March 2015 Table of Contents

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New Construction: Friend or Foe in 2015? 2015 Multifamily Outlook New Construction: Friend or Foe in 2015?

The apartment market outlook for this year is promising, but the continued increase in completions warrants careful observation, writes Ryan Severino, Reis' senior economist and director of research. Read more

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A Unique Approach to Mixed-Use Architecture A Unique Approach to Mixed-Use

Trailblazing Dutch architects wrap an indoor market with apartments and condos. Read more

Top 25 Cities for Bedbug Infestations Top 25 Cities for Bedbug Infestations

Orkin evaluates the $440 million business of removing bedbugs from homes. Read more

New Dallas Mixed-Use Development Spotlights and Extends a Local Park Check In New Dallas Mixed-Use Development Spotlights and Extends a Local Park

Trammell Crow's Park District will provide office, retail and residential space near one of the city's newest attractions, Klyde Warren Park. Read more

2014 Apartment Volume Beats 2007 2014 Apartment Volume Beats 2007

At $112 billion, last year's sales were 9 percent higher than in 2013. Read more

3 Wild Cards for the Apartment Market in 2015 3 Wild Cards for the Apartment Market in 2015

The future is indeed bright for the multifamily industry this year, but storm clouds can form at a moment's notice. Read more

Top 50 Properties, January 2015 Top 50 Properties, January 2015

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Florida Low-Rise Combines Eco-Friendly, Resortlike Features new developments Florida Low-Rise Combines Eco-Friendly, Resortlike Features

At Altis at Sheridan Village in Pembroke Pines, Altman Cos. preserved natural habitat on more than a third of the property, without spoiling the fun: The 98 percent–occupied development sports ample high-end amenities. Read more

Seeking Stability, MBK Diversifies With Rentals Seeking Stability, MBK Diversifies With Rentals

MBK Homes, looking for a counter-cyclical answer to the Great Recession, found one in multifamily. Read more

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Investor Litt Strikes for Change at Underperforming REITs Investor Litt Strikes for Change at Underperforming REITs

At BRE Properties and now Associated Estates (AEC), Jonathan Litt has pushed for change. If you gets his way at AEC, it could mean an new direction for the REIT. Read more

Putting on the Ritz: How to Stand Out in the Class A Sector Multifamily Executive Putting on the Ritz: How to Stand Out in the Class A Sector

As renter expectations grow ever more sophisticated, high-end product continues to evolve to sate demand, and B and C properties reap the collateral rewards. Read more

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Mostly Vacant Office Building Nears Sellout as Luxe Condos Multifamily Executive Mostly Vacant Office Building Nears Sellout as Luxe Condos

What do you do with an office building without enough tenants? Repurpose it as luxury condos, play up its river view … and watch affluent empty-nesters come buy! Read more

6 Ways to Find Winning Suburbs 6 Ways to Find Winning Suburbs

Sure, it's not all that sexy to talk about the 'burbs, but nothing's sexier than success. Read more

Big Potential for Small Apartments Big Potential for Small Apartments

A recent report from the Urban Land Institute shows that the growing micro-unit market could provide macro profits. Read more

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