To improve real-estate performance, property management companies should focus on submarket and microeconomic trends. High-rent districts generally offer apartment operators a competitive advantage. MPF Research shows that by paying attention to local neighborhood performance, Denver property management companies can operate more successfully. By analyzing neighborhood rent, occupancy, and construction, against the Nashville average over time, MPF showed that neighborhoods which have a historical record of outperforming the metro average are more likely to yield higher rents in the future. Good Denver property management companies should research historical data and specialize in these areas for consistent success.