English from Northeastern University.

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