October 2006 Table of Contents

Roosevelt Island Goes Upscale

New York City —Tall new buildings of glass and stone, filled with thousands of new luxury apartments and condominiums, and mixed with a sprinkling of housing affordable to moderate-income tenants, are now rising in the empty lots of Roosevelt Island. Read more

Accepting a New Reality

Washington, D.C.—If you are a developer who thinks zoning is a dirty word, you will hate the newest regulatory plan being implemented in an increasing number of cities. Read more

Back to the Basics

n areas where renters have abundant apartment options, most property managers keep a careful eye out for marketing techniques and products that will give their lease-up an edge. Read more

Remaking New York’s Outer Boroughs

Brooklyn, N.Y.—As early as the summer of 2007, a 40-story apartment tower may begin to rise in the heart of downtown Brooklyn. Read more

Racing to Rent

Reston, Va.—The leasing agents at the Metropolitan at Reston Town Center don’t even have a model apartment to sell from. Read more

Making It Feel Like Home

Because many potential tenants decide whether to rent at an apartment community based in large part on what they see in the model apartment, property managers eager to attract new residents take special care in how they arrange these show units. Read more

Boston’s New Golden Age

Boston—For apartment owners and developers, this city is going through a golden period. Rents are expected to rise and vacancies are declining even as apartment construction soars, experts said. Read more

Finding Tenants On the Web

The Internet hasn’t replaced word-of-mouth, yard signs, or newspaper classifieds as the dominant means to advertise rental apartment vacancies, yet a number of apartment-oriented Web sites now offer landlords attractive alternatives to entice prospective Read more

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