Webinar: How Seniors Housing Operators Recruit and Retain Caregivers During COVID-19

How are seniors housing operators overcoming staffing challenges related to COVID-19? In good times, the seniors housing industry suffers from a labor shortage. In today’s environment, every operator is grappling with how to keep their front line staff safe and in the workplace. And because many employees have kids at home and out of school, there are additional concerns for staff and operators On Tuesday, April 14, at 2 p.m. EST, hear how our panel of experts is motivating seniors …

El Paso’s Multifamily Market Takes On COVID-19

As a multifamily investment sales brokerage firm, Greysteel has transacted close to 2,000 units in El Paso over the last 12 months. To say the El Paso multifamily market has been hot would be an understatement.  But with a sudden pandemic causing economic chaos, jobs are at risk and multifamily owners are facing ever-increasing pressure. First, let’s talk about how El Paso has recently performed. Demand for multifamily product in El Paso has been particularly strong lately, and we’ve …

How Workforce Housing Owners in Texas Can Help Tenants Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Multifamily developers across the country know that these are unprecedented and uncertain times for nearly everyone due to COVID-19. Houstonians making up our workforce, which many consider “the essential class,” include professionals like teachers, police officers, nurses and firefighters who invest in other peoples’ betterment every day. These are the people who are working day in and day out to provide us with various fundamental needs during this time of mandated …

Webinar: Student Housing CEOs on the Impact of COVID-19

Following our well-received webinar offering insight from student housing operators, we are turning to several leading student housing industry CEOs for their take on the impact of COVID-19. On Thursday, April 9, at 2 p.m. EST, tune in to this webinar to learn from four CEOs about where the industry is now, and more importantly, where it will go next. No one knows quite what the impact of the COVID-19 crisis will be for on- and off-campus student housing — just that there has been and will …

How Can Minnesota Apartment Developers Access Capital While Minimizing Risk? Structured Finance

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul continue to be a very attractive marketplace for multifamily investing due to an average vacancy across the metro of 3.1 percent, as well as average 2019 rent growth of 5.8 percent, according to a recent report issued by Marquette Advisors. The Twin Cities currently has nearly 30,000 multifamily units in the development pipeline that are expected to be delivered between 2020 and 2022. With all of this development activity and an abundance of local …

Fort Worth Rises on Multifamily Investors’ Radars

The U.S. economy’s continued expansion, combined with the migration of people from high-tax states in the Northeast and California, bodes well for multifamily real estate investment in metros across the Southeast and Texas. Many cities in the so-called “Sun Belt” will continue to experience strong demand for apartments thanks to the low cost of living and new jobs stemming from corporate investment across the region. The Fort Worth market has been a beneficiary of all of these dynamics, …

Managing Volatility, Disruption Is Crucial to Multifamily Debt Market, Says Freddie Mac’s Martinez

As markets, consumers and businesses react to the novel coronavirus, lenders and mortgage bankers across the country find themselves reflecting on the volatility that characterized the multifamily debt market in 2019 and wondering just how similar 2020 could be. To be sure, market uncertainty is par for the course during presidential election years, and the market event related to coronavirus is creating additional anxiety. The multifamily debt markets are also working to move away from the …

Margins Moderate for Multifamily Developers in Dallas-Fort Worth

Multifamily developers in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex in 2020 expect to see a slightly slower pace of rent growth brought on by record levels of new supply in recent years. This trend, paired with higher costs of adding features that distinguish properties from their competition, could lead to slightly more modest profit margins for multifamily developers. According to the latest data from CoStar Group, the average rate of multifamily rent growth in DFW between 2015 and 2019 was …

How Austin’s Growth Creates Opportunities for Multifamily Developers, Investors

With its unique culture, relatively low cost of living, warm weather and booming economy, Austin has emerged as one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. As more people and companies flock to this vibrant city, the multifamily real estate market looks primed for growth from both a development and investment perspective. At its core, this real estate potential lies in the fact that the housing supply needs to keep up with a growing population of workers. According to the Austin …

Colorado Is Experiencing Residential Growth, But Uncertainty Could Temper That

The past 10 years has brought population growth to Colorado, which many associate with Amendment 64, or the legalization of marijuana, along with an overall flat interest rate. The new issue is whether Colorado can sustain this growth, despite the heavy focus on affordability.    So far, however, the state has experienced continued growth in population, income and multifamily sales volume, according to CoStar. Tapestry Segmentation also reports a median household income in the Greater Denver …

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