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Expanded Rent Stabilization Law Freezes NYC Stabilized Multifamily Property Market, Generates Buying Opportunities for Intrepid Investors

New York state authorities last year passed legislation designed to maintain rental affordability and housing stability in the Empire State. Mandated changes for units not currently subject to stabilization were mostly technical in nature — relating to rent increase notification periods, evictions and security deposits — but the impact on the New York City’s nearly 1 million regulated units was significant. Previously, an owner’s ability to raise stabilized unit rents was limited by a …

RED Mortgage Capital: Strong Economy Boosts Boston Multifamily Performance, but Looming Supply Likely to Hinder Returns

The country’s largest commercial real estate services firm recently selected Boston as its choice for strongest U.S. gateway multifamily market performer for 2020, and with good reason. The Eastern Massachusetts economy gained momentum in 2019, propelled by its world class “Eds and Meds” cluster and resurgent high tech, R&D and financial management communities. Income growth and job creation ran ahead of national averages and apartment markets remained tight and rent growth robust …

Red Mortgage Arranges $22M Loan for Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing Portfolio in Texas

TEXAS — Red Mortgage Capital, a division of ORIX Real Estate Capital LLC, has arranged a $22 million loan for the rehabilitation of 14 affordable housing properties totaling 556 units located across 12 rural Texas communities. Existing debt on the properties was also restructured as part of the deal. The borrower was a joint venture between Related Affordable, a division of Related Cos., and the Texas Housing Foundation (THF). The United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) provided the loan …

RED Arranges Acquisition Financing for $60M Apartment Portfolio in Union City, New Jersey

UNION CITY, N.J. — RED Mortgage Capital, the lending arm of ORIX Real Estate Capital, has arranged acquisition financing for a $60 million portfolio of apartment properties in Jersey City, located across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. The portfolio comprises 18 properties and includes 481 units of affordable housing product. John Darrow, Jim Martin and Harris O’Connell of RED, along with Brad Domenico of Progress Capital, arranged the financing through Freddie Mac’s small balance …

RED Mortgage Capital: Intermountain Region Generates Strong Apartment Performance and Value Creation

West Coast markets garner more press clippings and public attention. But the Intermountain States — Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming — are posting impressive numbers that belie their station in the American consciousness. Offering Americans the sunshine and outdoor recreational opportunities they crave and the lower operating costs businesses seek, the region is in the nation’s sweet spot and taking full advantage of its position. Population, …

RED: California’s Southland Economy Loses Steam but Apartment Performance and Property Markets Strengthen; Cap Rates Decline

Since the Baby Boom generation was in its infancy, Southern California has represented the apex of American popular culture, with its freedom, fun and limitless opportunity. But in the last few years the Southland’s place in the American imagination has been superseded to a degree by the digital prowess of its Bay Area and Pacific Northwest neighbors. Recently, the tide has begun to turn. While still wildly successful economically and culturally influential, the Bay Area, Seattle and …

RED Mortgage Capital Adds New York Lending Office

NEW YORK CITY — RED Mortgage Capital has added a new multifamily affordable lending office in New York. Sean Cullen and Ronnie Gyani will lead the operations of the office. Previously, Cullen and Gyani worked together providing affordable housing services at RBC Capital Markets as well as ACRE Capital. Most recently they served at Barings Multifamily Capital originating affordable housing loan products, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA/HUD and balance sheet …

RED Capital Group: The Northwest Enters 2019 with Strong Momentum, Rising Risks

For decades, the Pacific Coast has defined the American avant garde. From the Beats and Hippies of the Fifties and Sixties to today’s coders, gamers, software engineers and social network titans, the West Coast has set the standard for contemporary cutting edge social and life-style evolution. Lately, the region has emerged as a global economic leader as well. The rise of Big Tech operations in the five Pacific Northwest metro areas we cover — the East Bay, Portland, San Francisco, San …

RED: Texas Multifamily Performance Moderates in 2018, While Economy Booms

With a preference for low taxes and business-friendly regulation, Texas is America’s proving ground for free market economic theories — a crucible in which the benefits of economic liberty are tested. While the long-term impact of the Lone Star State’s experiment remains an open question, it is hard to gainsay its impressive accomplishments to date. [caption id="attachment_215024" align="alignright" width="100"] Daniel HoganDirector of Research,RED Capital Group[/caption] Texas …

RED: Florida 2018 Multifamily Performance Shines, Despite Rising Supply

[caption id="attachment_215024" align="alignright" width="100"] Daniel HoganDirector of Research,RED Capital Group[/caption] Florida markets typically perform well during flush economic times and the current cycle isn’t an exception. Blessed with the fastest growing population east of the Rockies and a business-friendly tax and operating cost environment, Florida is one of the first alternatives multifamily developers and investors look to when the primary markets begin to feel …

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