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

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of May 20, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup offers insights on the sector’s performance in the first quarter, southeastern cities’ apartment demand and millennial housing preferences. First, Arbor’s Chatter blog provides a snapshot of the U.S. apartment market’s fundamentals to start 2019, which include continued rent growth and low vacancy. Next, NREI notes that the Southeast of the U.S. [...]

By |2019-06-07T07:47:37+00:00May 24th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of May 13, 2019

This week’s multifamily roundup highlights the affordable housing crisis, income growth among renters and homeowners, and origination volumes in first-quarter 2019. First, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) shares insights from the firm’s Commercial/Multifamily Servicing & Technology Conference, including a discussion of the economy’s performance and its impact on the commercial real estate industry. Next, Curbed breaks [...]

By |2019-05-23T07:07:03+00:00May 17th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

The State of the Small Balance Multifamily Market: Q&A Part 1B

(The following is excerpted from the December 9, 2016 episode of The Real Estate Hour, a weekly SiriusXM Radio show powered by the Wharton School of Business. The text is edited for clarity and brevity. You can listen to the full show by clicking here.) Sam Chandan: Steve mentioned that Freddie doesn’t they don’t engage [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:51:06+00:00April 18th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Multifamily Development Year-End 2016

Year-end data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on new residential construction, including data for multifamily buildings (classified as structures with five or more units), showed that multifamily development continued its strong run during 2016. Multifamily Building Permits Authorizations of privately-owned residential housing units in the United [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:51:06+00:00March 29th, 2017|blog|1 Comment

The State of the Small Balance Multifamily Market: Q&A Part 1A

Arbor has helped shape the small multifamily loan market into what it is today, partnering with Fannie Mae to develop the first-ever agency small loan program over 20 years ago. More recently, Arbor helped launch the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan program that debuted in 2014 — and was the program’s top lender in 2015 [...]

By |2017-06-19T15:51:06+00:00March 21st, 2017|blog|0 Comments