Airbnb And The Multifamily Housing Industry ‘The Saga Continues’ Airbnb is Now Locked in Legal Battle With Mega-Landlord AIMCO

Although Airbnb has faced challenges and resistance from municipalities around the world since it launched nine years ago, companies that have been affected like hotels, travel agents and the like have primarily limited their unhappy and critical responses to complaining and negative publicity about the Airbnb business model of short-term sublet rentals. To date, Airbnb [...]

January 10th, 2018|

Cybersecurity And The Value Of Your Information

A recent NAA series of articles by Jeremy Rasmussen, Chief Technology Officer & Cybersecurity Director of Abacode focused on the importance of informing multifamily professionals of the threat-scape and recommended best practices for dealing with Cybersecurity Issues. These articles highlighted the fact that multifamily housing industry professionals are sitting on a goldmine of information about [...]

November 1st, 2017|

Resident Hoarding Can Be A Problem

Hoarders are not just people who appear in a reality TV show or in articles on the Internet. Hoarders exist everywhere and, in every community, including in multi-family rental communities. Apartment resident hoarding can cause significant health and safety problems, both in the resident’s unit and in neighboring units. Hoarding can create pest infestations, mold [...]

October 1st, 2017|

THS Situation Solutions 1

As most of our clients know property management can be challenging, especially when you have to deal with more than routine “situations”. Because every manager, sooner or later, has to deal with an out of the norm “situation”, the Firm has a Situation Manager who oversees the handling of all client situations that come into [...]

September 20th, 2017|

Be Alert for Industry Scams

Thieves and con artists are always looking for new ways to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. As processes get automated, defrauding apartment complexes becomes less about tricking the staff and more about gaming the system. A client recently alerted THS of one such new scam in the industry. The fraudster submits an application online, making [...]

July 11th, 2017|

Pool Rules: Good Intentions Can Create Bad Results

With warmer weather comes the opening of pools along with client questions regarding appropriate pool rules and pool signs. When it comes to Pool issues there are few absolutes and pool rule issues for multi-family housing providers can be confusing, particularly when it comes to Fair Housing. Most, if not all, of the pool rules [...]

May 1st, 2017|

Online Review Management

Ratings and reviews are becoming increasingly important to apartment communities, especially those with an online presence. But negative comments posted on Google, Yelp, and the like can derail marketing and management’s efforts to appeal to prospective residents and cater to existing ones. For a long time, people in the multi-family rental industry tended to sort [...]

April 1st, 2017|

Airbnb Update Info For Multifamily Housing Providers

Airbnb while popular with the public, has elicited a negative view from the traditional hospitality industry and is making an attempt to reverse this stigma with multi-family housing providers by teaming up to create a solution that works for “everyone.” This partnership will first need to address several initial issues before any kind of arrangement [...]

February 14th, 2017|

Technology Is Taking The Chaos Out Of Turnovers

Technology is in the pipeline to streamline move-in/move-out inspections through online access to critical paperwork. New technology that will make the inspection process more efficient is on the way. Mobile software that integrates with existing property management systems enable properties to perform and essentially close the book on inspections in just a matter of minutes. [...]

November 5th, 2016|

Pokémon Go And Multifamily Housing Communities

If you haven’t noticed, the latest digital craze is Pokémon Go, a mobile game that uses GPS-locating to permit players to wander around the real world to interact with the Pokémon characters and locations on their phone or tablet screen. Businesses are cashing in on its popularity in droves by offering discounts to players or [...]

August 5th, 2016|