Lew Sichelman has been covering the housing and mortgage markets from his Washington, D.C., perch for more than 50 years—first at the Washington Daily News and then at the Washington Star. In addition to providing his insights for MHN, he writes a weekly consumer column, “The Housing Scene,” that is distributed to newspapers throughout the country by the Andrews McMeel syndicate. Over his varied career, he was written for National Mortgage News, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Banking magazine, Builder magazine and Sports Illustrated. And his work has been recognized with numerous awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors, Mortgage Bankers Association and the National Association of Realtors.

Lew Sichelman

Rental Competition Heats Up Despite Weakening Market

Columnist Lew Sichelman on why multifamily concessions are increasing.

Lew Sichelman

What’s in a Name When It Comes to Apartment Buildings?

Columnist Lew Sichelman on managing the monikers in your portfolio.

Lew Sichelman

Getting Congress to Back Office Conversions

Columnist Lew Sichelman on a push to make these still-rare adaptive reuse projects part of federal housing policy.

Lew Sichelman

Cap Rates to Rise, Model Predicts

Columnist Lew Sichelman on multifamily’s uncertain course.

Lew Sichelman

How a Former WNBA Star Found Multifamily

Columnist Lew Sichelman on Devereaux Peters’ affordable housing development in South Bend, Ind.

Lew Sichelman

Report: Investor Interest in SFR Ebbing

This formerly red-hot segment is not immune to the market forces impacting investors and residents, columnist Lew Sichelman writes.

Lew Sichelman

On-Time Reporting Is Catching On

Lew Sichelman on the growing consensus that the practice is a win-win for renters, owners and lenders.

Midsize SFR Buyers ‘Going Strong’

A key takeaway from the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ annual conference is that the single-family build-to-rent sector is encountering both prosperity and headwinds.

Renters By Choice Lead Urban Return

Changing preferences for senior renters were discussed at the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

David Aaronson, NAREE panelist

EV Charging Stations Baffle MF

Meeting the demand for this new amenity was a topic at the National Association of Real Estate Editors conference.

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