Inside the October Issue

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

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.

Feature: Meet the Winners of the 2011 Excellence Awards

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.

Green Beat: Appealing to a ‘Green’ Renter: If You Build It Sustainably, Will Prospects Come?

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.