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Modeling an Asset Class: Why Wall Street May Be in the Single-family Rental Market for Keeps

by Hudson Cashdan

Wall Street has its eye on the single-family rental market. A convergence of rising home prices, changing rental preferences, and advancing technology is fueling the boom.

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Hybrid Office Design: Ideas From a Global Leader in Workplace Architecture

by Sunny Gold

Real-world examples from Gensler, the architecture and design firm known for creating innovative workspaces for Ford, Verizon, and LinkedIn.

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Delight Users With These Mobile App Design Best Practices

by Damola Taiwo

Following these strategies will ensure your mobile product delivers an optimal experience.

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How to Approach SVG Animations in CSS

by Filip Defar

Animations make websites look more polished and exciting, and help improve user experience. Explore how the combined potential of SVG and CSS can be leveraged to create animations without relying on external libraries.

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Remote Solutions for Effective Agile Retrospectives

by Jim Stewart

Leading effective remote retrospectives can be challenging. These videoconferencing best practices will help you run successful retros whether your teams are remote or in-house.

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Multilevel Menu Design Best Practices

by Andris Suipe

Navigation can be a UX minefield. Apply these guidelines to design intuitive multilevel menus that increase findability and offer a consistent experience across devices.

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How Companies Are Building Digital Asset and NFT Strategies

by Brian Nichol

NFTs have staged an unlikely comeback. It’s time for more companies—not just those with valuable, recognizable IP—to explore how to create NFT strategies of their own.

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Serve Map Clusters 50x Faster Using Smarter Caching

by Florian Pfisterer

Serving map clusters to a mobile app can cause a significant performance bottleneck. Fortunately, it's a problem that can be solved with this caching strategy.

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The 3 Essential Elements of a Streamlined Product Strategy

by Douglas L. Ringer

Sometimes the simplest approaches are the most effective. Use this product strategy framework, comprising just three key elements, to streamline and focus your next product journey.

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