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  • People

    Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has named Dan Bartholomay as commissioner of Minnesota Housing, the state housing agency.

     
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    Virtual Filing Cabinets

    While the promise of a truly paperless office is still many years away, affordable housing companies are getting one step closer through document management applications.

     
  • MuniMae to Sell LIHTC Business

    Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC, (MuniMae) has agreed to sell substantially all of its low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) business to an affiliate of JEN Partners, LLC, a New York-based private equity real estate firm.

     
  • Edward Mazria Receives Hanley Award for Visionand Leadership in Sustainable Housing

    Washington, D.C.—Santa Fe, N.M., architect and champion of building energy efficiency Edward Mazria, AIA, was named this year’s winner of The 2009 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing

     
  • Boston Capital Asset Management Picked to Work with Arizona DOH

    Boston Capital Asset Management (BCAM) has been selected to provide asset management services to the Arizona Department of Housing

     
  • Goldman Sachs’ Fannie Bid Blocked

    The Obama administration has blocked Goldman Sachs’ bid to buy a significant amount of low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) from struggling Fannie Mae, according to several sources.

     
  • Business as Usual, Mostly

    Fannie Mae is still providing debt financing for affordable housing, despite a capital markets meltdown and its placement in a conservatorship in early September.

     
  • Smoking Ban Good for Business

    Most residents are happy with the ban on smoking imposed by Portland, Ore.-based Guardian Management, LLC.

     
  • Roundtable

    Be Brutally Realistic and Focus on Management, Multifamily Leaders Say

    Flat is the new up. Management matters.

     
  • Under Conservatorship, the GSEs Focus on Securitization Programs, Business as Usual

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have made securitization programs their No. 1 priority this year, according to the panelists of “The GSEs in the Age of Conservatorship” session at the 2009 Apartment Finance Today Conference

     
  • Capmark Staves Off Bankruptcy, Employees Flee

    Capmark Financial Group has completed a financial restructuring designed to keep the wolves away from its door for another year or two.

     
  • Alliance Residential Heads to Windy City

    Alliance Residential has opened a new office in Chicago, marking the Phoenix-based firm’s entrance into the Midwest.

     
  • Distressed Asset Prodigy: Hard Work, Homework, and Relationships

    Two years ago, Carlos Vaz arrived in Dallas with no local contacts and less than $100,000 to start his multifamily investment business.

     
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    Freddie's Mike May: 2010 Will Be A Tough Year

    It’s been a turbulent year for the multifamily industry, but not nearly as turbulent as it could’ve been.

     
  • People

    Tom Szydlowski, executive vice president of Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital, has retired after 34 years in the real estate finance industry.

     
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    Track Your Business With a Dashboard

    Even companies with good systems can get into trouble if they don’t manage their growth. To avoid this fate, Jim Kabel created a “dashboard” — a set of fundamental numbers that shows the monthly trends in their sales and production pipeline: leads, close rates, job profits, and customer...

     
  • Weathering the Downturn

    Small construction companies are relying on diverse strengths to survive in a dismal economic climate.

     
  • Surviving the Recession

    We’re in the midst of unprecedented uncertainty in the financial markets, and consumer confidence is the lowest it’s been in a long time. It seems that no one really knows what’s going to happen.

     
  • Defining Your Niche Can Help in Downtimes

    I specialize in custom decks. I switched to this niche last winter, when my backlog of general remodeling work dried up and I had no jobs on the horizon. The suburbs of New York City — where my business is located — were hit hard by the economic downturn; many GCs I knew were going out of business.

     
  • Employee Drinking on the Job

    Suppose your lead carpenter calls and says there has been an accident: One of your employees cut his finger off — and by the way, he had alcohol on his breath when it happened. What do you do? If you’re like most contractors, you fire the employee and then say to yourself, “Whew! I’m glad that’s...

     
 
 
 
 
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