January 2010 Table of Contents

The Long Haul The Long Haul

RAINTREE PARTNERS’ CEO Jeff Allen pegs Mountain View Apartments as a perfect value-added multifamily play. Read more

Getting Ahead of REO Getting Ahead of REO

TUNGSTEN REALTY ADVISORS, a Chicago-based investment and operating firm, has purchased two distressed notes on fractured condo projects in the past year. Read more

Lock Down

EARLY LAST YEAR, Bainbridge Cos., an apartment owner with 8,188 units based in Wellington, Fla., announced that it had launched Bainbridge Distressed Property Services , which could, among other things, acquire troubled properties from owners and lenders. Read more

Atlanta Cools Down Atlanta Cools Down

AS IN MANY OF the nation’s metro areas, 2009 was not a pretty year for Atlanta. Read more

Fairfield Declares Bankruptcy

IN DECEMBER, SAN DIEGO-based Fairfield Residential announced that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Read more

Freddie Goes Green

FREDDIE MAC has taken a big step toward offering a green rehab mortgage through a partnership with nonprofit lender Community Preservation Corp. (CPC). Read more

Stop the Bleeding

THE GOVERNMENT HAS been busy. Read more

Berkadia Rises from Capmark's Ashes

A new name entered the multifamily arena in December, when Berkadia Commercial Mortgage was born out of the ashes of Capmark Financial Group. Read more

To the Rescue To the Rescue


Huntsville's Silver Lining Huntsville's Silver Lining

WHILE THE HUNTSVILLE, Ala., market has weakened and slowed over the past year, it is in better condition than many similarly-sized markets in the nation. Read more

All Eyes Ahead All Eyes Ahead

There was blood in the streets last year. More than 130 banks failed in 2009. Read more

Thinking Small Thinking Small

MULTIFAMILY BORROWERS looking for small loans have to look a little harder these days. Read more

No Jobs, No Recovery

I AM A MAGAZINE JUNKIE. I love going to the newsstand and spending hours trolling the racks for what's new and exciting and unusual in the world of publishing. Read more

Stuy Town Market-Rate Units Return to Rent Control

ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING Tishman Speyer and residents of Manhattan's Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village complex reached a partial settlement in December that will ultimately see the return of some 4,400 units back to rent stabilization. Read more

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