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: 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

Weekly Roundup: February 2, 2018

This week’s collection of industry trends is marked by rising demand for apartments, how renters are finding multifamily spaces and how rethinking the suburbs could be part of the solution to housing affordability. First, CityLab suggests that replacing single family homes with small apartment buildings can be a natural way to start improving housing stock and density. Then, Trepp reveals how the lending market is … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: February 2, 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