Editor's Note

Editorial Director Suzann D. Silverman

Suzann D. Silverman is editorial director of CPE. She has covered the commercial and multifamily real estate industry since 1995, becoming editor-in-chief of Commercial Property Executive (formerly Commercial Property News) in 1998 and editorial director of both CPE and Multi-Housing News in 2016. She is also serving a second term as a board member of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. You can reach her at [email protected].

Editor-in-Chief Jessica Fiur

Jessica Fiur is the editor-in-chief at Multi-Housing News and Commercial Property Executive and writes the award-winning blog What Renters Want.

Jessica has been with the company since 2011 and previously was with Weekly Reader and IQPC. Contact Jessica at [email protected], on Twitter @jfiur or on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicafiur/.

Editorial Director Suzann D. Silverman

AI Joins the Marketing Team

By Suzann D. Silverman | May 1, 2024

To position your brand most effectively online, you’ll need to find the right balance between AI-written content and human involvement.

Potential Boon for Affordable Housing

By Jessica Fiur | April 3, 2024

Fannie’s and Freddie’s new higher loan caps point to good things for affordable housing

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The Longer-Term Benefits of Better Housing

By Suzann D. Silverman | February 28, 2024

Higher-end features may seem tough to pencil into affordable housing budgets. But that may be short-sighted.

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Trouble on the Horizon for Multifamily Investors?

By Jessica Fiur | January 31, 2024

Higher property taxes and insurance costs are making investors take note. But is it as bleak as it seems?

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Multifamily Industry Resolutions for a New Year

By Suzann D. Silverman | January 4, 2024

The commencement of a new year is a natural time to evaluate where things stand and consider improvements for the future. I’ve put together a list of New Year’s resolutions for the apartment industry.

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Focus on Value-Add Renovations for Big Gains

By Jessica Fiur | November 29, 2023

While it might be tempting for developers to focus on new builds, you can get a lot of bang for your buck by improving the properties you already own.

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Better Multifamily Living Through AI

By Suzann D. Silverman | November 1, 2023

We’re not flying our cars between apartment communities, but generative AI is rocketing the industry ahead. And business will be better for it.

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Multifamily Buildings Are Going Electric

By Jessica Fiur | September 27, 2023

In the future, new multifamily buildings might not be allowed to rely on gas-powered appliances. Why this is a good thing (and why your residents will thank you).

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Build-to-Rent’s Evolving Popularity

By Suzann D. Silverman | August 30, 2023

As institutions active in the single-family rental space shift their attention to new development, they’re refining their approach to attract a wider range of residents.

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The Benefits of Self-Service in Multifamily

By Jessica Fiur | August 2, 2023

Multifamily is leaning into automation, making the rental process easier for both renters and on-site teams.

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Increased Innovation Benefits Today’s Affordable Housing

By Suzann D. Silverman | June 27, 2023

The need for innovation to finance affordable housing should not impact the recent trend toward improved design and amenities, which benefit residents while increasing value for owners.

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