By Kelly Larsen

With most of our regular conferences and networking activities cancelled, we are keeping up with the latest trends and attending events via Zoom meetings and webinars, and of course doing lots of reading!  We thought we’d share some of what we’re reading lately.

5G – A lot of education on this topic is coming from industry partners and attorneys who are working with Carriers in this space. However, this is one of the most comprehensive summaries we have seen about what 5G is, what it can do, and concerns and challenges to deployment in the future: The Brew’s Guide to 5G



Smart Tech Regulation – An interesting review of the various legislative issues, policymaking and new privacy laws that Owner/Operators will need to address now and in the near future to implement their smart home and IoT strategies: Prop Tech in the United States: Where We’re Heading



Video Conferencing – While we’ve been doing a lot of this lately, there are so many tools and tricks of the trade. Here’s some simple yet effective tips we all implemented last month 16 Advanced Zoom Tips for Better Video Meetings. Plus a well-written article on why it’s taken so long to adopt and what remote working and video conferencing might look like in the near future: How Video Conferencing’s Future can Learn from its Past


Multifamily News – Of course we love to hear about our clients successes and new ventures, plus get the scoop on some greater multifamily industry trends, so would be remiss not to include: MFE’s Latest News



“In the coming years, we will see advanced standards for IoT device security and development of system-wide cybersecurity for smart buildings to ensure that all connected devices can communicate securely.  We will also see rapid change in the data security and privacy legal landscape that regulates technology companies, owners and operators.”
– Guy E. Flynn & Lin Pang, The Registry