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  • Energizing Downtown

    With the nine-block Power & Light entertainment district under development, along with the 20,000-seat Sprint Arena and the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City’s downtown is experiencing a $4.5 billion urban renaissance.

  • Boston’s New Golden Age

    Boston—For apartment owners and developers, this city is going through a golden period. Rents are expected to rise and vacancies are declining even as apartment construction soars, experts said.

  • Portland’s Resurgence

    Portland, Ore.—Multifamily owners who suffered from five years of decreased occupancy, negative rent growth, and hefty concessions can finally breathe a little easier now that the market has transitioned from soft to strong.

  • Indy demand speeds up

    Indianapolis – After suffering from prolonged weakness, this city’s multifamily market is finally starting to perk up, and out-of-state investors are flocking to the region to get in on the recovery.

  • Higher rents fatten apartment owners' profits

    Apartment owners naturally want to earn higher returns on their investments, and though lower operating costs can be a good way to achieve that objective, it’s equally important to take advantage of opportunities to raise rents.

  • Why some apartments earn top rents

    To find the best finishes in a rental unit, you shouldn’t try one of Manhattan’s new apartment buildings – the units may be nicer at a top project in an up-and-coming market like Philadelphia. And to find the best services in a rental community, you might

  • Austin revives

    The leasing office at the Triangle has been busy since the first apartments in the project’s 335-unit first phase opened their doors in fall 2005.

  • Buying time with e-payments

    Converting the way it takes in and processes resident payments is giving apartment firm Archstone-Smith a competitive advantage by offering new services to residents and making better use of its leasing staffs.

  • What to do when fair market rents for Sec. 8 are lower than LIHTC rents

    In this issue: When Sec. 8 rents are less than LIHTC rents; mixing and matching utility allowances; delivering on the promises made.

  • PHAs test ways to deliver aid

    A sign of how public housing authorities (PHAs) will operate in the future may be found in a demonstration program called Moving To Work (MTW).