The year 2020 has been a long and hard slog for everyone, including the experts in the multifamily field. To be sure, apartments have weathered…
The year 2020 has been a long and hard slog for everyone, including the experts in the multifamily field. To be sure, apartments have weathered the pandemic relatively well, holding onto their private-market value and staying relatively flush with capital thanks in part to the GSEs. But as our story on page 28 shows, there are some weaknesses beginning to show. Navigating these forces, to say nothing of a nationwide eviction moratorium, takes skill and wisdom. In the following pages, we have done our best to identify the people who best exemplify these traits. As always with our influencer series, we have made our picks not based on the number or size of deals completed, but rather on what these people, teams and companies have added to the multifamily community in the past twelve months. And this year, that is saying quite a lot.
As an early adopter of real estate technology, Robert Morgenstern continues to prioritize innovative software at Canvas Property Group. Through his forward-looking approach to property management, Morgenstern has advanced the firm through its platform by connecting residents and management. Furthering transparency and smart building utility, he launched the firm’s data analytics-based, propriety model to identify operational issues and assess tenant satisfaction. As founder and principal of the firm, Morgenstern directs business development, strategic investment and management decisions. In addition, he separately leads multifamily acquisition and operation efforts as the managing principal at Morgenstern Capital, which has acquired 1,500 units valuing $500 million since its 2015 inception.
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