brand-new January 11

New Units Needed Now

New Units Needed Now Multifamily occupancy rates are up from 94% in 1995 to 95.4% today. And while this incremental growth is positive, it does not reflect the roller coaster ride that was 2007-2011. Today, we see a 4.6% vacancy rate, which translates to more than 11,000 apartment homes in Orange County sitting vacant and […]

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My Friend Dean

My Friend Dean Eight years ago, I joined my first volunteer committee at the Apartment Association of Orange County and after proving myself to my colleagues, I became a board member. Having grown up in the apartment business and around our association, I can remember being a kid in my 20s around some of the […]

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A Shift to Renterdom

A Shift to Renterdom Just about everywhere you look nowadays, housing makes its way into the headlines. And whether the topic is rents, market values, new development, buying or selling, columnists and economists are generally alike in their shared enthusiasm that something “big” is happening. But what’s going on today in 2015 is not the […]

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The Answer to Affordability

The Answer to Affordability While many sub-markets in Orange County have yet to reach the previous high water mark for rents set prior to the great recession, owners and operators alike are pleased with the rebound as it suggests that with continued job growth and growing retail sales figures, a general sense of well-being is […]

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future As a kid, one of my favorite movies was “Back to the Future”. In the movie, Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, connects with Doc, played by Christopher Lloyd, a mad scientist of sorts, and is given the opportunity to travel back in time in a tricked out Delorean automobile […]

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It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again

It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again By: Nicholas A. Dunlap RIP Yogi 1925-2015 I’m sorry, have we met? Wait a minute –  I am certain that I have been here before. It’s deja vu all over again!  Or as the late Yankee great Yogi Berra put it: “it’s like deja vu all over again”.  But […]

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A Poem For Janet

A Poem For Janet I’m not much of a poet, but I couldn’t help but write a little something about the fed’s complete misunderstanding of today’s market.  I’ll make it simple. Show me consistent, sustained economic growth, new jobs and allow people to really feel good about things again. I mean REALLY feel good. None […]


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