Value-Add Multifamily Investors Benefit from GSE Green Financing

More than a quarter of the apartment loans financed by the GSEs in 2017 qualified for the green incentive programs – May 3, 2018. Apartment investors have been taking advantage of low interest loans through the “green financing” programs offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “About 40 percent of our Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac business […]

Seven Predictions for the Multifamily Sector in 2018

Here are those predictions broken down. “Stable.” That’s the one word that encapsulates the anticipated state of the multifamily sector this year, according to Greg Willett, chief economist at RealPage, a Richardson, Texas-based firm which provides property management software solutions. That was also the sentiment expressed by other industry experts as well, when asked for their […]

Preparing Multifamily Assets for Possible Market Correction

In advance of any downward movement, the best owners and managers are examining what can be done proactively to recession-proof properties. As the cycle matures, savvy multifamily investors are taking a look at the reality: a market correction could occur at any time. In advance of any downward movement, the best owners and managers are examining what […]

Velocity Ledger to Launch Blockchain Trading Platform for Currently Nontraded Securities, Part II

In this article, we further explore the functioning and potential that the blockchain-enabled distributed ledger trading platform called Velocity Ledger (“VL”) brings to the nontraded REIT industry specifically and the broader market for alternative investments generally. (Please see Part I for an introduction to this platform via the interview with Jon Haahr and Julian Jacobson.) […]

Six Takeaways from the NMHC Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference

The optimism at the conference was somewhat tempered by the prospects of increasing supply, rising interest rates and an eventual downturn in the not-too-distant future. For the multifamily sector, 2018 should be a healthy year. Demand is strong—and it will be for some time. That was largely the message at the National Multifamily Housing Council’s […]

TAXES: The New Law and the Top 5 Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

Real estate continues to be considered one of the best wealth-creation strategies. The 2010 foreclosure crisis spooked many investors, but the market has since recovered and we’re in the midst of an 8+ year real estate upswing. The benefits are hard to overlook – especially when it comes to the tax advantages. But be careful […]