January 2008 Table of Contents

Conduit Lending Falls Off the Table

As traumatized conduit lending officers usher in the new year, they can’t help wondering when they’ll finally get comfortable again quoting apartment mortgages at interest-rate spreads comparable to their primary competitors: life insurance companies and housing agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Read more

JPI Bets Green

Herndon, Va.— Luxury apartment developer JPI has committed to create some of the first apartments designed to meet exacting new standards for energy efficiency and healthy living. Read more

Slow But Steady

Des Moines—A booming submarket in West Des Moines and strong occupancies in the city center will ensure a steady 2008 for Iowa’s capital city. Read more

Advice for Apartment Owners: How to Prosper in Tumultuous Times

 Make sure your business plan provides for a worst-case scenario.  Read more

Bright Lights, Great Data

New York—The gaudy lights of Times Square don’t make the mood much brighter this winter for Robert M. White Jr. and his many clients among Wall Street mortgage-backed securities issuers. Read more

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