2009 Issues

January 2009 January 2009

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.

February 2009 February 2009

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.

March 2009 March 2009

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.

April 2009 April 2009

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.

May 2009 May 2009

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 multifamily industry.

June 2009 June 2009

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.

August 2009 August 2009

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.

July 2009 July 2009

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

October 2009 October 2009

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

September 2009 September 2009

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

December 2009 December 2009

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

November 2009 November 2009

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

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