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  • Post-Election Outlook Remains Mixed for the Apartment Industry

    Apartment Industry Advocates,Add my name to the long list of individuals who did not take the candidacy of Donald Trump seriously and publically doubted whether could win a Presidential general election. My sin is even greater since I am inside the beltway and in “the business” of politics and policy. This is my job! How could I have not seen this coming? I could lay the blame for missing the...
  • “My RPM Story” – Carrie Riley

    Military spouses move. And move. And move again. Sometimes you get lucky and stay somewhere for a few years — but usually you don’t. (We sometimes moved before even a year had gone by.) But one comfort of each move was knowing that I would be able to find a job in the RPM industry at the next duty station, because there are apartments everywhere — no matter where you end up. And when you work in...
  • Construction Costs Are Killing Us

    It’s conference season! And I did my part by attending three of them within a span of 10 days. At each one, I heard this same sentiment from apartment industry developers, owners and operators, large and small, hailing from the Northeast to Southern California. Outside of land, the key components of construction costs are labor and materials. First, the materials. The recently-released Producer...
  • The "Self-Cleaning" Kitchen?

    My favorite season is here: Holiday Cooking Season! Many residents will begin to ponder recipes that go along with their various family gatherings and functions. This is a fantastic time of year to suggest to residents they use the self-clean function in the oven to be ready for holiday baking. The way that a Self-Cleaning oven works is a mystery to many residents. More than a few times I’ve...

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