April 2008 Table of Contents

Features
Toning Up

Facing an economic slowdown, more companies are looking for ways to streamline their operations. Read more

The Transformer The Transformer

Fueled by passion, Kevin McGowan reshapes Midwest downtowns into vibrant, livable communities. Read more

Crime and Punishment: Multifamily Firms Must Play Fair

Wrongdoings by any multifamily player shed a harsh light on the entire industry. Read more

Stat To Watch Big Delivery: Multifamily Vacancy Rates Steady

Demand helps absorption of largest supply in three years. Read more

Big Deal: Opposition to N.Y. Development Continues

A 4,000-unit project in New York faces opposition. Read more

New Hope: Congress Tries to Save Hope VI New Hope: Congress Tries to Save Hope VI

Congress works to keep a beleaguered program. Read more

Mixed Bag: Deal Activity Rises in 1Q 2008

Deal pace is falling off, but some activity remains. Read more

News Bites: April 2008

Enterprise Community Investment is investing $9.5 million in New Markets Tax Credits to help Columbus Housing Partnership finance the construction or rehabilitation of up to 700 affordable homes in Columbus, Ohio, over the next seven years. Read more

Perfect Storm: Multifamily Lending Gets Rocky Perfect Storm: Multifamily Lending Gets Rocky

Are multifamily bankruptcies and CMBS inactivity cause for alarm? Read more

Off to the Races: The Louisville and Lexington Multifamily Markets Off to the Races: The Louisville and Lexington Multifamily Markets

Rental markets in two Kentucky cities surge ahead and find success. Read more

Talking Trash: Launch a Multifamily Recycling Program Talking Trash: Launch a Multifamily Recycling Program

Start a recycling program without breaking the bank. Read more

People Person People Person

HR veteran Ed Wolff looks forward to his second cultural transformation of a multifamily company. Read more

Beacon for Buyers: Quechee Lakes In Hartford, Vt. Beacon for Buyers: Quechee Lakes In Hartford, Vt.

The final batch of resort condos at Quechee Lakes appeals to families seeking a second home. Read more

Poster Child: Will the Post Properties Sale Happen? Poster Child: Will the Post Properties Sale Happen?

Post Properties offers a glimpse into the art of the deal after the credit meltdown. Read more

The ‘E’ in Payment: More Residents Pay Rent With Credit Cards

Americans pay more than half of their bills electronically, but rent payments are still stuck in the Middle Ages. That may soon change. Read more

Spick & Span: Appliances Spick & Span: Appliances

Multifamily owners choose appliances that keep things nice and tidy. Read more

Landmarks: Mockingbird Station in Dallas Landmarks: Mockingbird Station in Dallas

A former Western Electric Co. warehouse, Mockingbird Station is now a transit-oriented, mixed-use retail, office, and rental loft development. Read more

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