Inside the December Issue

Read the articles from the latest print issue of Multi-Housing News.

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.

Industry Insight: Chrissa Pagitsas Shares Highlights of Fannie Mae’s Green Initiative Program

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.