REIT CEO Compensation, Including Multifamily, Grew in 2009

New York–REIT CEO bonuses saw shifts to cash and equity percentages.

Search for Apartments on the iPad-There’s an App For It

Norfolk, Va.–The application mimics a realistic apartment search experience for prospective renters.

Distressed Properties Can be Profitable, But Pose Booby Traps for Unwary

New York–Distressed means being exceptionally careful about numbers associated with a property.

Leasing Agents Can Now Connect with Renters Through Live Chat

Chicago–This will allow renters to contact leasing professionals instantly.

Gift Cards Popular as Apartment Leasing Incentives

New York–Recession, more renters have been demanding them and more landlords have been obliging, even if they don’t always advertise the fact.

Financial Reform Bill Offers Pros and Cons for the Multifamily Industry

Washington, D.C.–The financial reform bill might increase the cost of borrowing for multifamily businesses.

NeighborWorks America Awards $35M in Grants for Greening of Affordable Housing

Washington, D.C.–The CFRAH grants will provide the selected recipients from NeighborWorks’ network of nonprofit organizations with money to assist the development of green properties.

American Community Survey Offers Fresh Data for Multifamily Industry

Washington, D.C.–The new way of collecting data represents an improvement for multifamily property owners and developers.

Science and Psychology of Leasing: Tips from Lisa Trosien

New Orleans–When a prospect walks into your leasing center, does it resonate with positivity?

Affordable Housing Proves to be Engine for Local Economic Improvement in NYC

New York–The economic benefits of affordable housing, beyond the provision of much-needed low-cost apartment residences, is threefold.