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Maintenance Mania — recap
The Chicagoland Apartment Association held its third annual Maintenance Mania event Nov. 14, at JC Restoration in Rolling Meadows, Ill. The event consists of several skill-based table games based on common maintenance activities and a race car competition. Thanks to all of the management companies who supported the event, not only by sending their maintenance teams, but also by coming out and cheering them on!
We would like to thank our local sponsors:
Floor and Wall Carpet Company, JC Restoration, Landscape Concepts Management, MOEN, Rose Paving Company, Roto Rooter, Solar United of Illinois, HD Supply
Special thank you to JC Restoration & HD Supply for hosting our event!
Our national sponsors:
Bradford White, Fluidmaster, Kidde, Motorola/Niagara Conservation, Seasons, NAA, CFG (Moen), Frigidare, HD Supply, Kwikset, Peachtree by HD Supply
And the winners are:
First place ($100) — Auggie Ramirez, Presidential Towers, Waterton Residential
Second Place ($75) — Mark Boerema, Burnham Pointe at Printers Row, Behringer Harvard Residential
Third Place ($50) — Lupercio Cruz, Presidential Towers, Waterton Residential
People's Choice Racecar — Lupercio Cruz, Presidential Towers, Waterton Residential
You can't afford to not attend: Hoarding Fundamentals for Today's Residential Property Professional
This session will cover:
When is hoarding unsafe and unhealthy?
Understanding the difference between hoarding and gross filth
How to work WITH a hoarder
Legal issues when working with hoarders
Health concerns for people working with hoarders and how to stay safe
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Have high-rise apartment rents peaked?
Crain's Chicago Business
Downtown apartment owners have been bracing for increased competition from a building boom that will add about 5,000 units to the market this year and next. But new data show they have an additional and more immediate problem: Demand is slowing exactly when landlords need it to pick up.
Associations seeking ways to accommodate renters
The sentiment toward renters in community associations sways like a pendulum.
During the construction boom of the 1990s, developers levied few restrictions so as not to deter prospective buyers. They wrote governing documents that largely permitted leasing of the units.
Rental housing market boosts use of RealPage software
Investor's Business Daily
RealPage makes a good living providing on-demand software for the rental housing industry, helped by a strong U.S. rental market and its own appetite for acquisitions.
The company sells a range of products for single-family and multifamily rental properties. These offerings have been in heavy demand in recent years as the nation's housing bubble forced many financially strapped Americans to sell their homes and return to the rental market.
Multifamily remains frontrunner in REIT sector
The macroeconomic economic backdrop over the past few years was the perfect landscape for real estate investment trusts.
The sector has used a number of tools to strengthen capital structures and continued improvement in operating fundamentals, resulting in a stable outlook for REITs, according to Moody's Investor Service.
UnitedHealth invests $50 million in low-income rental housing
UnitedHealth Group Inc. said recently that it is putting $50 million into a fund to construct hundreds of low-income housing units in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.
While the investment brings financial benefits, officials at the nation's largest insurance company said it also aligns with a corporate belief that stable housing is a key component of better health.
Supreme Court considers apartment searches
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The U.S. Supreme Court recently considered whether police should be allowed to search an apartment if one resident says "no" and leaves the home, but a roommate says "yes."
The case, which stems from a gang-related robbery in California, could have broad implications for anyone living in an apartment, and potentially create new state guidelines for police officers investigating crimes.
Green building applications: The road ahead
By Don Rosato
Growth in green-building material demand will outpace the growth of building construction expenditures as green materials continue to account for an increasing share of building materials used. In the U.S., demand for green-building materials is projected to expand 13 percent annually through 2015, generating sales of more than $70 billion. Government codes/incentives will continue to emerge to support building efficiency programs. Legislation will progressively shift from energy neutral to energy-positive building requirements.
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