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  • Jacks of All Trades

    OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, many multifamily CFOs added a new, albeit unfortunate, bullet point to their resumes: “loan workout specialist.” Some could probably also add: “crisis management expert.

  • Capture Rate

    TO PARAPHRASE AN OLD QUESTION: If prospective residents call and nobody hears them, do they still make a sound?

  • Multifamily Developers Make Moves to Round Out Their Business Models

    Throughout the recession, many multifamily builders diversified to survive, positioning themselves for long-term stability.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Financial Statements: Above or Below-the-Line Costs

    In recent years I’ve spent a lot of time speaking to and consulting with builders and remodelers, big and small, and I’ve noted that there’s often confusion about what types of costs go where on a financial statement.