Apartment watch

Things to watch, what to know, in your apartment operation

multifamily property prices

Multifamily property values continue to rise in August

A pair of recent reports, one from CoStar and another from Real Capital Analytics (RCA), show that multifamily property continues to see price increases despite the pandemic. Defining the indices The CoStar report focuses on a...

Rent Payment Tracker: rent payments flat from August

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 92.2 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by September 27 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...
Prop 21

Voters evenly split on Prop 21

Results of a Berkeley IGS Poll indicate that likely voters are evenly divided on Prop 21, the rent control initiative which is on the November ballot in California. The big picture The results of the poll...

It’s still a good time to invest in apartments

Freddie Mac recently released its Apartment Investment Market Index (AIMI) for Q2 2020. While the index was down slightly from the Q1 reading, it was still up for the year. Defining AIMI Freddie Mac developed the...

Rent Payment Tracker: payments still down slightly

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 90.1 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by September 20 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...

Comparing urban and suburban apartment markets

RealPage recently held a webinar where they discussed the differences between the recent performance and the future prospects of the urban core apartment markets compared to the more suburban markets. Inspiration for this webcast came...
best properties

Best properties and PMCs by reputation

Online reputation management company, Reputation.com, has analyzed its database of 3 million customer reviews of more than 70,000 multifamily properties to compile a list of the best properties and best property management companies. How good...
renter types

Sponsored: Engaging the five renter types

When a potential renter walks through your doors, are you positioned to understand their specific needs? In a recent Assurant study, we’ve outlined five specific renter types and their psychographic data so you can...
multifamily housing construction

Multifamily housing construction slows in August

The Census Bureau released its monthly new residential construction report for August 2020. It shows a slowdown in all phases of multifamily housing construction. Permits fall The number of permits issued for buildings with 5 or...

COVID’s impact on multifamily CRE loan credit risk

A report from Moody’s Analytics attempts to predict the impact of the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic on the credit quality of commercial real estate (CRE) loan portfolios backed by multifamily and other property...
rent payments

Alternative views on rent payments

With COVID disrupting the economy, there is high interest in assessing how many renters are failing to make their rent payments. This article examines alternatives to the NMHC rent tracker. Focus on the big guys The...
NMHC’s Rent Payment Tracker Sept 13

Rent Payment Tracker: rents trending down

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)’s Rent Payment Tracker found 86.2 percent of apartment households made a full or partial rent payment by September 13 in its survey of 11.4 million units of professionally...
prop 21 votes

Taking sides on Prop 21

The latest rent control initiative to appear on California’s ballot will be voted on this November. People and groups are now declaring where they stand on Proposition 21. Recapping the basics Prop 21 would allow rent...
jobs market

Jobs coming back, but slowly

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for July. It shows that the jobs market is continuing to recover from the COVID-19 induced shutdowns, but...

Lumber drives construction material prices higher again

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for August 2020. It showed that the BLS price index of materials and components for construction was up 0.9 percent from July,...
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