More stories about GEORGIA

  • A Question of Compliance

    First, there was Archstone-Smith, a REIT in Englewood, Colo. Then it was AvalonBay Communities, a REIT in Alexandria, Va., and Bozzuto and Associates, an apartment owner in Greenbelt, Md. But on April 27, the nonprofit Equal Rights Center (ERC) filed suit against its biggest apartment owner to...

  • Larger Than Life

    Forget subtlety. If you want your project to get noticed, you've got to think big. Lane Co. sure did. Its condo project in Atlanta isn't even completely built, but the building in mixed-use Atlantic Station already is the talk of the town, thanks to a bold signage and advertising campaign. A huge...

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Cause for Alarm

    It was 5:20 a.m. on July 24, 2005, when CEO Bill Donges got the phone call: The Lane Co. condominium project under way in downtown Atlanta's bustling Atlantic Station community was on fire. The news got worse when the four-alarm fire spread to Lane's already-built Art Foundry community nearby.

  • Charlotte, North Carolina: Perfect Blend

    There's a balancing act going on in Charlotte, a place that embraces its roots and yet charges ahead with change. The city that is obsessed with all things NASCAR also is the country's second-largest financial center. Magnolia-laden estates are a stone's throw away from gleaming ultramodern condo...

  • Positive Power

    "If it's not fun, then why do it?" That philosophy, credited to Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, has been a guiding principle for Melissa Levesque Smith, who spent summer vacations from college as a tour guide at the ice cream factory. It's working for her: In March 2006, she was promoted to...

  • 2006 MFE Top 50: Builders

    Without a doubt, 2005 was the year to be a condo developer. Just look at the Novare Group's year-end performance. The Atlanta-based condo developer set a company record with 1,486 starts, breaking ground on four significant properties. "In 2005, we were in ramp-up mode, working on a lot more...

  • Special Renovations Issue – Bright Ideas

    Renovations today are no longer just about updating tired, frayed apartment units with new carpet and a coat of white paint. From the adaptive reuse of shuttered hotels and functionally obsolete office buildings to condo conversions of both older and newer apartment stock, developers are doing...

  • High Demand

    It takes a lot to build affordable, energy-efficient apartments on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, but Mary Spink, the executive director of the Lower East Side People's Mutual Housing Association, knows it's worth the effort.

  • Phoenix: Comeback Kid

    Phoenix suddenly is back near the top of the list of the nation's healthiest apartment markets. And after decades of being one of the most cyclical performers in the country, the area now seems poised for a sustained run as a preferred market.

  • Capital Vision

    Not so long ago, Washington's 14th Street corridor was not a place you'd want to take the family during a summer vacation to the nation's capital. But the landscape around 14th Street has changed considerably. One of the most influential factors: the potential that Monty Hoffman, CEO of PN Hoffman...