The Latest

News and Updates on AAMD and the Industry

Articles Articles : Inclusion & Diversity Articles : Leadership Articles : Legal / Legislative Articles : Management Articles : Sales & Leasing Articles : Technology Association Association : Apartments Giving Back Association : From the Archives Association : Supplier Partners First Industry Industry : COVID-19 Resources Industry : Newsroom

The Giving Week by Avanti Raises Nearly $30,000
The Giving Week by Avanti Raises Nearly $30,000

One of Avanti Residential’s core values is “Be A Good Citizen.” To us, that means embracing, participating, and enhancing the communities in which we live, work, and do business. To live that value, one of the things we do each year is a company event called The Giving Week. The... Continue Reading

by Allison Walentowicz
12/10/2021


Economics of Apartments show demand increasing - Vacancies remain low and rents rise in Metro Denver
Economics of Apartments show demand increasing - Vacancies remain low and rents rise in Metro Denver

DENVER (Oct. 27, 2021) – This week, the Apartment Association of Metro Denver (AAMD) released 2021 third quarter results from the Denver Metro Area Apartment Vacancy and Rent Survey, conducted by the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and Colorado Economic Management... Continue Reading

10/27/2021


I’m OK…You OK? Evaluating, protecting and encouraging your team’s mental wellness
I’m OK…You OK? Evaluating, protecting and encouraging your team’s mental wellness

The last year and a half have not been good for mental wellness.The pandemic and its resulting lay-offs, remote work, onsite work, work where the rules changed daily, the “stay 6 feet away” habit (both emotionally and physically) the incessant roller coaster of safety vs. threat,... Continue Reading

by Lori Snider
10/20/2021


Month of October Covers Through the Years
Month of October Covers Through the Years

October 1971 For several years in the 1970s, every issue of Trends (then known as Apartment News) showcased this same geometric design, although each month featured a different color scheme. This example from 1971 stands out partly because of its classic Halloween color scheme, and also because... Continue Reading

10/18/2021


Dirty Dozen: 12 Passed Laws that have increased the cost of housing in the last 3 years
Dirty Dozen: 12 Passed Laws that have increased the cost of housing in the last 3 years

The cost of housing has increased dramatically in Colorado. The average cost of buying a house has gone up 49% in the last 5 years (10% per year). The average rent rate has increased 18% over that same period of time (3.6% per year). Perhaps because many people own houses, the increased cost of... Continue Reading

10/12/2021


Supreme Court Ends Eviction Moratorium
Supreme Court Ends Eviction Moratorium

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) forced the United States Supreme Court to legally slap the agency (and the Biden Administration) exceptionally hard in Alabama Association of Realtors, et al. v. Department of Health and Human Services. The Court had performed legal backflips to allow the CDC... Continue Reading

by Drew Hamrick
10/7/2021


What the Supreme Court Ruling Means
What the Supreme Court Ruling Means

The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had imposed a nationwide moratorium on evictions of any tenants who make certain declarations of financial need. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has issued an Order overturning the CDC eviction order on the... Continue Reading

10/7/2021


Turning the Page to Close Chapter 19
Turning the Page to Close Chapter 19

In a million years would we have ever imagined living through the last 18 months? A global pandemic touching and impacting every area of our lives; where we work, live, how we shop, how we dine out, nothing left untouched. We stretched in ways we could have never imagined. And so here we are -... Continue Reading

by Liz Capone
10/5/2021


Month of September Covers Through the Years
Month of September Covers Through the Years

September 1985 As Star Trek reboots might say, lens flare isn’t always “logical” – but sometimes it looks cool! This 1985 cover featuring 3 awards statues was used to help add even more luster to “Hallelujah Hollywood”, a dinner gala sponsored by Suppliers... Continue Reading

09/30/2021


Month of August Covers Through the Years
Month of August Covers Through the Years

AUGUST 1978 The best art (and yes, that includes magazine covers) is definitely subjective and open to interpretation by the viewer. Perhaps there is no other issue in the Trends archives that illustrates this better than this offering from August 1978. We’re not sure exactly... Continue Reading

09/2/2021


Amplify Your Community Marketing
Amplify Your Community Marketing

11 Expert Tips for Social Media Marketing Success Even if you have a great social media strategy and a lot of followers, there are always new things to try to improve your property’s online presence to double your growth, increase form submissions, and ultimately add to your bottom... Continue Reading

by Ashley Tyndall
08/26/2021


Month of July Covers Through the Years
Month of July Covers Through the Years

JULY 1971 The July 1971 issue featured another illustration by the unknown artist who was featured on several covers around this time, which stands out nicely compared to the far more common geometrically designed images of the era. The inspiration for this rustic drawing of apartment... Continue Reading

08/4/2021