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A towering trend of supertall buildings

On a clear day, Tal Alexander can see for nine miles all the way to LaGuardia Airport from his apartment at Manhattan’s 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential-only tower in the world, at 1,396...

EMOJI :-)

Is she angry? Offended by your email? Or just very busy? When I conduct research with organizations on the topic of communication, one of the most common themes raised by both employees and managers...

After effect

Complexes that stayed dry in heavily flooded areas like west Houston, Kingwood and Spring have been slammed with new tenants. Landlords there are finding their apartments are worth much more than they were before...

Big deal in the Big Apple

The city has taken its first step toward what may be a wave of new development on Halletts Point peninsula, a long-neglected area south of Astoria Park in Queens. Members of Community Board 1...

How to make housing affordable

An old joke goes as follows: Patient to doc: “Doc, it hurts when I do this.” Doctor to patient: “Quit doing that.” That joke applies to the issue of affordable housing. Many people talk about what governments...

Be fearless.

NAA and NMHC are just around the corner. Deals are sprouting up everywhere and companies are changing, evolving and thriving in the world of apartments. And within the hustle and bustle of this crazy wonderful...

Dog DNA service helps apartments catch poop perps

"It's kind of like the 'CSI' of dog ownership," said Trongard, marketing director of the company that manages Rosedale Estates North, a 180-unit apartment community in Roseville, Minn. Most are familiar with DNA testing from...

Cheaper by the dozen

In mid-January, the apartment REIT announced the exercise of an option to purchase the 80 percent interest not currently owned by Camden in 12 related joint ventures for $99.5 million. Camden originally owned 100 percent...

In defense of reason and landlords

Oregon is on its final turn toward statewide rent control by legislative fiat. California landlords are just catching their breath after dodging the rent control bullet by referendum. Activists rarely rest, and they only...

Backyard bonuses

California is one of the nation’s largest housing under-producers. While wages for most Americans have barely budged during this 20-year period, rising home prices and rents have caused homelessness to reach epic proportions in the...

How Californians have weaponized environmental law

By any reasonable metric, the empty lot on the corner of First and Lorena Street in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles is a natural place to build housing. With a bus stop...

Housing pro

Nominated for the position by President Donald Trump on April 28, Patenaude has the experience and knowledge to complement retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who took over leadership of the department on March 2. Dr. Carson...

The future of energy management in commercial buildings

2012 was a momentous year for commercial energy efficiency : despite a slow-growth economy, the number of buildings registering for U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Existing Buildings rating system skyrocketed; energy disclosure laws...

Are you a closer?

Dominance is gaining the willing obedience of the customer. The customer listens to your opinions and advice, internalizes your recommendations, agrees, and when you close the sales call, follows your course of action. Your...

Little size. Little stuff. Big price. The LifeEdited apartment.

"I have come a long way from the life I had in the late 90s, when, flush with cash from an Internet start-up sale, I had a giant house crammed with stuff-electronics and cars...
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