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  • Senior Centric

    One of the basic battles in American business is big versus small. Large chains come into an area and offer affordable prices but often have impersonal service. Small businesses may have higher prices but better customer service. So, what if one company could bridge this gap, enjoying building and...

     

MFE TOP 50

Top 50 Builders

  • 2004 Multifamily 50 - Builders

    Working for Summit Contractors in Jacksonville, Fla., Matt Robinson gets a pretty good feel for what's being built in multifamily. Summit, the largest builder on the Multifamily 50 list, is a third-party general contractor that builds all types of multifamily housing across the country. So, when...

     

Top 50 Owners

  • 2004 Multifamily 50 - Owners

    In an industry where bigger traditionally means better, the largest multifamily owners of property reported little growth in number of units owned. In fact, out of the five largest owners, three had a decrease. The largest, New York-based CharterMac, benefited from investments outside the United...

     

Top 50 Managers

  • 2004 Multifamily 50 - Managers

    Top-notch management has never been more essential in the multifamily industry. Due to low interest rates and high unemployment, vacancy rates in rental markets soared as high as 14 percent in some areas of the country last year.