Inside the November Issue

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

Editor’s Note: So Many Ways to Green Apartments

Editor-in-Chief Diana Mosher prepares to attend the U.S. Green Building Council’s GreenBuild.

Executive Insight: Standard & Poor’s James Mazi Plots the Road Ahead

James M. Manzi, CFA, senior director, Structured Finance Research, at Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, explores the ratings agencys take on a range of subjects of interest to the multi-housing industry.

MHN Feature: Ones to Watch

These influential executives are employing strategies to overcome the challenges presented by the economy so that the multifamily sector can emerge stronger than ever.

Market Report: Hanging On: A Look at the Southeast’s Recovery

Job growth in the major markets in the Southeast region continues to rebound, though unemployment remains relatively high in some markets.

Finance & Investment: Market Issues Sideline CMBS Financing

Even as commercial mortgage-backed securities financing was slowly starting to make a comeback as a source of multifamily financing, U.S. and global macroeconomic issues, as well as micro-level CMBS-related issues, have come together to stall the CMBS sector.

Capital Markets: Loosening Standards

Capital is pouring back into the most active commercial real estate investment markets as lenders are responding to improving property values and rising expectations of future income growth.

Development & Design: San Diego Project Goes from LEED Silver to Gold

The use of structural concrete on the University of California, San Diego’s new Rita Atkinson Residences appears to have done wonders in complementing the design and structure of this 450-bed apartment building.

Operations: Cutting Costs: What’s the Next Layer of Opportunity for Rent Increases

Now is the time to leverage conditions to enact a paradigm shift in how the industry underwrites risk. Simply stated, having the “upper hand” in the market for the next cycle creates a perfect opportunity to put a mandatory renter’s insurance plan into effect.

Property Management: Should You Outsource?

While the use of call centers is pervasive across many industries, the apartment sector appears to be at least one industry that is resistant to this current-day corporate trend.

Technology: Coming Home to High Tech

Property managers must respond to renters’ growing tech expectations.

Perspective: Tax Reform Ahead

What will the repercussions be for the apartment industry?