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Investors Seek Safe Harbor in Chicago’s Apartment Market

Multifamily investors prefer to concentrate capital in the primary markets. Although prices are steep and cap rates low, the gateway cities offer private equity and institutional buyers the young, affluent tenants, economic diversification, deep trough of performance data and property market liquidity that can’t be found in smaller cities. Gateway cities offer these assets…until they don’t.The pandemic recession has turned the usual way of looking at things upside down. At least for …

Rents Weaken, Investors Stay Active in San Diego Multifamily Market

By Daniel J. HoganThe economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt more severely in Southern California than in most areas of the country. The Southland’s high concentration of employment in the tourism and entertainment sectors made it especially vulnerable to the effects of social distancing protocols and the reluctance of many to board commercial aircraft.Not only were job losses particularly acute in the initial months of the pandemic — the subsequent recovery has been …

Video: Trends in Industrial and Flex Properties: Value and Lending

Yonah Sturmwind of Alliant Credit Union gets right to the heart of what makes an industrial or flex property a good candidate for a loan.Register to watch this brief interview with REBusinessOnline and hear about demand and value in this increasingly popular asset class.Changing building needs, cold storage demand, underwriting metrics and forecasts related to market appetite for industrial and flex are all covered in this brief and informative discussion.See below for list of …

Lee & Associates: Healthcare is a Slow but Steady Sector

Healthcare has very different drivers when it comes to growth and demand. While highs and lows in the economy influence healthcare in many of the same ways other industries experience, it’s also governed by trends that are unique to how people seek — and pay for — their medical treatments. Chris Jacobson and Susan Wilson, both vice presidents and healthcare advisors for Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, took some time recently to talk to REBusinessOnline about …

Webinar: Greater Kansas City Retail Outlook: How is the Greater Kansas City Area Retail Sector Responding to COVID-19?

The "Greater Kansas City Retail Outlook: How is the Greater Kansas City Area Retail Sector Responding to COVID-19?" webinar, hosted by Shopping Center Business and Heartland Real Estate Business, covers the impacts of COVID-19 and what panelists expect for the rest of 2020. Register to learn what retailers, restaurants owners and developers need to thrive, plus what our panelists anticipate for retail in the near future.See a list of some topics covered below:As a city that …

In Search of Relative Value in Orange County’s Apartment Sector

Orange County offers residents all the key elements of the American dream. Its virtues are numerous and faults few. Indeed, Moody’s Analytics ranks the quality of life in the OC 10th highest among the 378 U.S. metros it reports on, just a half-step behind leaders Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz.Orange County is a terrific place to live, but is it a good place to invest? Gauging by observed capitalization rate trends, one may conclude that county apartment properties are highly prized gems. …

The Inland Empire: A Rare 2020 Apartment Sector Success Story

Someone once remarked that eighty percent of success in life is just showing up. Human experience verifies that being in the right place at the right time often is the intangible ingredient that leads to triumph. The strong performance this year of the Inland Empire multifamily market is a variation on this theme. During the pandemic, many renters sought refuge from the high density and high costs associated with big city life, and the work-from-home phenomenon made this objective feasible. For …

Video: Alliant Q&A: Lending & Multifamily Opportunities in the Midst of Change

   Tim Madigan, Commercial Real Estate Loan Originator at Alliant Credit Union, spoke to REBusinessOnline about the multifamily market landscape his company is currently navigating. From financing to future opportunities, this brief, to-the-point interview covers what balance sheet lenders have to offer and what influences the Alliant's lending.Listen as Madigan explains what Alliant is seeing with activity volume as well as their outlook for the rest of the year: …

Coming Attraction: The Great Los Angeles Multifamily Recovery

Reducing the Los Angeles economy to the entertainment industry would be a serious mistake. In fact, the L.A. labor market is highly diversified with world-class healthcare, professional services, biotech and technology clusters providing co-sector leadership — no one-trick pony is this.Nonetheless, the entertainment industry is the single element that separates this metro economy from all others, and its tentacles are long. In its absence, the metro’s financial and professional …

Multifamily Developers in Houston Focus on Affordability

With a historic drop in oil prices amid a global pandemic, fate dealt Houston a bad hand in 2020, to put it mildly. But this is not the first time the city has seen bleak conditions — and faced them down.In 2015-2016, the metropolitan area was throttled by a double whammy of an oil bust and the Memorial Day and Tax Day floods, decimating a full 10 percent of its multifamily housing stock. Yet, by 2020, the city’s job growth exceeded the national rate for the 25th consecutive month, and …

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