July August 2011

Tempest-tossed in Tuscaloosa

"Not one square inch of the property was untouched," said Lane Company Regional VP Ashley Monroe, who traveled from her home in Atlanta on...

The envelope, please…

"These finalists not only survived the bad times, but also produced fine work and should be commended," said Charles R. Brindell, Jr., chair of...

America 2.0

Within the pages ahead, you will read about folks living the "original" American Dream, one of mere opportunity. It's a grand tale of strength,...

The end of white picket fences

Wanda Rapp doesn't own her home, and doesn't want to. Her job makes her painfully aware of why she doesn't. Rapp manages repossessed and...

How did we get here?

The answer undoubtedly depends upon one's definition of the Dream, and there are many from which to choose. John Winthrop envisioned a religious paradise...

Land of the free. Home of the brave.

It then describes the qualifications to become a member of our nation's military elite: "a focused, agile mind, astute awareness, physical toughness. That's what...

Asset swaps, sales and spruce-ups

UDR, Inc. and AvalonBay Communities recently completed a $500 million asset exchange that helps to realize the property allocation goals of both REITs. The...

Should companies have a happiness index?

David Cameron probably isn't happy about the primary reason he's in the news these days. The British prime minister, who formerly employed News of...

How to stay focused on the important things

"You're wrong," he said. "You don't know what my hunger is like. It's painful. Withstanding it might work for a week or two, but...

Why some people have all the luck

But luck in business isn't entirely, well, luck. There's a popular saying that "you make your own luck." This "make your own luck" principle...

Web 3.0: the social wave and how it disrupts the Internet

It's not that Katz, founder and CEO of travel recommendations site Gogobot, has doubts about the quality of these products. It's that the answer...

10 tips to talk about anything with anyone

How about when you're in a high stakes situation such as a job interview when you're expected to outshine the competition? Then there's always...

Home ownership may fall more than expected

Then JPMorgan CEO, Jamie Dimon, suggested that his bank could get out of the mortgage ownership business in the future. "Owning consumer assets may...

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