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  • Public Exit: REIT Privatizations

    As you read this, history is being made. The joint venture of New York City private equity firms Tishman Speyer Properties and Lehman Bros. Holdings is about to seal the deal on its $22.2 billion acquisition of Denver, Colo.-based Archstone-Smith Trust, the titanic multifamily apartment real estate...

  • High Societies: Tough Multifamily Markets

    When Essex Property Trust, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based REIT, went public in 1994, it brought a distinct operating philosophy to the multifamily universe: to acquire, develop, and own apartment communities in high-barrier, supply-constricted markets. At the time, Avalon Properties (now AvalonBay...

  • Planting Seeds: Gardens As Amenities

    Apartment owners and managers are adding wheelbarrows and shears to their amenity toolbox. According to the American Community Gardening Association, there are at least 18,000 community gardens throughout the United States and Canada. And more and more of them are in apartment communities.

  • Life Line: Avenue in Charlotte, N.C.

    Avenue, a 36-story multifamily housing project in the Fourth Ward of Charlotte, N.C., has to please the living and fit in with the dead. Developer Novare Group and general contractor R. J. Griffin & Co., both in Atlanta, partnered with Charlotte-based architects Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart...

  • Quick Step: Q & A with Phil Pitney

    As a vice president at Fairfield Residential in Bethesda, Md., Phil Pitney was used to the East Coast pace. This spring, that pace quickened a bit more for Pitney, who was named president of Lane Strategic Investment, a division of Atlanta-based Lane Co. that is expected to swell its acquisitions...

  • Brilliant Disguise

    Blending into its Sacramento neighborhood was always the goal for North Avenue Apartments, an 80-unit affordable housing project. Accomplishing that feat took some design creativity.

  • Speed the Turn

    It's lease renewal time, and if the departure of Brad the Broker in Unit 134 is taking your leasing agent and property manager by surprise, your company is already losing money.

  • Inside Out Living

    When it comes to multifamily living, more and more residents are interested in outdoor living space—patios, balconies, and terraces that bring light into their homes and allow them to enjoy nature.

  • Sight Line

    A picture is worth a thousand words—or better yet, a thousand dollars. To help buyers visualize the sweeping views from their future condos, the Atlanta-based Novare Group photographs the views from various building heights and showcases these images throughout sales centers, model units, project...

  • Call to Action

    People notice when J. Ronald Terwilliger, one of the best-known executives in the multifamily industry, champions a cause. So Terwilliger turned heads when he recently put his money where his mouth is: Instead of just talking about the serious need for workforce housing, he gave millions of his own...