This week’s industry news highlights feature information on apartment building trends, blockchain technology and the continued growth of the Dallas market. First, RealPage states that builders are shifting their focus to building in taller, urbanized, infill locations with higher density. Then, Commercial Property Executive discusses the growing interest in blockchain technology and the impact it could have on simplifying real estate transactions. Arbor Chatter gives a synopsis of the Dallas market’s performance throughout Q1 2018. Next, RealPage names a few of the rent growth leaders in secondary and tertiary markets. Finally, MultiHousing Pro weighs the strong returns and relatively low risk of multifamily, concluding that it is a solid CRE investment.


Apartment Development Trends Toward Taller, Denser Buildings

RealPage – June 6, 2018

“While these locations are associated with higher upfront costs and strict permitting processes, they offer the sense of sustainable long-term tailwinds, leveraging existing infrastructure and proximate workforce capacity.”

Simplifying CRE Finance Through Blockchain Technology

Commercial Property Executive – June 6, 2018

“Commercial real estate players looking for a smoother transaction process that also opens the investment field to a wider audience are pursuing blockchain and cryptocurrency as potential solutions.”

Dallas Multifamily Market Remains Strong Through Q1 2018

Arbor Chatter – June 4, 2018

“Rent growth and investment activity remained strong, while vacancy rates held at historically low levels despite a high volume of new supply added to the market.”

Secondary and Tertiary Market Leaders Post Strong Rent Growth

RealPage – June 5, 2018

“The range of rent performances among major U.S. apartment markets has narrowed, due in part to smaller increases among top performing metros. Top performing smaller markets, however, are still seeing large increases.”

The Case for Multifamily Investment

Multihousing Pro – May 31, 2018

“New research shows apartment returns best those of other commercial real estate property types over time and across geographies.”