Monthly Archives: March 2018

Affordable Apartments Lost

Every year, thousands of apartments are demolished, often by owners who can no longer afford the repairs needed to maintain them. These units are often among the most affordable homes in their respective markets, with the people living in them … Continue reading

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New Research Confirms Apartments Outperform Across Time, Geography and Market Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Apartments outperform other commercial real estate property types, on both a risk-adjusted and unadjusted basis, regardless of holding period, geographic region, metro size, and growth rate according to new research from the National Multifamily Housing Council Research Foundation. In … Continue reading

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Seniors Housing Occupancy Stagnates, as Absorption Lags

Occupancy in the seniors housing sector remained unchanged in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the quarter prior—though it dropped year-over-year—as completions continued to outpace absorption. Rent growth also slowed. The sector’s national occupancy rate, based on aggregate statistics from … Continue reading

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Small Buildings Still Dominate Apartment Renter Shares

While a majority of apartment renters continue to live in small properties, renter growth in this property class is facing headwinds from large asset oversupply and rental incentives. Distribution of U.S. Renters Across Property Types In our recent blog, we … Continue reading

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Explaining High Apartment Returns

Over the last three decades, apartments have become a recognized and desired asset class among real estate investors, both domestic and foreign. One reason for the investor interest is that apartment returns have outperformed other property-types. While the underlying characteristics … Continue reading

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