July 2012 Table of Contents

Apartment Finance Today Featured Stories Apartment Finance Today Featured Stories

Wii rooms, iPhone chargers, cyber cafés ... which tech amenities do Gen Y renters really want? We take a look at what’s hot and what’s not in the minds of this techsavvy, booming demographic. Read more

Green for All Green for All

Enterprise Community Partners made the decision to invest only in green housing by 2013. It recently followed up that proclamation with a commitment to bringing the benefits of green to all housing by 2020. Read more

Jumping Beantown Jumping Beantown

Vacancies in Boston are below 4 percent and keep falling as developers ramp up their pipelines. Read more

Perfect Pitch Perfect Pitch

As any apartment vet knows, rents are quite robust these days. Dallas-based market researcher Axiometrics, in fact, reports that rents have performed sensationally since November 2011. Read more

Strong Island Strong Island

As cap rates continue to fall in the five boroughs, investors are gazing east of New York City. Read more

Hot Spots Hot Spots

What does Gen Y want? The wrong answer to that question could cost you millions. Read more

Triple Play

To overcome apartment finance’s fear reflex, operational discipline and execution must be flawless. Read more

Seeing Green Seeing Green

When it comes to greening an apartment community, developers and owners are often of two minds. Read more

Greening for Greenbacks Greening for Greenbacks

LINC Housing and Bellwether Enterprise have closed the first Green Refinance Plus loan, a new Fannie Mae/HUD program. Read more

Loan Star Loan Star

Once the last place a multifamily borrower wanted to go, the FHA is now a popular destination after serving as a rock-steady funding source during the recession. Read more

Return of the Bubble Markets? Return of the Bubble Markets?

The strategic partnership between AREA Property Partners and CC Residential to develop multifamily communities (with two 350-unit projects under way) in South Florida shines a spotlight on this once overbuilt region. Read more

Short Shrift Short Shrift

Housing dominates the news these days. We read about the homeownership slump and how the rate recently fell to 65.4 percent, a 15-year low. Read more

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