MHP Reflections

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....

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...

You have more power than you know

I heard Bill Clinton at the National Apartment Association convention in Denver last month. He's certainly one of the most charming, well-spoken, articulate ex-presidents since, well, Ronald Reagan. I was, however, distracted by the audience....

Trust the fabric

As my darling grandmother, a seamstress by trade would say, a good seamstress trusts the fabric. And I do. Our best days are ahead, most assuredly, and I am excited by morning’s first light. Multifamily continues...

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,...

The tick tock of economics

My grandmother had a penny jar, while my father insisted we eliminate the one dollar bills and round up when playing Monopoly. The philosophical difference was not lost. So why do policy makers seem to...

Truth and consequences

"America did not tell the millions of men and women who came from every country in the world and who -- with their hands, their intelligence and their heart -- built the greatest nation...

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...

Tech Tonic

Twenty years ago, the multihousing scene was a very different place. I say this because I know. Newspaper ads and rental guides. Occupancy rates and Excel sheets. Doing your homework and pulling the last possible...

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...