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Multifamily Operators Detail Top 20 Ways to Boost NOI During InterFace Event

ATLANTA — It’s something that everybody wants: Increased cash flow. Multifamily operators gave a tutorial on the 20 best ways in which their firms are boosting net operating income (NOI) during France Media’s 10th annual InterFace Multifamily Southeast conference. The event took place on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at The Whitley hotel in Atlanta’s Buckhead district. The full-day conference attracted nearly 400 multifamily professionals from across the Southeast. Ed Wolff, chief revenue …

InterFace Design Panel: Multifamily’s Luxury Standards are Shifting Away from Amenities to Unit Interiors, Services

ATLANTA — Multifamily developers’ definition of luxury is constantly changing, causing general contractors and architects to plan for the unforeseen and possibly change up designs when it comes to unit finishes, community amenities, parking structures or retail space within the communities they help build and design. “A big component of luxury now is creating an environment for community and location within the social hub of the market,” said B.J. Laterveer, principal at Alpharetta, …

Retail, Office Trends Influence Apartment Development Strategies, Says InterFace Panel

ATLANTA — Much of today’s new apartment projects feature a ground-floor retail component. But developers at France Media's 10th annual InterFace Multifamily Southeast conference actually expressed concern about this type of development approach. “The overall retail market is just not what it once was,” said Richard Aaronson, CEO of Atlantic Residential. “A lot of municipalities are recognizing that ground-floor retail in a residential building is not ideal.” In other words, if …

Memory Care is Down But Not Out, Say Investors

ATLANTA — Seniors housing investors are pumping the brakes on acquiring memory care facilities as the property type’s fundamentals and high turnover have proven to be worrisome. That’s according to an investment panel during the annual InterFace Seniors Housing Southeast conference. Held on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, the one-day conference attracted more than 430 seniors housing professionals from all over the Southeast. Memory care is a subsector …

Independent Living Struggles to Keep Up With Active Adult, Say Conference Panelists

ATLANTA — Seniors housing operators and developers are facing pressure to adapt as a new category of lower-acuity housing rises in popularity. The new player in the seniors housing game — active adult — is undercutting independent living developers by appealing to a slightly younger population of empty nesters and retirees. Active adult housing refers to residential communities designed for residents age 55 and older, but often do not have a strict age restriction. These are …

Community Involvement is Necessary for Successful Mixed-Use Projects, Says InterFace Panel

It’s not just a good idea for real estate developers to engage the surrounding community as part of their due diligence: It’s essential. While on stage at the close of the InterFace Southeast Mixed-Use conference, some of the Southeast’s most prolific mixed-use developers and owners say community involvement can be the difference between success and failure. “Nowadays, if you want a successful mixed-use project, you have to get in deep with the community and all the stakeholders …

Generation Z Renters Reshaping Student Housing Market

With some of the oldest members of Generation Z coming onto the rental scene seeking out their first college and post-college apartments, developers and property owners must start paying closer attention to this new audience. While Gen Z and millennials have quite a bit in common, they also differ in some fundamental aspects and demand different standards of living in residential spaces. Just when owners and property managers are finding their footing with millennials, Gen Z will reshape the …

Priced Out: Adding Affordable Units to Student Housing

Student loan figures indicate a growing affordability problem in higher education. The Federal Reserve reports that student loan debt in the United States is almost $1.6 trillion today, with 42 percent of people who attended college — which represents 30 percent of all adults — incurring at least some debt from their education.  With a focus on technology-based degree programs, the cost to attend college is rising. But it’s not just tuition that’s going up. According to College …

LED Lighting: An Amenity With Immediate Payback for Office Owners

DURHAM, N.C — The term “environment” is typically thought of as being strictly outdoors, but for office owners, investors and tenants, the interior of office buildings is an environment unto itself. And like planet Earth, an office environment needs investment in order to protect its inhabitants. “We believe the workplace, where employees spend eight hours a day or longer, must provide a healthy and stimulating interior environment,” says Dan Goldstein, managing partner with …

Collaboration is Key for 1031 Buyers to Avoid Missteps, Tax Obligations for Single-Tenant Net-Leased Retail Assets

Single-tenant, net-leased properties (STNL) are among the most sought-after investments in the market, and over 40 percent of all STNL properties acquired are purchased by investors in a 1031 exchange. Finding the right properties can be challenging and competitive, and factoring in the time restrictions of a 1031 exchange further complicates the issue, particularly when deals can be derailed for a myriad of reasons. Many of these pitfalls can be avoided or limited by leveraging a team of …

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