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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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September 12, 2019

Multifamily Trends You Missed Last Month: Interest Rates

Last month was dominated by chatter about trade wars, potential recessions, and interest rate adjustments by the Federal Reserve. Plenty of experts are making sour predictions about the future of the economy, so it was easy to overlook the substantial body analysis released in August that suggests the opposite. In fact, the numbers suggest that […]

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September 4, 2019

Multifamily Industry Influencers: September 2019

Industry Influencers, our latest recurring feature, highlights how Berkadia’s market-leading research is being utilized by our peers and partners in the multifamily industry. This month’s update covers August 1 through 31. Commercial Observer Quotes Berkadia’s Mitch Sinberg on Tampa’s Rapid Job Growth Senior Managing Director Mitch Sinberg pointed toward nationally competitive job growth as a […]

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August 16, 2019

Multifamily Sector Insights: Q&A with Berkadia’s Directors of Student Housing

The student housing sector is evolving beyond its niche status. Multifamily industry professionals encounter an increasingly competitive landscape as a result. A strong local knowledge of key markets, as well as a deep understanding of enrollment trends,  serve as major assets to unlocking revenue growth in this sector. That’s why we reached out the experts […]

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July 25, 2019

First Half ’19 Investment Sales Update

RECORD BREAKING FIRST HALF The multifamily sector logged record-breaking deal activity in the first half of 2019. The $80.5 billion in executed transactions bested the previous record for deal activity set in the first half of 2016. This development is impressive given the that we are late in the current expansion cycle. Growth in deal […]

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June 28, 2019

How Automation Could Transform the Apartment Market

The advances of labor and vehicle automation technology are upon us, and as these technologies mature, they will transform our lives at work, at home, and in between. If the public and private sectors properly prepare for these changes, automation will benefit the U.S. economy. Similarly, these benefits are also expected to extend to the […]

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May 17, 2019

Spurring Multifamily in America’s Fastest-Growing Metros

Typically centers of economic development, it’s not uncommon for the largest cities in the country to also experience the fastest population growth, driven largely by in-migration. This was not the case in 2018, however, according to the latest population data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. A flood of multifamily development is underway in fast-growing […]

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