Utilizing Tax Credits to Create Affordable Housing in High-Opportunity Communities

  The Section 42 Low-Income Housing Credit program has been America’s primary tool in the effort to construct affordable homes for low- and moderate- income households and ease renter cost burdens since 1986. This public-private partnership has created or preserved more than 3.1 million rental units, accounting for over 30 percent of the nation’s affordable housing stock.Congress is considering legislation that would materially expand and strengthen the tax credit …

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 …

Manufactured Housing Communities Garner Investor Interest

  Interest in affordable paths to homeownership and the growing popularity of lower density living are raising the profile of the manufactured housing option among American households and investors. At the same time, the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are making concerted efforts to better serve this historically underfinanced market at both the individual homeowner and community levels.The combination of robust cash flow growth …

Webinar: Impact Investing: ESG/C-PACE/Brownfield Remediation

  On June 29, France Media hosted the "Impact Investing: ESG/C-PACE/Brownfield Remediation" webinar, sponsored by Enhanced Capital. Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investing is one of the biggest trends in commercial real estate finance, and the interest in this form of financing is only expected to accelerate.Michael Korengold, President & CEO, Enhanced Capital, explained the transformation of ESG over the past few years. "ESG became a …

Webinar: Health at the Core: Real Estate Redefines Its Value Proposition

  On May 26, France Media hosted the "Health at the Core: Real Estate Redefines Its Value Proposition. And We ALL Benefit" webinar, sponsored by The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). Panelists discussed what steps and metrics might be important to make those returning to offices, hotels, shopping malls, etc. feel safe and healthy. What can owners and operators do to adjust to a world where interior spaces suddenly have a new role — promoting wellness?Listen …

Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About the Single-Family Rental & Build-For-Rent Market

 On Apr. 7, France Media hosted the "Everything You Need to Know About the Single-Family Rental & Build-For-Rent Market" webinar, sponsored by Walker & Dunlop. The single-family rental (SFR) and build-for-rent (BFR) space has generated excitement throughout the commercial real estate world.This webinar brings together five expert panelists to answer the most pressing questions for this asset class: what to know about SFR and BFR verticals, issues and trends within the …

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 …

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