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Truth be told

The hope is that consumers, who account for 70 percent of the economy, will finally begin to spend. And while unemployment, real estate values and dampened credit remain a focus in a number of...

I love this town Bon Jovi style

On Sept. 2, 2008, the lead singer and founding member of the eponymous rock band was back in Newark, shovel in hand, to turn first dirt on the Newark Genesis Apartments, 51 units of...

Who says you can’t go back?

I always knew that I'd like this place. You don't have to look too far, to find a friendly face I feel alive when I'm walkin' on the street. I feel the heart of the city poundin'...

New HUD secretary is a multihousing guy

Since 2004, Commissioner Donovan has headed New York's Department of Housing Preservation and Development. During the Clinton Administration he served as Under Secretary of HUD for Multifamily Housing and also served as the Acting...

Get your Sully on

Some were there to catch a glimpse of the unassuming captain, who so deftly belly-landed a disabled US Airways A320 jetliner in the Hudson River in January. Others were there to offer honor to the...

Back to basics

Over the years since George Lane founded the multifamily company in Atlanta, its platform has grown to include development, investment, asset and property management, renovation and construction of a wide variety of apartments, condos...

When Irish eyes are smiling

I shake my head in agreement because no one can win against the Irish drinking song argument. It's just one of those life-truths. In fact, I hear Irish drinking songs every time I open a...

The big chill

Multihousing brokers are certainly feeling the pinch. During a panel discussion at the Apartments 2008 conference in Los Angeles, hosted by Real Estate Southern California and GlobeSt.com on October 2, brokers from CB Richard...

That which defines us

I can, in no way, trivialize what's happening in the financial markets or certain segments of our economy, but it is all relative. And while "It's all relative" does not make as good a...

Freddie and Fannie, how low can you go?

"The Congress really took a hard look at our industry's lobbying efforts to create a more balanced housing policy," Camden Property Trust CEO Ric Campo told analysts during the apartment REIT's Q2 earnings call,...