July 2008 Table of Contents

The Immigrant Experience The Immigrant Experience

For years, the apartment industry has debated the extent to which the Hispanic immigrant demographic would influence its operations. This special investigation weaves together the realities and falsehoods inherent in this renter group—and the findings may surprise you. Read more

The Deal Maker The Deal Maker

A cool, calculated number cruncher answers multifamily's call. Read more

The Activist The Activist

A tech exec finds a home—and a calling—in the multifamily industry. Read more

The Techie The Techie

An Internet native is guiding multifamily on the next-generation Web and beyond. Read more

The Innovator The Innovator

A banker turned broker turned builder is helping to grow a multifamily empire. Read more

The Negotiator The Negotiator

Over the past five years, Genevieve Bauer has lived in four states, which puts her in a prime position to understand the resident needs across Forest City Residential Management's military portfolio of 12,000 units. Read more

All Stars

Passionate and motivated, these 40-and-under multifamily standouts are embracing innovation to set new standards of industry excellence. Read more

Watch Carefully

Whether it's a spelling bee or a REIT exec roundtable, always look for—and capitalize upon—the tell. Read more

Shadow Dancing Stat To Watch Shadow Dancing

Minimal performance gains follow continued market weakness. Read more

Now Hiring Now Hiring

Despite national economic woes, mulitfamily job seekers are enjoying an uptick in demand for their services from an industry riding high on operating fundementals. Read more

More Froth

In May, the Washington, D.C.-based Mortgage Bankers Association announced that commercial and multifamily loan originations hit a record $507.7 billion in 2007. Read more

Sticker Love

Is the housing recession boosting affordability? Read more

News Bites News Bites

Hope for a Cure, License to Drive, Road Trip, Racial Awareness Read more

Betting on the Recovery Betting on the Recovery

The grinding halt in the capital markets that brought both the construction and trading of apartments to a slowdown hasn't abated. Read more

Home in the Heartland Home in the Heartland

Kansas City offers multifamily players steady growth, solid metrics, and an opportunity to deliver new urban destinations. Read more

Breakfast in Bed Resident Files Breakfast in Bed

Manhattan multifamily embraces a higher amenity standard. Read more

Room Service Room Service

Gourmet delivery is no longer reserved for the luxury hotel set. Read more

Creative Freedom Creative Freedom

Residents of Jackson, Mich., initially accepted the news that the local National Guard would be vacating its 19-acre armory complex in the heart of the city with a bit of dismay. Read more

Resource Reallocation Resource Reallocation

With little more than a month on the job, Curtis Walker, senior vice president of multifamily development for Trammel Crow Co.'s southeast region, is already up and running. Read more

Survival Mode Survival Mode

Going into the summer of 2007. Tarragon Corp. CEO William S. Friedman says he had a plan for the New York City-based firm. Read more

Know Thy Neighbor Know Thy Neighbor

When Stamford, Conn.-based Collins Properties opened Hudson Park, a 560-unit luxury apartment development on the Hudson River in Yonkers, N.Y., the firm wanted to provide a community feel for new reisdents. Read more

Outdoor Escapades Outdoor Escapades

At multifamily properties, the first stop is often the community recreation areas. These are an important amenity for almost all residents, whether they're families with small children, single professionals, or older adults living on fixed-incomes. Read more

Landmarks: Le Corbusier Landmarks: Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier's famed apartment building is structurally very simple. Read more

Rental Applicant Quality Remains Steady, Index Says

Multifamily applicant quality remained steady in the first quarter of 2008, when compared to the first quarter of 2007, according to the national Multifamily Applicant Risk Index released by Rockville, Md.-based First Advantage SafeRent. Read more

Spanish Developer Completes First U.S. Project, Plus More New Development News Spanish Developer Completes First U.S. Project, Plus More New Development News

Barcelona developer Espais Promocions Immobiliàries learned two big lessons while building its first U.S. residential project, a high-rise of studio, one-, and two-bedroom homes called Twenty9th Park Madison in New York City. Read more

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