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The AP interview with Donald Trump. A look at the world's most famous multifamily professional.

Interviewing Donald Trump was a highlight of my publishing career. The Trump brand is one of the most luxurious in the world. His multifamily properties are legendary. In the AP interview, we focused on his internal portfolio, and the multifamily projects and holdings that make him the ultimate developer.

What can we learn from the world’s most famous property owner? Read our exceptional piece. And then start looking into Dubai.

While Donald Trump continues to charm and surprise us, our second feature looks at the way multifamily addresses the work/life needs of the industry’s female professionals. Experts agree that women comprise 70 percent of the industry’s ranks. How does the industry accommodate women who are loyal to family and work? And what do professionals at three of these companies do to meet their needs? In Mindy Grill’s industry report, Julie Smith at Bozzuto, Charlene Rothkopf at AvalonBay, and Kellie Falk-Tillet of Drucker & Falk weigh in.

In the year since the tsunami and the five months since Katrina, I’m reminded more than ever how essential a home is. Whether it’s finding someone their next apartment or rushing to volunteer after a national disaster, the business we’re in is profound. Katherine Gibson’s eyewitness account as a rescue worker in New Orleans proves how valuable our contribution can be; her story will inspire you.

“I read it in Apartment Professional.” More and more people are turning to the Apartment Professional as their premier source of news and ideas. “Being in the know” means you’re an Apartment Professional reader. Thank you so much for being here with me.

Wishing you all the best in 2006.