Workforce Housing: Always a Sweet Spot

By: Lew Sichelman Acquiring underperforming assets for rehabilitation is a good strategy for navigating the current multifamily market, according to panelists at a virtual conference that took place in late October. With something on the order of $500 billion in underperforming assets on the books in the B-minus through C-minus classes, speakers at the Florida […]

The Multifamily Industry Preps for Permanent Remote Work

By Kelsi Maree Borland | December 09, 2020 at 08:02 AM Before the pandemic, remote work was already growing in the US. In 2019, work-from-home employees accounted for as much as 11.9% of the total labor market. During the pandemic, that number has shot up to 35%, according to a new report from Newmark. While most of these […]

Defining 2021: 3 Key Multifamily Investment Trends

DEC, 07, 2020, By: Mike Aiken A global pandemic, record fluctuations in unemployment and haphazard movements throughout the stock market have many ready to wave goodbye to 2020. With financial planning on the horizon for employers and investors alike, we examined performance within the multifamily housing industry and drew various predictions regarding investment strategies for […]

APARTMENT VALUES ARE COMING BACK

By Les Shaver | December 07, 2020 at 07:32 AM When COVID hit, transactions in the apartment market, like many commercial real estate sectors, ground to a halt. For a short period, there was a 5% to 10% discount on deals that did move in the summer, according to Noah E. Hochman, co-chief investment officer and head of […]

Four Ways Multifamily Investing Is Lucrative, Even During A Pandemic

Swapnil Agarwal, Forbes Councils Member Covid-19 came as a shock to all of us. From work to personal life, we’ve seen significant changes from just a year ago. With all the uncertainty, it’s easy to assume that investments in real estate would stagnate. For that reason, many people have followed suit and shied away from […]

Multifamily Investing Predictions for 2021

Nov 30, 2020 by Maurie Backman 2020 has been a challenging year for real estate investors, but those with multifamily properties in their portfolios may have fared a bit better than most. As Millionacres’ Brad Cartier summed up in his multifamily year in review, delinquency rates for multifamily homes were low despite the coronavirus pandemic and recession it instantly spurred. […]

NEW MULTIFAMILY CONTINUES TO CAPTURE INVESTOR CONFIDENCE

By Lisa Brown Confidence in new multifamily housing increased in the third quarter, according to results from the National Association of Home Builders’ Multifamily Market Survey. The survey produces two separate indices: the Multifamily Production Index/MPI and the Multifamily Vacancy Index/MVI. Historically, the MPI and MVI have performed well as leading indicators of US Census figures […]

Multifamily Sales Trending Up: Newmark

Quarter-over-quarter transaction volume increased 55.9 percent, the strongest sequential gain since 2011, according to the firm’s Q3 Capital Markets Report. ByJeffrey Steele Multifamily investment sales volume has risen, with quarter-over-quarter transaction volume in the third quarter of this year growing by the highest percentage in nearly a decade. In keeping with a trend over the […]

Housing Shortage Keeps Capital Flooding into Multifamily

CGI Strategies plans to acquire $500 million in apartment assets over the next 12 months, citing plenty of reasons to be bullish on the asset class. By Kelsi Maree Borland | November 16, 2020 at 04:00 AM      While the pandemic has destabilized multifamily, investors continue to be bullish on the long-term fundamentals of the asset class. CGI Strategies is among […]

MULTIFAMILY PROVING TO BE STABLE DESPITE COLLECTIONS CHALLENGES

By Lew Sichelman While rent collections continue to slow as the coronavirus pandemic persists, multifamily may prove to be the most stable real estate investment asset in the COVID-19 downturn, according to one industry participant. Evan Blau, a partner at New York law firm Cassin & Cassin LLP, thinks multifamily will continue to perform well no […]