Anne Johnson

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Raphael Bostic appointed to APPAM Policy Council

APPAM (Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management) elected Raphael Bostic to its policy council as Vice President.  APPAM was founded in 1979 by representatives of 15 policy schools and research institutes.  Within a few years, it quickly evolved into a well respected association and by 1981 started publishing the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. …

How L.A. can improve its return on our multibillion-dollar transit investment

In a Los Angeles op-ed, Marlon Boarnet and Gary Painter discuss ways for Los Angeles to improve its investment in transit. L.A. Metro can — and should — be much more than a people mover. Armed with the power to capture the value its growth is creating, it could recycle taxpayer-funded rail transit into a force to…

In Politics, It Isn’t Easy Being Clean

“If you can’t take their money, drink their booze, eat their food, screw their women and vote against them, you don’t belong here,” the late California Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh famously said.   That observation capsulizes the disconnect between the world views of Democratic Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. For more of this article…

Rent getting more expensive for Inland Empire apartments

The annual USC Casden Multifamily Forecast released this week noted the unemployment rate for the Inland area is the lowest in eight years, with growth in transportation and logistics accounting for nearly one-quarter of the area’s new jobs in 2014. Job and population increases over the next two years, the forecast said, will push up rents…

Study: Rent in San Diego to see steep rise by 2018

Apartment-dwellers in San Diego County can look forward to the highest projected rent increases in Southern California over the next two years, thanks to growing demand and low vacancy rates, according to a report [USC Casden Multifamily Forecast] released Tuesday….”Though multifamily construction permits are back to pre-recession levels and have provided some relief, population and…

So Cal apartment rents will continue to rise through 2018

“Population and employment growth are driving up demand faster than new inventory can hit the market,” said Raphael Bostic, interim director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, which collaborated on this week’s [USC Casden Multifamily] forecast with Beacon Economics, a Los Angeles consulting firm.

JPMorgan Chase Launches $125 Million, Five-Year Initiative for Disadvantaged neighborhoods

JPMorgan Chase & Co. today launched PRO Neighborhoods, a $125 million, five-year initiative to identify and support solutions for creating economic opportunity in disadvantaged neighborhoods around the country.  PRO Neighborhoods will invest in collaborative partnerships, innovative data-driven ideas to revitalize neighborhoods left behind by the recovery. Raphael Bostic was one of several industry notables quoted in the press…