Seniors Housing Struggles Will Continue Through Mid-2021, Say InterFace Panelists

With two approved vaccines to combat COVID-19, the end of the pandemic is visible on the horizon. However, some seniors housing experts say it may be the third quarter of 2021 before the sector starts to see the turnaround take hold.“We have a much clearer picture of what the post-COVID world will look like,” said Adam Heavenrich, managing director of Heavenrich & Company. “The COVID world of 2020 will hopefully look drastically different from the post-COVID world of …

OfficeSpace Survey: 71 Percent of Employed Americans Eager to Return to the Office

ATLANTA — The trend of working remotely swept the nation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic this year. While some are relishing the opportunity to test drive their home offices, a large number of Americans are ready to return to the workplace.According to a recent survey of employed Americans commissioned by OfficeSpace Software, 71 percent of respondents currently working from home are eager to move back to the office once it is safe to do so. Over 70 percent indicated that they feel …

Southeast Enjoys Outsized Multifamily Demand Due to Stellar Job Growth, InterFace Panelists Concur

The pace at which global corporations are expanding in the Sun Belt is extraordinary. To name just a few companies generating headlines, Amazon is making a sizable investment at its HQ2 in Northern Virginia and new office tower at Nashville, a number of life sciences and pharmaceutical firms are opening in Raleigh-Durham, Microsoft recently executed a full-building lease and commitment of 1,500 jobs in Atlanta and Oracle and Tesla are relocating to Austin, Texas.Researchers believe this …

Supply, Demand of Affordable Housing in Texas Should Grow in Coming Months, Says Exclusive Webinar Panel

Strong job and population growth over the last decade have steadily elevated demand for affordable housing throughout Texas, and the incoming Biden administration is likely to enact policies that will help developers expand the supply needed to meet that demand, according to a panel of industry experts.The combination of no state income tax and a pro-business climate has driven scads of major companies to relocate to Texas, in many cases from California. At least before the COVID-19 …

A Vision for A Greener, More Resilient Urban Core

By John Goldwyn, senior vice president, director of planning and landscape, WATG Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the real estate industry is one of many trying to navigate the "next normal," especially in cities impacted by extended office closures, shuttered businesses and residential shifts to more spacious suburbs. Space — especially green, outdoor space — comes at a premium in these cities. Yet science tells us that being outdoors is the safest way to gather in this era of …

Net-Lease Investors Prioritize Assets Occupied by Essential Retailers, Says InterFace Panel

By Taylor WilliamsRetail tenants with strong credit, sales and branding have long been the darlings of the net-lease investment market via their ability to unlock value in their underlying real estate. But as the COVID-19 pandemic has battered brick-and-mortar retailers in a plethora of categories, net-lease investors are placing added emphasis on the products and services that tenants offer when targeting new acquisitions.After nine months of the public health crisis, investors have a …

Capital Markets Face Slowdown and Lender Scarcity

The ability to find debt and equity financing for acquisitions and new development has been deeply affected by the coronavirus. Heading into 2020, there was plenty of inexpensive capital available to real estate investors and developers. The once wide field of potential lenders has shrunk significantly over the past nine months. And as for equity availability, it will be important in the coming months to be patient and diligent.REBusinessOnline recently spoke with Gary Sopko, senior vice …

More Private Buyers Will Enter Retail Real Estate Sector in 2021, Says Marcus & Millichap Retail Executive Daniel Taub

Daniel Taub is a well-known name in the retail real estate world. He spent most of his career with DLC Management, one of the nation’s largest open-air center owners, heading up leasing and eventually becoming president and chief operating officer of the company. In October, Taub joined Marcus & Millichap as senior vice president and national director of the firm’s retail division. In his new role, Taub will be helping the firm’s retail brokers with deals, as well as advising clients. He …

Property Tax Roundtable: Appraisers Adjust to the Pandemic With Procedural Changes

In early 2020, the rapidly unfolding pandemic threatened to derail Texas' property tax assessment and appeal process. With stay-at-home orders being issued at the same time that appraisal districts were sending out initial values for 2020, uncertainty cast doubt on how the process would proceed, or even whether it would proceed at all. Taxing entities were concerned with revenue impacts, and taxpayers were concerned about their ability to pay.Texas launches the property tax cycle every Jan. …

The Sunset of LIBOR and the Rise of SOFR: What You Need to Know

For years, interbank offered rates, including USD LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate), have been the most-referenced benchmark interest rates in the world. However, global indexing is moving to risk-free rates, including the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) in the United States, with pivotal milestones taking place between now and the end of 2021.Here’s what this transition means for the multifamily sector, dates to watch for, and steps to take now. View higher resolution …

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