May June 2010

NAHB Multifamily’s showcase of the best and the brightest

But the lack of a bricks-and-mortar venue in no way diminishes the value of the award that is considered the Oscar of the multifamily...

Ten fundamental principals of a good manager

1. When you have an issue, problem, failure, dysfunction or whatever - anywhere in the organization - look up the ladder for the cause...

Capitol gains

"The market there has been relatively steady, certainly relative to other markets in the U.S. that have seen a lot more volatility," said Alliance...

Lock in leases

The new locking technology that debuted at the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) International Builders' Show (IBS) in January isn't based on the...

Bad debt be gone

Vacancies remained flat at eight percent in Q4, the highest level since 1980 and in any fourth quarter since 2003, according to independent real...

Residents keep their cash. You protect your asset.

When residents opt for a SureDeposit surety bond as an alternative to the traditional security deposit, they pay a non-refundable $87.50 premium. The surety...

The high cost of worse case

Without the protection of a mandatory, full participation, renters insurance program, apartment owners are exposed to a number of risks that can negatively impact...

The new normal

A recent survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found 26 percent of American households reported that they do not pay all of...

Mandating energy benchmarks for multifamily housing

Coming down the pike, on the federal, state and local levels in cities around the country, is legislation that will require multifamily owners to...

Smart measures

Peter Drucker, the man who has been called the inventor of modern management, is credited with saying, "You can't manage what you can't measure."...

The new guy at Freddie Mac

First, Haldeman clarified what Freddie Mac's business is, and dispelled some common misconceptions. As a player in the secondary market, the company doesn't deal...

Phil Carlock set to be inducted into National Apartment Association’s Hall of Fame

Phil Carlock, CAPS, CPM, chairman of the executive committee and vice chairman of the Board of the Directors of ECI Group, Marietta, Ga., the...

Turning the corner

"What a difference a year makes. And the way things are changing today, what a difference 90 days make," Equity Residential CEO David Neithercut,...

Want to create jobs? Think like job creators.

On the other hand, some 250,000 new jobs were created last month - albeit many are temporary government census takers. Republicans and Democrats now agree...

NWP expands its national footprint with acquisition

The acquisition further positions NWP as the leading national provider, increasing its footprint to include 45 states, completing its west-to-east move and adding a...

Making public housing work

A report issued by HUD in May drove home how few housing choices our poorest families have. It found that in 2007, nearly 13...

The madness of Capitol Hill’s kings

The bill is an economic disaster. It will destroy jobs and harm capital creation. Even in the best of times, such an act would...

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