Category Archives: 2013

Dallas-Fort Worth economy reaches $440.1 billion (outranking 17 of the World’s economies!)

by Caty Hirst, the Star Telegram – June 20, 2014 DALLAS — With orange construction cones marking expansions on most major thoroughfares and new houses popping up like daisies, it’s no secret that Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing … Continue reading

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Two Very Different Types of Migrations Are Driving Growth in U.S. Cities

BuilderOnline.com, May 22, 2014 MPI America’s largest metro areas, which are currently gaining population at impressive rates, are driving much of the population growth across the nation. But that growth is the result of two very different migrations – one … Continue reading

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The New Math of Renting vs. Buying

The Wall Street Journal – May 2, 2014 Buying a home has long been part of the American dream. But rising prices have made renting less expensive in many places. People often aspire to own a home for reasons that … Continue reading

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Cap-Rate Gap Between Older, Newer Properties Starts to Narrow

April 16, 2014 – By Luis Mejia, Multifamily Executive   Building age is a crucial factor in every investment decision, one of the first considerations when picking a core, value-add, or opportunistic strategy. After all, newer and older buildings come … Continue reading

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CBRE Cap Rate Survey – 2nd half of 2013

CBRE Cap Rate Survey – 2nd half of 2013 United States | Overview The financial markets have seen a whirlwind of volatility in early 2014. In January, fears of slowing growth in the developing countries translated to sharp declines in equity … Continue reading

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Institutional Investors Flock to Single-Family Homes

A COTTAGE INDUSTRY  GOES BIG: Institutional Investors Flock to Single-Family Homes The depressed housing market has offered buyers an opportunity: attractive deals. Large investors have responded, buying houses that they intend to place on the rental market. How might their … Continue reading

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Underdog Markets Shine in Multifamily

January 22, 2014 – http://www.GlobeSt.com, By Sule Aygoren   BOCA RATON, FL—Think of some of the best-performing markets for multifamily today that aren’t New York City or in Southern California. Now think of a few of the surprise markets you didn’t think would … Continue reading

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U.S. Rents Rise Again as Market Tightens

By Dawn Wotapka, The Wall Street Journal – Jan 6, 2014 U.S. Rents Rise Again as Market Tightens Landlords raised rents by an average of 0.8% to $1,083 a month in the quarter. Apartment landlords continued to push through higher … Continue reading

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CMBS Lenders Start Year on Optimistic Note

Jan. 3, 2014 – NREI online.com For the first time in a long time commercial real estate professionals are feeling unbridled enthusiasm about the CMBS lending market heading into 2014. With U.S. CMBS issuance surpassing $85 billion in 2013, many … Continue reading

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Just How Sexy Will the “Sexy Six” Be in 2014?

By Lindsay Machak, Apartment Finance Today – November 24, 2013 Everyone knows the “sexy six” markets are the big multifamily hot spots of investment and development. The large metro markets— New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., and … Continue reading

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