2011 Issues

January 2011 January 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: DEAL OUTLOOK 2011—How Equity Residential became the No. 1 apartment buyer—and plans to stay that way; Our comprehensive outlook on rising rates and the capital markets; 11 predictions for 2011—straight from the experts; Due diligence tools you can’t do without.

February 2011 February 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: NEXT IN LINE—Bell Partners builds a best-inclass executive team to help the growing regional firm transition seamlessly into the big leagues. PLUS, 2011 Rents Outlook: Expect a Rollicking Good Year and How to Lock In Retail Tenants

March 2011 March 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: Smooth Sailing—Essex Property Trust’s transition to new CEO Mike Schall was a seamless one. Here’s how this REIT passed the reins and got it right. PLUS, Power Handoff: 4 Steps to a Successful Succession; Make Centralized Leasing Work; Bounce Rates Lose Favor.

April 2011 April 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: PLAY MAKERS—What does an apartment renovator do when renovations are on economic pause? Find creative ways to turn distress into value-add opportunities. PLUS, 2nd Annual Apartment Renovation Index and the Condo Sector Makes a Comeback.

May 2011 May 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: THE TOP 50 ISSUE—Want to know who will have the edge in 2011 as rental demand skyrockets? Check out our annual ranking of the nation’s largest multifamily firms. PLUS, The reinvention of Hunt Cos.; How to cash in on ancillary revenue; and Competition for land heats up.

June 2011 June 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: GREEN MACHINE—How WinnCompanies leverages investments and incentives to push sustainability. PLUS, Energy benchmarking goes mainstream and separating green fact from fiction.

July 2011 July 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: WALK THIS WAY—On the path to prosperity, these three D.C. apartment executives prove that the entrepreneurial spirit behind a spin-off venture can fuel success. PLUS, Will we overbuild in the next great development boom? How to get the most out of your resident surveys. Boost retention with online renewals.

August 2011 August 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: MAKEOVER MAN—In just 24 months, Education Realty Trust changed its management team, cleaned up a burdened portfolio, and reorganized its operations. Meet this newly revamped student housing REIT. PLUS, New Design DNA: Inside the Smaller Floor Plan; Resident Rewards Programs; HR Hiring & Training Tools

September 2011 September 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: Seven Deadly Sins—As the next boom approaches, remember: These costly mistakes are not worth repeating. PLUS, CFOs' Top Strategies Revealed; The Latest in Resident Screening.

October 2011 October 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR—After building Behringer Harvard’s thriving multifamily platform, Mark Alfieri is ready for the next challenge—transforming the company into a vertically integrated firm ready to rival any REIT. PLUS, Does Branding Still Matter? And How Unemployed Developers Are Coping

November 2011 November 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: DEFYING THE ODDS — The winners of the 2011 MFE Awards show that tenacity and creativity prevail, even in a recession. PLUS, The evolution of the third-party manager and how to catch online prospects

December 2011 December 2011

IN THIS ISSUE: GROWTH SPURT — The Michaels Organization topped the multifamily builders leaderboard in 2011. Doing it again in 2012 will take diversification, flexibility—and some help from Capitol Hill. PLUS, Four strategic paths to consider in 2012 and train a top-notch maintenance team.

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