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  • Fight for the Right to Build

    What this country needs is an apartment construction boom.

  • Bubble Trouble

    Phoenix—After the solid performance apartments posted in 2006, I was expecting to hear a more positive outlook at the National Multi Housing Council’s annual meeting here in January.

  • A New Deal for Housing?

    With Democrats taking control of the U.S. Congress and the long run-up to the 2008 presidential election about to begin, this is a great time for apartment owners and developers to re-examine their business plans with an eye toward Washington, D.C., and federal housing policy.

  • A New Deal for Housing?

    With Democrats taking control of the U.S. Congress and the long run-up to the 2008 presidential election about to begin, this is a great time for apartment owners and developers to re-examine their business plans with an eye toward Washington, D.C., and federal housing policy.

  • Part of the Solution

    If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. That old chestnut from the bumper sticker wisdom of the ’60s applies very well to the apartment industry in the latter part of this decade.

  • Accepting a New Reality

    Washington, D.C.—If you are a developer who thinks zoning is a dirty word, you will hate the newest regulatory plan being implemented in an increasing number of cities.

  • A Nation of Immigrants

    When I was in junior high, I was intrigued when my social studies teacher showed us a film about Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the influx of immigrants to America in the last two centuries.

  • Tough customers

    t has been nearly 25 years since the multifamily housing industry took notice of the demographic projections that showed what rapidly became known as America’s “age wave.”

  • Onward and upward

    When you read the newspapers and the real estate trade publications, you could easily come to the conclusion that there is no money to be made in the Midwest and the Rust Belt.

  • FHA policy: A real no-brainer

    As I write this, the yield on 10-year Treasury securities has risen above 5% for the first time since 2002. Land costs are out of control, and construction costs are still going up.