Inside the October Issue
- Oct 04, 2011
Editor’s Note: The Industry Steps Out to Celebrate the MHN Award Winners
Editor-in-Chief Diana Mosher discusses the winners of the 2011 MHN Excellence Awards.
Executive Insight: David Brickman Takes Over as Head of Multifamily at Freddie Mac
David Brickman was named senior vice president, multifamily, at Freddie Mac in June, succeeding Michael May.
Market Report: Hitting Bottom: A Look at Multi-Housing in Florida
Florida is seen as the poster child for the condo conversation craze, a term that makes Jack McCabe cringe, even though he doesn’t think the market will stabilize until 2013.
Finance & Investment: Rising Demand Boosts LIHTC Credits
Much like the rest of the multifamily sector, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) niche has seen a revival in the last two years.
The MHN Excellence Awards recognize outstanding people, companies and properties throughout the industry and the contributions they have made to the multi-housing sector in recent years.
Property Management: When the Resident Skips
There comes a point when apartment owners find that despite their best efforts at resident screening, they will have to grapple with evictions and collections in response to non-payment of rent.
The key to getting renters in the door of a green community is knowing what they most value–and educating them about the environment you’ve created.
Marketing: Mystery Shopping: The Great Debate
The multifamily industry has been using mystery shoppers for quite a few years to make certain their employees were doing a good job, but lately the debate over whether or not the program actually works has heated up.
Technology: The Leasing Office of Tomorrow
Technology is changing the leasing office and leasing process dramatically. Prospects can now tour a property, apply for a home and sign a lease without ever leaving their digs.
Products & Services: Multifamily Makeovers
Investors approach multifamily renovation projects in a variety of ways, with budgets of all sizes and diverse financing sources. But all these projects share a common goal–to increase a property’s financial performance by making it more attractive to renters.
Perspective: The New Dynamic of Renting
The rental industry has long provided apartments for the resident unable to qualify for or un-attracted to single-family home ownership. A detailed examination of the single-family inventory in most markets nationwide reveals that a historic average of 15 percent of all single-family homes are not owner-occupied.