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Weekly Roundup | September 15, 2017

This week’s collection of top multifamily news stories features a mix of topics all related to optimizing an apartment portfolio in 2018. First, we hear from Jeff Hayward at Fannie Mae, who presents the ‘triple bottom line’ of benefits related to green financing in Multi-Housing News. Next, Business Insider gives us a look at where [...]

By | 2017-10-04T20:09:47+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup | September 08, 2017

  In this week’s collection of multifamily reads, we explore the industry's take on multifamily housing, learn more about millennial households, understand how building age impacts multifamily rents, long term resident retention tips and more.  Photo by Daniel von Appen on Unsplash Most in Industry Optimistic about Multifamily Freddie Mac – September 6, [...]

By | 2017-09-19T18:26:58+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup | September 01, 2017

In this week’s collection of multifamily reads, we get a closer look at how renters make decisions. First, we examine the results from Village Green’s recent resident survey. Unsurprisingly, the national apartment manager found that cost and location are the two greatest factors influencing a decision to lease. In third place was a ‘community environment’, [...]

By | 2017-09-13T19:16:27+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup | August 25, 2017

This week’s collection of top multifamily reads is all about demand. Demographic and economic factors are keeping the long-term outlook for apartment properties positive, with 4.6 million new units needed between now and 2030 to keep pace with demand and obsolescence, according to NMHC/NAA. MPF Research brings us a look at where many of those [...]

By | 2017-09-06T21:01:31+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup | August 18, 2017

We start off with a look at demand and growth within the youngest and oldest renter cohorts in this week’s collection of the top multifamily reads. First, Axiometrics walks us through the relationship between student enrollment and student housing demand. Next, National Real Estate Investor reveals survey results from its fourth annual Seniors Housing Market [...]

By | 2017-08-29T20:15:40+00:00 August 18th, 2017|NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup | August 11, 2017

This week's roundup of the top multifamily and commercial real estate news stories looks at change on several different levels. We start on a small level, examining the various factors that influence whether or not a renter chooses to renew their lease. Age, inventory and employment opportunities all play a role. A search for value [...]

By | 2017-08-23T18:16:13+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup | August 04, 2017

We start this week’s round up of the top multifamily reads with a look at what apartments owners can do to keep their renters around. An article from the National Apartment Association (NAA) examines the top value-add features that not only increase retention but also raise rents. Tech and smart-home features have joined traditional upgrade [...]

By | 2017-08-15T15:05:23+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Blog, NYC|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup | July 28, 2017

This week’s collection of top multifamily reads takes a step back to examine some overarching trends impacting the apartment market. We’ll start off with an article I contributed to National Real Estate Investor (NREI) looking at two distinct multifamily market climates that often exist within the same metropolitan area. While certain cities are starting to [...]

By | 2017-08-09T15:51:42+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

Technology Enables New Efficiency in Small Multifamily Lending

Ivan Kaufman, Chairman, President & CEO of Arbor Realty Trust Inc., sits down with Steve Johnson, Vice President of the Small Loan Business at Freddie Mac, and Sam Chandan, Silverstein Chair at the NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate to discuss how new technology has enabled multifamily borrowers to secure financing for their investment [...]

By | 2017-07-28T16:03:19+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

Weekly Roundup | July 21, 2017

This week’s collection of multifamily must-reads center around unlocking multifamily value. We start off with an in-depth look into how ‘rentership’ has changed over the past 10 years from Pew Research. With 36.6% of U.S. households calling a rental unit home, the rentership rate is currently at a 50-year high. This is a national phenomenon [...]

By | 2017-08-08T17:46:04+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments