One Question with: Douglas M. Bibby

Posted on Feb 22, 2021 in HomePage, News & Events
One Question with: Douglas M. Bibby

We are nearly a year into the pandemic and resulting economic downturn. It has obviously presented unprecedented challenges for both the multifamily industry and America’s renters.  How has the industry met those challenges? “Some segments of our industry are dealing with some serious hurdles today, and the outlook remains cloudy, at least in the near […]

Is the Next Supply Imbalance on the Way?

Posted on Feb 22, 2021 in HomePage, News & Events
Is the Next Supply Imbalance on the Way?

Coming into 2021, multifamily supply was running at cycle highs. The pandemic, however, pushed back the timetable for deliveries and reduced the number of starts – which could potentially produce a supply shortage in a few years. One key to the multifamily sector’s performance over the last decade was the shutdown of new supply in […]

More and More People are Renting

Posted on Feb 22, 2021 in HomePage, News & Events
More and More People are Renting

The Global Financial Crisis created a nation with many more renters. In the years after the Great Recession, many Americans chose to rent. In 2010, 99.4 million people were renters, according to RENTCafé. By 2019, that number passed 100 million to hit 108.5 million. During that time, the number of renters increased 9.1%, while the […]

Freddie Mac Multifamily 2021 Outlook

Posted on Feb 22, 2021 in HomePage, News & Events
Freddie Mac Multifamily 2021 Outlook

 Freddie Mac in its Multifamily 2021 Outlook reports that after a difficult 2020 that impacted the macroeconomy and the housing market, multifamily market conditions are expected to improve this year.  With vaccines now going into the arms of Americans and with stimulus now signed into law at the end of 2020 and with more expected […]

Apartments Continue to Enjoy Strong Pricing

Posted on Feb 22, 2021 in HomePage, News & Events
Apartments Continue to Enjoy Strong Pricing

While several commercial property sectors have struggled throughout the pandemic, apartments have remained strong. Case in point: In February, almost a year after the pandemic locked down the economy, nearly 80% of renters were still making full or partial rent payments, according to The National Multifamily Housing Council. That was only a 1.9-percentage point decline […]

Multifamily Withstands the Pandemic

Posted on Jan 26, 2021 in HomePage, News & Events
Multifamily Withstands the Pandemic

While the pandemic has slammed many commercial real estate sectors, multifamily has continued to perform, despite questions about eviction moratoriums and rent collections. As of December 20, The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker, which surveyed 11.5 million units of professionally managed apartment units across the country, found that 89.8% of apartment households […]

No Shortage of Multifamily Capital

Posted on Jan 26, 2021 in HomePage, News & Events
No Shortage of Multifamily Capital

Paul Fiorilla, Director of Research Yardi Matrix Multifamily transaction activity declined sharply in 2020 amid Covid-19, but investor demand remains strong and a sharp rebound in deal flow is expected in 2021, according to a recent paper by Yardi Matrix. Just over $80 billion of multifamily property sales were completed in the U.S. in 2020, […]

One Question with: Shlomi Ronen

Posted on Jan 26, 2021 in HomePage, News & Events
One Question with: Shlomi Ronen

One Question with: Shlomi Ronen What is your outlook for multifamily financing in 2021? The outlook for multifamily financing in 2021 is strong. In 2020, the sector held up very well relative to other commercial sectors. As a result, lenders, from banks to life companies, are allocating more capital to deploy in multifamily as they […]

How the Recent Stimulus Will Help Apartments

Posted on Jan 26, 2021 in HomePage, News & Events
How the Recent Stimulus Will Help Apartments

With the exception of the industrial sector, apartments have been weathering the COVID-19 pandemic as well as any sector of commercial real estate. That doesn’t mean the $900 billion stimulus passed at the end of 2020 wasn’t desperately needed. Just as questions about how long renters could continue making rent payments were growing, Congress passed […]

ESG Impact on Real Estate

Posted on Aug 30, 2020 in HomePage, News & Events
ESG Impact on Real Estate

The notion of going green or shifting towards practices that are socially responsible does not equate to monetary loss. In fact, socially responsible real estate investment strategies are now being employed more than ever for several reasons. You can achieve strong investment returns whilst finding sustainable investment opportunities that benefit everyone involved. Why not do […]