First-Time Real Estate Fundraisers Must Consider Key Factors

By James Yoakum, Associate, Real Estate & Finance group, Kleinbard LLCReal estate, as an asset class, encompasses countless different niches and sub-sectors, each of which can appeal to a broad range of investors.From an investor’s point of view, the common denominator across the various real estate asset classes — from single-family homes to apartments to trophy office towers — is the ability to leverage investments in a way that simply isn’t available for most other …

Yardi Matrix: Student Housing Leasing Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Levels, Outlook Bright for 2022

Often lauded as a recession-resistant asset class, the student housing sector was able to add another feather to its cap over the course of the past year, proving that it is also pandemic-resistant. The fall 2021 pre-leasing period ended in September at an occupancy rate of 94 percent, up from 89 percent in 2020 and 0.4 percent from levels seen prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in fall 2019, according to the Yardi Matrix National Student Housing Report January 2022. These …

How to Make the Most of Your Inflation Hedge

By David Vincent, investment products specialist, CadreInflation is here to stay. November’s 6.8 percent jump in year-over-year consumer prices confirmed fears that rates would remain higher.Now, as investors seek out opportunities for sustained value and long-term growth under changing conditions, hard assets like real estate may become even more appealing. After all, commercial real estate has proven to be an attractive hedge against inflation over the last 40 years.[caption …

InterFace Panel Names What’s Hot for Social Media Marketing in the Student Housing Sector

DALLAS — It comes as no surprise that digital marketing — and chiefly, marketing via social media — is one of the best ways to reach potential new renters in the student housing space. Students spend a massive amount of their downtime scrolling through various social media platforms, from TikTok to Instagram.And while a focus on digital marketing within the sector has been seen for some time, the COVID-19 pandemic brought an even greater emphasis on the space by eradicating …

Florida, Texas Dominate U-Haul’s Top 25 Growth Cities of 2021

PHOENIX — Florida and Texas dominated the list of top 25 growth cities highlighted in the U-Haul Growth Index, an annual metric tracked by the Phoenix-based moving giant. Together, Florida and Texas accounted for 15 of the top 25 markets for one-way U-Haul moving trips in 2021.Kissimmee-St. Cloud, a Central Florida metro situated less than 30 miles south of Orlando, came in at No. 1 for 2021 after finishing second in both the 2019 and 2020 rankings. Rounding out the top five in-migration …

Function Reigns Supreme Over Fashion for Interior Design in Student Housing

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the ways schools operate, how classes were taught, and how students learned and socialized in 2020. Life still hasn’t returned to normal for anyone, including students away at college. Interior design may seem like a lower priority in the wake of such a health crisis, but these professionals would argue the exact opposite — that it’s more important than ever. That’s because leasing, retention, and making students and parents feel safe and secure as …

The Future of Seniors Housing is All About Lifestyle, Say InterFace Panelists

PHILADELPHIA — Operators in the seniors housing industry have long been awaiting the incoming demographic wave of baby boomers reaching retirement age.Every day in the U.S., 10,000 people turn 65, and the number of older adults will more than double over the next several decades to top 88 million people and represent over 20 percent of the population by 2050. The oldest boomers are now 76.But this wave of customers will have very different desires than existing seniors housing …

No Barriers Blocking Atlanta Apartment Market Growth, Say InterFace Panelists

ATLANTA — Multifamily investors increasingly view Atlanta as a tier-one market.Speakers on a panel at France Media’s InterFace Multifamily Southeast conference, held in Atlanta on Dec. 2, point to several reasons why the region is the right place, right now, to build, buy and sell all manner of apartment assets.“In Atlanta, you’ve got an incredible diversity and strength of employers,” said Chad DeFoor, senior director of multifamily sales for Franklin Street.Total nonfarm …

2021 Multifamily Housing Market Outlook Shaped by Growth Trends, Housing Prices

COVID Disrupts Markets Again The country began breathing a sigh of relief in the second quarter of 2021 as U.S. GDP returned to pre-pandemic levels. With a substantial part of the U.S. population vaccinated, the unemployment rate plummeted, schools began preparing for in-person instruction and restaurants were back in business, again surpassing grocery sales in volume.But just as things seemed to be returning to “normal,” the delta variant of COVID began to spread. New COVID cases …

Apartment Leasing, Management and Operations Continue to Adapt to Market Needs, Says InterFace Panel

ATLANTA — For the past few months, the apartment sector has been in an upswing from an owner and operator perspective. Rents are rising and occupancy rates are high. However, some fear that these positives in the real estate market are going to be short-lived and eventually come to an end. Kevin Owens, division president of RPM Living, said that when the hottest geographic markets start to slow down, then other markets are going to follow suit.“Boise, Idaho is the hottest market from a …

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