Multifamily Building Permits

Multifamily Development Year-End 2016 | Arbor Year-end data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on new residential construction, including data for multifamily buildings (classified as structures with five or more units), showed that multifamily development continued its strong run during 2016. Multifamily Building Permits Authorizations of privately-owned residential housing units in the United States in buildings with five … Continue reading Multifamily Building Permits

How Big is the Rent Affordability Problem?

Rents in the United States have been rising faster than incomes for several years, demanding a larger share of household budgets. In fact, nearly one-third of American renter households contribute 50 percent or more of income towards rent. Are Small Asset Rentals Less ‘Severe’ on Renter Budgets? Following the definition used by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) in their recently released 2016 annual … Continue reading How Big is the Rent Affordability Problem?

Not the Bachelor Pad: Age and Income Profiles of Single Renters in Small Apartment Properties

Married households and families are well-represented in small property apartments. Reflecting that skew to larger households, smaller properties account for a relatively smaller share of single renters when compared to large buildings. How Many Single Renters in Small and Large Properties? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xprlKBpox0GqVOfRgqeMq-QPTPBkJWmC15Gi_fGGsxk/pubchart?oid=1951124936&format=interactive As shown in the chart above, about 45 percent of all units in small properties are rented by individuals living alone, split equally … Continue reading Not the Bachelor Pad: Age and Income Profiles of Single Renters in Small Apartment Properties

Are America’s Seniors the Next Wave of Apartment Demand?

Seniors are an increasingly important multifamily renter cohort, especially for smaller properties. Some retirees are choosing to downsize and rent for lifestyle reasons. Other seniors are working — and renting — longer. How Big is the Seniors Renter Market? Seniors — including people 65 years of age and over — are 14.5 percent of the population. Their share is growing as the Baby Boom generation … Continue reading Are America’s Seniors the Next Wave of Apartment Demand?

The State of Multifamily Lending in 2017

Listen as host Sam Chandan speaks with Arbor’s own Ivan Kaufman and Freddie Mac’s Steve Johnson about the growing success and financial benefits of the multifamily small balance loan market and how investors can take advantage. Hear from the small loan market’s leading experts as they provide exclusive insight on this highly impactful market sector. Listen to full show here. Continue reading The State of Multifamily Lending in 2017

Q3 2016: Multifamily Construction on the Rise

As we closeout 2016, it is important for multifamily investors to look towards 2017 and the overall housing market forecast. This post examines how multifamily development fits into the overall residential construction market. While all signs are pointing to a strong year for apartment deliveries in 2017, the pipeline is heavily weighted towards highly amenitized properties in the urban core. This presents an opportunity to … Continue reading Q3 2016: Multifamily Construction on the Rise