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Welcome to the 2014 Concept Community, “Renovation Nation,” a deep dive into rehabs, renovations and adaptive-reuse projects with our partners McKinley, Dominium, RDL Architects, J Turner Research and Mike Rovner Construction.

Rehab Q&A with Albert Berriz and Mark MoorhouseRehab Q&A with Albert Berriz and Mark Moorhouse

We asked Albert Berriz, CEO of McKinley, and Mark Moorhouse, project partner at... Read more

Rehab Case Studies from McKinleyRehab Case Studies from McKinley

Albert Berriz, CEO of McKinley, discusses two of his company’s recent rehab... Read more

Adaptive-Reuse Case Studies: Schmidt Brewery & A-Mill Artist LoftsAdaptive-Reuse Case Studies: Schmidt Brewery & A-Mill Artist...

Mark Moorhouse, senior vice president and project partner at Dominium, takes us... Read more

Resident Lifestyle Preferences: An InsightResident Lifestyle Preferences: An Insight

Joseph Batdorf, president and founder of J Turner Research, presents key findings... Read more

Exclusive Survey Part 3: Quiet, Stores, and Parking Exclusive Survey Part 3: Quiet, Stores, and Parking

What do your residents want in their community? A 2014 survey conducted by J Turner Research of multifamily residents nationwide has the answers. Read more

Exclusive Survey: How Your Residents Relax Exclusive Survey: How Your Residents Relax

What do your residents do in their spare time? How do multifamily residents use their apartment? J Turner Research asked these questions and more of 27,642 respondents to the 2014 MFE Concept Community Survey. Take a look. Read more

Survey Reveals Generational Trends of Renters Nationwide Survey Reveals Generational Trends of Renters Nationwide

Do residents plan to get out of multifamily housing? Who among them prefers apartment living? How many of your residents plan to buy a home in the next five year? A nationwide survey by J Turner Research for the MFE Concept Community has the answers. Read more

From Distress to Dressed: Georgia Property Gets Major Makeover From Distress to Dressed: Georgia Property Gets Major Makeover

When Cortland Partners acquired Park 83, a foreclosed property, in Roswell, Ga. as part of a joint venture with Harbert Management Corp. two years ago, the property was screaming for a makeover. Read more

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Meet the Players

  • Nick Anderson
    Nick Anderson
    A senior development associate with Plymouth, Minn.-based Dominium, one of the nation's top multifamily renovators. The more than 40-year old firm rehabbed over 2,500 units in 2013, with another 1,200 units in the pipeline this year. Andersen is responsible for assisting with project development, acquisition, and financing, as well as overseeing a portion of Dominium's portfolio.
  • Joseph Batdorf
    Joseph Batdorf
    A co-founded J Turner Research, one of the nation's leading providers of market research specific to the multifamily industry, in 2003. He currently serves as the company's president. Prior to launching J Turner Research, Batdorf was founder and president of AmRent, where he pioneered innovations in the resident screening business, including sophisticated data gathering techniques and an automated system to instantly score a prospect. Batdorf currently serves on the National Multi Housing Council Advisory Committee.
  • Albert M. Berriz
    Albert M. Berriz
    A CEO and co-owner of McKinley, Inc., a $4.6 billion real estate enterprise supported by more than 1,600 full-time workers. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based firm has a portfolio of more than 300 projects in 34 states, consisting of over 35,000 multifamily units and 21 million square feet of office and retail. A Top 50 management firm, McKinley is also an industry-leading rehabber, a mainstay on Multifamily Executive's Top Renovator rankings.
  • Ron Lloyd
    Ron Lloyd
    He founded Cleveland-based RDL Architects, Inc. in 1995 after a successful career managing the design studios of nationally recognized firms. The firm has since evolved into a multidisciplinary practice maintaining licensing nationally, and serving the commercial, residential, and senior living industries. Known for its clean, elegant designs, the firm has risen to become one of the nation's leading multifamily architecture firms.
  • Mike Rovner
    Mike Rovner
    President and founder of Mike Rovner Construction Inc., which opened its doors in 1992. With more than 20 years in the construction industry, Rovner and his firm have distinguished themselves as a leading multifamily general contractor, with a client list that boasts many of the nation's largest developers and asset management firms. The firm specializes in renovation, having rehabbed about 700 units in 2013, with another 1,100 units set for this year.
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