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Global Investors Bypass Gateway Cities For Better Returns

Concerns about Brexit, the future of the European Union and the Chinese economy keep investors flocking to the U.S. for stability, but high prices in core markets are causing foreign buyers to look for better returns elsewhere. Gateway cities such as New York, Los … Continue reading

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Why High-Net-Worth Investors Seek Increased Real Estate Allocations

Commercial real estate has been used effectively in ultra-high-net-worth (HNW) and family office portfolios as a means to enhance yield in a return‑starved market. This enhanced yield has not been lost on the greater institutional marketplace, however, where sovereign wealth funds, … Continue reading

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U.S. Needs 4.6M New Apartments by 2030

Delayed marriages, an aging population and international immigration are increasing a pressing need for new apartments, to the tune of 4.6 million by 2030, according to a new study commissioned by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment … Continue reading

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Apartment Demand, Rent Growth Stay Strong

“The apartment sector’s winning streak has run seven full years so far,” Willett says. RICHARDSON, TX—“Rent growth doesn’t have to reach best-ever readings to be strong,” says Greg Willett, chief economist at RealPage. The firm said Tuesday that while rent … Continue reading

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Houston apartment rents are down, but not for everyone

Photo: Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle An apartment project on South Braeswood just inside Loop 610, is one of many complexes under construction in the Houston area. The glut of new apartments is dragging down average rents in Houston, with rent … Continue reading

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Fannie Lowers Rates for Green-Certified Multifamily Properties

Fannie Mae, on February 6, 2015, announced it will offer lower interest rates on loans made on certified energy efficient multifamily buildings. In an effort to further incentivize property owners to improve the energy performance, and therefore the quality and … Continue reading

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

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 with different valuations, affecting investors’ preferences and investment opportunities throughout … Continue reading

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