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Coming to America

Immigration has become an increasingly prevalent and often polarizing topic within policy discussions, and its effect on the apartment industry cannot be understated. Immigrants are not only a vital component of the industry’s workforce,...

The kind of guys you’d want to work for. Says you.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said that “a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” That is certainly the case of the 100 leaders of large companies around...

If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less

This serial entrepreneur definitely knows the upside of risk. In the late 80s while Jones worked for American Airlines, the company’s CIO directed Jone’s department to put the Sabre system online with AOL. This...

A gem regains its luster and a city gains apartments

On a plot of land between Immanuel Presbyterian Church, now listed as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and the Ambassador Hotel, home of the Coconut Grove nightclub and host of the 1930 Academy Awards,...

Can’t fight that feeling

But the apartment industry is catching on with the help of partners like software provider Yardi, which tapped the hotel sector for cutting edge solutions to repeat business and extended leases during its 2017...

I’m afraid to blink.

Never before has the world been safer, freer, wealthier, or healthier. In 2014, 54 percent of the nation’s counties had zero murders and more than half of last year’s murders occurred in only two percent...

Housing pro

Nominated for the position by President Donald Trump on April 28, Patenaude has the experience and knowledge to complement retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who took over leadership of the department on March 2. Dr. Carson...

The trillion dollar consolidation

The returns that large-scale single-family rentals (SFR) are producing are now measuring up to institutional standards and the management is under control. It wasn’t pretty, but the naysayers who said it was impossible to...

Student housing gets an A

Commercial real estate investors are increasingly keeping their wallets in their pockets, waiting to see where interest rates will go, for prices to come down and for more properties to come on the market....

The high cost of incivility

The nasty looks and belittling comments reached a point at law firm Bryan Cave, in Irvine, Calif., that the partners held a civility workshop. Managing partner Stuart Price says working together toward a common goal...