Our blog is a collection of news, articles, advice, and other commentary on real estate and the economics driving the market.  We pick the most pertinent information and share it with you, adding our take on what it means and why it’s interesting.  We hope you find it useful for keeping track of the market, trends, and economic forces shaping the real estate industry.

April 16, 2019

The Urban Land Institute and PwC recently provided their annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate report. In the report, the authors highlight three main trends to follow for 2019 and into the future:

  • Most real estate investors are in “risk-off” mode this year; however...

January 23, 2019

The real estate and equity markets are walking a tightrope this year.  Both will strive to maintain their balance on an economic foundation that is shifting.

On one end of the tightrope is a hot (but cooling?) US and global economy.  Strong jobs growth and consumer conf...

August 15, 2018

The multifamily housing market is poised to continue its strong performance in the second half of 2018.  Gradual corrections in select markets continue to moderate rental growth and vacancy rates.  However, strong demand and continuing deficits in the supply of new uni...

March 1, 2018

Two weeks ago, I attended the Best Ever Real Estate Conference in Denver. The conference ended with a debate about where we are in the real estate market cycle:  are we at or past the market peak or  is there still room to grow?  In the “for” camp was Jorge Newbery and...

January 2, 2018

Multifamily investing conditions were steady in the third quarter according to Freddie Mac.  Nationally, Freddie Mac’s Multifamily Apartment Investment Market Index (AIMI)* was flat.  However, 11 of the 13 markets that AIMI tracks showed stronger conditions.  Slight NO...

December 22, 2017

Two indicators for health in the multi-family market show strength heading into 2018. Fannie Mae’s December Multi-Family Commentary report states that concessions are near historic lows even with a plentiful supply of new apartment deliveries. Concessions have remained...

November 30, 2017

This year was predicted to be the peak for delivery of new apartment units with more than a half million currently under construction; however, longer construction times are holding back much of that supply.  Now, 2018 is predicted to be the peak of the apartment deliv...

September 27, 2017

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2017) - Today, Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) announced that multifamily investing conditions grew stronger in the second quarter, both nationally and across the metropolitan markets it tracks through the Multifamily Apartment Investment M...

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