The MRI Hi-5

With all the various industry news publications out there, staying in the loop can be a daunting task. That’s why each week in the Hi-5, we will be selecting the five most relevant and important news articles in the property management and real estate industry. Check back every Friday for the latest list of top stories.Hi-5

Here’s our list of top property management news articles for the week of January 17, 2016:

  1. Putting the Personality Back into Property Management(Author- Tim Blackwell, Property Management Insider)

Automation is everywhere we look, and property management is no exception. It can be difficult to remember that personal connections still matter, but it can make a huge impact on the success of your business. Tim Blackwell explains why it is so important to focus on your relationships with clients, prospects, and employees.

  1. Big Picture—What Could We See in 2016? (Author- Natalie Dolce,

PwC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently released the 37th edition of “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” and findings have the industry talking. Three main topics that came out of the report include interest rate hikes, foreign investments, and the growth of core markets. Natalie Dolce gives us the details on these issues.

  1. Tech Continues to Dominate CRE Activity(Author- Lisa Brown,

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley is a hotspot for tech companies, but the competition to land a spot on the Peninsula will make your jaw drop. The latest example of this is Youtube’s purchase of Bayhill Office Center. Lisa Brown shares the details of this transaction.

  1. MF Not Overbuilding Yet, But Projects May Change (Author- Sule Aygoren,

“Are we overbuilding, or building the right stuff?” That was the topic of conversation at the 2016 NMHC Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference. Moderated by Jay Denton of Axiometrics, panelists discussed the topic of multifamily construction. Sule Aygoren reports on what they had to say.

  1. A Forward Look at Retail Construction (Authors- Michael Steinberg and Barbara Denham, National Real Estate Investor)

2015 showed very little increase in neighborhood and community center inventory, clocking in at a number well below the historical average. Reis expects retail supply to increase significantly in the next three years and vacancy rates to decrease. Read more to find out what else is predicted for the retail market in the next three years.

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