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Multifamily REITs Are Once Again in Acquisition Mode
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Multifamily REITs Are Once Again in Acquisition Mode

After taking a bit of a pause in previous years, multifamily REITs are net buyers in 2019. Multifamily REITs are once again in acquisition mode. ...

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Flush with Cash from Target, Startup Attacks Rental Headaches
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Flush with Cash from Target, Startup Attacks Rental Headaches

Landing is a new membership-based firm that provides short-term furnished rentals in some of the country’s most expensive cities. (Bloomberg)—When...

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Construction Labor Shortages in the Multifamily Sector May Start to Ease Next Year
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Construction Labor Shortages in the Multifamily Sector May Start to Ease Next Year

If multifamily development slows down, developers should face fewer challenges finding construction workers. Experienced construction workers...

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Workforce Housing Residents Deserve Support Services Too
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Workforce Housing Residents Deserve Support Services Too

Workforce housing owners can partner with non-profits to provide some essential services to their tenants. Housing with a social impact is needed...

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Los Angeles Condo Sales Plunge as Chinese Capital Stays at Home
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Los Angeles Condo Sales Plunge as Chinese Capital Stays at Home

Chinese buyers have made about 50 percent of condo purchases in downtown Los Angeles in recent years. (Bloomberg)—The real estate market in...

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The Hottest Rising 18-Hour City? It’s in the Southeast
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The Hottest Rising 18-Hour City? It’s in the Southeast

Investors should follow the path of the strongest job and population growth. In the U.S., 24-hour cities—the cities that essentially are up all...

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Apartment Sector Likely to Experience Continued Rent Growth, Albeit at a Slower Pace
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Apartment Sector Likely to Experience Continued Rent Growth, Albeit at a Slower Pace

Apartment rents are rising, but far below previous years’ levels. Apartment rents are likely to keep rising, even if the economy continues to slow...

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Warren Calls Out Blackstone for ‘Shameless’ Profits from Housing
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Warren Calls Out Blackstone for ‘Shameless’ Profits from Housing

Elizabeth Warren criticizes Blackstone for buying up foreclosed multifamily buildings and single-family homes after the housing crisis. (Bloomberg)...

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Falling Rents in New York, Boston Hold Back U.S. Core Inflation
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Falling Rents in New York, Boston Hold Back U.S. Core Inflation

The declines in New York and Boston weighted on the national measure for rent of primary residence. (Bloomberg)—The unexpected slowdown last month...

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Fannie-Freddie Might Not Sell Shares Until 2022, Watchdog Says
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Fannie-Freddie Might Not Sell Shares Until 2022, Watchdog Says

FHFA Director Mark Calabria said the agency will likely have a rule for capital requirements before Fannie, Freddie go to market. (Bloomberg)...

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Do You Know What Your Prospective Tenants Want? The Answers May Surprise You
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Do You Know What Your Prospective Tenants Want? The Answers May Surprise You

A new survey from NMHC and Kingsley Associates looks at what apartment renters want. Did you know that the number one apartment feature prospective...

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Tech Giants Are Often Blamed for the Affordable Housing Shortage in the Bay Area. CRE Insiders Say the Issue Is Not That Simple
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Tech Giants Are Often Blamed for the Affordable Housing Shortage in the Bay Area. CRE Insiders Say the Issue Is Not That Simple

California needs new zoning laws and a less NIMBYism more than it does affordable housing money from Apple and Facebook, they say. Tremendous...

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Multifamily Owners Explore Ways to Monetize High-Speed Connectivity
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Multifamily Owners Explore Ways to Monetize High-Speed Connectivity

The Wi-Fi Advantage for Multi-Unit Property Owners Sponsored by DISH Business Providing high-speed internet is less of an added perk for renters...

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Construction Materials Costs Are Expected to Rise
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Construction Materials Costs Are Expected to Rise

In spite of the fallout from trade wars, construction materials prices remained stable in 2019. That’s likely to change. The prices of many...

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Why Secondary and Tertiary Markets Present a Compelling Investment Opportunity for Multifamily Owners
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Why Secondary and Tertiary Markets Present a Compelling Investment Opportunity for Multifamily Owners

The affordable and workforce housing shortage isn’t limited to primary markets. Cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City are often...

