September October 2014

Legacy builder

Rick Graf believes in good, old fashioned hard work. “If you work hard, you will get ahead and, if you are smart and stay...

The soul of success

From the tales of his tirades, it sounds like he missed his yoga class. Go figure. Even the laid-back, button-down Californians are stressed these...

The lost decade

Twenty-five years later, Americans are older, more diverse and more educated. We are less likely to be married and more likely to live alone....

Crowd-funding real estate

Oculus raised money on Kickstarter in September 2012 and was purchased this year by Facebook for $2 billion. The prize for the 9,522 Kickstarter...

The sinister side of big data

But there is also a growing awareness that important concerns have to be addressed if these hopes are to be realized. If the four...

Sares Regis expands portfolio

The new acquisitions total 300 apartments in Portland and North County San Diego, and for a portfolio of eight properties totaling 1,220 apartments out...

The marshmallow test for grownups

Follow-up studies with the children later in adolescence showed a correlation between an ability to wait long enough to obtain a second treat and...

The next bubble?

Such high-water marks make it appropriate to ask the obvious question: Is multifamily reaching a bubble? This is an especially critical question for banks because...

Unleashing the power

The multifamily housing industry is one of, if not, the most fragmented industry in the United States. Why? Follow the money. There remains no national...

Riding out the storm in D.C.

“I love D.C.,” said Camden Property Trust CEO Ric Campo during the apartment REIT’s second quarter earnings conference call at the beginning of August. “That’s...

But everyone else did

The research paper, “The Role of Contagion in the Last American Housing Cycle,” written by Wharton real estate professors Joseph Gyourko and Fernando Ferreira,...

The great divide

How should you relate to employees of different age groups? How do you motivate someone much older or much younger than you? And finally:...

Why we hide some of our best work

But that much transparency can have a dampening effect on performance. Creativity and productivity suffer because the desire for control is so great. And...

Shopping apartments

The view off the balcony of Deb McKernan’s new apartment is a Cheesecake Factory and a big parking lot—and she’s perfectly fine with that. “I...

A condo state of mind

Post Luminaria was completed in 2002 at a cost of $52 million and contains 138 apartments and approximately 9,400 sq. ft. of retail space....

Crunch time

The state laws regulating rent and co-op conversions expire in June 2015. Republicans in the Senate have long resisted efforts by Democrats and tenant...

Multifamily investment bright while household formation remains dim

Even as construction of new apartment buildings hit the highest monthly construction pace since the beginning of 2006, the latest absorption rates for unsubsidized,...

We don’t have to ditch capitalism to fight climate change

It is of course possible that the 95 percent-plus of scientists who have explored the topic and the National Scientific Academies of every major...

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