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Factors Compressing Affordable Housing Pipeline in 2021 Likely to Resolve in 2022

  In 2021, supply chain issues, increased costs, wage inflation and the logistical challenges of completing projects compounded to negatively impact the affordable housing pipeline.According to Gregg Gerken, head of U.S. Commercial Real Estate with TD Bank, 2022 looks fantastic for the affordable housing sector as those issues are beginning to resolve. However, he notes that the affordable housing sector is still challenged by delays related to financing challenges, among …

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 …

Multifamily Investment to Expand into Secondary, Tertiary Markets in 2022

 Surging payrolls, new household formations, growing barriers to homeownership and multifamily’s role as a hedge for inflation all helped fuel robust apartment fundamentals in 2021. With interest rates expected to rise in 2022, the question becomes: will the appetite for apartment investments remain strong for all types of investors and in which markets?Hilary Provinse, executive vice president and head of mortgage banking at Berkadia, says she sees many reasons to be …

Multifamily Financing Outlook Positive Despite Volatility, Interest Rates

2021 was an exciting year in the multifamily financing market, and for Berkadia mortgage banking — we originated over $40 billion in volume for our clients across our various lender programs, an increase of 50 percent over our 2020 volumes.Every lender in the market demonstrated a strong appetite for originating loans and increased their holdings of mortgages, which was crucial given that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) lowered the caps for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to $70 …

Growth of Affordable Housing Delayed by Approval Process Slowdowns, Supply Chain

The need for affordable housing has grown, but factors like municipal slowdowns and delays in financing have helped contribute to a lack of supply. Gregg Gerken, head of U.S. Commercial Real Estate with TD Bank, spoke to REBusiness about why the need for affordable housing is at a critical juncture and why this need is so difficult to fill. Finance Insight: What is the state of affordable housing right now? Gerken: There is a supply/demand imbalance. There continues to be a desperate need for …

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 …

M&T Realty Capital Corp.: Seniors Housing Focuses on Occupancy Rebound

 Challenges abound for seniors housing: occupancies at historic lows, widespread outbreaks in 2020, steeply increased operating expenses all contribute to the industry difficulties Matt Pipitone, Seniors Housing Platform manager, M&T Realty Capital Corp., outlines when discussing the seniors housing outlook for 2021.When discussing this year and what needs to happen for the industry to recover, Pipitone explains, "The focus will be on the occupancy rebound. How much pent-up …

Envoy: Demand for Net Lease to Quickly Outpace Supply in 2021

 Ralph Cram, President of Envoy Net Lease Partners, LLC, is seeing dramatic change in the net lease space in 2021: in the past couple months he's seen cap rates with 25 to 35 basis point drops on active deals, increased 1031 exchange activity and robust interest in net-lease properties."What we've really seen in the last six months is the demand for investment-grade, net-lease properties has skyrocketed — partly because people aren't buying nonessential or …

NorthMarq: 2021 Capital Markets Environment

 NorthMarq executives recently connected with nearly 50 correspondent lenders and more than 150 debt experts in an effort to better understand the capital markets environment in 2021 and to share information about opportunities within the market.Jeff Erxleben, executive vice president and executive managing director, Debt & Equity, with NorthMarq, shares some of the insights from those conversations, and he discusses changes in the market, ranging from new loan programs by life …




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