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Great Adaptations: Derelict Warehouse Transformed in Downtown Philly

For more than a dozen years, a 1905 warehouse—originally a shoe factory, then home to a textile manufacturer, and, finally, Class C offices—sat vacant on the northern edge of Philadelphia’s downtown Center City neighborhood. One development team waited patiently. More

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Presidential Towers

When the Presidential Towers was completed in 1986, it was delivered to a developing neighborhood in the West Loop of Chicago, which was formerly the manufacturing side of town. The building immediately served as a catalyst for major commercial development, improving the surrounding neighborhood. But until developer Waterton Residential purchased the building in 2007, it had been largely untouched in more than 20 years. More

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Randolph Tower City Apartments

For years, Randolph Tower blighted the block it occupied in Chicago’s business district. It wasn’t unheard of for pieces of the terra-cotta façade of the building, built in 1929, to chip and fall on pedestrians walking below. More

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Mission Apartments

AMCAL Multi-Housing took a risk when it decided to develop affordable apartments on an underutilized parking lot near the San Diego airport. More

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The Studios at Hotel Berry

For years, developers had tried to take the blighted, unkempt, vintage-1920s Hotel Berry in Sacramento, Calif., and transform it into a gorgeous piece of property, but failed in their attempts. Yet, with patience, great partners, and a preparedness to manage the complex project, Jamboree turned it into a historic, mixed-use renovation of single-resident-occupancy studios. More

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Hamilton Square North

Although St. Francis Hospital served Jersey City residents for decades, its huge campus forced the closing of a vibrant commercial corridor, Pavonia Avenue, and prevented pedestrian traffic in the neighborhood. The hospital closed in 2005, and the complex, which covered two city blocks, needed to be redeveloped. More

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The Brockman Lofts

Simpson Housing took a broken condo deal and turned it into one of the most luxurious apartment rental properties in downtown Los Angeles. More

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Loft Five50

WinnDevelopment used state and federal historic tax credits to transform two historic mill buildings into mixed-income housing, 95 percent of which has been set aside for workforce housing. Today, the 1860s-era buildings are known as Loft Five50 and offer 75 apartment units that are twice the size of those in most modern communities, with windows that follow 20-foot ceiling heights and exposed wood beams. More

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Harrison Station 300 Somerset Street

In 2006, Harrison Commons began remediation of a former industrial and warehouse site in Harrison, N.J. As the first building in a multiphase revitalization of the run-down area, the four-story, mixed-use property reflects the brick façades of the area’s industrial past, while showcasing contemporary architecture. More

Secrets to a Successful Rehab
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Secrets to a Successful Rehab

From lease absorptions, to bed bug remediation, MFE Conference panelists discuss... More

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