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  • CAA names Michael J. Mini, seasoned association executive and government affairs professional, as new executive vice president
  • Trade Show booths 47 percent sold
  • Welcome new members!


  • Industry News
  • The death of high rise housing in Chicago
  • The top 10 apartment building trends: What your new place is going to look like
  • Seniors seek multifamily units in warm climates
  • Arlington Heights to update planning strategy
  • Apartment mortgages hot in South Florida
  • Report: Multifamily housing needed to bolster workforce






  • Chicagoland Apartment Association names Michael J. Mini, seasoned association executive and government affairs professional, as new executive vice president
    CAA
    The Chicagoland Apartment Association is pleased to announce that Michael J. Mini, a well-respected association executive and government affairs professional who has spent much of his career serving the real estate and business community in Chicago, has been named executive vice president of the nonprofit membership organization. Mini began his tenure at CAA on Jan. 1, 2014 and succeeds Judith A. Roettig who retired from the position she held for nearly 20 years.
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    Trade Show booths 47 percent sold
    CAA
    Trade Show booths 47 percent sold; register now to secure a spot. Click on the Trade Show page for instructions. Staff needs three booth selections via the booth selection site and a signed contract in order to assign a booth.
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    Jan. 30 Legal Seminar 2014 — City Focus 8:30 a.m. - noon
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    $89/$109 nonmember rate
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    Feb. 11-12 Leasing Agent Licensing Class 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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    March 6 Bright Future for Best Practices — Networking Breakfast for Residential Multi-Family Managers & Human Resources Professionals 8:30 a.m. – noon
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    The death of high rise housing in Chicago
    Utne Reader
    In the gripping first-person accounts of "High Rise Stories," former residents of Chicago's iconic public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high rise buildings. These stories of community, displacement and poverty in the wake of gentrification give voice to those who have long been ignored. The following excerpt comes from the introduction, "On Plans and Transformations."
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    The top 10 apartment building trends: What your new place is going to look like
    CultureMap
    Trends come and go in apartment living. Apartments outfitted with harvest gold appliances of the 1970s are now harder to find than a Yeti's fossil. Today, everybody wants an apartment with granite countertops. A lot of apartments are being built across America right now. There will be some hits and some misses as developers and designers take a stab at being popular with renters.
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    Seniors seek multifamily units in warm climates
    National Real Estate Investor
    As the U.S. housing market improves, senior citizens have been looking to sell homes they've been holding onto since the recession. Seniors wanting to get out of underwater homes have been putting them on the market, where one in four home sellers is 65 years or older, according to the National Association of Realtors.
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    Arlington Heights to update planning strategy
    The Chicago Tribune
    As a number of recent high-profile developments and decisions show a trend toward a more urban lifestyle in Arlington Heights, officials there will take on a yearlong process to update the village's community planning strategy. A new component of the comprehensive plan will focus on sustainability.
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    Apartment mortgages hot in South Florida
    South Florida Business Journal
    Lending in South Florida's multifamily sector continued its hot streak in 2012 and banks are bracing for more competition. Multifamily mortgage originations grew 23 percent in South Florida to $1.23 billion in 2012, compared to 2011, according to Compliance Technologies' LendingPatterns.com database of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act filings. That's the most lending since 2007.
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    Report: Multifamily housing needed to bolster workforce
    The Patriot Ledger
    The region could struggle to attract enough young workers to spur the economy if policies that discourage multifamily housing persist, a report released recently concludes. The projections aren't a surprise for some local officials who say communities south of Boston, including Quincy, have been bracing for such changes.
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