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Apartments hold steady despite uncertainty

The pandemic years have created a winning trifecta of high rent, occupancy and demand in the multifamily sector. Vacancies dropped to 5.8 percent, their...

An inside job

Only by contact with evil could I have learned to feel by contrast the beauty of truth and love and goodness. —Helen Keller There’s a...

Infographic: State business tax climate (2023)

Oregon -15 Washington -15 Virginia -10 Since 2014 these three states have fallen more than 10 points driving out business and revenue with no end in sight. Carolina...

Infographic: Energy’s wild ride

250 billion sq. ft. across 100 million buildings makes up the total universe of U.S. residential floor space. RESIDENTIAL SPACE UNIVERSE 18 percent of residential...

Infographic: Can’t beat ‘em

San Francisco-based Airbnb’s new internet listing service (ILS) is exclusively for rental apartments. Dubbed Airbnb-Friendly Apartments, the platform already includes notables Equity Residential, Greystar,...

Land prices drop

Rising interest rates stress developers as they look for land to build on. But tough times may create opportunities. Land prices are falling—for the first...

The housing boom is already over. The housing shortage will continue.

As mortgage rates have risen this year, the buyer demand for homes has fallen. That has spelled trouble for the home construction business. Homebuilder...

U.S. household wealth sees second-fastest decline since 1959

Household wealth in the United States fell by its second-fastest pace in history in the first three quarters of the year, but was buoyed...

Congress targets institutional investors

In December, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley introduced a new piece of legislation to his colleagues aimed at limiting hedge fund ownership of residential housing. “Everyone...

Tight fuel supplies. Faltering grid. What could go wrong?

As the snow flies and temperatures plummet, regulatory agencies and analysts alike warn that residents in multiple states are at an elevated risk of...
Mary B Sharpe Elementary School

Relive history

A historic school in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, will serve generations to come as an apartment complex. The old Mary B. Sharpe Elementary School was sold at...

The backlash against ESG investing is here

Environmental, social and governance, or ESG, investing grew rapidly in recent years, with vigorous promotion from many large asset managers and generally positive media...

Predictions for 2023

Next year will bring a moderate economic recession by October, negative annual rent growth of 1 to 5 percent, and increasing levels of real...

Fusion wariness

Livermore National Laboratory’s announcement is certainly a breakthrough, but it’s a commercially limited one. Nuclear fusion has long been hailed as the next great...

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