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/.

Jessica Fiur, Editor-in-Chief

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).

Achieving Rental Affordability

By Suzann D. Silverman | October 26, 2022

The theory that what goes up must come down doesn’t apply to multifamily rents. But the growing need for more affordable housing demands more inventory—and achieving that goal requires developer incentives.

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Why Multifamily Developers Are Investing in Sustainable Development

By Jessica Fiur | September 29, 2022

It’s difficult to calculate the ROI of green development, but it can be rewarding in the long run.

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Single-Family Rentals’ New Attraction

By Suzann D. Silverman | August 30, 2022

As institutional investors finesse homeownership, they’re discovering that apartment efficiencies and amenities can apply. And they can attract even more interest in home rental.

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Data Security in the Multifamily Industry

By Jessica Fiur | July 27, 2022

Multifamily owners and operators hold on to a lot of their residents’ personal data. That’s why it’s crucial to have a cybersecurity plan in place.

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New Solutions to Housing Affordability

By Suzann D. Silverman | June 30, 2022

Rising construction costs are complicating efforts to meet demand for low-income housing. But new collaborations and the President’s recently announced plan offer possibilities for success.

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Student Housing Amenities Get a New Focus

By Jessica Fiur | June 1, 2022

Gen Z students are serious about their studies. Here’s how student housing developers are changing up their amenities to reflect this.

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Multifamily Real Estate’s Mandate for Climate Change

By Suzann D. Silverman | April 27, 2022

Environmental efforts have historically taken a backseat during recessions. But real estate’s significant contributions to the carbon footprint necessitate a change in thinking regardless of the economic climate.

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The Benefits of Leasing Agents at Multifamily Communities

By Jessica Fiur | March 30, 2022

When it comes to leasing an apartment, technology is great. But don’t discount building a rapport!

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Senior’s Moment

By Suzann D. Silverman | March 2, 2022

Demand for senior housing is back up, attracting investors, developers—and robot dogs!

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Name Brand

By Jessica Fiur | January 26, 2022

The manufactured housing industry is attracting interest.

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