Rendering of future apartment The apartment of the future may offer amenities such as 3D printers that create furniture onsite. (Image courtesy of NMHC)

WASHINGTON, DC—Multifamily companies literally need to get ahead of themselves in order to keep pace with the disruptive forces at work across most if not all sectors, the National Multifamily Housing Council said Thursday. Historically slow to change, the apartment industry is especially at risk from disruption, according to a trends report the council released on the final day of its annual meeting, held in Orlando.