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InterFace Student Housing 2020

  France Media’s Student Housing Business magazine and InterFace Conference Group will host the 12th annual InterFace Student Housing conference April 7-9, 2020, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. This is the student housing industry’s most important event — and more than 1,300 of the industry’s top players are expected to attend and participate. Education & Information: More than 20 panels featuring 100+ high-level speakers and presenters Education …

THE Inland Empire Commercial Real Estate Conference 2020

Western Real Estate Business, Shopping Center Business and California Centers magazines along with the InterFace Conference Group are pleased to announce THE Inland Empire Commercial Real Estate Conference. The event will be held January 23rd in the City of Moreno Valley. Covering the retail, industrial and multifamily sectors, this event brings together the industry players who buy, sell, develop, redevelop, lease or finance properties in the Inland Empire. The Inland Empire is one of the …

Investor Demand for Texas Affordable Housing Intensifies

The declining affordability of housing has become a worsening problem in many areas throughout the country, and Texas is no exception. Despite talk of a cooling housing market, home prices in both North and Central Texas are hitting high-water marks, making the dream of homeownership less likely to become a reality for many people. According to the Austin Board of Realtors, median home prices in Austin hit an all-time high in May, topping $400,000. As for North Texas, a report from ATTOM …

Dynamic St. Louis Multifamily Real Estate Market Is on a Roll

The greater St. Louis metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Warren and St. Charles County, as well as various counties in Illinois collectively known as the Metro East. The MSA ranks as the 21st largest in the country with a population of approximately 2.8 million residents and features many Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies. St. Louis has a very diverse economy with the largest categories of employment base in …

Healthy Occupancy Hinges on Winning the Apartment Amenities Arms Race

When deciding where to live, the choice isn’t always a matter of finding the newest property on the market. Oftentimes it comes down to which property can most effectively meet and exceed your expectations as a renter. For example, these two “blind” multifamily rental listings identified below are within the same five-mile radius in Upstate New York. They’re both firmly in the luxury rental space and offer in-unit washers and dryers and dishwashers. In other words, they’re …

Five Ways in Which New Hampshire’s Multifamily Developers Are Making Life Easier

As the saying goes, “nothing worth having comes easy.” While this is true in many ways — especially in the real estate business — the multifamily market in New Hampshire is putting this saying to the test. Design and technology trends represent innovative ways to make life easier for new residents. The result is a revolution in convenience and lifestyle across developments from Nashua to Pittsburg and everywhere in between. Five trends in particular are driving this revolution in the …

Dallas, Fort Worth Multifamily Markets Continue to Capitalize on New Development

Known for both its big-city excitement and suburban living options, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex is now the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country with 7.5 million residents. At this rate of growth, DFW is poised to surpass Chicago as the third-most populous metroplex in the country within the next two decades. Although DFW is commonly recognized as a shared marketplace, it’s important to understand that Dallas and Fort Worth are two separate cities with separate real …

Webinar: Finding Operational Success in Seniors Housing

Spurred by increased industry competition and opportunity from the long-awaited baby boomer arrival, seniors housing executives with operating experience are launching management companies. It’s a start-up wave occurring amidst a surge in construction. Owners and investors, looking for new approaches, are eager to partner with new firms run by experienced managers to quickly fill new projects and boost occupancy at old ones. At the same time, multifamily developers sense an opportunity …

Technology Redefines Multifamily Management in Texas

With the major markets of Texas adding thousands of new apartments every year, multifamily management firms are increasingly relying on technology to accelerate leasing activity, grow renewal rates and handle requests from tenants — all in the name of keeping their properties competitive and their investor clients happy. As beneficiaries of strong job and population growth throughout this cycle, Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Houston and Austin have all watched their multifamily supply levels …

Houston Multifamily Market Sees Heightened Demand, Maintains Affordability

Between 2014 and 2016, the Houston multifamily market struggled with an issue of oversupply as a result of accelerated apartment construction. When Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, Houston residents displaced by the storm produced a surge in apartment demand that helped fill thousands of empty units over the ensuing 12 months. Fast forward to 2019, and two key factors are keeping a strong apartment pipeline flowing and forcing developers to play catch-up: new residents and more jobs. Over the …

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