July August 2012

Walkabout

A significant number of the entries submitted by the award-seekers recognized demand for these car-free amenities. The 192-unit Santa Barbara in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., a...

Craigslist sues site that makes its apartment listings easier to find

In the lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court, Craigslist charges PadMapper with copyright infringement, breach of contract, trademark infringement, and unfair competition,...

Apartment construction slowly picks up in Florida

With the exception of Austin, Texas, the Orlando metropolitan area had the lowest apartment-vacancy rate of any of the two dozen metropolitan areas tracked...

I won’t hire people who use poor grammar. Here’s why.

Some might call my approach to grammar extreme, but I prefer Lynne Truss's more cuddly phraseology: I am a grammar "stickler." And, like Truss-author...

Multiple families, one roof

The suburban single-family home is becoming a misnomer as economic reality collides with shifting demographics. Many suburban communities have long made it difficult, or impossible,...

All in the multi family

Formed in 2003 by Nancy and Jeff Stack, the Cystinosis Research Foundation, is an astonishing story of what is possible when caring and compassionate...

Why Americans accept wealth inequality: individual choice

People who approve of this distribution in wealth typically argue that the wealthiest Americans have earned their money through hard work and individual effort...

Meeting mania

That's because nearly all meetings succumb to a few pet peeves-those annoying happenings that derail the meeting's purpose, waste time, and cause frustration. While any...

The 9 Types of Collaborators

The Expert The Expert is the go-to person for questions about collaboration technology and best practices in your organization. The Expert looks beyond the normal...

The sound of a lease

"Ms. Brown, it appears that there is a warrant out for your arrest;" and finally, "Ms. Brown, your record shows a prison sentence due...

Keeping your head above water

For Howard Kunreuther, Erwann Michel- Kerjan and Wharton's Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, this is a very big deal, and relates directly to...

Rental shift

Sylvan Road Capital, LLC, has launched an asset management firm founded by Oliver Chang, Robert Lee, Sarah Lee, and Gavin Kleinknecht. Sylvan Road will...

Multifamily strength enticing banks back

It is not a unanimous movement back into CRE lending as several of the larger banks are still working through mounds of distressed assets...

It’s a small world

The city is considering shrinking the minimum size of rental units, prompted by a demographic shift toward one-person households along with rising rents and...

Renters more stable

When comparing applicants for one- versus two-bedroom units, the Q2 2012 index is slightly lower for one-bedroom units at 107, with two-bedrooms at 108. Rent...

U.S. housing market, recovery or lost decade?

What some of Wall Street's forecasts for a recovery may be underestimating are tectonic shifts in the U.S. economy that make the housing market...

Going boss-free: Utopia or “Lord of the Flies”?

Reactions to the idea are varied. Even proponents of bossless offices note that decisions can take longer to make when there is no hierarchy....

The secret of success

1. Get specific. When you set yourself a goal, try to be as specific as possible. "Lose 5 pounds" is a better goal than...

Why free enterprise is about morals, not materialism

For years, we thought we had won. After all, almost no self-respecting public figures call themselves socialists anymore. With the advent of the New...

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