September 2006 Table of Contents

Making Their Own Rules

Just weeks before the fall semester got under way, the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta announced that it didn’t have enough student housing.  Read more

Phoenix Rising

Phoenix—At the beginning of the year, the first new apartments opened at Desert Parks Vista at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz. Read more

The Great Condo Bazaar

Lewis Goodkin scouts neighborhoods where condominium developers are struggling to sell units, looking for opportunities. Read more

A Nation of Immigrants

When I was in junior high, I was intrigued when my social studies teacher showed us a film about Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the influx of immigrants to America in the last two centuries. Read more

Portland’s Resurgence

Portland, Ore.—Multifamily owners who suffered from five years of decreased occupancy, negative rent growth, and hefty concessions can finally breathe a little easier now that the market has transitioned from soft to strong. Read more

Cash for Condos Still Flowing

Though the largest condominium markets are softening, Corus Bank, one of the nation’s leading lenders to condo projects, is still eager to make loans. Read more

Staying Above Water

Minneapolis, Minn.—In a market glutted with condominiums, the Lander Group is focusing all of its development efforts on constructing 2626 West Lake, a 46-unit condominium project where the average unit is expected to sell for more than $1 million. Read more

New Projects Come to Fresno

Fresno, Calif.—Rising home prices and low multi-family housing production are combining to create an improving apartment market in this Central Valley community. Read more

Fending Off Lawsuits

A few years ago, a condominium owner in California phoned the company that had developed his home to complain about noise. Read more

How to Succeed with Conversions

Orlando, Fla. —The condominiums at Cypress Pointe are priced so affordably that 50 of the original tenants at this 236-unit rental apartment community here could buy their own units.  Read more

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