MHP Blog

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...