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    Market Movers

    NUMBERS MAY NOT LIE, BUT SOMETIMES they can make a liar out of conventional wisdom.

     
  • Pop Quiz: CBRE Investors' Steve Zaleski on Being one of 2010's Top Buyers

    CB Richard Ellis Investors has emerged as one of the top multifamily buyers this year, behind only Behringer Harvard and Equity Residential, and recently closed its largest deal, a $193.5 acquisition of a South Florida community. Apartment Finance Today recently sat down with Managing Director...

     
  • Using the NAHB Chart of Accounts to Organize Your Business Finances

    Here's an effective way to organize and categorize expenses and job-cost data and compare the results with your forecasts.

     
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    Keeping a United Front

    NEW BEDFORD, MASS.— This June, residents moved back into the first 50 finished apartments in the redevelopment of the United Front Homes.

     
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    The Enclave Revived

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—You can still find Internet ads for The Enclave, a luxury condo development here with steeply discounted prices starting in the low $100,000s.

     
  • LIHTC Properties Spark Economic Gains

    LOW-INCOME HOUSING tax credit (LIHTC) developments significantly boost surrounding property values, according to a new study that examined the economic impact of affordable housing in New York City.

     
  • PEOPLE

    Eric S. Belsky has been appointed managing director of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.

     
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    Jacks of All Trades

    OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, many multifamily CFOs added a new, albeit unfortunate, bullet point to their resumes: “loan workout specialist.” Some could probably also add: “crisis management expert.

     
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    The Road to Recovery

    BALTIMORE’S RECOVERY hasn’t been as robust as its closest neighbor, Washington, D.C., but signs suggest that employment and economic growth are right around the corner.

     
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    Strong as Steel

    PITTSBURGH'S APARTMENT MARKET seems to have as many things going for it as it has bridges—which is a lot.

     
  • Looking for a Home

    DOMESTIC INVESTORS CONTINUE to be largely out of luck these days.

     
  • One Trick Pony

    One of my guilty pleasures is watching Top Chef and Project Runway.

     
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    If Time Is Money, How Can I Control the Clock?

    Knowing how many jobs you need to complete and collect for on a monthly and quarterly basis is critical to meeting the financial goals you set for the period. But how do you know on a week-by-week — or even day-by-day — basis whether your jobs are moving you toward the goal line?

     
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    How a Remodeler Survived the Housing Bust

    Unlearning bad habits picked up during the boom years is the first step to recovery.

     
  • Exclusive Research: Finance Execs Expect More Distressed Opportunities in 2011

    Nearly 62 percent of multifamily investors and developers anticipate more distressed acquisition opportunities in 2011, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 200 senior-level multifamily finance professionals.

     
  • Financial Reform Act's Impact on Multifamily Borrowers Yet to be Seen

    The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will effect both banks and conduit lenders. But as regulators struggle to reconcile the Act's principles with real-world rules, those effects won't be known for some time.

     
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    Strategic Budgeting and Your Break-Even Volume

    Take a look at your “break-even volume,” which is the bare-minimum volume of work that you need to complete (and get paid for) in order to keep your doors open.

     
  • Sizing Up the FHA's Recent and Proposed Changes

    Some of the FHA's multifamily programs haven't seen changes in more than 40 years. So, in announcing new leverage and debt service levels, the FHA took the opportunity to enact a slew of other changes, and propose a few more.

     
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    Managing a Construction Business by the Numbers

    Managing by the numbers

     
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    The Upside-Down Recovery

    AS THE APARTMENT RECOVERY takes shape, market watchers have agreed on a term to describe the way things are progressing so far—surprise.

     
 
 
 
 
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