September 2011 Table of Contents

Philly Heats Up Philly Heats Up

Investors are starting to swoon again in the City of Brotherly Love. Read more

Class Act Class Act

As colleges and universities across the country open their doors for fall semester and students begin filing back into dorms, apartments, and off-campus housing, it's time to hand out grades. Read more

Bound for the USA Bound for the USA

Foreign investment in U.S. multifamily continues to accelerate, despite a 25-year-old tax law that imposes stiff penalties on crossborder investors. Read more

An Optimistic Bunch An Optimistic Bunch

A YEAR AGO, THE TERM “CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM" was a popular forecast for 2011, a middle ground between the hangover of a nasty recession and the hope inspired by improving fundamentals. Read more

Mission Critical

As the multifamily industry's use of Technology evolves, information Technology (it) professionals are Evolving just as quickly, playing an Increasingly strategic role in an Apartment company's growth. Read more

Changing Gears

I don't know how to drive a stick shift. Well, that's not quite accurate. I know how to drive a stick shift, but let's just say that my skill level leaves something to be desired. Read more

Smooth Operator Smooth Operator

SINCE BEGINNING his career in 1991 with Seattle-based HSC Real Estate, Pål Ottesen has built a reputation for multifamily operations and administrative management based on the power of motivated personnel. Read more

Total Co-Operation Total Co-Operation

Like a lot of things born in 1960s San Francisco, the Martin Luther King-Marcus Garvey Square Cooperative Apartments had lost some serious luster by the turn of the new century, even if the community’s original mission of providing homeownership opportuni Read more

The Right Choice The Right Choice

Despite Reagan-era principles and realworld results, one successful program may remain at risk of being a potential casualty of the deficit wars. For its silver anniversary, the low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) deserves better! Read more

Capital Improvements Capital Improvements

The apartment market in Richmond, Va., a city of nearly 1.28 million people, finished 2010 with its highest level of positive net absorption—1,536 units—since 1998 Read more

Pause in Play

Just when it seemed the post-recession CMBS market was beginning to hit a rising stride, the industry slammed into a roadblock instead. Read more

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