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Mike Schall Named 2015 Executive of the Year

His unassuming management style and dealmaking prowess have driven Essex Property... More

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Consolidation Intensifies in Multifamily Industry

A decade after massive REIT privatization and consolidation, history is repeating... More

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Integration Pain: REITs Fare Differently in High-Profile Acquisitions

Over the past years, three major apartment companies were absorbed by bigger operators. So far, the success of these integrations have varied. More

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BRE Land Deal Finalized, Construction on Hold

Details regarding a proposed development by San Francisco-based REIT BRE emerged last week as the seller of the underlying land—Danville, Calif.-based Trumark Cos.—issued a press release regarding the $14.6 million deal that originally closed in the fourth quarter of 2009. More

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Easy Math: Gaining Residents with Alternative Payment Data

BRE Properties President Connie Moore had a pretty good idea of what she was looking for when the San Francisco-based REIT joined several other prominent multifamily companies (including Post Properties and Equity Residential) in mid-2006 to pump $3.5 million into Atlanta-based RentBureau, a resident screening company that has sought to create a nationwide database of rental payment histories as well as leverage non-traditional payment data in the approval of lease applicants. More

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2008 Top 50 Owners Shed Units

Large institutional players rid themselves of excess fat. More

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