Tag Archives: multifamily

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 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 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 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: 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: 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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Bridge Market Grows More Liquid, Competitive

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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U.S. Multifamily Remains Very Attractive to Foreign Investors

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

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