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Fighting the CDC eviction ban

In the midst of the COVID pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) took the unprecedented step of banning evictions nation-wide, characterizing the action...
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Facts don’t care

I was raised in a multi-generational family business. There I learned classic principles of market economics long before I learned what it was called....

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...
Builders gonna build

Builders gonna build

The global pandemic didn’t stop developers from planning new apartments projects—often in smaller, quickly growing metro areas. The boom in apartment construction that began...

Biden reinstitutes Obama policies

Long before coronavirus and lockdowns, millions of U.S. households suffered from a shortage of housing that pushed rents higher and outpaced wage growth. Now the...

Latest failed test of rent control: Berlin

Rent control may be making a comeback in the U.S., but the controversial policy had an unceremonious ending in Berlin barely a year after...

Planning a post-pandemic renovation

As a commercial interiors firm, a question we hear a lot recently is “Are multifamily developers renovating amenities because of the pandemic?” The answer...

Small businesses, larger corporations drift apart

Apartments are small business There are 30,748,033 small business in the U.S. according to the Small Business Association. Small businesses are defined as less than...

How deregulating real estate markets can solve America’s shortage of affordable housing

The deregulation of real estate markets doesn’t just make economic sense. It is also a moral imperative. In the early twentieth century, known as the...

Excellence in multifamily housing

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has sponsored the Pillars of the Industry awards for more than 20 years. The awards recognize excellence in...

The heart of a multifamily housing professional

And the winner is I love that line. It’s that time of year when we recognize the best in class within our great industry. NAHB’s...

The new energy agenda

Fighting climate change is at the forefront of President Joseph Biden’s $2 trillion renewable energy plan. While legislation will be required to fully implement...

Turning point for public housing

In New York City, hundreds of public housing residents live in buildings where the elevators don’t work—like Building Four at The Bay View Houses,...

Property rights grab

With so many Americans out of work and unable to pay their rent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instituted a nationwide eviction...

What’s happening to our residents?

Loneliness among Americans has been growing in recent years, but the policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically exacerbated the problem. A new...

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