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November 14, 2019

Development Spotlight Q&A: Dallas-Fort Worth

There’s no denying that Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) is one of the hottest metros for multifamily development in the country. Few expect that momentum to slow down as we head into 2020. So what’s bringing new investors (and new residents) into the metro at an elevated rate? We recently sat down with Berkadia’s Dallas-Fort Worth investment […]

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Dallas-Fort Worth continues to outpace the rest of the nation when it comes to apartment development.
November 7, 2019

Multifamily Industry Influencers: November 2019

The holiday season is just around the corner and multifamily occupancy nationwide is as strong as its been in the past two decades. Talk about a generous early gift. The investors taking advantage of the historic demand for apartment housing are those with the accurate, reliable data necessary to stay ahead of the competition. To […]

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November 1, 2019

Multifamily Sector Insights: Student Housing Year-End Trends

The Berkadia-RealPage October newsletter examined the annual Student Housing Trends report for Fall 2019. The report is full of informative, data-driven insights that will help multifamily experts to accurately gauge future opportunities in this uniquely dynamic subsector. The report emphasizes that, more so than ever before, success in the student housing sector will depend on […]

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October 25, 2019

Apartment Investors Should Watch These Employment Hubs Next Year

Job growth is often a useful predictor of apartment demand. A bump in handsomely compensated employees, in-migration by talented job seekers, and solid ratio of income-to-housing costs all point to a market with a growing population of renters that prefer the amenities-laden comfort found in market-rate apartment units. We identified three markets where all of […]

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October 17, 2019

Metros Positioned for Explosive Multifamily Development in 2020

As some major coastal metros become increasingly overbuilt, multifamily investors are turning to secondary and tertiary markets strategically positioned for a major boom in supply. Using data from the third quarter of 2019, we examined major metros offering an ideal mix of high occupancy, strong rent growth, and changing demographics that favor new renters. Three […]

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October 10, 2019

Multifamily Industry Influencers: October 2019

Berkadia enjoyed a major nod from The Mortgage Bankers Association last September, ranking among the top five firms in the country for commercial and multifamily mortgage services volume. The MBA also highlighted Berkadia’s status as the country’s leading servicer of FHA & Ginnie Mae loans. Industry Influencers highlights how our peers in the commercial real […]

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September 27, 2019

Multifamily Sector Insights: The Evolving Future of Value-Add

Value-add opportunities were a major topic for discussion earlier this year at the NMHC 2019 Apartment Strategies Outlook Conference in San Diego. More specifically, how are these opportunities changing, and how can professionals in the multifamily industry stay ahead of the curve? This proved to be an insightful line of inquiry, as over $9.5 billion […]

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September 20, 2019

Top 5: Opportunity Zone Submarkets

Over $2 trillion of unrealized capital gains sat on the books at the start of 2018. Fast-forward to today, and a long list of investors are diverting gains into Opportunity Zone (OZ) investments to minimize their long-term tax obligations. The big question, of course, is where is all that money going (and why)? For this […]

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