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September 2015 Newsletter – Skilled Trades Shortage Affecting Construction

As the economy has recovered from the recession, the demand for new homes and commercial buildings has picked up, even exceeding pre-recession levels. A rapidly growing issue is that the number of people...

August 2015 Newsletter – “Look Honey, I Shrunk the Apartment!”

The median size of apartments in new U.S. buildings fell last year to 1,043 square feet, the smallest since 2002. At the same time, rental rates are getting more expensive. Axiomentrics figures show apartments...

July 2015 Newsletter – Renovations Vital to the Future of Mutifamily

Trends in multifamily rental-housing inventory point to apartment demand exceeding supply for years to come. But new construction alone won’t fill the gap. Additional investment needs to be made...

May 2015 Newsletter – Wanted: Apartment Sellers

One of the biggest complaints for apartment investors and brokers alike right now is that there is not enough for-sale product to satisfy demand. The volume of apartment transactions through the first...

April 2015 Newsletter – Occupied Renovations

The unique challenges of performing an occupied renovation give pause to many an experienced contractor. Often, after much thought, the answer is “we do not do that kind of work”, or, “who...

March 2015 Newsletter –

Every spring we receive “911 calls” for leaky roofs that have failed during the tough winter months.  While some of these are just “old” roofs, others have failed long before their useful lifespan....

January 2015 Newsletter – What is an Ice Dam?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into apartments and cause damage...

Holiday 2014 Newsletter – CRG Adopts Two Families for Christmas

One of the true joys of the holidays is the opportunity to give back to the community, and they are made even more special by helping families in need. In an effort to give back to our community, CRG adopted...

Holiday 2014 Newsletter – “Amazon-a-geddon”

“Amazon-a-geddon”   It was never in any job description presented to you. It was certainly not in your budget for the year. So you may find yourself a bit confused as to why you feel like...

October 2014 Newsletter – Customer Service for the “Now” Generation

Technology is changing faster and faster, and with it, Multifamily has had to transform to communicate effectively with its stakeholders – residents, owners, vendors and more.   If you’ve been...