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 …

Single-Family/Build-to-Rent: Changing Renter Demographics Fuel Growth

Demand for all forms of housing has been on the rise in recent years, a trend that is expected to continue in 2022. One segment of the market that is attracting significant attention is single-family/build-to-rent (SFR/BTR), as a series of economic and demographic shifts increase the attractiveness of an alternative to traditional apartments.Developers are ramping up activity on thousands of new units, particularly in the high-growth southern U.S. markets. Dozens of projects totaling more …

Web-Based Appraisal Tool Supports Massive Increase in Demand for Multifamily Valuations

 Multifamily appraisers are extremely busy as investor interest in the sector is at an all-time high.“In terms of appraisal professionals, there is a supply and demand issue,” explains Meghan Czechowski, managing director and valuation lead for Apprise by Walker & Dunlop.She notes that the industry has greater demand for valuation than it has qualified appraisers. “Apprise is ensuring that we can support our appraisal staff and our local market experts with a …

Web-Based Multifamily Valuation Enhances Speed, Builds Better Predictions

The future of multifamily valuation requires flexibility and the use of technology to process data faster and more reliably. Meghan Czechowski, managing director and valuation lead for Apprise by Walker & Dunlop, spoke to Finance Insight about why multifamily valuations in particular are well suited to a web-based machine learning approach, resulting in faster appraisals with increased reliability. Finance Insight: How does the Walker & Dunlop Apprise program differ from traditional …

Investment, Financing in Seniors Housing Driven by Property Performance

If there were one phrase to summarize the attitude of seniors housing investors and lenders in 2022, it would be “cautiously optimistic.” How quickly can the seniors housing industry hope to recover in the face of continued difficulties? What is likely to drive the financing and investment market?While difficulties due to COVID and labor shortages continue to create challenges in terms of immediate occupancy, strong demand fundamentals and a healthy appetite for seniors housing …

Multifamily Investment Attracts Varied Capital as Fundamentals Drive Demand

The multifamily investment sales sector had well-documented success in 2021 with a record volume of over $220 billion in transaction activity. Factors driving competition for transactions within the sector included: increasing home prices, widespread interest in renting and the easing of COVID-19 restrictions bringing renters back into the nation’s cities, all of which drove the average, nationwide multifamily occupancy rate above 97 percent.With firmly rooted fundamentals, investor …

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