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Wind at our back

The new tax system, which was reformed for the first time in 32 years in December, strips away some of the long-standing benefits that would incentivize Americans to become homeowners. “This is definitely a tailwind...

Risky business pays off

And, they’re expecting equally satisfying results from communities underway and in their pipelines. Equity Residential “There is absolutely no doubt that we continue to enjoy very strong apartment demand across our core markets,” said Equity Residential...

Should companies have a happiness index?

David Cameron probably isn't happy about the primary reason he's in the news these days. The British prime minister, who formerly employed News of the World ex-editor Andy Coulson, has had to explain his...

The envelope please.

The dynamic, edgy look with lots of steel and glass, concrete and brick, variations of color and texture and dramatic features like bays of different depths, overhangs, staggered roof lines and building heights and...

History repeats itself

It’s happening again. Once, knowledge was sequestered away on manuscripts in Monasteries only to be set free by the printing press. Suddenly, the Renaissance. The Reformation. The Industrial Revolution. Men read, collaborated and created. Our modern...

Easy as a handshake. Solid as granite.

Then why do so many owners and operators reduce it to simply "signing" a piece of paper rather than a critical gateway to an important prospect/customer relationship? Let's face it. In today's world, 9-to-5 office...

The most valued asset

The 2021 movie Old by M. Night Shyamalan is based on the French-Swiss graphic novel, Sandcastle, by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters. Its main theme centers on man’s relationship with time. Man’s tendency is...

Katrina up close

Katherine Gibson made a spontaneous decision to volunteer for rescue efforts after Katrina hit New Orleans. Exactly one week after the hurricane struck she was on the spot. Moved by the plight of people...

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 industry. And association members and the public will have ample...

The highlight of my career

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...

Millionaires in rent-stabilized apartments?

A polo-playing multimillionaire who allegedly broke up Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s marriage, a former tobacco executive who once chaired an anti-tax organization and the head of a hedge fund have all lived in rent-stabilized apartments...

Investor’s latest sweetheart: workforce housing

There is expected demand for an additional 4.5 million new apartments in the U.S. by 2030, according to data from the Workforce Housing Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council, Washington. What’s more, deal activity...

Multifamily to multi-billions

Donald Trump was born and raised in multifamily. His father, Fred Trump, was the largest middle-income apartment builder and owner in New York state. Today The Donald is the world's most famous multifamily professional. With...

And the winners are…

The 466-unit first phase of Columbia Parc at the Bayou District in New Orleans, La., winner of both the Community of the Year and Best Affordable Community awards, was honored by a visit from...

Occupancy holds strong

Developers opened a tremendous number of new apartment units in 2017. But the percentage of apartments that are occupied has barely shifted, despite competition for potential residents. Rents continue to grow in most markets. “Occupancy...
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