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  • Oct 29, 2020
  • Nancye Kirk, Head of Special Projects

IREM’s Technology Advisory Board agrees: COVID has accelerated prop tech innovation

It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: COVID-19 has been an accelerant, lighting a fire under technology innovations and causing unprecedented levels of change to occur in months that otherwise would have taken years. This was reinforced by members of IREM’s Technology Advisory Board when they gathered virtually in October as part of the IREM Annual Governance Meeting.


  • Oct 27, 2020
  • IREM

Keynote speakers bring jolt of inspiration to the Virtual IREM Summit

The 2020 Virtual IREM Summit was conceived and developed in the shadow of COVID-19, social division, and economic freefall. While life is always unpredictable, this year we’re testing our resilience by meeting new and unanticipated challenges. That’s why the keynote speakers at the 2020 IREM Virtual Summit resonated so well with the audience, bringing that jolt of inspiration at a time when we really need it.


  • Oct 26, 2020
  • John Salustri

Multifamily outlook is cloudy with good chance of long-term activity

On the surface of it all, there’s good news to be had in this prolonged economic downturn. The national unemployment rate continues to drop, to 7.9 percent in September compared to August’s 8.4 percent. And, according to the Wall Street Journal, both NASDAQ and the S&P show 52-week gains (48.85 percent and 16.79 percent respectively).


  • Oct 13, 2020
  • John Salustri

Informed outsider: A lawyer looks at property management in the age of COVID-19

When it comes to multifamily property management, Matthew Stayman, a partner at Goodwin law firm and a member of its Real Estate Industry Group, knows a thing or two. Stayman has represented owners and managers of multifamily properties throughout his eight-year career as an attorney. His field of expertise includes negotiating joint venture agreements, property management agreements, and other contracts governing the ownership and management of multifamily assets.


  • Oct 02, 2020
  • Nancye Kirk, Head of Special Projects

NAR report explores future outlook for working from home

The month of March witnessed a sudden, mass exodus as office workers moved out of their workplaces and set up shop in their homes. Bain & Company estimated that roughly 70 percent of white collar workers were working remotely this summer. Most employers and employees alike probably thought it was a short-term thing. But as spring rolled into summer and autumn has now arrived, little has changed, and return-to-office dates continue to be pushed back. When will employees return to their offices? Will they ever? Will work location return to the pre-crisis norm once the risk of COVID-19 disappears? Or will this grand experiment usher in a permanent shift in the way work is done?


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