Tag: September October 2009

Who will save us?

One is H.R. 1935, introduced by Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) that would change the tax treatment of carried interest, or what is known in...

Unintended consequences

The fact is, President Obama has caused us to care. Gallup recently reported that Americans are paying closer attention to political news than during any...

New life for old business models

When the economy gets tough, senior managers often put their companies under the microscope to identify where to cut or control costs that are...

Where have all the renters gone?

Historically, when the percentage of renters leaving to buy homes is low, occupancies are healthy and so are rents. Not this time. The economic...

EQR goes sky-high

Nearly 1,000 of those new units are located in a couple of skyscrapers with views of the Statue of Liberty in the New York...

Just passing through

Philadelphia-based Korman Communities believes furnished luxury units within amenity-rich and service-laden communities resonate well with a renter demographic that wants ultra-luxury resort living at...

Lessons learned

"During the 'tech wreck,' many corporate housing providers began giving us apartments back, which put additional pressure on our occupancy at a time of...

REITs in the Big Apple

In fact, AIMCO President, CFO and Chief Investment Officer David Robertson told an audience at BMO's North American Real Estate Conference on Sept. 10...

No stone unturned

Reintroduced by Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) on April 3, H.R.1935 targets the taxation of capital gains earned by hedge funds, private equity firms and...

The business of fraud

Unfortunately, as Smithson discovered, money orders pose a significant fraud risk. While often treated as cash-equivalent funds, banks still treat them the same as...

Net neutrality

The FCC's 2005 policy commits: To encourage broadband deployment and preserve and promote the open and interconnected nation of the public Internet, consumers are entitled...

Gateway to business

Which is more expensive to start up? While outsourced contact centers face the same startup investments that you would (all of which they pass along...

Sign of success

Replacing or updating your signage makes a huge impact on potential residents that drive by your property everyday and those who are destination bound....

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