MHP Reflections

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," on page 28, and promise a deeper dive...

Parable of the Post-It

I'm rather tall, so I figured I had already won the game and sat back down with a smile. "Now," he said, "I want you to take that same Post-In note and move it higher." Here's...

The power of perspective

The story then backs up on itself. The scene is played again, she doesn't drop her keys, and makes the train. The plot then splits into two parallel stories: all from a point of dissection...

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...

Be Inspired

I know that our cover story, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was never a Girl Scout... but then again, what do I know? At Oxford, after wandering into a meeting of LaChaim, a Jewish student...

Be fearless.

NAA and NMHC are just around the corner. Deals are sprouting up everywhere and companies are changing, evolving and thriving in the world of apartments. And within the hustle and bustle of this crazy wonderful...

Jumping from planes

I know this because he told us at the recent Mortgage Bankers Association conference in San Diego. He had just had his second hip replaced, but you couldn't tell it. No matter what you...

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....