RENOVATE, RESTORE, REUSE

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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. More

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Living in History: Baltimore Brewing Building Restored Living in History: Baltimore Brewing Building Restored

The Gunther, which was completed in early 2014 and is almost fully leased, is part of the Brewers Hill revitalization plan. Many buildings in the area have been restored to become offices and housing which surround a new mega-retail center. More

Virtual Reality: A Cleveland Neighborhood Hosts the 2014 Concept Community
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Virtual Reality: A Cleveland Neighborhood Hosts the 2014 Concept Community

When Multifamily Executive approached Cleveland-based RDL Architects about... More

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Iceberg Beach: Danish Development Melds Mountains and Sea Iceberg Beach: Danish Development Melds Mountains and Sea

Although the Iceberg development was inspired by the cold peaks of ice mountains, the development team envisioned a warm and inviting community to crop up around the 200-unit apartment building. More

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Neglected Indiana Industrial Sites Transformed Into Affordable Housing Neglected Indiana Industrial Sites Transformed Into Affordable Housing

Herman & Kittle reached out to officials in Clinton, Ind. to fulfill a need for affordable housing in the local area. The resulting $8.1 million reuse and new construction project exceeded expectations. More

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Burned: Lessons in Fire Safety, Learned the Hard Way

Managers are no strangers to handling devastating blazes: Nationally, 28 percent of all residential fires were reported in multifamily buildings, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. More

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Skyline Axis: A Chicago Tower Renovation Offers Sweeping Views Skyline Axis: A Chicago Tower Renovation Offers Sweeping Views

Village Green's multi-million dollar renovation of Axis in Chicago will offer residents stunning amenities and views all in the heart of the Windy City. More

MFE Question: What Exactly is "Workforce Housing"?
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MFE Question: What Exactly is "Workforce Housing"?

Industry officials clarify the definition of workforce housing drawing a line... More

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Milwaukee Middle School Revived To House Seniors

A building that once catered to a Milwaukee community’s youth has been brought back to life to house seniors.Gorman & Company recently transformed a former middle school into 68 affordable units of senior housing in a $14.466 million renovation. More

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Indianapolis Rehab Rebuilds Community From Squalor Indianapolis Rehab Rebuilds Community From Squalor

Two years after a complete gut-rehab, The Enclave at Meridian has grown into a vibrant, comfy community. 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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