February 2007 Table of Contents

The Big Chill

Miami - Weeds, not potential buyers, climb the steps of the sales office for Onyx 2 On the Bay, a planned 50-story luxury condo located at Biscayne Bay and 28th Street, just north of downtown. Read more

Competitive Landscape Tightens

As several established lenders continue to aggressively snag market share, some surprise entrants are rising to challenge the top cats, according to a survey by Apartment Finance Today. Read more

Home is Where the Heart Is Home is Where the Heart Is

The Mack family has been living at The Reserve at Dexter Lake in suburban Memphis, Tenn., rent free for more than 12 months. Read more

Hedge Your Loan

If you’re planning to build and manage a new rental apartment property, it’s not too early to worry about the interest rate on that property’s permanent mortgage, even though the loan won’t close until the community is finished, which might be two or three years away. Read more

An Education in Student Housing An Education in Student Housing

Many multifamily developers consider student housing a subset of the apartment market. Three of the biggest student housing owners and operators think it’s a lot more complicated than that.  Read more

Top Multifamily Lenders Directory 2007

EDITOR'S NOTE : The following list contains contact and business information from many of the nation's top lenders that participated in Apartment Finance Today's survey. Read more

Bubble Trouble

Phoenix—After the solid performance apartments posted in 2006, I was expecting to hear a more positive outlook at the National Multi Housing Council’s annual meeting here in January. Read more

The Perfect Storm

Condominiums have been good to Savannah. Read more

Sunny Side Up Sunny Side Up

IT'S CALLED “America's Distribution Center." And it's the distribution industry—anchored by the location of FedEx's world headquarters, Memphi Read more

The Memphis Blues

Apartment owners in Memphis may not have the blues as bad as local legend B.B. King, but they didn’t exactly have the sunniest year in 2006, and it’s unlikely things are going to get too much better for them anytime soon. Read more

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