Student Housing Consolidation: Is the industry growing or shrinking? Jul. 01, 2021
The student housing industry as we know it was largely formed in the late nineties, which means we’re coming up on 25 years. A lot has changed. What have we learned and where are we headed?
The team at Ice Breaker has been thinking about the student housing industry a lot lately amid the start of Interface 2021. One of the hard-hitting topics that’s been on our minds is: consolidation.
Despite a larger overall investment in the industry, is the institutional student housing space growing or shrinking in terms of players in the game?...Read More
Build-for-Rent is Booming Jun. 23, 2021
The U.S. housing market is seeing a boom in the development of build-for-rent (BFR) homes. For investors, BFR homes, for the time being, are able to strike a delicate balance between supply (or lack thereof for-sale inventory, otherwise known as “SFR” – single-family rental, BFR’s sister industry) and dramatically increasing cost to acquire homes....Read More
Innovating Brand in Multi-Family Jun. 08, 2021
While physical amenities count toward a large portion of your residential experience, the way you define your brand makes a bigger impact on what your residents think of you and ultimately, what they spend (and re-spend), affecting bottom line.
Ice Breaker Resources, for the several years, has taken a strategic stance and have been executing constructive team building for clients to manifest our belief that EXPERIENCE INFORMS BRAND....Read More
A Brighter Future for Affordable Housing May. 05, 2021
The future of the affordable housing industry has been uncertain for quite some time. Particularly after the effects of COVID-19 on the market. However, after the past few months, a light is now in sight at the end of the tunnel. In case you missed it, here are some important recent developments to know about....Read More
Life at Ice Breaker Resources as told by the Team Apr. 21, 2021
Ice Breaker Resources wouldn’t be the company it is today without the great team of people we’re lucky enough to work alongside each day. We work really hard for our clients so that they can have a great life and career, and we can say the same for ourselves. For as hard we work, we also believe in the importance of making time for some fun along the way!...Read More
5 Ways to Keep Health & Safety Top-of-Mind in Multifamily Housing Properties Apr. 14, 2021
As more and more Americans continue to receive the vaccine for COVID-19, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Despite this, the virus will not be going away any time soon. Health and safety will continue to be a major priority, especially in shared spaces such as apartment buildings and condos. Multifamily housing owners and property managers should continue working with staff, residents, and public health officials to provide safe and sanitized living environments. Here are a few guiding principles to keep in mind as suggested by the CDC....Read More