By Alan Pentico

Rents, vacancy rates rise in county

Rents continue to climb in San Diego County as demand for rental units surges ahead of supply.

Apartment Association conference expected to draw thousands

Get ready to be schooled at the San Diego County Apartment Association’s 41st annual Education Conference and Expo on April 28 at the San Diego Convention Center. “Framework for Success” is this year’s fun-filled college theme.

Apartments are major contributor to SD economy, study says

The numbers are dizzying: The local apartment industry contributed nearly $12 billion to the San Diego regional economy while supporting more than 111,000 jobs in 2013, according to a new study.

Energy efficiency saves money down the line

Energy-efficiency measures are the best way to reduce your carbon footprint while saving on the utility bill. Energy-efficiency tools and practices have come a long way in the past decade and those operating multifamily properties have the most to gain when it comes to taking advantage of the cost-savings aspect of energy efficiency.

Emergency plans for apartment owners

California is no stranger to natural disasters.

'Drive-by' lawsuits hurt property owners, ADA

The rental housing business is very much a people-driven industry — without residents, we don't have a business. Providing clean, safe housing for people of all ages and backgrounds is the driving force behind the multifamily housing industry, and that includes ensuring access for people with disabilities.

Don’t take a vacation from subletting rules

Summer is here, which means many of us have vacations on our minds. You’ve likely heard of the popular online vacation-rental service websites promoting what they say are less-expensive alternatives to hotels, such as Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO. Maybe you’ve even used one of these options yourself.

Legislative Day in Sacramento called a success

When it comes to supporting professionals in the rental housing industry, the San Diego County Apartment Association’s advocacy work is never done, whether it’s in our nation’s capital, state capital or closer to home.

SDCAA goes to Washington

Apartment industry representatives from across the country gather every year in Washington, D.C., to ensure that our voice is heard. Congress has thousands of issues to deal with daily, and that’s why it’s important for us to take the time to explain ours.

Back to school with SDCAA

Continuing education is an important part of any successful career, whether it’s through on-the-job training, a company’s in-house programs or formal classes. This is true for property management professionals, too.

Housing opportunities, concerns for 2014

It’s a new year, which means it’s a good time to look ahead at the opportunities and challenges awaiting us in the San Diego region when it comes to housing, regulations, development and growth.

What recycling law means for multifamily housing

Recycling is such a part of everyday life that most of us don’t think twice about it anymore. Tossing our plastic bottles, glass jars and newspapers into a recycling bin is now a habit that takes little effort.

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Alan Pentico

Pentico is executive director of the San Diego County Apartment Association....

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