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    Web Sites For Rookies

    If you don’t have an online presence yet, now’s a good time to start.

     
  • Open for Business

    Freddie Mac was still providing competitively priced permanent debt for 9 percent low-income housing tax credit deals and actively quoting variable-rate bond credit enhancements in mid-December 2008.

     
  • Above and Beyond

    Citi Community Capital tops AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE's list of top lenders, originating about $1.8 billion in debt in 2007, or more than $400 million more than it posted in last year's survey.

     
  • People

    Richard L. McQuady has been named CEO of Kentucky Housing Corp.

     
  • 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...

     
 
 
 
 
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