March 2008 Table of Contents

Black Sheep

Property managers must learn how to spot—and prevent—problems with potential residents before they join the flock. Read more

Mission: Accomplished Mission: Accomplished

On and off base, multifamily executives adjust to the new face of military housing. Read more

The A List The A List

backsplashes and range cut-outs. Read more

All You Need is Love All You Need is Love

During the last few years of condo-driven multifamily mania, apartments were, let's face it, the long-lost relative that no one wanted to invite to the party.  Read more

Industry Intel

In his "View from the Top," David Cardwell says when it comes to understanding technology, make sure you ask the folks in the field. Read more

Stat To Watch Below Expectations

Despite a market downturn, many renters remain priced out of affordable housing. Read more

Pension Plays

Citing strong market performance, the nation's two largest pension funds—the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)—separately announced increases to asset allocation for real estate in December 2007. Read more

Busy as a Beehive

Job growth, demographics keep Utah markets hot. Read more

Direct Reports: March 2008

Articles and information for the multifamily housing industry Read more

Pure Platinum

FIRESLATE offers concrete countertops and Read more

Price Dip Price Dip

Lumber, gypsum, and insulation costs plummet after the for-sale housing slowdown. Read more

Wide Open Space Huntsville, Ala. Wide Open Space

Powerful metrics and a promising future have Huntsville, Ala., shooting for the stars. Read more

Paperless Trail Paperless Trail

Apartment firms swap print advertising for an increased online presence. Read more

Crown Jewel Crown Jewel

The Lord Tarleton Hotel, an iconic Art Deco 1940s hotel in Miami Beach, is reborn as a luxury beachfront apartment complex. Read more

Tech Transfer Q & A Tech Transfer

integrated kitchen sinks, as well as Read more

Living It Up Living It Up

The Clare brings assisted living to the Windy City in an ultra-modern setting; and news about other new developments. Read more

Geography, Value-Add to Dominate 2008 Portfolio Selling Atmosphere

For such diverse companies as Home Properties, Equity Residential, and Merrill Gardens, it's all about selling off multifamily portfolios in particular geographic areas and using the proceeds to move in to more lucrative markets, or funding new opportunities for growth. Read more

In Flux In Flux

The availability of financing will likely cloud the 2008 portfolio sale atmosphere. Read more

Counter Culture Counter Culture

Manmade materials create edgy countertops and backsplashes. Read more

The El Cadiz Apartments, Hollywood, Calif. The El Cadiz Apartments, Hollywood, Calif.

Finished in 1936, The El Cadiz was the last major Spanish Revival courtyard apartment built in the city. Read more

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