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Sustainability

Haul For One: U-Haul Adapts & Reuses Abandoned Buildings

June 13, 2017 |

U-Haul company’s commitment to renovate and reuse abandoned buildings is not only economical, it also serves to revitalize post-industrial neighborhoods.

One of U-Haul’s most noteworthy adaptive reuse projects is the former Magic Chef head office building in south St. … Read More

Job Growth, Oil Stability to Spur Houston Multifamily Rebound, Predicts Data Researcher

April 4, 2017 |

Tumbling rents, landlord concessions and weakening levels of absorption have defined Houston’s multifamily market for much of the duration of the oil bust that spanned from late 2014 to mid-2016, but the multifamily market is now on the mend, says … Read More

The Alternative Facts About the Greening of Existing Buildings

March 7, 2017 |

I know what you’re thinking—existing buildings are giant energy hogs and a major cause of climate change.

Wrong.

The greening of existing buildings is all about the other kind of green: money.

Real estate is a hot topic at … Read More

How Michigan is meeting the increasing demand for locally grown food

February 20, 2017 |

A little over three years ago, Isaiah Wunsch and his family had nearly maxed out the market for the cherries they grow on the Old Mission Peninsula 12 miles north of Traverse City. They thought they had exhausted all their … Read More

7 Surprising Trends That Could Disrupt the Housing Market in 2017

December 27, 2016 |

It’s been said that the only constant in life is change itself. Democrats give way to Republicans; hoverboards give way to Hatchables; the iPhone 6 gives way to the Note 7, which explodes and then ultimately paves the way for an iPhone … Read More

FRIEDMAN EARNS THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S 2016 ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION ON 5 PROPERTIES ACROSS OAKLAND COUNTY

November 22, 2016 |

Farmington Hills, Michigan (November 22, 2016) – Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial real estate services, is proud to announce that five of its managed properties in Michigan recently earned the U.S. Environmental … Read More

7 Ways To Make Your Rental Properties Greener

November 2, 2016 |

If you think that it is difficult, expensive or time-consuming to make green improvements to rental apartments, think again. Many energy-efficient appliances and household products have come down in price, making many green investments more reasonable for property owners. During … Read More

How LED Lighting Is Transforming the Multifamily Industry

October 4, 2016 |

Owners and operators are looking for low-cost, low-maintenance upgrades to their buildings. Today’s new and improved LED light bulb may provide just the answer.

No matter the property type, multifamily owners and managers across the board look to create and … Read More