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Tech Growth Fuels Apartment Market All Around Puget Sound

From the hottest commercial submarkets, such as Downtown Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, to far-flung suburbs like Lynnwood, the Puget Sound multifamily market has been firing on all cylinders lately. [caption id="attachment_181873" align="alignright" width="100"] David Young, JLL Capital Markets[/caption] [caption id="attachment_181872" align="alignright" width="100"] Corey Marx, JLL Capital Markets[/caption] A major reason for this is the huge growth in tech employment..

July 25, 2017

Atlanta Multifamily Market Continues Strong Performance in All Asset Classes

In 2016 and the first quarter of this year, Atlanta’s economy boomed, showing several positive signs that point to another banner year for the multifamily market. From December 2016 through February 2017, Atlanta added 96,700 total non-farm jobs, an increase of 3.7 percent over the same time the previous year. Additionally, in 2016 the city experienced 3 percent wage growth overall. This translates to a robust multifamily market with solid fundamentals. According to Axiometrics,..

July 24, 2017

L.A. County Apartment Sector is Feeling the Pressure From Buyers, Renters

Los Angeles County is facing a significant lack of housing product — an issue that can’t be resolved any time soon. With the fight to limit new development, it is a very uphill and challenging battle that is unfortunate for the economy, business and, most of all, residents. An influx of about 160,000 new residents moved to the county from 2010 through 2015, but we have only seen upwards of 25,000 new housing units built during that same time frame. The demand drivers are extremely..

July 18, 2017

Multifamily Financing: Where Is The Market, Where Are The Gaps and How Do We Address Them?

For nearly a decade, multifamily financing has had the benefit of the most stable sources of long-term debt, which has kept the investment market strong and the property type in favor. Whether it is agency lending, life company permanent debt or commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) financing, there has been a consistent market for multifamily loans throughout the economic recovery. Houston has been the beneficiary of significant capital supporting multifamily investment and..

July 14, 2017

Population Growth Sparks Apartment Development Wave in Des Moines

While recently visiting a local Starbucks, I noticed an employee behind the counter with a tattoo in the shape of California. I decided to ask the barista if she was from the Golden State, and indeed she was. I asked what brought her to Des Moines, thinking she would say family or a love interest, but I was wrong. She had read and heard so much positive press about the Des Moines area that she decided to give it a shot. [caption id="attachment_179198" align="alignright" width="100"] Rick..

June 29, 2017

Job Growth, Limited Deliveries Elevate Birmingham Apartment Market’s Outlook

Urban submarkets have largely carried the Birmingham multifamily market’s recovery. However, going forward investors will look to capitalize on greater yields in suburban submarkets. Despite rising rents, absorption continues to climb and concessions are falling off. Greater absorption metrics will be a recurring theme this year as rising construction costs and tightening access to capital constrain new development. Supportive Economy Birmingham’s economy added 8,000 net jobs..

June 26, 2017

Wisconsin Supreme Court Reaffirms Subsidized Housing Valuation Methods

In a major victory for subsidized housing developers and investors, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has reaffirmed longstanding principles governing the assessment of these properties. The Dec. 22, 2016 decision in Regency West Apartments LLC v. City of Racine confirms that the assessment of a subsidized housing project is a property-specific exercise that must take into account the type of federal program involved, specific restrictions on the property, and actual property income and..

June 8, 2017

Albuquerque Multifamily Prices Rise on Heels of Rental Rate Increases

The New Mexico multifamily market, more specifically Albuquerque, recorded an impressively strong 2016 with vacancies dropping below 5 percent. Asking rents have increased for three consecutive years, fueling the investment market both in volume and prices. [caption id="attachment_181841" align="alignright" width="100"] Cynthia Meister, Colliers International[/caption] Employment grew by 2,700 jobs in Albuquerque last year. More than 2,000 of those were added in the fourth quarter, making..

June 6, 2017

Fort Worth Multifamily Market: Boom Town for the Foreseeable Future

To many people, Dallas and Fort Worth are one and the same. But to local Texans, they are two distinctly different cities in which to work, live and play. And to investors, the fundamental strategies are drastically different. Many consider Fort Worth to be the region’s cultural center and the “cooler” place to live. In terms of job growth, both cities are booming and are magnets for young, talented professionals. With this job growth comes a burgeoning multifamily market with future..

June 2, 2017

Alcion Ventures, Genton Property Group Receive $239M to Develop Four Seasons Private Residences in LA

LOS ANGELES — A joint venture between Alcion Ventures and Genton Property Group has received $239 million in financing to develop the Four Seasons Private Residences Los Angeles. Construction has already begun for the luxury project, which features 59 for-sale units. It is scheduled for completion in mid-2019. The Four Seasons Private Residences will be situated across from the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, near the intersection of Third Street and Wetherly Drive. The..

May 31, 2017