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

  • A very pretty night in Austin, Texas.

    Keeping It Weird

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

     

PEOPLE + PLACES

One to Watch

  • Moe Vela stands near the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC on Friday, January 9, 2009.

    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

  • Los Angeles, CA

    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

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    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.