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March 15, 2019

These 5 Metros Will Enjoy Resilient Rent Growth in 2019

Despite a cautious optimism permeating the commercial real estate industry, rent growth across the country is expected to slow through 2019. Not all markets are succumbing to this trend, however. Several late-recovery and secondary markets that have found their footing and these metro’s present ideal opportunities for new multifamily projects. As we’ve noted in previous […]

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February 19, 2019

5 Diverse Economies That Supported Sustainable Growth

Comparing job sector growth and development trends across the two most recent boom cycles (2001-2006 and 2012-2017) sheds light on why some markets were successful in turning economic weaknesses into strengths. Many of these markets now enjoy positive, resilient fundamentals for multifamily. With members of the industry feeling cautious about the economy, now is the right […]

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January 18, 2019

Where $1,400 in Rent Will Take You in 2019

With housing affordability reaching its lowest point in over a decade, Americans have grown increasingly concerned about where they can expect to rent an apartment. Wage and job growth are continuing, but the glut of affordable housing across the country will have a real impact on renters for the foreseeable future. With this in mind, […]

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January 4, 2019

6 Major Developments to Keep an Eye On in 2019

The new year is already underway, and several economic trends have begun to shape how investor and advisors alike are gauging their commercial real estate opportunities in 2019. A few narratives stand out as the key make-or-break issues influencing the CRE industry over the next 12 months, and this quick overview provides a succinct breakdown […]

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September 7, 2018

A Retrospective Look At A Historic Cycle In Commercial Real Estate

In the period just prior to 2008, the commercial real estate sector was riding a wave of unbridled optimism. That positivity was fueled by unprecedented price growth and confidence that values were only headed in one direction: upward. Enter the Great Recession, following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in the fall of 2008. Suddenly the […]

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August 9, 2018

5 Under-The-Radar Metros for Millennials

Despite rumors to the contrary, millennial professionals are more concerned about getting a job and paying their bills on time than being within walking distance of a trendy mixed-use development. Young renters are gravitating toward locations with these strong economic fundamentals to serve as a post-graduation landing spot: Competitive starting salaries Affordable multifamily housing Proximity […]

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October 13, 2017

Moderate Rent Growth Marked the Third Quarter

Effective rent growth was moderate again in the national apartment market during the third quarter of 2017, with annual growth registering 2.9%. Average monthly rent is now $1,335. Effective rent growth has been holding between 2.5% and 3% this year. Among the larger metros, relatively high apartment occupancy underpinned healthy rent growth in the Sacramento […]

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Senior Vice President David Leopold Discusses Affordable Housing