MHP Blog

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...