IN THIS ISSUE: MFE's BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS '09—Nine resolutions to
help you survive the next 12 months. Plus, 5 Mixed-Use Lease-Up
Strategies, Using BIM Systems, and Immigration Reform.
The Face of Change—DORIS KOO’s Enterprise is a departure from the firm’s
25-year-old paradigm. Here’s how this veteran community organizer is
reinventing housing in her backyard—and yours. Plus, HOUSING POLICY:
What to Expect in 2009 and CRASH COURSE: How to Test New Systems.
Home Team Advantage—Analysts say Home Properties is a defensive player
in today’s ravaged economy. They protect their cash, focus on middle-of
the-market rehabs, and have a targeted regional footprint. Plus, STATE
OF RENTS: Apartment fundamentals are the recession’s latest victim and
WAITING GAME: Emerging buyers watch distress.
Safe & Sound—AvalonBay Communities’ balance sheet is fortified to
withstand a turbulent marketplace. Here’s how their CFO led the charge.
PLUS, get a handle on value disparities, leverage shrinking tech
budgets, and Comply with EPA’s new lead rule.
Power Players—Greystar Real Estate Partners is a Top 50 Manager focused
on the efficiencies and opportunities of increased scale. PLUS, Our
annual ranking of the top 50 owners, managers, and builders in the
Dauntless Duo—Developers MATT SCHWARTZ and CHRIS PAPAMICHAEL want The
Domain Cos. to surpass the competition. Can this young pair step up in a
downturn? PLUS, Green Scene: Multifamily ups the ante, Cradle to Cradle
products, green legislation, and more.
THE NEXT GREAT HOUSING CRISIS—If you think affordability is a problem
today, just wait until 2012. PLUS, New Developments: Post Properties’
269-unit Post Sierra at Frisco Bridges makes a bold statement in Dallas
and the STAT OF THE MONTH: A nationwide uptick in the number of
households facing severe and moderate cost burdens seems to correlate to
a decline in multifamily completions.
IN THIS ISSUE: BLAZING THE WAY—Meet five multifamily standouts—all under
40 and ready to take the industry by storm. PLUS, Crime Watch: MFE
investigates the link between distress and on-site criminal activity,
Leverage the iPhone, and Keep Existing Residents Happy
SMART GUY—Campus Apartments, the country’s largest private student
housing firm, owes its success to Executive of the Year DAVID ADELMAN’s
focus on partnerships, financing, and people. PLUS, SEX OFFENDERS: They
want to rent from you. Should you let them in?, LOW-RISE DESIGN,
BACK-OFFICE AUTOMATION, and THE CONCESSIONS GAME
RISKY BUSINESS—Three Florida developers work their way out of the condo
swamp. PLUS, CLEAN SWEEP: Follow these five steps to purge your property
of crime and Carried interest legislation
TOOLS FOR 2010—The 20 best strategies for surviving the next year and
coming out ahead on the other side. PLUS, 5 Steps to Opening a New
Regional Office and 10 Ways to Maximize Lease Renewals
IN THIS ISSUE: POINTING AHEAD—The 2009 MFE Awards winners offer a
glimpse into the next generation of creative multifamily housing design.
PLUS, How to Reshuffle Personnel and Throw Out Rent Checks