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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Managing a Construction Business by the Numbers

    Managing by the numbers

  • From Hotel to Housing

    PORTLAND, ORE.— Five years, 23 sources of funding, and about 6,000 pages of documents. That and more went into creating a new affordable housing development serving many of the city's neediest residents.

  • Battle to Weatherize

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— It's not too late to use stimulus dollars to make your affordable housing properties more energy efficient.

  • Walking The Green Line

    MAJOR APARTMENT REAL ESTATE investment trusts (REITs) open up their balance sheet for public scrutiny every three months, offering enough Sarbanes- Oxley mandated granularity into operations, income, and expenses to make the private guy (and even some of

  • Stuck in Limbo

    THIS COMMITTEE WILL be recommending abolishing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in their current form and coming up with a whole new system of housing finance,” said Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee at

  • From Partners to Profits

    JOINT VENTURES ARE BUSTING OUT all over multifamily land.

  • Ex-GSE Insiders Debate the Future of Fannie, Freddie

    "The mood on Capitol Hill is one of tension, and sometimes bordering on hysteria, about the GSEs," said Doug Bibby, president of the National Multi Housing Council, as he kicked off "The Government, the GSEs, and the Future," a keynote session at the 2010 Apartment Finance Today Conference.

  • Industry Luminaries Spotlight the Way Forward at 2010 Apartment Finance Today Conference

    The multifamily industry is at an inflection point, as cautious optimism based on improving fundamentals clashes with some sobering challenges, according to a leadership roundtable discussion that kicked off the 2010 Apartment Finance Today Conference earlier this week.