• Seeing The Light: The Role Of Illumination In ...
    In: Latest News
    Seeing the light: The role of illumination in crime prevention

    As a former law enforcement officer and a current advisory member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Committee on Security on Lighting and Crime, I have been thinking about the topic of security and crime prevention quite a bit lately. With everything we hear in the news these days in regard to crime, terrorism, workplace violence and homeland security, the role of a facility manager can get more complex with more at stake all the time. Whether it's a food processing plant with a disgruntled employee, a hospital with an active shooter, or the Mall of America with a bomb threat, we all need to be more cognizant of our surroundings and have a plan to look out...Read more >

  • How To Ensure You'll Get Payments On Time ...
    In: Landlord Quick Tips

    Renting to students can be awesome because if you have a property close to a campus, you know you'll always be able to score renters. And, if the renters liked you,...

  • Top Reasons People Want To Move
    In: Latest News

    One in three U.S. households say they plan to move in the next five years, according to a survey conducted by the Demand Institute of 10,000 households' current living...

  • How Stressing The Arts Could Attract Renters
    In: Latest News

    Glendale, Calif.-Meta Housing Corp. has broken ground on the Glendale Arts Colony, an 70-unit, arts-focused, affordable housing development in Glendale, in Los Angeles...

  • Bathroom Remodels Should Keep Functionality In Mind
    In: Remodel and Repair

    Looks are important, but bathrooms have to be very functional spaces - especially as tenants and their needs change. When you're remodeling an apartment bathroom with...

  • Updating An Apartment For Spring: Choosing Colors
    In: Remodel and Repair
    Updating an Apartment for Spring: Choosing Colors

    When it's time to update and renovate an apartment, there are a number of different things to consider. One of those things is the time of year you're going to be offering that apartment for rent. While you need neutral colors that look good all year round, you also want to appeal to potential tenants when they first walk in the door. As spring approaches, it's important to look for colors that are going to work well with that time of year, and evoke the feeling of home to anyone who comes to see the apartment. Many people associate spring with softer colors, like pastels. Light blues, greens, and yellows are commonly used during that time of year. Of course, the colors you use in the...Read more >

  • Rent-stabilized Tenant Evicted After Cashing In On Airbnb
    In: Latest News

    This could help doom scores of Airbnb rentals. A Manhattan Housing Court judge has ruled that rent-stabilized tenants can’t double-dip — or get a financial break...

  • Transforming A Small Space Into A Luxury Kitchen
    In: Remodel and Repair

    Tiny homes are on the rise. They're more energy efficient, and there are countless creative ways to maximize minimal space. However, when it comes to the kitchen, less...

  • Steps To Selecting The Right Tenant
    In: Tenant Screening

    As a landlord, you must pay attention to several phases in the landlord-tenant relationship. Tenant selection and lease preparation are key, and this article focuses on...

  • High Rents Trickle Down To Smaller Cities
    In: Latest News

    Big cities have always seen the highest rents. Big demand and limited supply see to that. Now smaller cities are falling in line, seeing rents rise faster than those in...