March 2011 Table of Contents

Rocky Mountain High Rocky Mountain High

Many market research firms have picked the Denver metro as a good rental market over the next several years. Read more

Building Capacity

MARCH IS HOME to the first day of spring—a day that is also the Persian New Year. And as in most Eastern cultures, this transition between the gloom of winter and the dawn of a rejuvenating season is marked by food. Lots and lots of foo Read more

Oil Prices Push Up Construction Costs

OIL PRICES RECENTLY skyrocketed to more than $100 a barrel, prices not seen in years. And multifamily developers are bracing themselves for how those prices will affect construction costs. Read more

Production Mode Production Mode

Boston-based multifamily and seniors housing lender CWCapital closed out 2010 with $2.75 billion in loans made through its agency lending platform. Representing record-setting growth across the company's Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA Read more

Red Flags

IN EARLY MARCH, the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent, making things even brighter. Read more

Still Hungry? Still Hungry?

In the course of just a few years, the FHA has become the premier source of construction capital for market-rate developers. Read more

Slow to Recover Slow to Recover

Bill Pettit, president and CEO of Merrill Gardens, a Seattle-based company with 56 senior housing communities in 10 states, thought his market was pretty well “in balance” before the recent recession. Read more

Ahead of the Curve Ahead of the Curve

As a whole, the Los Angeles County apartment market is poised to make a comeback this year. Read more

Mezz Around Mezz Around

As interest rates on permanent loans continue to bump up, prices on mezz financing are slowly inching down Read more

Campus Housing 101 Campus Housing 101

anuary was a busy month for Houstonbased Sterling University Housing, the off-campus apartment arm of The Dinerstein Cos Read more

Risky Business Risky Business

It's a common refrain, sometimes uttered through clenched teeth,heard in every primary market. Read more

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