Weekly Roundup: Week of May 25, 2018

This week’s news pieces feature a mixture of commercial real estate topics including the impact of new supply, luxury apartments and the draw of single-family rentals. First, MBA predicts how the industry will continue to change in the future with insightful contributions from MBA Vice President, Jamie Woodwell. Then, NREI states that while apartment demand is expected to remain strong, it may not be able to keep pace with the addition of new … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Week of May 25, 2018

Weekly Roundup: Week of May 18, 2018

The role of mass transit, rent gains and new development is discussed throughout this week’s collection of industry updates. First, NREI shares that renters are less willing to pay more to live near a subway or rail station since they have a greater selection of transportation options to choose from. Next, Scottsman Guide analyzes the growth in Q1 mortgage banker originations. MBA states that multifamily rents continued their strong … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Week of May 18, 2018

Weekly Roundup: Friday, April 20th, 2018

This week’s industry updates consist of value-add strategies, the rising interest in class B properties and what the slowing apartment boom means for rent projections. MBA begins by highlighting key takeaways with a video with Jamie Woodwell, Vice President of Commercial/Multifamily Research and Economics, on the multifamily market outlook. Then NREI explores how value-add strategies have grown in demand, but aren’t generating the same rent growth that they once promised. Next, Arbor’s … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Friday, April 20th, 2018

Weekly Roundup: Friday, April 6th, 2018

This week’s selection of multifamily news highlights takes a closer look at the growth of green mortgages, millennial renting trends and a summary of major shifts in the CRE market. First, Fannie Mae states that the number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified apartments have multiplied by more than 13 times since the introduction of the Fannie’s first Green Mortgage Loan in 2012. Then, … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Friday, April 6th, 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

Who is the Small Multifamily Borrower?

Ivan Kaufman, Chairman, President & CEO of Arbor Realty Trust Inc., sits down with Steve Johnson, Vice President of the Small Loan Business at Freddie Mac, and Sam Chandan, Silverstein Chair at the NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate to discuss how the needs of the small balance multifamily borrower differ from larger institutional investors. Continue reading Who is the Small Multifamily Borrower?

How Arbor and Freddie Mac Have Served the Small Balance Loan Space

Ivan Kaufman, Chairman, President & CEO of Arbor Realty Trust Inc., sits down with Steve Johnson, Vice President of the Small Loan Business at Freddie Mac, and Sam Chandan, Silverstein Chair at the NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate to discuss how Arbor and Freddie Mac have partnered together to keep the small multifamily industry well capitalized. Continue reading How Arbor and Freddie Mac Have Served the Small Balance Loan Space