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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...

The power of 10

I was sitting in his office as he recounted the secret of life. It was 2005 and we spent the next two hours talking about everything from his theory of successful urban planning to...

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...

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...

Class warfare and how the Vietnam war finally ends

“He got rid of the intellectual elites,” said my guide. “Brutal—but I think it saved our country. I mean, consider what happens to a place when workers are devalued...” I was dazed by his words....

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...

Nothing but the truth

Those who create their own reality make me suspicious. Truth is a closely held belief. I've known that for sometime. Which is why in times of confusion I navigate toward the numbers. They never let...

Benford’s Law

Fraud has long been a concern at multifamily properties that take cash or other methods of cash-equivalent funds for rent and other services. Today employee fraud costs business owners $300 billion a year and...

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...

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...