Derek Mearns

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Energy Benchmarking Helps Quantify the ROI of Green

The latest city to announce that it has undertaken giant leaps when it comes to its multifamily energy benchmarking is Seattle, Wash. Read more

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MBA Reports 2012, Forecasts 2013 Multifamily Lending Figures

The latest report from Washington, D.C.-based Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), released this week at its CREF/ Multifamily Housing Convention in San Diego, Calif., gives a glimpse into how multifamily lending fared to close out 2012. Read more

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Freddie Mac Reports Record-Breaking Volume for 2012

It’s one thing to post an increase, but it’s a whole different ball game when you can post a 42 percent increase year-over-year. And that’s exactly what Freddie Mac did in 2012 for its volumes in loan purchases and bond guarantees for multifamily. Read more

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Top Cities for Job Growth and Rental Revenue in 2013

The latest report from Dallas, Texas-based research firm Axiometrics spells out some positive data for 2013 job growth and rental revenue increases. But not all metros have such a bright outlook for solid fundamental growth this year. Read more

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UDR Focuses on Trimming "Make-Ready" Time

For Highlands Ranch, Colo.-based UDR, finding new efficiencies in the turnover process is a priority for 2013. Read more

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