Happy Thanksgiving From AOA!

The First Thanksgiving Plymouth’s Thanksgiving began with a few colonists going out “fowling,” possibly for turkeys but more probably for the easier prey of geese and ducks. Next, 90 or so Wampanoags made a surprise appearance at the settlement’s gate, doubtlessly unnerving the 50 or so colonists.  Nevertheless, over the next few days the two…

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Is Your Property Management Strategy Refugee-Inclusive? By Brittney Ochira, Associate Director of Training Operations, National Conflict Resolution Center, San Diego, CA

California is renowned for its cultural diversity, including a significant number of refugees seeking safety and new opportunities. With the recent upheavals in Afghanistan and Haiti, and the war in Ukraine, California is once again welcoming newcomers at climbing rates.  Apartment owners are thinking intentionally about their strategy for making sure their units are accessible…

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Apartment Construction

Governor Newsom Signs Package to Streamline Housing and Expand Tenant Protections in California

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Governor Newsom signs an extensive housing package consisting of 56 bills to help address California’s decades-in-the-making housing crisis by simplifying and expediting the construction of new housing, protecting tenants, and keeping housing affordable. SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed 56 bills into law that incentivize and reduce…

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Letters to the Editor

AOA Magazine Contributor Receives Accolades! Dear Jeff and AOA: I hope the email finds you well. I wanted to share with you that I get lots of great feedback from members about my articles, and this morning I received an email that highlights the positive impact that the AOA magazine has on the apartment industry.…

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Multifamily Demand Remains Stable As Rent Growth Slows By John Triplett

Multifamily rents are rising as demand remains stable and healthy, but rent growth is slowing in some markets, Yardi Matrix says in the June National Multifamily Report. “While some markets are experiencing slowing growth, multifamily largely continues to perform well, with a solid 95 percent occupancy rate and moderate rent growth in most metros.  However, economic uncertainty and…

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