Wednesday, October 16, 2019

January February 2010

Safe harbor

The mainly bi-coastal apartment REIT broke ground for two new apartment projects in Q4 2009. The 219-unit, $36 million second phase of Avalon Northborough,...

Waiting to exhale

Yet, Congress has been consumed over the past year with those things at the bottom of Americans' priority list: reducing health care costs (57...

MH Feeding frenzy

"With their stocks battered over the past several years, REITs could sell a building for a lot less on a yield basis then what...

Deal-maker

The company has been taking advantage of weakness in the apartment market, buying recently constructed Class A apartment and condo product with more than...

Close to home

At the height of the market a few years ago, reports of a firm purchasing two properties in a year's time would have registered...

Growing the business

"Those were the areas of difficulty for Wallick," said Feusse, who began working as a consultant for the 44-year-old affordable multihousing company in May...

The Boston Market

That sale heralded a new vibrancy in the apartment transaction world in Massachusetts that saw only seven apartment communities worth more than $10 million...

Rocky Mountain High (and low)

The Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2010 by PricewaterhouseCoopers lists Colorado's capital as one of the top 10 national cities to watch -- the...

Multihousing ka-boom

Buzz on the deal abounds. Richard LeFrak, whose family built LeFrak City, a 5,000-unit affordable housing complex in Queens, has already expressed interest in...

Back in the sweet spot

At least part of the explanation for the rise in real estate's standing in the 2010 survey is pretty obvious, thinks Mission Capital Advisors'...

Make them stop

The most irritating or disruptive things about a job may have nothing to do with too much work or boring assignments. Sometimes what gets...

The Zen of work

The past year has brought layoffs, furloughs, pay freezes, increased health care costs and heavier workloads. And it's starting to eat at you. You can't...

Renting: the new American dream

How does government support for home-ownership compare with government support for renting? Cino: Federal home-ownership subsidies outnumber rental support 4 to 1 or about $230...

Multitaskers pay mental price

Attention, multitaskers (if you can pay attention, that is): Your brain may be in trouble. People who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic...

Social networking etiquette and the office

Was it wise to accept a colleague or higher-up as a "friend" to begin with? And -- perhaps more importantly -- in this day...

Think happy thoughts at work

Instead, she got a big dose of something new: happiness coaching. Keynote speaker Shawn Achor -- a former Harvard University researcher and former co-teacher...

Apartment industry at a crossroads

It is obvious that there has been a fundamental change in the demand for homeownership over the last few years. Fiscal policies and social...

Light of day

While year-end upticks in sales volume are seasonally typical, the first quarter of 2009 likely will be considered the bottom of the downturn in...

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