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MHN Interview: The Michaels Organization on Its New Affordable La. Communities

MHN Interview: The Michaels Organization on Its New Affordable La. Communities

The Housing Authority of Shreveport, La., and The Michaels Org. recently opened an affordable community called Cypress Landing, and also broke ground on another affordable community called Renaissance at Allendale. MHN talks to The Michaels Org.’s lead developer on these projects, Milt Pratt, about why these apartments are important for…

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MHN Interview: Monica Makin, Urban Innovations, Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management

MHN Interview: Monica Makin, Urban Innovations, Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management

In her current position as vice president of acquisitions and asset management for Chicago-based Urban Innovations, Monica Makin is an advocate for expanding affordable housing opportunities for seniors, workforce and low-income residents.…

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Social Media Takeaways from the US Airways Pornographic Twitter Incident

Social Media Takeaways from the US Airways Pornographic Twitter Incident

US Airways recently accidentally tweeted an inappropriate image to a customer. Property managers could get some takeaways for their community's social media pages from this incident. …

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White Plains Housing Authority, Jonathan Rose Companies to Develop $42.18M Affordable Housing Community

White Plains Housing Authority, Jonathan Rose Companies to Develop $42.18M Affordable Housing Community

The White Plains Housing Authority in partnership with Jonathan Rose Companies has broken ground on a $42.18 million affordable housing community, The Prelude, in the first phase of efforts to revitalize at the Brookfield Commons campus in White Plains, N.Y.…

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Multi-Housing Refinancing Dilemma: Pay Now, Or Lock In Later?

Multi-Housing Refinancing Dilemma: Pay Now, Or Lock In Later?

Should an investor shoulder that pre-pay penalty now and refinance, or does it make sense to wait a year or two?…

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APARTMENT MARKET STATISTICS: April 2014

APARTMENT MARKET STATISTICS: April 2014

Apartment total returns for the reporting members of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries fell during 2013, to 2.48 percent in the fourth quarter.…

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APARTMENT MARKET STATISTICS: March 2014

APARTMENT MARKET STATISTICS: March 2014

Multifamily lending by banks increased by $8.1 billion during the third quarter of 2013, according to Chandan Economics.…

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PROFILE: Corporate Housing Firm Connects Luxury Condo Owners to Extended-Stay Market in New York City

PROFILE: Corporate Housing Firm Connects Luxury Condo Owners to Extended-Stay Market in New York City

Companies today are eager to hire temporary workers. And that is a boon for the corporate housing sector, says Suzanne Miller, president of Empire State Properties.…

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ULI Spring 2014: The Value of Building for Wellness

Anita Kramer, vice president, ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate discusses findings from a new study looking at the result of building with wellness in mind. A few inexpensive practices can achieve big results when it come to lease-up and resident satisfaction.

ULI Spring 2014: Smart Moves for Smart Capital

ULI Spring 2014: Smart Moves for Smart Capital

While institutional capital isn’t necessarily known for its flexibility and innovation, an environment of accelerating change in business conditions has some companies adjusting their strategies for securing high yields while minimizing risk. …

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ULI Spring 2014: The Business Case for Resilience

ULI Spring 2014: The Business Case for Resilience

As the frequency and intensity of catastrophic natural disasters increase, the real estate community has shifted a focus on how to build and retrofit cities to withstand their impacts. …

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MHN Interview: Michael Preston, Regional Director, National Church Residences

MHN Interview: Michael Preston, Regional Director, National Church Residences

With more than 20 years of experience in social work, Michael Preston is a good judge of what kind of social support program actually makes a difference for disabled homeless and veterans. In his role as regional director of permanent supportive housing for Columbus, Ohio-based National Church Residences—the nation’s largest…

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