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The real deal

The company's execs caught market watchers by surprise this year with the announcement at the end of January that UDR has entered into a...

Parable of the Post-It

I'm rather tall, so I figured I had already won the game and sat back down with a smile. "Now," he said, "I want you...

Romancing the courtyard

Influenced by the California missions, courtyard housing is characterized by buildings of varying masses built around asymmetrical courtyards typically filled with fountains and lush...

From the ground floor up

Hard work and a passion for the business. That may sound corny, but the DeSouza brothers prove that it's true. Cal and Frank DeSouza,...

It list

Spread from sea to sea, the projects vying for top honors in this year's National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Multifamily Pillars of the...

Taking chances

The $155-billion-plus apartment industry is poised to capture significant upside from a confluence of market conditions that exist today. Apartment occupancy is being buoyed...

Let it rain

The South Group, a partnership of Williams & Dame Development (WDD) and Gerding Edlen (GED), not only attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...

Apartment reports upbeat amid housing downturn

Home sales may be slow, but folks still need a place to live--and apartment operators are among a narrow band of investors that have...

Improving your greatest asset

The superstars in this field are often in the mold of Deepak Chopra. His message is a bouillabaisse of Eastern philosophy, Western theology, Celtic traditions,...

When you can’t turn it off

Psychologists, demographers and others say we pass over time off for many reasons--everything from an entrenched Puritan work ethic to fear of being seen...

The moral economy

But despite the politicians' rhetoric, it is not hard to understand why America is in trouble. First, there has been too much madcap real estate...

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