How Can I Lower My Multifamily Operating Costs

Randolph Taylor

Improvements in NOI will improve your returns as well as your property value. 

There are several ways to reduce expenses when owning and managing a multifamily property:

  1. Energy efficiency: Implementing energy-efficient solutions like efficient lighting, water heaters, and HVAC systems can reduce monthly utility bills.

  2. Maintenance: Regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs and replacements down the line.

  3. Rent management: Setting rent prices appropriately and regularly re-evaluating the market can ensure maximum occupancy and income.

  4. Property management software: Utilizing property management software can streamline processes and reduce the need for manual labor.

  5. Supplies and materials: Buying supplies and materials in bulk can reduce costs per unit.

  6. Tax credits and incentives: Researching and taking advantage of available tax credits and incentives can lower expenses.

  7. Reduce turnover: Retaining tenants for longer periods can reduce the costs associated with turnover, such as marketing and cleaning.

  8. Hire a professional property manager: A professional property manager can bring expertise and potentially reduce expenses through better vendor and supply negotiations.