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  • Managing a Construction Business by the Numbers

    Managing by the numbers

  • The Long and Short of It

    THESE DAYS, THE SMALL-BALANCE loan marketplace seems to be divided into two types of executions: long-term loans from Fannie Mae and short-term loans from banks. And their terms couldn't be more different.

  • Relaxed & Scrutinized

    A QUIRKY DYNAMIC IS AT play at the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)—borrower scrutiny is at an alltime high, even as credit conditions begin to loosen.

  • Putting Social Media to Work for a Construction Business

    Do you really need a “blog” for every house you start or a “Twitter feed” telling your prospects what you had for lunch? You just got your Web site up and running last year — isn’t that good enough?

  • Special Ops Units to the Rescue

    DAVID LYND DOESN’T THINK multidisciplinary, stand-out industry performers are necessarily new to multifamily—and definitely not new to The Lynd Co.

  • Tom Bozzuto Offers Lessons for Recession Survival

    Tom Bozzuto, the chairman of Greenbelt, Md.-based The Bozzuto Group, is also a real estate veteran, with 40 years of experience under his belt. So the recession survival guide he offered a group of apartment finance professionals this week at the 2010 Apartment Finance Today Conference in Fort...

  • Freddie Mac Plans More Emphasis on Multifamily

    Freddie Mac's CEO Ed Haldeman says "we want to bring more emphasis to the multifamily business," as the company revamps internal systems and seeks to close the competitive gap with Fannie Mae.

  • Recession Lessons

    The Great Recession has claimed among its victims some of the industry's largest owners and developers.

  • Heavy Hurricane Season Predicted

  • Developers Diversify to Stay Recession-Proof

    Some developers are surviving, and even thriving, in today's market by re-engineering thier business plans and turning thier focus to recession-resistant sectors such as the receivership business, student housing, and historic renovations. The overriding trend is to diversify.