45L Tax Credit: Energy-Efficient Credit for Multifamily Developers

This article was originally published on Fort Worth Inc. By Mike Ballard Multifamily owners and developers are familiar with the substantial upfront costs of building, renovating and upgrading properties, especially when it comes to energy-efficient units. Although it tends to be an expensive endeavor, eco-friendly units not only provide long-term sustainability and benefits to the […]

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Outsourcing: A Multifamily Solution

By Mike Ballard Outsourced operations have continued to gain traction in the multifamily industry as new technology and providers emerge. Many find themselves questioning if this is a quick fix or the dawn of a new industry-altering work model. Such practices may not fit perfectly into every business, but its versatility throughout a range of […]

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The Great Resignation’s Impact on Multifamily’s Accounting and Finance Functions

This article was originally published on National Apartment Association Industry Insider. By Mike Ballard No industry or job function has fully escaped the impact of the Great Resignation, and understanding the circumstances leading to the sharp increase in quit rates is the first step in formulating a game plan. In November, 4.5 million Americans quit […]

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Single-Family Units to Multifamily Properties: One Client’s Strategy for Scaling Operations

By Mike Ballard When kicking off your career as a new investor, owner or operator, most people tend to start within the single-family sector before making the jump into the multifamily and commercial industry. Whether you are catering to portfolio growth or just acquiring knowledge of the trade, single-family units often serve as a starting […]

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Fourth Annual IMN Middle-Market Forum Recap

Just this week, Mike Ballard attended the two-day, Fourth Annual IMN Middle-Market Multifamily Forum Southwest in Dallas, marking his second IMN conference on the year. The event was jam-packed with cutting-edge content, multifamily trends, keynote speakers and business development opportunities derived from hundreds of owners, developers, management groups and vendors in attendance. Mike kicked off […]

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Ascent Multifamily Named to 2021 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies

Las Vegas firm ranks No. 2094 with a growth rate of 310 percent LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas-based firm Ascent Multifamily Accounting was named to Inc. magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5000 list, a distinguished ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The firm was recognized for its impressive three-year revenue growth of 310 percent. Ascent is No. […]

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