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 …

Small Balance Lending Evolves with Technology

The small balance multifamily lending industry is antiquated, leaving thousands of prospective borrowers behind in a booming market. Multifamily property owners need access to fast, reliable quotes and a streamlined approach to financing.The current industry practice of quoting from rate sheets does not present a holistic or dynamic picture for borrowers or lenders. Walker & Dunlop is offering an alternative approach with a new digital lending platform that utilizes machine learning to …

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 …

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $36M Loan for Refinancing of Brooklyn Multifamily Property

NEW YORK CITY — Walker & Dunlop has arranged a $36 million loan for the refinancing of a 64-unit multifamily property in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. Built in 2018, the property consists of 23 studios and 41 two-bedroom apartments with 30 percent of units designated as affordable housing, as well as 14,080 square feet of retail space that is fully leased.  Aaron Appel, Michael Diaz, Michael Ianno and Jackson Irwin of Walker & Dunlop arranged the five-year, floating-rate …

Multifamily Investment Sales Strong in Southern States; Gaining More Interest in Midwest

Multifamily investment benefitted from the uncertainties of the past year, but will the transaction volumes of 2021 be used to gauge the likely outcomes for 2022? Managing directors Todd Stofflet and Jason Stevens of Walker & Dunlop’s Chicago office review 2021 and what the trends of this year indicate for the direction of the industry. REBusiness: What have you seen regarding multifamily investment activity this year? [caption id="attachment_306484" align="alignright" width="100"] Todd …

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $170M Loan for Refinancing of Manhattan Office Building

NEW YORK CITY — Walker & Dunlop has arranged a $170 million loan for the refinancing of 122 Fifth Avenue, a 300,000-square-foot office building located near Manhattan’s Union Square neighborhood. The property was originally built in 1900 and includes retail space. Aaron Appel, Jonathan Schwartz, Keith Kurland, Adam Schwartz, Sean Bastian and Michael Ianno of Walker & Dunlop arranged the loan through PCCP LLC. The borrower, Bromley Cos., which has owned the building for more than 40 …

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $160M Refinancing for Multifamily Property in Yonkers, New York

YONKERS, N.Y. — Walker & Dunlop has arranged a $160 million loan for the refinancing of Sawyer Place, a 438-unit multifamily property located outside of New York City in Yonkers. Built in 2020, the two-building complex features 31,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, a 553-space parking garage and amenities such as a landscaped terrace, fitness center and an indoor theater. Aaron Appel, Jonathan Schwartz, Keith Kurland, Adam Schwartz, Michael Ianno and Sean Bastian of Walker …

Walker & Dunlop Brokers Sale of 200-Unit Multifamily Property in Houston

HOUSTON — Walker & Dunlop has brokered the sale of The Co-Op at Med Center, a 200-unit multifamily property located within the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Units come in studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, and amenities include a pool, fitness center, basketball and volleyball courts, study areas, coffee bar and a dog park. Walker & Dunlop's Scott Bray, Ryan Epstein and Jennifer Ray represented the seller, Urban Genesis, in the transaction. The buyer was an entity doing …

Demographic, Economic Trends Likely to Sustain Build-For-Rent Sector’s Growth

Institutional investors have been increasingly interested in the build-for-rent (BFR) space over the last five years. But the pandemic poured gasoline on an asset class that offers tenants space, privacy and the flexibility of renting. Now that COVID appears to be receding in some areas, can the BFR sector maintain its growth? Paul Garner, director at Walker & Dunlop, believes that demographic and economic trends will maintain the demand for BFR, especially in the Sun Belt states, for the …

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $134M Sale of Multifamily Property in Metro Denver

LITTLETON, COLO. — Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) has arranged the $134 million sale of Griffis Marston Lake, a 332-unit multifamily community in Littleton. Built in 2002, the garden-style community was marketed as a value-add investment. The property offers a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units near major employers including the Swedish Medical Center, Denver Federal Center and Lockheed Martin. The community is also located roughly 10 miles south of downtown Denver and the Denver …

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