MHP Blog

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The bubble that never was

My friend is a numbers guy. He's managed portfolios in the billions and continually chants the word, "correction." I now think it's not so much a word, but talisman he holds in his mind...

Ferguson Missouri

When you leave a place, you are unwittingly marked with its memories. Such memories become framed in your perspective and there they remain, inherently guiding you, until something such as a Ferguson-Missouri-Google-alert releases them...

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...