Making Their Own Rules
Just weeks before the fall semester got under way, the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta announced that it didn’t have enough student housing.
Rehab of blighted site changes attitudes
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.—Summer Street Condominiums and Apartments is a model for smart-growth, mixed-income developments in smaller communities.
Same building, different owners: three ways to account for mixed-use projects
In many mixed-use affordable housing projects subsidized with low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), the residential and commercial space mix like oil and water: not at all.
46,000 seek Sec. 8 vouchers
The demand for housing subsidies became clear in Santa Clara County, Calif., in April when the housing authority accepted applications for its Sec. 8 voucher waiting list for the first time in seven years.
Tax-saving trick: Cost segregation studies allow owners to pocket more cash
Whether they choose to buy and hold properties or do renovations or new construction, multifamily owners and developers who retain ownership can benefit from a little-known secret and immediate tax savings, sometimes amounting to millions of dollars, by c
Apartments, condos transform historic buildings in St. Louis
On a sunny spring day here recently, more than 50,000 people packed the brand-new $365 million Busch Stadium, kicking off the baseball season and ushering in a new era for the city’s long-neglected downtown.
Policy proposal strives for improved program efficiency
San Francisco – Increased flexibility in how state housing agencies use tax credits and bonds, fair treatment of tax credit projects under state property tax systems and encouraging mixed-income housing are the three main themes of a policy proposal being
FANNIE MAE UPDATE
Small loans were a popular product type for Fannie Mae borrowers in 2005, and the government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) predicted it would continue to be a growth area in 2006.
San Francisco – A $400 million mixed-use redevelopment plan that included building a new cruise ship terminal south of the Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco to Oakland, had been stalled for years until one of the phases, a 22-story condominium, ope
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