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Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of July 27, 2020

This week’s selection of news provides an assessment of the multifamily market. It includes information about the strength of the asset class as well as updates on the ongoing coronavirus-related challenges. The first article from Arbor’s Chatter blog, reports on the heightened activity in refinancings and how would-be buyers are remaining renters, supporting the multifamily [...]

By |2020-08-05T19:12:33+00:00July 31st, 2020|Blog, Real Estate|

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of July 20, 2020

This week’s review of industry news provides both strategies and data points supporting the resiliency of the multifamily and SFR markets during COVID-19. In the first article, Trepp discusses how tenants continue to prioritize their rent liabilities. RealPage reports a rebounding of new lease signings in June for most major markets. Enterprise Community notes National [...]

By |2020-07-31T02:40:48+00:00July 24th, 2020|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of July 13, 2020

This week’s news selections highlight the multiple ways in which COVID-19 is affecting the multifamily and SFR sectors. An Arbor Chatter blog article covers an IMN panel on financing SFR build-to-rent and finds although deal flow is slower, interest in the product is thriving. Fannie Mae projects slightly improved economic growth expectations for 2020, subject [...]

By |2020-07-22T15:53:05+00:00July 17th, 2020|Blog, Real Estate|

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of July 6, 2020

This week’s review of industry news underscores how the threat of COVID-19 is driving demand for housing with less density. In the first article, Arbor Realty Trust’s Chairman and CEO Ivan Kaufman explains to GlobeSt.com how although multifamily has fared well during the pandemic, a set of conditions including expiration of federal assistance programs could [...]

By |2020-07-14T11:14:13+00:00July 10th, 2020|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 29, 2020

Our focus on this week’s industry news assesses COVID-19’s changing impacts on the real estate market. We continue to observe strengths in the multifamily sector due to demand, low interest rates and the appeal of the greater affordability with rehab projects. First, Multi-Housing News reports on how COVID-19 will delay purchasing homes, which will increase [...]

By |2020-07-10T07:46:08+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 22, 2020

This week’s review of multifamily news focuses on how COVID-19 is affecting rent pricing. This information can give industry professionals insights into how owners and operators are managing businesses in today’s environment. First, Zumper reports on the 10 cities with the largest price declines from March 15 (the onset of stay-at-home restrictions) to June 15. [...]

By |2020-07-10T07:24:12+00:00June 26th, 2020|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 15, 2020

This week’s look at multifamily news points to promising investment opportunities with the reopening of businesses amidst signs of economic recovery. Arbor’s curated update provides insights about specific metros showing resilience, and the reasons behind their anticipated strength. First, Realtor.com explains how tech hubs are leading cities in recovery from COVID-19 losses. Next, RealPage takes [...]

By |2020-06-26T17:29:48+00:00June 19th, 2020|Blog, Real Estate|

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 8, 2020

The multifamily market continues to show positive signs for investment opportunities with this week’s highlights of industry news and information. The Mortgage Bank Association reviews the U.S. Census Bureau’s Rental Housing Finance Survey, which confirms the strength of the small multifamily market. The Urban Land Institute reports on the growing role of families in rental [...]

By |2020-06-18T20:53:26+00:00June 12th, 2020|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of June 1, 2020

This week our review of industry news looks at the multifamily market including leasing, financing and construction. In an episode on “The Urban Lab” podcast, I had the opportunity to share thoughts with economist Sam Chandan on the outlook for multifamily. Next, RealPage analyzes the uptick in May lease signings. In the third article, Multi-Housing [...]

By |2020-06-17T13:17:08+00:00June 5th, 2020|Blog, Real Estate|

Weekly Roundup Intro: Week of May 25, 2020

This week’s roundup continues to look at trends in the multifamily market, reviewing how COVID-19 has affected rent payments, pricing, operations and construction. We start with RealPage’s summary noting 93.3% of professionally managed apartment tenants paid rent as of May 27, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC). Next, Multi-Housing News reports on the [...]

By |2020-06-01T22:41:57+00:00May 29th, 2020|Blog, Real Estate|