January 2012 Table of Contents

Seize the Day Seize the Day

Low interest rates have propelled the industry—but how long can it last? Read more

Non-Refundable Deposits on the Rise

Non-refundable, non-due diligence deposits are a buyer-driven phenomenon, and typically signify froth in competitive markets. Read more

Start Me Up Start Me Up

Southern California proves an effective launching pad as New Standard Equities shifts into value-add acquisition gear. Read more

Up the Stack and Back Up the Stack and Back

The demand for structured-finance products such as mezzanine and preferred equity is expected to balloon in 2012, for reasons of both exuberance and fear. Read more

Be Seeing You

Sometimes, what goes around comes around. And sometimes, it’s just the end of one cycle and the start of another. Read more

Eye on the Prize Eye on the Prize

2012 will present a onetime window of opportunity for owners and developers … now what? Read more

EDR’s University of Kentucky Deal Could Change Student Housing Industry

The University of Kentucky is on the verge of making a move that could change the ballgame in the student housing business. Earlier this week, the Lexington, Ky.-based school put out a press release announcing that it was in negotiation with Memphis-based student housing REIT Educational Realty Trust to take over the expansion and revitalization of 9,000 beds over the next decade. Read more

Role Reversal Role Reversal

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration sustained the multifamily industry in the darkest days of the recession. Read more

True Grit True Grit

It’s no surprise that North Carolina’s Triangle area was among the first Southeast apartment markets to rebound from the recession. Read more

Fit for a Queen Fit for a Queen

During the downturn, the apartment market in Charlotte faced the possibility of a bad situation getting much worse. Read more

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