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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...

Actions Speak Louder than Words

According to the Department of Labor's 2004 statistics, women comprise approximately 46 percent of the workforce in the Unites States. Additionally, female employees are...

Habitat experiments with building multifamily homes

Problem: South Hampton Roads Habitat for Humanity in Norfolk, Va. says the region is running out of affordable land. Solution: The charity affiliate, which has...

A reasonable proposal

Much has been made of the recent proposal by the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform to modify the current, virtually unlimited mortgage...

RealPage Goes for the Gold

In Colorado, RealPage CEO Steve Winn shows clients new tools for reaching higher levels of performance. The greatest athletes in the world all strive for...

Sell smarter

One look at the apartment industry today quickly tells you this is not your father's business. Aided by widespread adoption of technology and driven...

Trailblazer: Laurie Lustig-Bower

Laurie Lustig-Bower is a driven woman. As a teenager, she submitted 57,000 entry forms to win a horse at a national competition. It took...

Pillars of the Industry Awards

It's official: the basic box is dead. That holdover from the fifties, the flat-roofed, flat-walled rectangular building that passed for multifamily housing for so...

Diversity factoids

WOMEN MORE COMMITTED TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Women entrepreneurs, 26.6 percent, are more likely than their male counterparts, 17 percent, to stick with their self-employment plan even...

How will the new spending bill impact affordable housing?

As I write this column, the Senate is close to considering the omnibus appropriations bill to fund HUD and other programs for FY 03/04....

The new Sun Valley

Imagine an apartment unit with a view of snow capped mountains and a shimmering mountainside lake. Imagine skiing in and out of your apartment...

Gap Widening

Internet-based tools are all the rage in driving property performance. In the initial stages of internet development, most apartment firms treated the Internet as a...

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