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Five Steps to Smart Multifamily Investments

October 12, 2018 |

Home ownership rates have fallen in recent years due to rising home values and stricter underwriting standards. As a result of this and the increase in the number of people 34 and under—the prime rental age—more U.S. households are renting than at any … Read More

Bankers Are Worried About Sky- High Commercial Real Estate Prices

October 12, 2018 |

Janet Yellen recorded the warning a day before stepping down as Federal Reserve chair in February: Commercial real estate prices look strikingly high. Her successor, Jerome Powell, flagged it again a month later.

Analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. tried … Read More

Average U.S. Rent Dropped $1 in September, According to Yardi Matrix Report

October 11, 2018 |

September 2018 marked the first time in eight months that U.S. multifamily rents did not increase. The $1,412 national average for the month represented a $1 drop from August and a 3.1% year-to-date increase; year-over-year rent growth remained unchanged at … Read More

As Retailers Go Dark, Mall Vacancies Reach Highest Level In 7 Years

October 10, 2018 |

In previous real estate cycles, all of the ingredients would have been in place to foster healthy retail absorption and lower vacancies. Not this time around.

Despite the nation’s strong economy, low unemployment levels and high consumer spending and confidence, … Read More

Chicago will get three Amazon Go stores

October 9, 2018 |

Amazon opened another cashierless store on Monday and has plans for a third location in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.

A second store in the Loop opened at 144 S. Clark Street just two blocks from the Chicago Board … Read More

Office Vacancy Rate unchanged in Q3 to 16.6%

October 4, 2018 |

Reis reported that the office vacancy rate was unchanged at 16.6% in Q3, from 16.6% in Q2 2018. This is up from 16.4% in Q3 2017, and down from the cycle peak of 17.6%.

From Reis Economist Barbara Denham: Defying … Read More

Almost Every Apartment Being Built In DFW And Houston Today Is Luxury

October 4, 2018 |

Luxury living is flourishing in Texas. Only two places in the nation — the St. Louis and Las Vegas metros — were more active in high-end apartment construction last year than Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. Nearly all — 98% in … Read More

Making Heads Or Tails Of The U.S. Multifamily Sector

October 3, 2018 |

If you were to focus solely on the slowing pace of rent gains, burgeoning supply and the rise in interest rates, you might assume that the real estate market isn’t in a strong place right now. But despite all of … Read More