June 2006 Table of Contents

Analysts optimistic for Detroit

Detroit – Apartment vacancies here dropped to 7 percent in the first quarter of 2006, down from a peak of 7.3 percent at the end of 2005, according to a survey of the 206,474 apartments in the metropolitan area by Reis, Inc. Read more

Steady As She Goes Steady As She Goes

Executive of the Year Susan M. Ansel has managed to help Gables Residential navigate the storm. Read more

Indy demand speeds up

Indianapolis – After suffering from prolonged weakness, this city’s multifamily market is finally starting to perk up, and out-of-state investors are flocking to the region to get in on the recovery. Read more

Who's got the best deal?

APARTMENT FINANCE TODAY presented four hypothetical examples of loan requests to a panel of expert lenders to get their responses. Read more

Tax-saving trick: Cost segregation studies allow owners to pocket more cash

Whether they choose to buy and hold properties or do renovations or new construction, multifamily owners and developers who retain ownership can benefit from a little-known secret and immediate tax savings, sometimes amounting to millions of dollars, by c Read more

Connect the dots

How do your on-site leasing agents spend their time? Processing lease paperwork? Tracking down maintenance work orders? Inputting data multiple times? Accessing multiple sources to find data? Read more

Higher rents fatten apartment owners' profits

Apartment owners naturally want to earn higher returns on their investments, and though lower operating costs can be a good way to achieve that objective, it’s equally important to take advantage of opportunities to raise rents. Read more

Onward and upward

When you read the newspapers and the real estate trade publications, you could easily come to the conclusion that there is no money to be made in the Midwest and the Rust Belt. Read more

AFT Index stocks rebound

After sliding last month, AFT Index stocks came back into the positive column to end 1.91 percent higher than April’s close. Read more

Get to know tomorrow's resident

Christopher Lee is one of the apartment industry’s leading voices Read more

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