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

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?

Leveraging Small Multifamily Loans in 2017: How to Growth Your Multifamily Investment Portfolio and Maximize Returns

Small apartment assets — think 5 to 50 units, secured by $1MM to $7MM loans — play a critical role in U.S. housing. They are home to roughly one-third of all renters, and nearly 80 percent of lower-income renters. Based on a recent webinar from Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. and Freddie Mac, this presentation explores what you need to know to strategically grow your portfolio … Continue reading Leveraging Small Multifamily Loans in 2017: How to Growth Your Multifamily Investment Portfolio and Maximize Returns

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