March 2007 Table of Contents

The Carrot and the Stick

When AvalonBay Communities, Inc., builds new apartments in the suburbs of Boston, it builds workforce housing. Read more

A New Kind of Company Town

Decades after company towns disappeared from the American landscape, a new generation of civic and business leaders is reinventing the concept of employer-assisted housing—with the emphasis on assistance, not exploitation. Read more

Fight for the Right to Build

What this country needs is an apartment construction boom. Read more

Middle-Class Dream: Rental Middle-Class Dream: Rental

Jeremiah Jeffries is entering his second decade of teaching elementary school, and he still can’t afford an apartment of his own. Read more

Freddie Gains in 2006

Freddie Mac closed $28.8 billion in new multifamily transactions in 2006, a 10 percent increase over last year’s $26.2 billion, financing about 478,000 apartment units in the process. Read more

Local Sharpshooter

Denver - Mike Zoellner knows this town. Read more

Dressing It Up

The Laramar Group is bullish on workforce housing. Read more

Rising Rents in the Bay Area

Limited new supply, combined with continuing solid demand, is creating healthy performance for Oakland apartment properties in 2007. Read more

The Policy Obstacles

One of the biggest obstacles to building housing that’s affordable to working families is the cost of land, according to developers across the country. Read more

Parading into Pasadena

Pasadena, Calif. - Multi-family development has heated up in the city with the opening of two prominent apartment communities and more on the way. Read more

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