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What Freddie and Fannie Say About Short Term Rental Revenue

by Donald Davidoff | Dec 31, 2019 12:00:00 AM

I was recently moderating a panel on short-term rentals (STRs) at the Indiana Apartment Association’s Multifamily Industry Summit, and a question came from the audience about the implications of Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) policies regarding STRs on the ability of owners to have as liquid a funding and sale market as possible. This is a question that occasionally comes up in other STR panels and discussions though surprisingly not as often as one might expect. When I first heard this question in 2017, I did some research in early 2018 on this subject; and somewhat coincidentally, I had just updated this research following conversations leading up to NMHC’s OpTech. First, let me say that our work and experience is completely on the operating side. Neither my team nor I have extensive experience in the financing side of the business. So everything here is a) the result of research into an area a bit out of our sweet spot and b) meant to start a conversation should anyone out there have information more contemporary and/or more accurate.

How To Beat The Multifamily Holiday Blues

by Donald Davidoff | Dec 19, 2019 12:00:00 AM

As we head into the holidays, I hope everyone has some time planned for family, fun and just winding down a bit. Taking a lesson from Stephen Covey’s...

Hitting the Slopes: Why Lease Expirations Matter at Year-End

by Donald Davidoff | Dec 3, 2019 12:00:00 AM

As we head into the winter months, it’s normal to think about slopes - especially if you live in Denver, as I do. Denver is famous, amongst other...

The Statistic that Predicted the Last Recession

by Donald Davidoff | Nov 20, 2019 12:00:00 AM

There's been a lot of talk of downturns lately in Pricing and Revenue Management (PRM) circles. It was a major theme of the recent NAA Maximize...

Blurring the Lines in Housing - FLEX 2019 Conference in Review

by Donald Davidoff | Oct 28, 2019 12:00:00 AM

I just got back from attending the inaugural FLEX conference. More than 200 industry professionals spent a day and a half focused on the issues of...

Gross Potential Rent: A Case Study in Wrongheadedness

by Donald Davidoff | Oct 22, 2019 12:00:00 AM

In recent weeks we've been both thinking and writing about two things: pricing and revenue management (PRM) skills and the possible impact of an...

Are Short-Term Rentals The Pet Rent of 2020?

by Donald Davidoff | Oct 15, 2019 12:00:00 AM

“What about the liability?” “What about noise complaints from neighbors?” “What about the extra costs involved?” “It will totally change the...

Why Price Optimization Doesn't Happen Without Tension

by Donald Davidoff | Sep 24, 2019 12:00:00 AM

Do your community and regional property managers have such a great relationship with their pricing and revenue managers that there is no sense of...

What Santa Claus Can Teach Us About Pricing Math

by Donald Davidoff | Sep 4, 2019 12:00:00 AM

I’m looking forward to the upcoming Maximize revenue and asset management conference September 23-24 in Atlanta. Kicking off the conference late...

The 5 Top Attributes for Successful Revenue Managers

by Donald Davidoff | Aug 6, 2019 12:00:00 AM

Pricing and Revenue Management (PRM) has been in mass-adoption in multifamily for more than a decade. During that time, an industry talent pool has...

7 Reasons Why There Ain’t Nothing Like a Downturn

by Donald Davidoff | Jul 30, 2019 12:00:00 AM

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some of the core skills of Pricing and Revenue Management (PRM) and how those skills have diminished in the industry...
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