Category Archives: Market outlook

Cap Rates Fall to Historic Lows as Investors Chase Yield Far Afield

It’s been a common question as the apartment recovery matured: When will cap rates stop falling in the so-called “sexy six” markets of New York, Boston, Washington, Los Angeles, Northern California, and Seattle? Well, if you guessed the first half … Continue reading

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Multi-Family Real Estate Forecast: 2014-2020

Bill Conerly, Forbes Magazine – May 19, 2014  Multi-Family Real Estate Forecast: 2014-2020 Multi-family housing construction is doing surprisingly well recently. Over the long run, housing units in buildings with five or more housing units comprise about 25 percent of all … Continue reading

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Chasing Yield: Secondary, Tertiary Markets to Shine in 2014

By Lindsay Machak, Apartment Finance Today – January 4th, 2014 Denny St. Romain believes the equity space will be fluid this year as some investors fall back while new ones step in. “I think the opportunistic joint venture equity—they put so much … Continue reading

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Q&A: FIU’s William G. Hardin speaks about South Florida real estate

by Martha Branningan, Miami Herald – January 4th, 2014 For those studying high finance, Manhattan is the place to be. For film enthusiasts, Los Angeles, of course. And for the wild and woolly world of real estate, there are few … Continue reading

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Apartment rents will keep rising next year

Julie Schmit, USA TODAY – December 15, 2013 Tight supply and rising demand are still the forces driving the trend. Story Highlights Apartment rents will rise about 3% next year, researchers say Ranks of renters grew with the foreclosure crisis … 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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How Will Multi-Family Construction Affect My Commercial Investments?

October 2013, Marcus & Millichap Robust growth in the regional rental market has prompted some to wonder what effect all this new inventory will have on multi-family demand and on other commercial property markets. According to Broker Still Hunter III, who … Continue reading

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Fading Negative Equity May Boost Inventory (Single Family Homes)

Sept 6, 2013 by Carrie Rossenfeld –  IRVINE, CA-Fewer underwater homeowners translates to increasing equity, which is a step in the right direction for the housing industry, experts say. As negative equity fades and positive equity increases, more homeowners … Continue reading

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A Map Of America’s Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

September 4th, 2013 – By Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection … Continue reading

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The Interest Rate Surge and Its Impact on Multifamily

August 18, 2013, by Brad Berton, Apartment Finance Today We all knew the ultra-low mortgage rates seen over the last couple years wouldn’t last forever. Still, the recent rise of a full percentage point over a two-month period left even … Continue reading

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