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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of July 29, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup offers insights on apartment occupancy, rent growth and construction starts. First, RealPage notes that several metros experienced record-high occupancy rates in the second quarter, fueled by continued robust demand. Next, MBA observes that multifamily rents grew for the ninth consecutive month, resulting in 3% year-over-year growth. Arbor’s Chatter blog releases its [...]

By |2019-08-16T04:01:12+00:00August 2nd, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of July 22, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at the homeownership rate, metro-specific fundamentals and the industry’s preparation for the LIBOR transition. First, MBA reports that the national homeownership rate declined slightly in the second quarter, as many of the newly formed households this year have chosen to rent. Next, RealPage examines Houston’s apartment market, noting [...]

By |2019-08-01T07:28:18+00:00July 26th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of July 15, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup offers insights on apartment completions, supply-demand fundamentals and senior renters. First, RealPage notes that new supply is expected to surge in 2020, with markets such as Houston and Los Angeles set to see the highest year-over-year boost in apartment completions. Next, Nareit observes that despite elevated levels of construction activity, rental [...]

By |2019-07-26T02:24:23+00:00July 19th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of July 8, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at U.S. apartment demand, the economy’s longest expansion on record and the mortgage industry’s new interest-rate index. First, RealPage reports that the apartment sector’s performance in the second quarter was strong, with demand reaching a five-year high. Next, Arbor’s Chatter blog releases the first part of a new [...]

By |2019-07-18T19:43:47+00:00July 12th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of July 1, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup offers insights on the nation’s economic expansion, property prices and affordable housing’s impact on neighborhoods. First, CNBC’s Nightly Business Report takes a look at the current economic recovery, which is now the longest on record going back to 1854. Next, NREI notes that properties are still experiencing strong price growth, which [...]

By |2019-07-12T01:11:59+00:00July 1st, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 24, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at build-to-rent housing, Harvard’s latest housing study, and baby boomer/seniors lifestyle preferences. First, CNBC reports on the increasing popularity of the build-to-rent investment strategy, with elevated demand for the single-family rental product encouraging larger investors and developers to enter the space. Next, Harvard JCHS releases its “State of [...]

By |2019-07-10T06:00:58+00:00June 28th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 17, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup provides insights on single-family rent growth, CRE collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and senior housing needs. First, CoreLogic notes that single-family rents have been climbing steadily since 2010, achieving 3% year-over-year growth in April. Next, Freddie Mac discusses the need for energy and water upgrades at older multifamily properties and how green [...]

By |2019-07-10T06:00:35+00:00June 21st, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 10, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at apartment occupancy, cap rates and sustainability in real estate. First, RealPage reports that strong leasing activity has led U.S. multifamily occupancy to reach a level not seen since the early 2000s. Next, Real Capital Analytics observes that cap rates have not moved much over the last year, [...]

By |2019-06-21T06:27:49+00:00June 14th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 3, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup offers insights on opportunity zone legislation, Cincinnati’s apartment market and strategies to retain renters. First, CityLab explains why some industry participants believe building more high-end apartments could actually be a potential solution to the affordable housing crisis. Next, Real Capital Analytics analyzes how policies relating to opportunity zones are impacting capital [...]

By |2019-06-14T05:31:17+00:00June 7th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of May 27, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup takes a look at housing construction starts, rent growth and rental affordability. First, MultifamilyBiz reports that new apartment construction picked up in April, but was still down significantly from the monthly average in 2018. Next, MBA reports that multifamily rents continue to increase at a slow pace, but it remains to [...]

By |2019-06-07T07:47:58+00:00May 31st, 2019|blog|0 Comments