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  • Institutional Investors Hot on Revenue Management Adoption

    Institutional investors are adopting apartment revenue management technologies at increasing rates.

  • Analysts Supportive of Equity's Recent Move in Archstone Sale

    Last week’s announcement by Chicago-based Equity Residential (EQR) that it entered into an agreement to spend $1.325 billion in cash for a 26.5 percent ownership interest in Denver-based Archstone, which owns 48,922 units and has 1,332 units under construction, took some people by surprise.

  • Archstone Sale Watch

    Multifamily Executive is keeping close tabs on the potential sale of Archstone, as Lehman Bros., Bank of America, and Barclay’s try to navigate the right disposition strategy for the portfolio that was taken private for $22 billion in 2007. Check out our coverage, along with breaking news from...

  • Quick & Quirky: November 17, 2011

    Multifamily Executive Senior Editor Chris Wood rounds up interesting and intriguing news tidbits. This week: pure energy, electrocutions, the Porsche pad, plus hidden 80s music playlists*.

  • Three Takeaways from Third-Quarter Earnings Calls

    For most analysts listening in on the apartment REITs’ third-quarter conference calls, fundamentals were the key. They wanted to know where rents were moving, whether traffic slumped after August’s economic woes, and the will fare in the traditionally slower winter months. While those questions...

  • Report Says Equity Residential Leads in Archstone Chase

    For a while, Chicago-based Equity Residential has been rumored as a potential buyer for parts of Denver-based Archstone’s massive portfolio. A Wednesday report from The Wall Street Journal verifies that speculation, saying that Equity Residential “has emerged as the lead bidder in the contest to...

  • REITs Report Uneven Traffic

    Coming into the apartment REITs' third-quarter conference calls, analysts had one overriding concern: Is there a slowdown looming?

  • Three Things to Listen for in REITs' Q3 Earnings Calls

    Most third-quarter conference calls are usually just a warm up for the fourth-quarter calls. Analysts know the real news comes in the fourth quarter when apartment REITs start to provide a picture of what the coming year looks like.

  • MFE 2011 Executive of the Year: Behringer Harvard's Mark Alfieri

    MFE 2011 Executive of the Year Mark Alfieri has grown Behringer Harvard's multifamily platform from zero assets to instituional quality portfolio in only 5 years and during a recession to boot.

  • How They Fit: Matching the Archstone Portfolio to AvalonBay, Equity

    According to a geographic exposure study recently conducted by Charlottesville, Va.-based SNL Financial, since 2007, Archstone has decreased its overall asset exposure in Virginia and California, while increasing its asset bulk in Georgia, Florida, and Texas.