Weekly Roundup: March 3rd, 2018

Technological advancements and the targeting of key groups like millennials and baby boomers continue to define the multifamily space. In this week’s collection of top multifamily reads, Property Management Insider discusses the importance of strategically marketing on technology platforms to successfully engage prospects and residents. Next, City Lab uncovers which metros are attracting the greatest share of millennial talent, and how this is influencing economic … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: March 3rd, 2018

Weekly Roundup: February 23, 2018

We start off this week’s collection of multifamily news items with a look at a few top performing markets. MPF Research zooms in on Altanta – a strong performing in recent years — and finds that workforce housing neighborhoods dominate the list of top areas for rent growth in the city. Next, Urban Land sums up Marcus & Millichap’s 2018 Multifamily North American Forcast, which … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: February 23, 2018

Multifamily Affordability Shifts Across the Top U.S. Metros

Although small multifamily property fundamentals have seen slight improvements – thanks in part to income growth – affordability still remains a concern in most U.S. metros. Yes high levels of variation exist when examining the prices of these locations. This research post from ALEX Chatter takes a deeping dive into the issue of affordability across the U.S. Housing Affordability Update at the Metro Level Reflecting … Continue reading Multifamily Affordability Shifts Across the Top U.S. Metros

Weekly Roundup: December 21, 2017

This week’s collection of industry news stories touch upon the movement patterns of renters along with predictions for financial and digital trends in multifamily. First, The New York Times reports that there has been a drop in mobility for renters and homeowners alike. Then, Axiometrics weighs in on the risks and returns of investing in apartments, concluding that the flexibility of the sector leads to … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: December 21, 2017

The Correlation Between Income and Multifamily Rents

As the average household income level of a metro rises, we using see asking apartment rents grow alongside it. We rent levels fall out of alignment with the growth of household incomes, affordability issues begins to emerge. Moreover, the affordability issue continues to be exacerbated by discrepancies in supply and demand conditions. Let’s examine the relationship between small asset apartment asking rents and household income … Continue reading The Correlation Between Income and Multifamily Rents

Weekly Roundup: December 15, 2017

Trending locations for multifamily developments, and the characteristics of candidates who are likely to rent, are analyzed throughout this week’s selection of industry news pieces. First, National Real Estate Investor covers multifamily in suburban submarkets, and how these suburban locations are accounting for most of the inventory’s growth. Next, Axiometrics explores how the apartment market is benefitting from the growing number of young adults who … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: December 15, 2017

Solar Heating Gains Momentum in South-West

The adoption of solar powered heating in multifamily is proving to have significant impacts on more than just the environment. In fact, implementing this “green” trend could lead to considerable financial benefits including increased NOI, reduced operating expenses and even discounted loan rates and state level incentives. Thought the perks of going solar are undeniable, it seems that the usage of it is somewhat limited … Continue reading Solar Heating Gains Momentum in South-West