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Stability Will Be Defining Characteristic of Memphis Multifamily Market in 2018

Consistency is key, and that’s exactly why investors find Memphis more attractive than ever: the Grind City’s financial and commercial real estate stability. The area has grown into a hub for both the distribution and transportation industries. As the largest economic driver in the state, Memphis International Airport alone injects over $20 billion a year into the region’s economy. Thanks in large part to FedEx, the airport has become the second-busiest cargo airport in the world. …

Student Housing Developers Infiltrate Secondary Markets

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that about 20.4 million students attended American colleges and universities in 2017. That figure represents an increase of 5.1 million students from 2000 and is expected to exceed 22 million by 2023. As this enrollment growth carries forward, developers of student housing properties have been holding steady volumes of new product on their books. According to CoStar Group, developers have added about 22,000 new units each year since …

Strong Fundamentals Are in Place for Cincinnati’s Multifamily Market

The strength of the national multifamily market has been driven by a number of factors, especially job and wage growth.  Nationally, annual job growth has been 1.5 percent and annual wage growth has been 2.9 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Another factor affecting the multifamily market is homeownership. In the United States, homeownership  reached 65 percent in 2008, dropped to 60 percent in 2015 and rebounded to 65 percent at the end of 2017, according to the …

Manhattan Multifamily Building Sales Slow in 2017 after 2016 Surge

In 2017, the multifamily investment sales market in New York City followed the trends seen within the broader market with sales volumes dropping while property values were mixed. The year ended on a high note with regard to contract execution activity, which bodes well for sales volume in 2018. This year, we expect volumes to rise while values bottom out and start to climb by the end of the year as positive movements in fundamentals start to exert upward pressure on property values.  With …

Future Is Bright for Senior Living Development in the Twin Cities

Exciting times are in store for the senior living industry. A massive generation of baby boomers is entering the golden years of retirement and beyond, driving a wave of demand for seniors housing. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates 78 million baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964. The youngest boomers are 54 this year and the oldest are 72, so we are just eclipsing the front end of the wave. [caption id="attachment_198293" align="alignright" width="100"] Matt Rauenhorst, Opus …

Multifamily Occupancy Holds Firm in San Antonio Despite Record Deliveries in 2017

There’s no question that the San Antonio multifamily market has had the reputation of being the steady tortoise in a race against the more nimble Texas hares of Houston, Dallas and Austin.  We all know how the fable ends — the hare, confident of an easy win, takes a nap while the tortoise secures victory. Could 2018 be the year that our “slow and steady” hero finds its place at the top of the Texas market performance? As it stands, the Alamo City is enjoying an apartment occupancy …

Multifamily Urban Infill Development Spreads Into the Suburbs of Indianapolis

[caption id="attachment_199576" align="alignright" width="100"] Jonathan Hardy, Bradley Co.[/caption] If you happen to read or listen to Freddie Mac officials, the key economic factor driving housing demand is the labor market. In 2017, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) secured 293 commitments from companies across the country to locate or grow in Indiana. Collectively, this will make for more than $7 billion in new investments and 30,158 new jobs in the coming years, marking …

Is Nashville’s Multifamily Market Overbuilt? Maybe, But Not for Long

Nashville has set several notable records in recent years for job growth, rent growth, population growth, tourism and tax revenue, among others. But for the multifamily industry, the most notable benchmarks lately have been related to the amount of inventory that has been delivered. However, the more interesting and less obvious data point is the record level of renter demand that Nashville is currently experiencing. As of third-quarter 2017, Nashville led the country in relative net …

HCP to Transition Operations of 24 Seniors Communities from Brookdale to Atria

IRVINE, CALIF. — Irvine-based REIT HCP (NYSE: HCP) and Louisville-based operator Atria Senior Living have agreed to transfer operations of 24 HCP-owned seniors housing properties to Atria. Brookdale Senior Living currently operates the properties. The transitions will begin this month and are expected to be completed by September, as the required regulatory approvals are

Campus Advantage Awarded Management of Two Student Housing Communities in California

DAVIS AND FULLERTON, CALIF. — Campus Advantage has been awarded management of two student housing communities in California.bThe properties include College Square, a 448-bed community located within walking distance of the University of California, Davis; and University Village, a 305-bed community located near California State University, Fullerton. Both properties are garden-style. College Square offers shared amenities including three swimming pools, a fitness center, grilling and …