August 2015 Table of Contents

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New Water Rule Could Slow Permits Guest Commentary New Water Rule Could Slow Permits

Despite calls for more clarity from the development community, the White House green-lights a controversial water rule that could affect the flow of permits. Read more

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Urban Oasis: A Green Roof Goes Above and Beyond at 10 Montieth MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE Urban Oasis: A Green Roof Goes Above and Beyond at 10 Montieth

ODA is breaking up the concrete jungle with a modulating, community-enveloping green roof and abundant outdoor amenities Read more

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE Supreme Court Affirms Disparate Impact in Fair Housing

What the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling means. Read more

Top and Bottom 10 Metros for Renter Satisfaction Multifamily Executive Top and Bottom 10 Metros for Renter Satisfaction

ApartmentList.com surveyed more than 18,000 renters and found that residents were most satisfied in Plano, Texas and least satisfied in Newark, N.J. Read more

Lasting Impression: Renovating for Current, Future Seniors Multifamily Executive Lasting Impression: Renovating for Current, Future Seniors

Architects hope renovations that are being done to senior communities now will impress the baby boomers helping their parents make living decisions. Read more

LiftMaster's IPAC Takes Advantage of the Internet for Better Access Control LiftMaster's IPAC Takes Advantage of the Internet for Better Access Control

Make resident access and data management easy with VoIP and web-based connectivity Read more

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Silicon Valley Low-Rises Fit In, Professionally and Socially New Developments Silicon Valley Low-Rises Fit In, Professionally and Socially

Sunnyvale, Calif., Loft House draws young professionals with employer-centric location, neighborhood connection. Read more

Lead Tracking and SEO: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You Multifamily Executive Lead Tracking and SEO: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Lead tracking numbers help determine marketing ROI, but they can also be your website’s worst enemy if you don’t know when, where and how to use them. Read more

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Pet Smart: What You Need to Know About Being Pet-Friendly Multifamily Executive Pet Smart: What You Need to Know About Being Pet-Friendly

After years of prohibiting companion animals, many apartment properties now welcome pets—and the residents and ancillary income they bring with them. Read more

Gassed: Are Energy-Rich Markets Losing Their Luster? MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE Gassed: Are Energy-Rich Markets Losing Their Luster?

To stay relevant during energy downturns, many markets have diversified to avoid another crisis like the one that hit in the 1980s. Read more

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Bridge Lending Grows Ever More Liquid Capital Markets Bridge Lending Grows Ever More Liquid

Strong yields, value-add demand make the short-term financing mechanism increasingly popular as new lenders enter the field and spreads tighten. Read more

As Peak CMBS Mature, Troubled Assets Fall Below 10% As Peak CMBS Mature, Troubled Assets Fall Below 10%

The long-anticipated wave of CMBS maturities from the last cycle is finally approaching. But rising property values have pushed the number of troubled assets below 10%. Read more

Purchasing 101: How to Standardize Procurement to Benefit the Bottom Line Money Purchasing 101: How to Standardize Procurement to Benefit the Bottom Line

Having an efficient system in place for buying products and services is crucial to profitability. Read more

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Ever-Rising Tide: 10 Takeaways From The State of the Nation's Housing 2015 MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE Ever-Rising Tide: 10 Takeaways From The State of the Nation's Housing 2015

Homeownership fell for the eighth straight year in 2014, while a surge in rental demand drove prices up and vacancies down. Here are 10 top-line takeaways from the Harvard Joint Center's State of the Nation’s Housing 2015. Read more

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