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NMHC identifies industry’s largest firms

The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) released their 2021 list of the largest firms in the US multifamily housing industry. The firms are ranked...
lumber prices

Construction materials prices jump again in March

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Producer Price Index report for March 2021. It showed that construction materials prices were up 2.4...

JOLT report: more people left jobs in February

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released the Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLT) report for February. It shows that the labor market...
rent growth

Yardi Matrix reports rents rose in March

The latest rent report from Yardi Matrix sets a positive tone for rent growth for the country as-a-whole in 2021, with most markets returning...
jobs growth

Jobs market growth resumes in March

The latest Employment Situation Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that employment growth resumed in jobs categories of interest to builders and...

Apartment investment environment improves in Q4

Freddie Mac recently released its Apartment Market Investment Index (AIMI) for Q4 2020. The national index was up 0.5 percent in the quarter and...

Rents jump in March

The latest rent report from Apartment List shows positive rent growth for the country as-a-whole and for 48 of the top 50 metro areas. Rents...

Mixed reports on multifamily property prices in February

Recent reports from CoStar and from Real Capital Analytics (RCA) paint different pictures of short-term movements for multifamily property prices in February. Defining the indices The...

Housing Supply and Affordability Act introduced in US Senate

Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced a bill March 23 that would provide funding to support the development and implementation of local plans to increase...

International investment in multifamily property falls during 2020

A new report from CBRE found that both the absolute dollar value of foreign investment in multifamily properties as well as foreign investment’s share...

GSEs increase share of multifamily mortgage debt again in Q4 2020

A Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) report on multifamily and other commercial mortgage debt shows that the GSEs accounted for 96 percent of the increase...
multifamily housing construction permit

Multifamily housing permit levels remain high in February

The Census Bureau released its monthly new residential construction report for February 2021. It reported that permits were strong, starts were moderate and completions...
rent growth

Rents continue upturn in February

The latest rent reports from Yardi Matrix and Apartment List show positive rent growth for the country as-a-whole in February. Rents rise in February Yardi Matrix...

Construction materials price rises spread in February

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its producer price index report for February 2021. It showed that the BLS price index of materials...
rent delinquency

Rent delinquencies down in latest Pulse Survey

The latest version of the Census Bureau’s Pulse Survey shows that the portion of renters who are current on their rent payments is up...

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