Inside the May 2012 Issue

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

Editor’s Note: Ready to Rent

First inspect your procedures for turning over units.

Executive Insight: FHFA’s New Strategy

Chris Tawa describes plans for a Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac restructuring.

Finance & Investment: Construction Lending Returns to Core Markets

The worst in the cycle is behind us. Vacancy rates and absorption numbers show signs of improvement, and rents appear to be stabilizing across most property types.

Ask the Experts: Is There an Apartment Market Bubble?

Is there a possibility of a bubble developing in multifamily real estate driven by the low cost of capital, low yields in alternative investments, aggressive projections of apartment incomes in valuation and/or any other factors?

Property Management: Turning Over

How property managers transition apartment units.

Management: Corporate Culture

Are negative perceptions preventing your recruitment of top talent?

Marketing: A New Game Plan

Plenty can be done to revive a dated and underperforming property.

Development & Design: Glory Days Ahead

The redevelopment of Liberty Harbor is poised to be a huge success for Jersey City.

Market Report: Golden Opportunity

California’s major multifamily markets have remained strong.

On the Hill: Durbin Amendment Reduces Debit Fees

Payment processing has come a long way, but more changes are needed.

Green Beat: Water Case Study

Jonathan Rose’s ‘Tapestry’ LEED Gold project demonstrates the huge benefits of conservation.

Technology: Qualifying Applicants

Does an improving economy lead to better prospective residents?

On Location: Preston Villas, Dallas

A look at Pretson Villas in Dallas.

Renters’ Choice: Apartment Activities

MHN discovers what residents are looking for in community events.

Products & Services: The Fun Factor

Having contemporary, convenient and amenity-rich common areas will no doubt serve to elevate your property’s fun factor.

Perspective: Multifamily Marches On

Even with thousands of units in the pipeline, demand greatly outpaces supply.