(The Small Balance Multifamily Q&A — Part 2b) 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 [...]
In this infographic, Ivan Kaufman discusses how renter occupation affects apartment size. Research found that renters inhabiting larger apartments tend to be employed in STEM jobs. In comparison, small property renters have lower average wages. Read the infographic to learn more!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]