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The Four Stages of Business Intelligence Maturity

by Donald Davidoff | Nov 10, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Information is power. Slowly but surely, multifamily housing is coming to realize how impactful business intelligence platforms can be. As we discussed in this year's edition of our "20 for '20" research paper on operations and technology trends, multifamily operators are putting more money and effort into implementing reporting and analytics capabilities. Yet we also found that the path is a long and winding one and that the level of satisfaction with such projects was, at best, mediocre.

Multifamily's BI Evolution (Not Revolution)

by Dom Beveridge | Jun 30, 2020 12:00:00 AM

When we come to write the history of the changes that coronavirus forced upon multifamily, there will be plenty to say about its impact on...

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...

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...

Bridging the Business Intelligence Divide

by Dom Beveridge | Aug 26, 2019 12:00:00 AM

Lately, I’ve been talking to a lot of companies about business intelligence, and the ways that organizations attempt to deliver this key capability....

A Data-Backed Strategy to Drive 150bps to Multifamily Rent Per Unit (RPU)

by Donald Davidoff | Apr 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM

I’d like to take a moment to talk about a piece of the demand management platform that often doesn’t get much attention—handling the initial prospect...

3 Ways Leading Multifamily Operators Are Using Business Intelligence (BI)

by Donald Davidoff | Nov 28, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Most multifamily operators know they should put “gut feelings” aside in exchange for technologies that can turn raw data into meaningful information...

Human Behavior, Marketing Analytics and AI: Takeaways from this Year's OpTech

by Donald Davidoff | Nov 6, 2017 12:00:00 AM

I’m still recovering from an incredibly busy OpTech last week. Shout outs to Doug Bibby, Kim Duty, Rick Haughey and the entire NMHC team for what I...

Multifamily Budget Season: 3 Areas that Drive Top-Line Results

by Donald Davidoff | Sep 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM

September is upon us. With it comes shortening days, colorful leaves and crisper weather. And also, for most companies, budget season! This year’s...

The Role of Business Intelligence in Multifamily

by Donald Davidoff | Jul 7, 2017 12:00:00 AM

As more apartment operators are embracing data and analytics, and desire making data-backed decisions, (rather than by mere observation or gut) the...

An Update on Rent Growth Numbers

by Donald Davidoff | Mar 16, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Just as I sent out an executive newsletter highlighting the rapid decline in new rent growth, out comes successive reports from Axiometrics that YOY...
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