The State of the Small Balance Multifamily Market: Q&A – Part 2A

Arbor has helped shape the small multifamily loan market into what it is today, partnering with Fannie Mae to develop the first-ever agency small loan program over 20 years ago. More recently, Arbor helped develop the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan program that launched in 2014 — and was the program’s top lender in 2015 [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

What Are the Fastest Growing Markets for Small Multifamily Assets

By | April 6th, 2017|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

Multifamily Building Permits

Multifamily Development Year-End 2016 | Arbor Year-end data released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on new residential construction, including data for multifamily buildings (classified as structures with five or more units), showed that multifamily development continued its strong run during 2016. Multifamily Building Permits Authorizations of privately-owned residential [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

How Big is the Rent Affordability Problem?

Rents in the United States have been rising faster than incomes for several years, demanding a larger share of household budgets. In fact, nearly one-third of American renter households contribute 50 percent or more of income towards rent. Are Small Asset Rentals Less ‘Severe’ on Renter Budgets? Following the definition used by the Harvard Joint Center [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

A Look at the Most and Least Expensive Multifamily Investment Markets

Memphis (left) is the least expensive major multifamily investment market on a price-per-unit basis, while San Francisco (right) is the most expensive. As we enter the fall buying season, it’s useful to look at pricing in major multifamily markets through the first half of the year. Not only in the priciest markets, but also in [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

Millennial Renters are Essential to Small Property Apartment Demand

In this closer look at Millennial renters, we find they are well-represented in small, low-amenity properties. Developers and investors typically think of Millennial renters as determined to live in large, high-rise properties in urban cores. This new generation of renters prioritizes walkability and access to both in-building and local amenities. While this characterization may be [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

What Are the Fastest Growing Markets for Small Multifamily Assets

We discuss where the majority of America's small apartments are located and which market is growing the fastest. This data is the first-ever assessment of the geographic distribution of the small asset apartment inventory.

By | February 16th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

How Does Education Attainment Impact Where People Rent?

Education is arguably the strongest predictor of present and future levels of American workers’ income. As a result, there is a correlation between education attainment and the size of a building a renter is likely to call home.  It should come as no surprise that individuals with advanced degrees are typically employed in better paying [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

Not the Bachelor Pad: Age and Income Profiles of Single Renters in Small Apartment Properties

Married households and families are well-represented in small property apartments. Reflecting that skew to larger households, smaller properties account for a relatively smaller share of single renters when compared to large buildings. How Many Single Renters in Small and Large Properties? As shown in the chart above, about 45 percent of all units in small [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments

Are America’s Seniors the Next Wave of Apartment Demand?

Seniors are an increasingly important multifamily renter cohort, especially for smaller properties. Some retirees are choosing to downsize and rent for lifestyle reasons. Other seniors are working — and renting — longer. How Big is the Seniors Renter Market? Seniors — including people 65 years of age and over — are 14.5 percent of the [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Blog, Real Estate|0 Comments