Multifamily owners and developers are in the midst of an uncertain economy and need the latest information and tools to compete. Now is the time to guarantee your connections with the best capital resources in the industry as well as learn how to recession-proof your business, and APARTMENT FINANCE TODAY will help you do just that with the must-attend industry conference of the season.

Come to the 2008 Apartment Finance Today Conference at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix April 7-9, where you will find interactive sessions that offer the best educational value in the multifamily business, as well as a multitude of networking opportunities.

Some of the highlights of the upcoming conference include:

  • The opening plenary session will feature a “tag-team approach” with Anthony Downs, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and Dave Woodward, CEO of Colorado-based Laramar Group, giving a big-picture outlook on how to build a better business in this unsettled economy.
  • The latest underwriting and financing techniques to help you assess and acquire multifamily assets in today’s environment will be discussed in “Buying Smart: Successful Underwriting in the Age of Turbulence.” The panelists will offer case studies and explain how others are finding success in today’s shaky times.
  • Linwood Thompson, managing director of Marcus & Millichap, will talk about the best apartment markets, with a special focus on the demand for rentals from immigrants during the must-attend session, “Looking Ahead: AFT’s Annual Forecast for Rental Demand.”
  • Find out how to incorporate low-cost green elements into your properties and how investors and lenders underwrite the added cost of these environmentally friendly techniques and materials at a brand-new session focusing on everyone’s favorite color—green.

Attendance is reserved for people who are primarily owners and developers of apartments. The registration fee is $695. The cost for those who attended the conference in 2007 is $550.