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Consider the alternative

The pandemic has made large cash deposits a financial burden for some residents seeking to relocate. Providing alternatives to security deposits makes move-in more accessible and reduces long-term risk across multifamily portfolios. Some state and...

Rent relief for some

California Governor Gavin Newsom, along with leaders of the California state Assembly and Senate, reached agreement on Assembly Bill 832. This will increase the portion of unpaid rent owed by the state’s renters which...

Demand drives pricing

The U.S. multifamily sector remains an attractive option for real estate investors looking for a safe haven. Beyond the pool of traditional buyers who are actively acquiring apartment properties, the sector has become a...

The value of a road

A growing movement of local governments and communities across the United States is beginning to grapple with an unfortunate realization: The highway boom of the 1950s and ‘60s produced a massive amount of infrastructure...

CDC extends eviction moratorium—again

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has extended the agency’s eviction moratorium for renters until July 31, 2021. The agency says that this extension is intended to be...

How many will work remotely post-pandemic?

For all we know about our current housing market, the sources of demand, the supply headwinds and the changing financing landscape, one key variable has been unclear to us since the pandemic began: just...

Study: Impact of online reputation

RealPage, a software and data analytics company, in conjunction with J Turner Research, an online reputation management firm, announced the results of a nearly three-year study that reveals the impact of online reputation on...

Rental licenses required in Denver

There are many professions that require people to obtain—and maintain—a license to do what they do, from teaching to medicine to law. The concept of getting a license isn’t new to real estate, as...

Next big play

Equity Group Investments’ Sam Zell, Brookfield Asset Management’s Bruce Flatt, and Blackstone Group’s Stephen Schwarzman are some of the world’s top real estate investors. They’ve bought and sold billions of dollars of properties over...

The hidden tax moves in on residents

Proponents of big government spending have desperately argued that mounting price inflation is just temporary. But multiple alarming inflation metrics came out for April and May, and examples of rising prices are clear to...

Blackstone buys SFR portfolio

Wall Street asset management giant Blackstone Group announced it is buying a firm with a portfolio of 17,000 single-family rental homes in a $6 billion deal that bets big on the red-hot U.S. housing...

Managing risk

Recent news around the struggles facing multifamily real estate owners centers on rent moratoriums, which were extended. These are proving to be a significant risk to the industry even with rental assistance. However, there’s another...

Rents rise with demand

Federal government stimulus payments and expanding payrolls are boosting savings, enabling building managers to lift rent prices on apartments and houses nationwide. A record-low inventory of homes for sale also leaves more people renting. Median...

The hunt for apartment money

Real estate investing can be a long-view thing for many investors, whether putting money directly into a project or property or in the stock market through, for example, real estate investment trusts (REITs). With that...

What CRE looks like after a pandemic

The light at the end of the tunnel may be in sight for the U.S. economy. As JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon detailed in his recent letter to shareholders, the economy could be...
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