Authored by Michael Ratliff, the editor of ALEX Chatter. The multifamily bridge loan space has become an increasingly popular lending sector as the current multifamily cycle has progressed. This is largely due to the rise of the value-add investment strategy. Strategic multifamily investors have benefitted greatly from the prevalence of older, mismanaged apartment inventory that’s
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A new research blog post on ALEX Chatter examines the continued flood of foreign investment into U.S. multifamily. In fact, as Real Capital Analytics data points out, 2015 represented a new high for foreign investment in American apartments. Even more impressive was that the 2015 investment figure of $16.3 billion was nearly triple the $5.7
Go ahead and picture an apartment building. If you are like most people, then you are likely envisioning something large, tall and in a city. Well — as recent Chandan Economics research published on ALEX Chatter shows — most multifamily renters (57%) actually live in buildings with between 5 and 19 units. The research also
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Arbor has originated billions of dollars in commercial real estate financing for more than two decades. Because of its long track record of work, Arbor’s commercial real estate financing business has quite naturally been steeped in history through the funding of several iconic New York buildings. Let me take you on a tour of three
In the information age, convenient does not always mean better. The quest to build faster, advanced platforms sometimes results in overwrought machines that value flash over function. Unfortunately, in many instances, customer service often disappears along the way. Despite this, innovation and personalized care need not work at cross-purposes. Indeed, the two have driven
As a dedicated community leader and firm believer in the value of education, Ivan Kaufman founded the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School in 2001 before transitioning the school to its permanent home in February 2007. The new, 11-acre sprawling campus was the first modern Orthodox secondary education school built on Long Island in more