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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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,
paths to consider in 2012 and train a top-notch maintenance team.