Stephanie Bland

DALLAS—The life-changing decision to purchase a home keeps manymillennials from taking the plunge. Those brave enough to test thewaters might find themselves being pushed out of the competitive Dallas housing market, known for its soaring pricesand limited inventory.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, baby boomers, many of whomhave become empty nesters, are looking to downsize and to live asdebt free as possible with increased flexibility for travel andlifestyle conveniences. The crossroads of these two generations hasoften landed them in the same place– multifamily housing. Whilethere are vast differences between the two groups,Stephanie Bland, vice president of operations atKnightvestManagement, explains how they're not so different whenit comes to renting.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.


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