MHP Blog

I’m afraid to blink.

Never before has the world been safer, freer, wealthier, or healthier. In 2014, 54 percent of the nation’s counties had zero murders and more than half of last year’s murders occurred in only two percent...

Net zero in a box

And so my obsession over Flex House, the newest concept-in-a-box (literally) which made its final on-tour appearance at CES in Vegas last month. Created by California-based modular housing company Shelter Dynamics, Flex House was...

NMHC: Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference

It remains to be seen how the recent rise in stock market volatility will impact the US economy which has been bolstered by rising jobs, wages, consumer and business spending, consumer confidence, growing world...

HUD’s EnVision Vision

The HUD budget is out. Self-actualization is in. The $41.24 billion spending plan focuses on housing three vulnerable populations: the homeless, the elderly, and the disabled. HUD is zeroing in on these groups with...

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...

Capitalizing on the apartment model

Howard Behr is back from Hyderabad, India, and he’s still talking about his 85-cent taxi ride. Behr, originally with NWP, Costa Mesa, Calif., and then of RealPage, Richardson, Texas, through its purchase of NWP,...

Help wanted

The labor market continues to tighten as unemployment wobbled near a 45-year low last week leaving unemployment at the lowest level since January 1973. Last week also marked the 154th straight week that claims remained...

History repeats itself

It’s happening again. Once, knowledge was sequestered away on manuscripts in Monasteries only to be set free by the printing press. Suddenly, the Renaissance. The Reformation. The Industrial Revolution. Men read, collaborated and created. Our modern...

Living in Realsville

And so when I read a study that found that 80 percent of executives believe that their product/service/company stands out against the competition—while only 8 percent of their customers agree, I began to wonder...

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...