All Aboard the BOPIS Train: Ways to Advertise Your Click and Collect Delivery Options

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The Buy Online, Pick Up in Store (BOPIS) delivery model is quickly gaining traction in the retail industry. One survey found that for some retailers (28.8% of all respondents), BOPIS orders accounted for up to 30% of their online revenue. It’s clear that click and collect is a popular delivery choice with today’s convenience-driven customers, but getting the word out … Read More

Rental Trends Heat Up the Competition in Multifamily Space, Welcoming Opportunity for Innovative Property Managers

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There are more renters in the market now more than ever, and many of them opt for the convenience of apartment living. Here we uncover the reasons rentals are and will continue to be popular with people of all ages and ways property managers can get ahead of the curve. Rental trends It’s been over ten years since the Great … Read More

Three Multifamily Amenities with Significant ROI Potential

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Getting a solid return on investment (ROI) for apartment amenities is never guaranteed, especially as competition in the multifamily housing space heats up. What were once differentiators (think on-site fitness centers and extra storage) are now commonplace and expected by renters. Property managers all over the country are investing in amenities ranging from the practical (car charging stations) to the … Read More

Deliveries to Your Multifamily Building Bogging You Down? Try Smiota’s Package Management Systems

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Boxes large, small, and everywhere in between are taking over lobbies and mailrooms in multifamily buildings across the country. The reason is simple — the vast majority of Americans (81%) shop online because it’s convenient and affordable. However, since online shopping is a relatively new convenience, it’s putting a strain on property managers who don’t have the technology and infrastructure … Read More

Boise Over Brooklyn: Under the Radar Markets for Your Next Commercial Property Development

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Boise, Idaho

Millennials and Generation Z are famous for breaking the mold. The way they shop, the way they eat, and the way they communicate are vastly different than Boomers and even Gen X. And the way they work — and where they choose to do it — is no exception. The younger workforce is steering away from the bright lights of … Read More

If You Build It, They Will Come: Tips for Commercial Building Developers Seeking High-Quality Tenants

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The days of toiling away in a poorly lit concrete bunker with monotone walls and stained carpets are long gone. So instead of defaulting to the downright dull office design, commercial property developers need to take cues from what fuels today’s workforce. Think cafes and coffee, meeting rooms with seating fit for a den, and office dogs galore. Use these … Read More

Today’s Biggest Challenges With Managing Off-Campus Student Housing (and How to Overcome Them)

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Wrangling students by day and party animals by night can make any off-campus property manager feel more like a zookeeper than a real estate professional. And all cat-herding aside, you need to keep a strong focus on building a healthy community while keeping an operations-oriented perspective. The nonstop balancing act is something every property manager tries to master — and … Read More

Deliver an Unmatched Student Experience with an Updated Package Management System

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Back to school is right around the corner, and thousands of coming-of-age students are about to flock to college campuses around the country to learn to become responsible adults. As a leader of one of the most complex ecosystems in the modern world — the dorms — you’re expected to be an educator, director, counselor, designer, strategist, and architect. When … Read More

Digitize the Shopping Experience to Fuel Growth

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Retail headlines are peppered with stories of brands like Toys R Us, J. Crew, and Sears closing up shop. However, strong sales tell a different story for retailers like Walmart, Target, and Safeway. The latter all have something critical in common: they’ve all gone through digital makeovers to reinforce their omnichannel strategy. Thanks in part to adopting a digital culture, … Read More