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.

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.