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The Science of Real Estate

HUD Introduces New Tools As Part of Revised Underwriting Guidance

March 5, 2015

Recognizing the benefit of data-based market predictions, HUD is set to improve processes by introducing a standardized reporting template and new Capital Needs Assessment e-tool as part of their forthcoming revised guidance for underwriting FHA insured loans.

The Full Nelson

The New Metric—Price Per Square Foot

March 3, 2015

NEW YORK CITY—"What's the multiple?" used to be the determining statistic to a multifamily building's fair value. Not any more. James Nelson of Cushman & Wakefield looks at the new standard.

Executive Watch

Higher Calling

March 3, 2015

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article about the growing trend of companies focusing on the lofty mission of making a better world, prompted by young workers who—in addition to a paycheck—say they want to make a difference, and employers who try to rationalize how to combine their bottom line with endeavors to improve mankind.

The Science of Real Estate

Creating an Energy Efficient Plan—One Step at a Time

March 2, 2015

Intimidated by Accomplishing an Energy Efficiency Plan? An energy efficiency plan doesn't have to be so complicated. Clare Broderick, PE, LEED AP discusses how to create, manage, and follow through on a successful step by step plan.

Ms. Real Estate

Does an MF Development Still Need Parking?

February 26, 2015

A developer wants to include parking with a new development, but the Planning Department has capped it. Is this still a problem? Ms. Real Estate has the answers.