Category Archives: Commercial Real Estate

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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Weekly Roundup: Week of October 8, 2018

This week’s multifamily roundup features insights on the nuances of today’s apartment renters, the trend of declining public transit use, and residents’ willingness to pay a premium for green features. First, RealPage provides an in-depth look at the nation’s apartment renter base, finding eight distinct types of U.S. renter households. Then, NREI reports that demand

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Weekly Roundup: August 13, 2018

This week’s multifamily roundup features insights on multifamily construction starts in the top 10 metros, the occupational profile of workforce renters and where luxury apartment rents are rising. First, Multifamily Executive reports that construction activity has picked up over the last six months in half of the top 10 metro markets. Then, Mortgage Bankers Association

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Weekly Roundup: July 13, 2018

Long-term flood insurance, sustainable design features and single-family renter demand are explored throughout this week’s selection of industry new stories. MBA, along with nearly two dozen industry trade groups, are pushing Congress to take action and implement a long-term extension for the National Flood Insurance Program. Then, NREI states that as more renters come to

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Weekly Roundup: July 6, 2018

This week’s industry news pieces feature information on the GSEs green incentives and small apartment buildings’ importance to urban workforce housing. First, Multifamily Executive states that green financing programs are picking up the pace in multifamily lending as the GSEs have made their programs more streamlined. Then, RealPage reports that Class C apartments have gained

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Weekly Roundup: June 22, 2018

The rise of green roofs, overall apartment performance and increasing monthly rents are covered in this week’s news highlights. First, National Apartment Association examines Denver’s decision to pass an initiative that requires new and existing buildings to add green spaces to rooftops. Next, RealPage states that many of the nation’s largest markets have outperformed historic

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Real Estate Weekly Roundup: June 15, 2018

This week’s industry news highlights feature information on small balance lending growth as well as the new amenities that are attracting college students. First, MBA reports that small balance multifamily lending could increase 4 to 6 percent this year due to factors like having a superior risk-adjusted performance outlook. Then, Multifamily Executive states that effective

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