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  • Economy Watch: U.S. Apartment Market Still Robust, But Slowing a Little

    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Did 2015 represent peak apartments? That isn’t clear yet, and the latest Reis report on the U.S. apartment market, which was released on Wednesday, sheds only a bit of light on the subject. For instance, vacancies are edging up, which would argue for a plateau. But

    National 07 January 2016 14:24
  • Should Apartments Have ‘No Tipping’ Policies?

    Some restaurants are banning tipping. Should the multifamily industry follow?

    National 11 December 2015 20:57
  • Economy Watch: Construction Bounces Back

    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor U.S. construction spending, which had been slumping in recent month (even adjusted for the winter), rebounded in April, according to the Census Bureau on Friday. The rise was 2.2 percent in April compared with March, as opposed to a 0.6 percent drop in March compared with

    National 02 June 2015 13:46
  • People on the Move

    Diane Nordin Elected to Fannie Mae Board of Directors Washington, D.C.—Fannie Mae announced that the board of directors has elected Diane C. Nordin to the company’s board. Nordin most recently spent a year as a Fellow at the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. Prior to this, she spent 20 years at

    National 06 January 2014 18:06
  • What Renters Want: The Amenity Race is On

    By Leah Etling, Contributing Editor Los Angeles—Gen Y likes rooftop pools, multimedia-equipped fitness suites, concierge package service and the ability to order housekeeping for their apartment. They have dogs, get lots of UPS deliveries but almost no mail, like walking places (but also need to charge their electric vehicles), and want

    National 06 January 2014 18:06
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Development and Design Trends that Drive Occupancies

    By Keat Foong, Executive Editor New York—What type of apartments do Echo Boomers want to live in? Some developers have the answer down to a science. At an October 9 panel discussion presented by MHN, an architect, investor and developer shared what they know about the development and design features that

    National 15 December 2013 13:00
  • 7 Apartment Security Tips

    There’s just something about a man in uniform that makes me feel safe. (It’s why Fleet Week in Manhattan is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Well, that’s one of the reasons. Seeing cute sailors on every block certainly doesn’t hurt, either.) And it’s not just me—that’s why police officers

    National 20 April 2012 15:53