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Stopping the cycle of poverty begins with housing

Terwilliger is chairman emeritus of Trammel Crow Residential Company and heralds a list of accomplishments that would fill this book. A quick primer for the “yutes”: Trammel Crow ascended as the nation’s largest multifamily...

As the sun rises, so does opportunity

I believed her. In the mind of a child, life is simple. As it should be. It’s not as though anyone in that classroom, the school or even the community was on an obvious trajectory...

Choose courage

(photo) Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and MHP Publisher Linda Hoffman at Tusker's Roadhouse in Cleveland, Ohio, in July. Keating sits on the executive committee of the Ronald J. Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America's...

We need to raise the volume on America’s rental affordability crisis

What happens in Cleveland can't stay in Cleveland Next week, we will be heading to Cleveland to attend the 2016 Republican National Convention. For lifelong GOPers like us, the convention is an opportunity to connect...

Prescience: knowledge of things before they happen

We are a country divided. We will eventually need to deal with that in a meaningful way. A 2014 historical study suggests that not since the Civil War have we been so polarized as a...

And the crowd roared

It's always gratifying to receive letters from our readers. It seems, however, that the last Publisher's Letter rang a particular bell with many. It's true. You didn't need us to tell you that landlords...

Don’t mess with the bull

Much like the great split incentive that sits at the heart of our multifamily businesses, we are a country conflicted. Sitting squarely between what we hear, what we know, and what we can actually...

Did you feel that?

The economy contracted. And, about the same time, California had a swarm of minor earthquakes. Maybe it's sheer coincidence, but I don't think so. After a temblor we always check for the intensity and the...

America was built by thinkers.

Its back-bone, the apartment business, has evolved through ingenuity and problem-solving. One's ability to work through challenges has a cascading effect on every level of society. Such a skill also strengthens our stream of renters...

Income: it’s all relative

Where do you get your facts? Good facts make good decisions so it's a rather important question. In fact, your answer to this question is one of the structural walls of your life that determines...