January 2011 Table of Contents

Eyeing Returns Eyeing Returns

IN A FEW SHORT MONTHS, EQUITY RESIDENTIAL has become the country's No. 1 buyer of apartment assets, gobbling up 15 assets for more than $1.4 billion in 2010. Read more

Showcasing Their Talents Showcasing Their Talents

IN 2006, WHEN APARTMENT BUYERS and condo converters were trading multifamily communities in an all-out blitz, Scottsdale, Ariz.–based property management start-up Mark-Taylor Residential got word that a seven-property portfolio for whic Read more

A Cautionary Tale A Cautionary Tale

AS CONGRESS GETS READY to debate the future of housing finance,apartments appear to be taking center stage. Read more

Banks Weigh In Banks Weigh In

THE SMALL LOAN MARKET is heating up again. After several years of relative inactivity, banks have regained their appetite for balance-sheet loans and will likely wrest some business away from Fannie Mae this year. Read more

Sunny Side Up Sunny Side Up

IT'S CALLED “America's Distribution Center." And it's the distribution industry—anchored by the location of FedEx's world headquarters, Memphi Read more

Gold Standard Gold Standard

THINK THERE’S NO NEW multifamily product coming out of the ground this year? Then visit the Monaco on Jersey City’s Gold Coast, Roseland Property Co.’s 524- unit, luxury twin towers that will open for leasing in February (the grand opening is later this s Read more

Heating Up Heating Up

JUST AS LEBRON JAMES recently made the decision to come to South Florida, so too have multifamily buyers from around the country. Read more

Pendulum of Power Pendulum of Power

That was the question on everybody’s mind for most of 2010, as interest rates reached historic lows. Read more

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