Tag Archives: multifamily

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of July 8, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at U.S. apartment demand, the economy’s longest expansion on record and the mortgage industry’s new interest-rate index. First, RealPage reports that the apartment sector’s performance in the second quarter was strong, with demand reaching a five-year high. Next, Arbor’s Chatter blog releases the first part of a new

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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of July 1, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at build-to-rent housing, Harvard’s latest housing study, and baby boomer/seniors lifestyle preferences. First, CNBC reports on the increasing popularity of the build-to-rent investment strategy, with elevated demand for the single-family rental product encouraging larger investors and developers to enter the space. Next, Harvard JCHS releases its “State of

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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 24, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at build-to-rent housing, Harvard’s latest housing study, and baby boomer/seniors lifestyle preferences. First, CNBC reports on the increasing popularity of the build-to-rent investment strategy, with elevated demand for the single-family rental product encouraging larger investors and developers to enter the space. Next, Harvard JCHS releases its “State of

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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 17, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup provides insights on single-family rent growth, CRE collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and senior housing needs. First, CoreLogic notes that single-family rents have been climbing steadily since 2010, achieving 3% year-over-year growth in April. Next, Freddie Mac discusses the need for energy and water upgrades at older multifamily properties and how green

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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 10, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at apartment occupancy, cap rates and sustainability in real estate. First, RealPage reports that strong leasing activity has led U.S. multifamily occupancy to reach a level not seen since the early 2000s. Next, Real Capital Analytics observes that cap rates have not moved much over the last year,

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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 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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