FEATURES

  • Revenue Streams

    When Bob Murray joined KSI Management as president roughly one year ago, he had a pretty clear agenda: to grow the company, in part by tapping new sources of revenue. Ancillary income is a key part of his strategy. “Whether you're managing high-end luxury units or the lowest of the low-income tax...

     
  • Office Space

    In today's market, it's easier to sell condos or rent apartments than it is to lease office space –and multifamily developers are taking note.

     

Cover Story

  • Change Agents

    Drive down the streets of southern Dallas' Cedar Crest neighborhood, and you'll see dismal barrack-style apartments, boarded-up store-fronts, and buildings caked in a rainbow of graffiti, with store signs that are missing a letter or two. Continue just a little further, and you won't believe your...

     

FROM THE EDITOR

  • Lessons From Vince

    What I found wasn't what I'd expected. Certainly, Lombardi valued victory (“Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all-the-time thing,” he said), but he also prized the drive and dedication required for success, regardless of where it occurs. “The spirit, the will to win and the will to...

     
  • Lessons From Vince

    What I found wasn't what I'd expected. Certainly, Lombardi valued victory (“Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all-the-time thing,” he said), but he also prized the drive and dedication required for success, regardless of where it occurs. “The spirit, the will to win and the will to...

     

NEWS + NUMBERS

Direct Reports

Regional

  • Home On The Front Range

    Denver's apartment market has been on a rocky path lately, but with fewer vacancies, higher demand, and an economic upturn, this mile-high city's market forecast has just improved.

     

PEOPLE + PLACES

  • Retooling Tips

    Fresh paint. New cabinets. In-unit washers and dryers. The list of updates you can make to your properties is just about endless. But will upgrading a bathroom or installing new signs really improve your community's financial performance?

     
  • Urban Advocate

    It's been eight years since John McIlwain graced the cover of MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE. But the experience is always fresh in McIlwain's mind. Each time he steps into his office at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C., he catches a glimpse of the framed issue that hangs proudly above his desk.

     

Apartment Life

  • Dealing with Grief

     
  • Crisis Control

    First, she dialed 911. Then Gina Gartner, area manager for Dominium Management Services, called the Minnesota-based firm's public relations vendor to report that a body had been found in an Elk River, Minn., apartment. Within hours, the vendor, New School Communications in Minneapolis, had...

     

Facelift

  • Core Development

    As developers and farmers from California to Maryland confront each other over land use and development, the challenge of balancing housing availability and affordability with agriculture has become increasingly difficult.

     

Corporate Ladder

  • Sharp Eye

    As housing prices rise, affordable housing has become a major concern and business opportunity. For Michael Falcone, the newly named CEO of MMA Financial, the topic qualifies as both. The company, which is the principal operating subsidiary of MuniMae, provides both debt and equity financing for...

     

SALES + SOLUTIONS

New Developments

Done Deal

  • Boston Bargain

    In the early 1990s, HUD had a reputation for owning some of the biggest slums in Boston. “There were a number of negative stories about HUD's management,” says Jeffrey Sacks, an attorney at Brown Rudnick in Boston, which represented a group of HUD tenants at one agency-owned property.

     

Tech Specs

  • Working Without a Wire

    Now that Starbucks has almost single-handedly put hot spots—those areas where anyone with a mobile device can gain wireless access to the Internet—firmly into the American lexicon, property management companies are beginning to explore just how to make a similar model work in their apartment...

     

PRODUCT STUDIO

  • Q & A

    Chuck Covell answers: What strategies and products do you use to soundproof condo or condo conversion projects?

     
  • Counter Culture

    Say good-bye to your basic, solid-colored white and beige countertops. While most apartment developers continue to play it safe with neutral colors, they are stepping out of the box a bit to experiment with natural-looking textures and patterns.

     

LANDMARKS

  • Chambord Apartments

    At first glance, the Chambord Apartments resemble a tiered wedding cake, with its lacy architecture and curving balconies. And who wouldn't be inclined to think of love and romance in this captivating city? After all, as the saying goes, “I left my heart in San Francisco.”