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Discover the Best in Multifamily Literature: A List of Multifamily Authors

Book covers of books written by people in the industry

There are many apartment industry professionals who are experts at their craft. Several have written books on property management, leadership, company culture, real estate investment, and other pertinent topics.

What they share can help you do your jobs better or run your company/property more successfully.

We celebrate their efforts and encourage industry professionals in any commercial real estate field to take advantage of their knowledge through their books, speaking engagements, or social media channels.

Here is a list of the top multifamily authors:

1. Jason Kae

Kae is As the Director of Onboarding and Enablement for the Delivery Organization at RealPage, Inc., where he leads a global team of over 30 trainers who create and implement a best-in-class onboarding and enablement strategy. He has 20 years of experience in customer success, account management, and leadership roles, and is author of “Journey to a Rainforest Team Culture: A Leadership Story about Fostering Employee Satisfaction and Engagement.”

In the book, he tells the story of how a new property manager of the failing 800-unit apartment community, Eliza Hawkins, must quickly increase occupancy and meet budgeted revenue goals if she wants to keep her job. What she doesn’t understand until her first day is that she’s stepped into a toxic team culture. Realizing this will be the greatest leadership challenge of her career. She turns to her mentor for guidance and is introduced to the rainforest team culture leadership framework.

Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

2. Gary Gregory

Gregory is a speaker and author and Director of Operational Initiatives for apartment management firm Radco Companies. His core values of authenticity, faith, intention, and positivity are reflected in his books.

A) “The Superfantastic Me!”
Follow a step-by-step process to curate your words, principles, and core values. This process provides clarity when it comes to answering your who, why, and how. Curate your path to the best version of you!

Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

B) “The Superfantastic Who”
Walk through the process to identify your, “Who do I want to become as a leader” question. In simple terms, you get to curate your leadership calling card for you and others to recognize you.

Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

C) “The Superfantastic Potential”
It is a proven process to support your pursuit of your goals and ultimately your potential. I have failed more times than I can count. I have been distracted and disappointed a lot. At the same time, I have accomplished several wonderful “things” in my life that I did not think I could ever do.
Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

D) “The Worst Leadership Manual Ever!”
This satirical guide, far from offering genuine advice, equips you with the essential skills to become the absolute worst leader possible.

Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

3. Brandon Turner

A prominent real estate investor, podcaster, author, entrepreneur, and speaker. As the former host of the highly popular BiggerPockets podcast, boasting over 100 million downloads, he is widely regarded as a leading expert in real estate investing. He has penned several bestselling books, including "The Book on Rental Property Investing" and "The Book on Investing In Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down". Brandon is also the founder and managing member of Open Door Capital LLC, a private real estate investment firm dedicated to helping clients achieve superior risk-adjusted returns through the acquisition of value-add assets nationwide.

Here are links to purchase the books on Amazon:
The Book on Rental Property Investing:
The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down:

4. Mike Brewer

“The Daily Collective: 366 Meditations on Life”
Brewer is the former COO of apartment management firm Radco Companies and now leads the Multifamily Media Network. This book offers 366 days of wisdom and insights collected during the past 30 years. It is designed as a daily reader for the purpose of meditation on one topic at a time. Under the premise of compounding returns, it can help you build your character by teasing out your human potential.

Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

5. Tom Bozzuto

“Reflections of an Ordinary Man”

An insightful series of reflections drawn from the people, ideas, and experiences that have been profoundly influential to Thomas Bozzuto, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Bozzuto Group, a diversified real estate company nationally recognized as a leader in providing extraordinary residential experiences.

Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

6. Institute of Real Estate Management

“Principles of Real Estate Management, 18th Edition”

This 388-page book, in its 18th edition, continues to provide a foundational overview of real estate management across all asset classes. With updated and enhanced topics to address impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, technology solutions, contemporary terminology, managing mixed-use properties, and more, Principles of Real Estate Management covers the essential trends and best practices.

Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

7. Ari Rastegar

“The Gift of Failure”

Founder and CEO of Rastegar Property Company. Ari is the renowned “Oracle of Austin” when it comes to the real estate industry. In this book, discover the untapped power of failures and turn them into stepping stones on your path to success. Unlike other books on achieving success in life, “The Gift of Failure” is a transformative book that offers pragmatic advice from a truly accomplished individual. If you haven’t already, be sure to read AppWork’s interview with Ari.

Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

8. Jonas Bordo

“Everything You Need to Know About Renting But Didn't Know to Ask: All the Insider Dirt to Help You Get the Best Deal and Avoid Disaster”

The rental process is complicated, but your journey to finding a home doesn’t have to be dominated by confusion and frustration. This book has the information and confidence you need to seek, secure, and flourish in your new home. Bordo has more than 20 years of experience in the rental industry as a renter, landlord, property manager, and now founder of US rental marketplace Dwellsy.

Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

9. Christine DerOhannesian

“Santa’s Magical Chimney”
A versatile commercial real estate extraordinaire, DerOhannesian is an executive at AppWork, the industry’s leading maintenance management solution who also creates children’s books.

This one is a real-life story about how to celebrate the holidays in an apartment without a chimney. It’s an ideal move-in gift for residents with young children. After all, amazingly, about 90% of apartment homes are without chimneys.

Here is a link to purchase the book on Amazon:

In conclusion, this comprehensive list of multifamily authors provides invaluable insights, innovative strategies, and practical solutions for anyone involved in the multifamily housing industry. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, these books offer a wealth of knowledge to help you navigate the complexities of property management, enhance your operational efficiency, and achieve success. By learning from the experiences and expertise of these authors, you can stay ahead of industry trends and ensure your properties thrive in an ever-evolving market. Happy reading!