October 2008 Table of Contents

Signs of Life Signs of Life

Mistaken for dead, some midwest cities are flourishing while others are fighting for survival. Read more

The Gen Y Phenomenon The Gen Y Phenomenon

The apartment industry has long anticipated the arrival of the image-conscious, tech-savvy Generation Y. But as this coveted demographic nears prime renter age, property owners are discovering a slew of shackles burdening the age group. This special report attempts to understand Gen Y. Read more

Which One Are You?

A national ad campaign just might help consumers make a more informed choice between becoming a renter or a home owner. Read more

Stat To Watch: Going Steady Stat To Watch: Going Steady

Despite a sagging economy and a floundering housing market, multifamily investments continue to perform steadily; however, the rate of growth has been slowing in the face of the weak national economy, according to Marcus & Millichap's quarterly “Performance Monitor.” Read more

Global Currents Global Currents

Apartment sales around the globe slow. Read more

Crunch Time

NMHC develops workforce calculation tool. Read more

Cutting Back

Fannie Mae exits Mid-America fund. Read more

News Bites: October 2008

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the city's Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) Director Evelyn Friedman recently announced the city's Green Affordable Housing Program, which requires that all DND-funded projects meet Energy Star standards and also qualify for a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Silver certification. Read more

Numbers Game Numbers Game

Apartment owners combat climbing vacancies and soft absorption rates with amenity-packed properties. Read more

City of Industry City of Industry

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Smooth Move Smooth Move

Relocating residents offers property managers the chance to improve customer brand loyalty. Read more

Strictly Business Q & A Strictly Business

Pinnacle's new CFO John Carrosino finds a home with like-minded people committed to the industry. Read more

Affordable Island Living Affordable Island Living

Project will provide Hawaii with workforce housing. Read more

Top Ten Top Ten

The pace has slowed, but 2008 has seen some big deals. Read more

Multifamily Industry Adopts Portfolio Modeling Rents and Revenues Multifamily Industry Adopts Portfolio Modeling

Portfolio modeling leverages data to pull back the veil on what the future of multifamily could hold. Read more

Pretty as a Pendant Pretty as a Pendant

Multifamily owners get creative with pendant lighting. Read more

Landmarks: Casa Batlló Landmarks: Casa Batlló

The local name in Barcelona, Spain, for the building is ‘La Casa dels Ossos,' or House of Bones. Rightly so, as the balconies suggest pieces of skull with mouth and eyes and the columns resemble bones. Read more

Carrying The Legacy Carrying The Legacy

Carol J. Galante puts a company—and industry—on her shoulders to move from tragedy to triumph. Read more

2008 MFE Executive of the Year: Carol Galante 2008 MFE Executive of the Year: Carol Galante

Carol Galante advocates building rental housing that embodies New Urbanist principles, energizes downtrodden communities, embraces mixed-use and mixed-income strategies, and employs green building techniques—oh, and is affordable for all. Read more

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