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Kushner Family’s Apartment Management Firm Sued by Maryland
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Kushner Family’s Apartment Management Firm Sued by Maryland

The state’s attorney general claims Westminster Management failed to address hazardous conditions at its properties. (Bloomberg)—An apartment...

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Facebook Commits $1 Billion to Ease Bay Area Housing Crisis
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Facebook Commits $1 Billion to Ease Bay Area Housing Crisis

The social media company plans to build as many as 20,000 affordable housing units over the next decade. (Bloomberg)—Facebook Inc. is following...

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Australian Pension Fund Eyes U.S. Offices, Apartments
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Australian Pension Fund Eyes U.S. Offices, Apartments

QSuper, the second-largest pension fund in Australia, wants to invest in U.S. office and apartment buildings. (Bloomberg)—Australia’s second...

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The Market Is Still Not Seeing Enough Affordable and Workforce Housing
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The Market Is Still Not Seeing Enough Affordable and Workforce Housing

While developers are on track to deliver 100,000 new or renovated affordable units this year, the supply will fall far short of demand. Developers...

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The World's Top Cities for Generation Z
News 2 months ago
The World's Top Cities for Generation Z

Weighing 22 different metrics, on-demand housing platform Nestpick generated a list of the top cities for Generation Z. Weighing 22 metrics,...

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Freddie, Fannie Offer More Competitive Loan Terms After Re-Set Lending Caps
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Freddie, Fannie Offer More Competitive Loan Terms After Re-Set Lending Caps

No longer fearing exceeding their cap limits, the agencies are offering lower interest rates. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae lenders are once again...

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Has Modular Construction Reached a Turning Point in the Multifamily Sector?
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Has Modular Construction Reached a Turning Point in the Multifamily Sector?

There were twice as many modular units produced for multifamily construction last year than in 2017. More and more developers are creating...

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Maximizing LIHTC Investments: Understanding Nuances Can Determine Profit
News 2 months ago
Maximizing LIHTC Investments: Understanding Nuances Can Determine Profit

Underwriting structuring and due diligence risk management for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or HUD financing vary greatly, as with government money...

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U.S. Home Price Index Rises at Slowest Pace Since 2012
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U.S. Home Price Index Rises at Slowest Pace Since 2012

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index of property values increased by 2 percent from a year earlier in July. (Bloomberg)—Home-price gains in 20 U.S....

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Lenders Won’t Cover Rising Construction Costs on Multifamily Projects
News 3 months ago
Lenders Won’t Cover Rising Construction Costs on Multifamily Projects

To make up for rising materials costs, apartment developers are being forced to put more equity into their projects. Low interest rates are not...

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Trump’s Fannie-Freddie Redo Faces ‘Reality’ Limits, Beacon Says
News 3 months ago
Trump’s Fannie-Freddie Redo Faces ‘Reality’ Limits, Beacon Says

The Treasury Department is expected to turn in a new plan for the agencies on Tuesday. But an overhaul may not happen until after the election. ...

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The Cities with the Lowest (and Highest) Living Costs
News 4 months ago
The Cities with the Lowest (and Highest) Living Costs

Move.org recently compiled a ranking U.S. cities by cost of living. It's not a huge revelation to point out that costs of living vary considerably...

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More Than Half of College Graduates Are Moving in with Parents, Instead of Renting, Survey Finds
News 4 months ago
More Than Half of College Graduates Are Moving in with Parents, Instead of Renting, Survey Finds

With apartment rents continuing to rise, Generation Z members are more likely to move back home than to their own apartment. More than half (54...

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Exclusive Research: Multifamily Market Study
News 4 months ago
Exclusive Research: Multifamily Market Study

After showing signs of caution a year ago, multifamily investors’ sentiments ticked back up again in this year’s exclusive research. For six years...

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L+M, Invesco Agree to Buy Manhattan Apartments for $1.2 Billion
News 4 months ago
L+M, Invesco Agree to Buy Manhattan Apartments for $1.2 Billion

The two firms agreed to buy 2,800 market-rate rental apartments, with a plan to make them affordable. (Bloomberg)—L+M Development Partners and...

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