MHP Reflections

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...

Americans are on edge

From the continuing ebb and flow of jobs, to growing threats of terror, to something as simple as water—there is barely a moment of our daily lives that is not overshadowed with uncertainty, framed...

Making hay whilst there’s daylight

One might gather that there’s a pivot back to private capital as 79,000 apartment units have left the hands of publicly traded REITs for the greener portfolios of private equity firms. Just a few...

Positivity

I felt completely overpowered by his dismay. We're both Catholic, so many of our discussions circled around our faith-in-common, but it felt as though he had already given up the ship. It seemed that...

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...

One punch can change everything

Association, after all, is pivotal to human existence. We touch on the association of smell and its impact on leasing apartments in our story, "Clearing the Air," and promise a deeper dive on the topic...

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...

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...

A primer in tribalism

You know, like, "I'm a Mac," or "I'm a PC." That's called tribalism. Back in the day, the unity of the tribe, in its purist form, was based on kinship. If you weren't kin, you were...

Choose courage

The growth that once propelled America and generated expansion, upward mobility and a pervasive prosperity is now the weakest in at least seven decades. So we’re anxious. Still, there are points of light like consumer spending,...