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MHN Interview: Crime Free Programs for Multifamily

Crime Free programs consist of three phases

MHN Interview with Phil Slingerland: Modular Construction Is Better for Environment

Phil Slingerland, chief operating officer of Warrior Group, talks to MHN

MHN Interview with Christopher Feeley: Demographics Are Conducive to Growth of MF

Christopher Feeley, co-founder of Oculus Capital Group talks to MHN about why he

MHN Interview with Stuart Saft: “There Will Be Large Number of MF Foreclosures by Mid-Year”

Stuart M. Saft is the new Chair of the Global Real Estate Practice at Dewey & LeBoeuf. He talks to MHN about the impending foreclosure crisis in the multifamily sector.

Executive Insight: Brighter Skies Ahead

Michael B. Cohen is a research strategist with Property & Portfolio Research Inc. (PPR), an independent real estate research and portfolio strategy firm in Boston. Cohen tracks the U.S. multifamily market, is frequently quoted in the national press and is the author of several white papers on the state of the apartment market, including “The End of the Housing Party: Will Commercial Real Estate Investors Wake Up With a Hangover?” He shares his views with MHN Contributing Editor Jeffrey Steele.How is the credit crisis impacting multifamily, regarding both the approval of new renters and getting new projects financed?An obvious casualty…

MHN Interview: ‘Many of Our Larger Mixed-Use Projects Have Stopped or Slowed Down Due to Shortage of Capital’

Chris Haegglund, AIA, is Principal and LEED AP at the San Francisco-based BAR Architects. The firm recently moved into the first renovated green office building in San Francisco and 50 percent of the firm’s architects are LEED accredited. Haegglund is influenced by Scandinavian architecture and employs European models of housing and urban planning that offer innovative methods for developing a sense of place and community. He has been with the firm since 1989.Haegglund talks to MHN Online News Editor, Anuradha Kher about what architects can do to reduce the carbon footprint, about challenges facing architecture today and his most satisfying…

Executive Insight: Abandoning Bullish Outlook

The mood among real estate executives has shifted in a negative direction. According to a national study by DLA Piper US LLP, top executives in the industry said they are concerned about 2008, and believe it will be a year of challenges as well as some opportunities. Keat Foong, executive editor of MHN, recently spoke to Jay Epstien, chair of DLA Piper’s Real Estate Practice, in the Washington, D.C. office, for some insights. MHN: What were some of the top findings of your most recent survey of the attitudes of over 332 commercial real estate industry executives?Epstien: The DLA Piper…

Executive Insight: Thriving in a Downturn

As co-founder and president of Miami-based Related Cervera Realty Services (RCRS), Alicia Cervera Lamadrid has helped her company grow. Projects in her company’s resume include W, St. Regis and Icon in Miami. Her emphasis on education, international networking and professional development has enabled her firm to survive in a market experiencing a slowdown. In fact, RCRS says it sold over $112 million to date this year alone. With 25 years in the business, Lamadrid has ridden the waves of several real estate cycles and keeps her finger on the pulse of the market. Keat Foong, executive editor of MHN, speaks…