Category Archives: 2012

Are Multifamily Investor Preferences Shifting?

July 3rd, 2013, by Luis Mejia, Multi-Family Executive  Recent multifamily investment volumes indicate an early but potentially growing emphasis on low-rating properties. Indeed, as the chart below shows, from the first quarter of 2010 through the first quarter of 2013, … Continue reading

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Housing Prices Are Being Dangerously Distorted by Big Institutional Money

Thought you’d enjoy this article which brings a different light to the situation… and which complements this other article from a few days ago Tuesday, June 4, 2013, by Chris Martenson The airwaves are full of stories of economic recovery. One … Continue reading

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Milken Report 2012: Longview moves up the ranks to #6 in the USA’s Best Performing Cities (from #9 in 2011)

Jan 17, 2013 To the side here is an excerpt from the Milken Report of “2012 Best Performing Cities.” We pasted here the data for Longview, Texas, as it is a market in which we are currently active. Out of … Continue reading

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Is The Government Lying To Us About Inflation? Yes!

We liked this article, as it is a good opportunity for everyone to stop, reflect and check how one’s investments are faring compared to inflation – whether it is the “official” one or not… – and whether one’s investment strategy is … Continue reading

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Indices Show Slow, Steady Recovery for Commercial Real Estate

February 15, 2013   The indices have been released for 2012, and they show continued steady strength for commercial property investments. “Real estate investment returns have a reputation for stability, and 2012 has reinforced that,” says Ron Kaiser, chairman of … Continue reading

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JLL: FANNIE, FREDDIE FACE INCREASED COMPETITION IN 2013

February 6, 2013 SAN DIEGO — While government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will continue to dominate the multifamily finance landscape in 2013, Jones Lang LaSalle writes in a newly released report that it expects life companies, national … Continue reading

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Lower Rates Stoke Borrower Demand for CMBS Loans

January 30, 2013 The slow recovery in the CMBS market got a big boost in the second half of 2012 thanks to more competitive financing rates. The beleaguered financing niche is hoping that momentum will carry over into 2013. U.S. CMBS … Continue reading

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