Our research covers the changing policies of rental real estate ownership, the process involved in property management, and the satisfaction or dissatisfaction of those who rent their homes.


Carswell, A. T. (2017). An analysis of operating expense control within US multifamily properties. Property Management, 35(1), 48-66.

Seay, M. C., Carswell, A. T., Nielsen, R. B., & Palmer, L. (2013). Rental real estate ownership prior to the Great Recession. Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 41(4), 363-374.

Carswell, A. T., & Smith, S. W. (2009).  The greening of the multifamily residential sector.  Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology, 7(1), 65-80.

Carswell, A. T., & Phillips, D. (2008).  Assessing the need: The multifamily industry, the universities, and the next generation of property managers. Housing & Society, 35(1), 21-40.

James, R .N., III, & Carswell, A. T. (2008).  Home sweet apartment: A text analysis of satisfaction and dissatisfaction with apartment homes.  Housing & Society, 35(1), 91-111.

Carswell, A. T., & James, R. N., III. (2007). Virtual Property Manager:  Providing a simulated learning environment in a new university program of study.  Journal of Systemics, Informatics, and Cybernetics, 5(4), 34-40.


Wilmarth, M. J., Seay, M. C., & Nielsen, R. B. The dynamics of food and housing assistance programs before and after the Great Recession. Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Center for National Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Small Grant. 07/01/2014 – 12/31/2015. $39,709.