Multifamily Is A Force Multiplier in Northern New Jersey’s Economic Recovery

By Ken Uranowitz, president, Gebroe-Hammer Associates When it comes to investment in multifamily properties, as in life, change is constant. Between evolving tenant demographics and political climates to recessionary economies and a once-in-a-century pandemic, multifamily assets are continuing to prove their centuries-old knack for pivoting in times of change. Unlike any other commercial asset class, multifamily possesses an unrivaled level of agility rooted in its most-important attribute: …

Stable Columbus Multifamily Market Balances Urban, Suburban Growth

By Ryan Duling and Andy Warnock, Lument Sizing up the Columbus, Ohio multifamily market is more challenging than it may seem to the casual observer. Neither fish nor fowl, Columbus doesn’t fit comfortably within the definitions of either growth or high-yield markets. Looked at from one angle, it appears largely suburban and conventional, but from another, increasingly sophisticated and demographically youthful.[caption id="attachment_290333" align="alignright" width="100"] Ryan Duling, …

Twin Cities Multifamily: A Look Back, What’s Next for the Resilient Market

By Ted Bickel and Jeff Budish, Colliers MSP At the start of the pandemic last spring, conversations with developers, investors and operators varied from discouraging to catastrophic. Everyone expected the worst. Luckily for the industry, that is not what happened. Amid a year of great uncertainty across the economic spectrum, the Twin Cities multifamily market showed a great deal of resilience, overcoming many challenges in 2020.[caption id="attachment_287789" align="alignright" …

San Antonio Multifamily Market Maintains Healthy Supply-Demand Balance

By Sean Sorrell, senior managing director, JLL Last year, San Antonio’s multifamily  sector was one of the only markets nationally in which the 2020 absorption exceeded that of previous years. Moreover, the city’s development pipeline was already contracting after 2019, so additional supply reductions in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19 should result in rebounding occupancy across the metro. The market is maintaining balance in terms of supply and demand and is poised to elevate its …

El Paso Multifamily Investment Demand Remains Strong Through First Quarter of 2021

By Jack Stone, director of investment sales, Greysteel“What do you have in El Paso?”The country is over a year into the pandemic, and Greysteel is still receiving calls on a daily basis from groups asking just that. We sold thousands of units in El Paso over the two years leading up to COVID-19, and there’s no end in sight.In fact, even in these uncertain times, demand seems to have grown. Attracted to the higher yields, strong tenant base and increasingly diversified economy, …

Texas Multifamily Developers Navigate New Minefields

By Taylor Williams The past 12 months have thrown multifamily developers a full nine innings’ worth of curveballs, and while many owner-operators have successfully adjusted to the various challenges brought on by the pandemic, they are still tasked with figuring out how much staying power these disruptions will ultimately have. To be sure, the major markets of Texas remain well-positioned for multifamily growth. Even amid a global health crisis, the Lone Star State has maintained its status …

Destination Indianapolis: the Midwest Market Attracting National Interest

By Chris Bruzas, Berkadia Like all markets, Indianapolis is hoping for a return to more normal investment activity for commercial real estate in 2021. So far, the signs are positive, especially for the multifamily sector. The end of 2020 saw a pickup in multifamily sales activity nationally, a result of strong appetite from sidelined capital, continued positive collections trends and occupancy trends, and positive signals from the vaccine rollout.[caption id="attachment_285891" …

Technology Implementation Lies at the Forefront of Multifamily Design

By Michael Procopio, vice president of development, The Procopio Cos.  Undeniably, as we progress through 2021, one of the hottest trends in the field of owning and operating multifamily properties will continue to be technology and automation. According to the 2019 Zillow Consumer Housing Trends Report, 43 percent of Gen Z buyers and 35 percent of millennials rated smart home features as “very important.” Although Zillow’s 2019 report shows that older generations are less concerned …

Kansas City Multifamily Market Poised for More Growth in 2021

By Gabe Tovar, John Duvall and Kyle Tucker of NorthMarq The Kansas City multifamily market has proved it is more than resilient in the face of adversity. Throughout 2020, the market ranked consistently in the top 10 of 30 markets tracked by Yardi. It logged higher occupancies and rent growth, all while welcoming a record level of new supply. That stellar performance is likely to attract even more capital to the market in 2021.[caption id="attachment_283115" align="alignright" …

Suburban Submarkets Will Lead Boston Multifamily Market’s Recovery in 2021

By Steve Callahan Jr., vice president of business development, Callahan Construction ManagersDespite the turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Boston has experienced significant job growth over the last 12 to 18 months in the life sciences, healthcare, technology and finance sectors.The health of these industries will require that employees in these fields have access to much needed, reasonably priced housing as companies continue to grow and build, creating more local …

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