September 2009 Table of Contents

Diversify or Die Diversify or Die

Journalists today love to talk about the “changing roles” in their profession. Read more

Still Lovable Still Lovable

IF YOU STILL HAVE the stomach to watch the nightly news, you might think that every U.S. city is in complete economic pandemonium. Read more

Deal Roundup Deal Roundup

New Orleans—HRI Properties has broken ground on Bonne Terre Village II, a 50,962-square-foot senior living apartment community primarily for those displaced as the result of Hurricanes Katrina and Gustavo. Read more

MBS is the New Black MBS is the New Black

SECURITIZATION IS EVERYTHING for the government-sponsored enterprises. Investor interest in the Fannie Mae Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) program continues to heat up, lowering spreads and driving more competition between the agencies. Read more

News News

THE FIVE-STORY North Tract Lofts apartment complex in Arlington, Va., was originally designed as a concrete project, but the developer asked its contractor, Clark Builders Group, to reengineer the building to Type III wood construction. Read more

Second Coming Second Coming

RICHARD BOALES HAD bought multifamily projects from other developers before, but never one that was halfway through construction. Read more

Silver Linings Silver Linings

From his Memphis, Tenn., office, Simon Wadsworth conjures the Oracle of Omaha when assessing the current environment. Read more

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