FEATURES

  • Waiting on Washington

    Policy watchers task the Obama administration with rebuilding HUD, managing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, juicing up the low-income housing tax credit market, and addressing green building.

     

Cover Story

FROM THE EDITOR

  • Look Before You Leap

    If we become an industry of vultures, we may have nothing on which to prey.

     

NEWS + NUMBERS

Stat of the Month

  • High Saturation

    Oversupply is just one problem in bad markets such as Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

     

Direct Reports

  • Halftime Report

    New York reaches the midway point in its municipal affordable housing plan, the largest in the nation.

     
  • Direct Reports: February 2009

    Tom Bozzuto honored by ULI, an ingenious roommate fridge, 2011 construction outlook, and more news.

     
  • Lower Premiums

    Insurance premiums fall at multifamily properties, according to NMHC survey.

     
  • Call to Action

    Former HUD secretaries Henry Cisneros and Jack Kemp call for an overall of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

     
  • Selling Distress

    Multifamily brokerage firms, including CBRE and Cushman and Wakefield, are launching distressed assets practices.

     

Regional

  • Keeping It Weird

    Austin, Texas, apartment market attracts investors with a long-term outlook.

     

PEOPLE + PLACES

One to Watch

  • Moe Vela Jr.

    The Comunidades Group's Moe Vela Jr. heads to the White House as director of administration for the office of Vice President Joe Biden.

     

Apartment Life

  • Party On

    Community-sponsored events can help develop resident loyalty. Here are four steps to ensure your next party earns five stars.

     

Facelift

  • Phone Home

    The timing couldn’t have been better for New York City-based development company Clipper Equity, which was in the market for a condo conversion project in Brooklyn. The NY Telephone Building immediately caught their eye.

     

SALES + SOLUTIONS

New Developments

  • Viva L.A.

    717 Olympic residential tower helps transform historic district in downtown Los Angeles.

     

Tech Specs

  • Proving Grounds

    Beta testing and subsequent tech rollouts must follow a slow-but-steady mantra to meet multifamily muster.

     

PRODUCT STUDIO

  • Maximum Security

    Technology helps multifamily residents take control of their safety.

     

LANDMARKS

  • Lafayette Park in Detroit

    Lafayette Park is the first urban renewal project in the country still functioning as it was intended.