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Parable of the Post-It

I'm rather tall, so I figured I had already won the game and sat back down with a smile. "Now," he said, "I want you to take that same Post-In note and move it higher." Here's...

From the ground floor up

Hard work and a passion for the business. That may sound corny, but the DeSouza brothers prove that it's true. Cal and Frank DeSouza, who currently are well underway on the conversion of four...

Sailing uncharted seas

The UCLA Anderson Forecast calls for a near-miss recession, nationally and in the nation's top performing West Coast markets, driven to the brink by the ailing single-family housing market and anemic job growth, but...

The power of perspective

The story then backs up on itself. The scene is played again, she doesn't drop her keys, and makes the train. The plot then splits into two parallel stories: all from a point of dissection...

Sam Zell: Credit crisis not that bad

In a recent lecture at Wharton School of Business, moderated by real estate professor Peter Linneman, the Chicago-based investor said current markets are spooked by problems with U.S. subprime lending. However, they still have...

Tech Tonic

Twenty years ago, the multihousing scene was a very different place. I say this because I know. Newspaper ads and rental guides. Occupancy rates and Excel sheets. Doing your homework and pulling the last possible...

Hold Everything

The keenly watched deal is the second largest real estate buyout in history, eclipsed only by the $39 billion acquisition of EOP by The Blackstone Group. The deal was struck in late May, before...

Be Inspired

I know that our cover story, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was never a Girl Scout... but then again, what do I know? At Oxford, after wandering into a meeting of LaChaim, a Jewish student...

The big deal

The price excludes transaction costs but includes the assumption of more than $8 billion of debt and $60.75 per share in cash to shareholders, which represents a 22.7 percent premium to the closing price...

Be fearless.

NAA and NMHC are just around the corner. Deals are sprouting up everywhere and companies are changing, evolving and thriving in the world of apartments. And within the hustle and bustle of this crazy wonderful...