A Chicago-based freelance writer since 1989, Jefftrey Steele has written on real estate for more than three decades. His real estate writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Barron's, Modern Luxury, HouseLogic, Forbes.com and many other publications. He has written for Multi-Housing News since 2009.

Graduate Student Housing Project to Lift Downtown Pomona

A new mixed-use graduate student housing development has the potential to help revitalize Pomona’s downtown business district.

NFPA Releases Apartment and Home Fire Data

The National Fire Protection Association has released new research on apartment and home fires, commonly caused by cooking, smoking and using space heaters.

The Holistic Approach to Telecommunications

In the debate between cable and fiber optics, property owners err in not seeking complete knowledge.

A New Generation of Portals Helps Residents Connect

Some say the growing use of resident portals is ushering in a more impersonal era. Not so, argue property managers who have embraced, and are now enhancing, resident portals.

Determining Rental Leniency in the Wake of a Foreclosure Boom

Over the past few years, many property management companies relaxed their screening standards. Their thinking was that thousands of long-time renters were victims of the last decade’s home mortgage mania.

Economic Conditions Push Management toward ‘the Cloud’

Cloud computing is ideally suited to property management, where many companies are highly decentralized.

The Necessity of Technology-Based Security

Property managers need to do more with less, without compromising service.

Matchmaking Software Technology with Your Goals

Investing in new tools pays off when the software is aligned with your goals. Determining back-end analytics, then, is crucial.

The Complexities of Managing Maximum Revenue

To stay on the cusp of revenue management, technology can help one consider supply, demand, price sensitivity, seasonality, expiration, renewals and a multitude of other statistical factors.

Resident-Focused Websites Help Build Community

In the past several years, resident portals have been embraced by property management firms and time-pressed residents.

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