Biopharma Drug Development Deals for COVID-19

April 17, 2020 Shiwani Sharma The recent emergence of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred global healthcare and life sciences companies, as well as government agencies, to partner at an unprecedented speed to develop vaccines, treatments, and tests.  This article covers last four months of deal data provided by Chris Dokomajilar of DealForma. […]

How Airbnb Could Change After the Pandemic—For the Better

by ASHLEA HALPERN May 20, 2020 The home-sharing economy is reeling from the coronavirus-related implosion of tourism. Here’s how it can move forward, according to one super user and her most memorable hosts. The first time I booked an Airbnb was in 2011, back when the sharing platform was getting its footing in the home rentals […]

Why Multifamily Rents are Holding Up Better than Expected

A feared collapse in apartment rent collections amid the COVID-19 shutdowns has failed to materialize. But can that streak last? Bendix Anderson | May 19, 2020 Despite mass unemployment and underemployment, multifamily rental payments have held up far better than many industry experts expected amid the economic wreckage caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus. More […]

Capital Markets Loosen Up Enough to Allow Some Multifamily Refinacing

When the Fed slashed rates to near zero two months ago, there was speculation that it would fuel a wave of commercial real estate refinancing. But then the deep crash in economic activity precipitated by nationwide shutdowns and the overall uncertainty created by the COVID-19 crisis quickly put that talk to an end. Now, however, with some […]

80% of Apartment Renters Paid Rent in First Week of May

The National Multifamily Housing Council’s Rent Payment Tracker found that more people made a full or partial rent payment in the first six days… By Jane Wester| May 11, 2020 at 04:04 PM The National Multifamily Housing Council’s Rent Payment Tracker found that more people made a full or partial rent payment in the first six days […]

Investment Strategies to Deploy in the Current Market

Adam Levin and Robert Johnston with Levin Johnston of Marcus & Millichap recently shared insights and trends resulting from the industry response to COVID-19, and say activity levels will increase once the crisis passes. By Lisa Brown| May 05, 2020 at 04:00 AM PALO ALTO, CA—COVID-19’s impact on the economy has left many investors rethinking strategies–even in […]