Category Archives: Commercial Real Estate

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 3, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup offers insights on opportunity zone legislation, Cincinnati’s apartment market and strategies to retain renters. First, CityLab explains why some industry participants believe building more high-end apartments could actually be a potential solution to the affordable housing crisis. Next, Real Capital Analytics analyzes how policies relating to opportunity zones are impacting capital

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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of May 27, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at housing construction starts, rent growth and rental affordability. First, MultifamilyBiz reports that new apartment construction picked up in April, but was still down significantly from the monthly average in 2018. Next, MBA reports that multifamily rents continue to increase at a slow pace, but it remains to

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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of May 20, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup offers insights on the sector’s performance in the first quarter, southeastern cities’ apartment demand and millennial housing preferences. First, Arbor’s Chatter blog provides a snapshot of the U.S. apartment market’s fundamentals to start 2019, which include continued rent growth and low vacancy. Next, NREI notes that the Southeast of the U.S.

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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of May 13, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup highlights the affordable housing crisis, income growth among renters and homeowners, and origination volumes in first-quarter 2019. First, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) shares insights from the firm’s Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference, including a discussion of the economy’s performance and its impact on the commercial real estate industry. Next, Curbed breaks

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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of May 6, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at housing affordability, the top metros attracting Millennials and how to implement value-add strategies. First, Mortgage Bankers Association reveals that multifamily is this year’s most favored investment opportunity, according to a recent survey from Deloitte and Situs RERC. Next, Brookings analyzes the factors causing affordability challenges for middle-income

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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of March 11, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at single-family construction, the top markets for the Baby Boomer-Senior segment and green building’s impact on the apartment market. First, NREI reports that apartment developers continue to plan new projects in metros with highly educated labor pools, including cities like Seattle and Boston. Next, NAHB notes that the

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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of December 10, 2018

This week’s multifamily roundup features insights on seasonality in the sector, where to find high-yield single-family rental opportunities, and how Millennials will transform the housing market. First, Livabl explains why the U.S. rental market is set to end the year on a positive note, with further growth expected next year. Then, Mortgage Bankers Association reports

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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of November 26, 2018

This week’s multifamily roundup features insights on investor appetite for New York’s Opportunity Zones, Millennial renters’ occupation profiles and the top markets for commercial real estate investment potential. First, NAHB notes that the average unit size for newly constructed multifamily is below the average during the pre-recession years, due to an increase in built-for-rent units

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Weekly Roundup : Week of November 12, 2018

This week’s multifamily roundup features insights on the changing performance of cap rates, the uptick of young renters living alone and the top markets for multifamily development. First, Mortgage Bankers Association notes that while cap rates have been declining for almost two decades, market indicators suggest cap rate expansion is on its way. Then, ALN

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Weekly Roundup: Week of October 22, 2018

This week’s multifamily roundup features insights on Houston’s apartment market recovery, how rents differ by property age, and updated Opportunity Zone guidelines. First, Real Capital Analytics notes that the apartment sector was the only property type to post double-digit annual price growth in the third quarter. Then, Real Page takes a look at the large

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