September 2010 Table of Contents

Absorption Rates Push Rents

A SLEW OF RECENT market reports are shining a light on what many operators already see at the site level: improved fundamentals in both occupancy and effective rents. Read more

Firms Bounce Back

ALTHOUGH Bethany Group’s exposure to extremely volatile real estate markets—including Florida and Phoenix—played heavily into the San Diego-based firm’s collapse, not all Phoenix landlords and investors felt as much heat. Read more

Looking for a Home

DOMESTIC INVESTORS CONTINUE to be largely out of luck these days. Read more

One Trick Pony

One of my guilty pleasures is watching Top Chef and Project Runway. Read more

A Long Time Coming A Long Time Coming

WHEN THE FEDERAL Housing Administration (FHA) changes its multifamily programs—some of which have remained untouched for 40 years—the agency doesn’t fool around. Read more

Fortress Buys CWCapital

CWCapital has been acquired by Fortress Investment Group in the third major acquisition of a special servicer in the past year. Read more

Working Class Working Class

ARCHSTONE HAS BEEN around long enough to know the basic rule of multifamily arithmetic: jobs minus housing equals a fantastic development opportunity. Read more

The Road to Recovery The Road to Recovery

BALTIMORE’S RECOVERY hasn’t been as robust as its closest neighbor, Washington, D.C., but signs suggest that employment and economic growth are right around the corner. Read more

Looking for More

AS RENTS FELL AND CONCESSIONS rose across the apartment industry in 2008 and 2009, apartment owners and managers took a defensive, hunker-down approach. They kept heads in beds and slashed expenses. Read more

Strong as Steel Strong as Steel

PITTSBURGH'S APARTMENT MARKET seems to have as many things going for it as it has bridges—which is a lot. Read more

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