Rising Interest Rates and Inflation to Fuel Change in Property Markets

Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2020, commercial real estate buyers and sellers moved off the sidelines and began fueling an impressive investment sales rebound as many pandemic-related lockdowns and restrictions eased or ended. The rush to purchase hard assets hit its apex a year later when commercial property sales surged to a record $362 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021 alone, according to Real Capital Analytics, a part of MSCI Real Assets that tracks property transactions of $2.5 …

Build-to-Rent Planning and Entitlements: How to Avoid Challenges

The build-to-rent (BTR) property type has gained significant traction in the commercial real estate market due to increasing interest from tenants, investors and developers. Developers moving into the BTR market before 2020 originally focused on this sector as an “in between” product for future home buyers who weren’t ready to commit to a single location but wanted additional space and amenities.The pandemic fueled tenants’ desires for more privacy and space without the long-term …

As Affordability Crisis Deepens, Policies and Market Shift to Assist the Underserved

By Omar Eltorai, Arbor Realty TrustTo understand the affordable housing market in spring 2022, one needs to first assess how this sector weathered the pandemic and then assess the current state of housing affordability across the country. In-depth findings on these trends are included in the Arbor Realty Trust-Chandan Economics Affordable Housing Trends Report, from which this article is excerpted. Weathering the Pandemic When it comes to the pandemic response, federal policymakers proved …

Lee & Associates’ First-Quarter 2022 Economic Rundown by Sector

Lee & Associates’ newly released Q1 2022 North America Market Report scrutinizes first-quarter 2022 industrial, office, retail and multifamily outlooks throughout the United States. This class-by-class review of commercial real estate trends for the first quarter of the year focuses on how real estate is adjusting to long-term post-COVID attitudes.Lee & Associates has made the full market report available here (with further breakdowns of factors like vacancy rates, market …

Utilizing Tax Credits to Create Affordable Housing in High-Opportunity Communities

  The Section 42 Low-Income Housing Credit program has been America’s primary tool in the effort to construct affordable homes for low- and moderate- income households and ease renter cost burdens since 1986. This public-private partnership has created or preserved more than 3.1 million rental units, accounting for over 30 percent of the nation’s affordable housing stock.Congress is considering legislation that would materially expand and strengthen the tax credit …

Los Angeles Industrial, Retail: Overlapping Industries Adapting to Post-Pandemic Change

As the pandemic recedes, unusual supply and demand trends have taken root in retail and industrial markets throughout the nation. Factors that caused upheaval even before the arrival of COVID — the changing face of retail due to e-commerce and the growing demand for industrial real estate — continue unabated two years past the pandemic lockdowns. Los Angeles County may act as a bellwether for the rest of the country in retail and industrial trends, especially in high-cost, high-density …

Outdoor Hospitality Properties Draw Greater Investment Interest Following Rapid Growth During the Pandemic

Where do people go to “get away from it all” — especially when the world shuts down? Many seek relaxation and recreation in the great outdoors. Interest in camping — especially the subset of high-end camping often referred to as “glamorous camping” or “glamping” — grew steadily in the years before the pandemic. The arrival of COVID and the desire for socially distanced vacations created a rapid increase in demand and revenue. The result for commercial real estate has been a …

Four Factors to Build Successful Teams in a Development Project

When it comes to commercial real estate development, thoughtfully curated teams are critical to success.“It’s important that the extended team works well with each other, so they can deliver results for clients,” explains Mark Fletcher, director of Strategic Partnering at Bohler, a land development design and consulting firm.Developers don’t want to work with a variety of disjointed processes and personalities. They want to work with one team, a multi-discipline team that …

M&T Realty Capital Increases its Commitment to Multifamily Sector to Expand Loan Volume

M&T Realty Capital Corp. is beginning 2022 with ambitious plans to increase its multifamily financings as part of an effort to double its real estate loan volume over the next two to three years. To achieve those goals, it is leveraging a new leadership structure and a recently announced strategic partnership with the Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp.M&T Realty Capital, M&T Bank’s commercial mortgage banking subsidiary, recorded $5.1 billion in loan volume in 2021, a level …

Midwest Healthcare/MOB Properties Adapt to Post-COVID Demands, Tenant Expectations

The famed stability of healthcare and medical office building (MOB) real estate continues in 2022, with the Midwest acting as a microcosm for the sector’s trends and challenges nationwide. Adapting to complement large healthcare system needs, adding urgent care centers and keeping costs low are some of the main concerns for brokers this space.Five healthcare/MOB brokers sat down with REBusinessOnline to discuss what is influencing the sector. Michael Kalil, chief operating officer and …

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