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  • Dream Builder: The Centurion

    For two Manhattan-based developers, The Centurion condominium project has been a waking dream. Their ardor stems from convincing legendary architect I.M. Pei and his son L.C. (Sandi) Pei to design it as their first ground-up, residential condominium building.

  • Human Resources: NMHC Compensation Survey

    Negotiations be darned: When you look at the bottom line, it's almost impossible to put a fair price on reliability and human results in the workforce. But recruiting, retaining, and rewarding top talent at all levels of an organization is crucial to ensuring its long-term success—and even moderate...

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  • Developing South Central: Bethany Square in Los Angeles

    For as long as Scott A. Chaplan can remember, South Central Los Angeles has been the land of broken promises.

  • 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...