Top Performing Multifamily Rental Markets for Q1 2016

The multifamily market fundamentals continue to trend upward because of many factors. Homeownership isn’t as strong as it was since the recession, foreign investments reached new heights and rents are higher because of age-related demographics, which was highlighted in a previous article. By reading this article, Q1 2016 data from Reis gives us an opportunity [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

How Much do Apartment Renters Pay for Utilities?

When renting, we all know that once a month we write a check to the landlord. Within the payment are some basic utilities that are covered as well.  By taking a read of this article, data from the American Community Survey shows what portion of renters have their utilities included in their monthly rent check [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

How do Multifamily Renters Get to Work?

Did you know, that we could tell how you commute to work by what type of renter you are? We know that in larger cities, the longer the commute the more public transportation is being used. Meanwhile, smaller buildings and more suburban areas tend to have higher rates of automobile use. By reading this article, [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

Tucson’s Economy Starts to Turn Around

When deciding to invest in multifamily properties, it is always best for the investor to research what markets are trending as in-demand among potential renters. By reading this article, you can see that research has shown Tucson, AZ makes a case as a strong secondary market for apartment investment.

By | August 3rd, 2016|Real Estate|0 Comments

Are Small Buildings More Family Friendly?

Having a family and trying to find the right place to live is quite the equation to figure out, especially when trying to provide the right environment for your children. We have seen that the smaller buildings in larger suburban areas tend to have a higher unit size, which make them more desirable to renters [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

Arbor Realty Trust Completes the Acquisition of Arbor Commercial Mortgage’s Agency Platform

Uniondale, NY, July 15, 2016 -- Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) (the “Company”) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Arbor Commercial Mortgage’s (“ACM’s”) agency platform for $276 million. The purchase price was paid with $138 million in stock, $88 million in cash and with the issuance of a $50 [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

Baby Boomers and Multifamily Real Estate

By | July 7th, 2016|Blog, NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

Multifamily in 2016: Four Key Trends

The first half of 2016 has seen steady growth in the apartment sector. While demographic trends are still strongly favoring the multifamily industry, some markets and properties — particularly those on the higher end — are beginning to see a slowdown in rent growth. Let’s examine that, and a few other trends to keep an [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

Unit Mix: Small vs. Large Apartment Assets

There is a new balance in housing where an increasing number of suburban households rent instead of own. Families that are looking for buildings that have two- to three-bedroom units might want to explore smaller buildings rather than larger ones. The charts within this article show that a small building’s unit mix consist of 44% [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Architecture, NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments

Number of Older (55+) Renters Could Double by 2030

  A lot of apartment demand discussion recently has been focused on the Millennial generation. However, let’s explore the other end of the age spectrum. For the older American, particularly those from 55 to 64, the rise in apartment living has been increasing due to the fallout from the financial crisis. The number of senior [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|NYC, Real Estate|0 Comments