Inside the December Issue
- Dec 05, 2011
Editor’s Note: Connecting with Residents and Investors
The recent freak snowstorm that hit our area just a few days before Halloween, causing widespread power outages and, in some towns, the rescheduling of trick-or-treating, reminds us that some things are simply out of our hands.
Fannie Mae was hard to miss at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto. Chrissa Pagitsas, LEED AP, green initiative program manager/multifamily risk, presented at three different panels.
Property Management: Keeping Residents Happy
“There is no magic wand for improving resident retention,” says Doug Miller, founder and president of the resident satisfaction specialist firm SatisFacts Research.
Finance & Investment: Top Deals of 2011
The apartment market returns to its norm with large investment sales transactions.
Marketing: The Rough Road to ROI
The industry agrees that engaging in social media is a must, but it is only starting to look at the cost of—and return on—the investment.
Development & Design: Big Unit with a Small Footprint
Wisznia | Architecture + Development brings a creative approach to adaptive reuse in New Orleans.
Market Report: Slow and Steady
The Midwest remains fairly predictable as the region’s markets gradually rebound. But is it all just relative?
Regulatory Matters: Meet the EB-5 Pilot
‘Immigrant Investor Program’ creates jobs and attracts foreign investment.
Green Beat: Lighting, LEDs and Legislation
Getting residents up to speed on their options.
Products & Services: Evolving Trends
In-unit washers and dryers are preferred by residents and developers.
Technology: Seizing the Opportunity
The multifamily sector can—and should—lead the way in payment processing’s new technology options.
Perspective: Increasing Risk Awareness
While the multi-housing industry is paying more attention to resident insurance, it’s still not enough.