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Sustainability

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

Property Investors Are Obsessed With the A/C in Your Office

September 6, 2016 |

Real estate investors might have more reason to care about the air conditioning in your office than you do.

As energy-related emissions from buildings creep higher, property investors are starting to worry that regulators and politicians will come down hard on … Read More

Building the Smart Apartment Home of the Future

August 16, 2016 |

Applying smart home technology to apartments comes down to choice. The future of putting the pieces in place into a smart apartment home may be more like ordering ala cart at the local diner. Because preferences of one resident to the … Read More

5 Most Innovative Sustainable Apartment Design Trends that Save Money

August 4, 2016 |

Just how important is it for real estate developers and property managers to incorporate sustainable design elements into their buildings? According to renters, very.

With rising energy costs and the world’s water quality quickly declining, reducing our carbon footprint has … Read More