MHP Blog

Do you have time for a call from a Mr. Bezos?

Are they talking about putting Amazon lockers on their properties? Yes. But that’s not all. Amazon‘s vision is far greater for apartment communities. Representatives for the firm seek to eventually “run a property’s entire...

Truth, freedom, and flourishing

Don’t misunderstand. Indonesia is beautiful. Its citizens are most gracious and the scenery, inspiring—some of God’s finest. Core values, however, change the world says the World Value Survey, a non-profit research center based in Stockholm,...

You choose a job. A calling chooses you.

The attraction is simple. The business of apartments makes us believe, if even in scattered moments, that we can improve the lives we serve and make a living while doing it. How many lives?...

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...

Everyone loves to be sold

The common thread throughout this wide and diverse sea of goods is identifying a solid value to the intended market. Here’s a secret. Selling is not that hard. If you understand human behavior, you’re practically...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...