Inside the September Issue

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

Editor’s Note: Your Ounce of Prevention

MHN Editor-in-Chief reflects on hurricane prevention, investment opportunities and renters insurance.

Executive Insight: Building the ‘Bell’ Brand: Why Bell Partners Left the Senior Living Markets

Lessons learned during the downturn, the decision to exit the commercial real estate and senior living markets, retaining top operations talent, and the importance of branding are among the topics explored by Bell Partners.

Market Report: Downtown Renaissance

The rebuilding of New Orleans has resulted in an influx of new urban product, and a renewed interest in downtown living.

Finance & Investment: Refi Returns

Refinancing under HUD’s FHA Section 223(f) program gains new popularity.

Property Management: Shielding the Asset

The whys and hows of mandating that residents purchase their own liability coverage.

Safety Tips: Avoid a Multifamily Meltdown

A comprehensive disaster preparation plan pays off in the long-run.

Education: The Green Champion

Do you have a program in place to encourage green practices in your communities? Experts say that green efforts are more likely to succeed if there is a chief in place to spearhead the effort.

Technology: Assessing Valuation Tools

As helpful as today’s valuation tools are, they don’t replace human input.

Regulatory Matters: Density Bonus Law

The California legislature recognizes that affordable housing is badly needed.

Green Beat: An Energy Cost Pyramid

Reducing your energy cost and consumption doesn’t have to be expensive.

Marketing Tips: Enhancing Your Product Value

Your community’s curb appeal is critical to enhancing product value, but it’s just part of understanding and creating an overall experience that conveys your property’s unique personality in the most effective way.

Perspective: Migration Patterns

Prompt mobility and pulling up stakes to seek improved opportunities elsewhere has been an ongoing characteristic of the American people during trying economic times.

On Location: Portofino, Tampa, Fla.

Portofino is, without a doubt, one of Tampa, Fla.’s unique apartment communities.