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Fewer Hotel Sales Being Completed in 2016 than Last Year
Investors bought and sold $12.7 billion in hotel properties in the first half of 2016, down 55 percent from the year before, according to RCA.
Banks Pick Up Greater Share of Multifamily Lending Business
Banks lenders originated more than a third—38 percent—of all permanent apartment loans in the first half of 2016.
Apartment Building Prices Continue to Rise, Surprising the Market
Investors continue to offer higher and higher prices for apartment properties relative to the income the properties produce.
Higher Incomes Should Help Renters and Landlords of Class-B and Class-C Buildings
The median household income rose in 2015 for the first time since 2007. And the increase wasn’t the kind of barely there uptick that might disappear in a later revision to the numbers.
Smaller Schools Draw Student Housing Investors, but Bring Higher Risk
Investors and developers should balance advantages like the availability of land or a low purchase price against the strength of the school and potentially unproven demand for student housing.
Some Apartment Managers Willing to Partner with Airbnb—for a Price
The program reveals to apartment managers what home sharing is going on in their own buildings and effectively allows them to set some limits.
Suburban Apartment Buildings Match Downtowns for Price Appreciation
In both suburbs and CBDs, the return on investment from price appreciation averaged 7.3 percent over the last five years, according to an analysis of NCREIF data by MPF/Yieldstar.
Construction Outlook for Five Top Hotel Markets
Cities where new construction is difficult will continue to strengthen, while new hotels will finally start to open in cities where it is easier to build.
Six Apartment Markets That Have Recovered the Most Since the Housing Crash
We look at the apartment markets that have recovered the most from the impact of the housing crash.
Institutional Investors Keep Buying Single-Family Rentals, In Spite of High Prices
In the first half of 2016, institutional investors bought 2.9 percent of all of the single-family homes bought and sold in the U.S.
New Affordable Housing Development under Threat as Construction Costs Rise
The decline in new affordable housing couldn’t come at a worse time.
Tidal Wave of Old CMBS Loans Finally Hits Multifamily Sector 2
Property prices are high again—especially for apartment properties, which are priced much higher than they were at the peak of the financial crisis.
Value-Add Projects Remain an Attractive Option for Multifamily Developers
The percentage of apartments that were vacant at class-B and class-C communities fell to an average of 2.7 percent in the second quarter.
Demand for Student Housing Assets About to Increase
The bidding for student housing properties seems likely to get more intense.
Apartment REITs Return to Buying Properties
REITs bought far fewer apartment properties over the first half of this year compared to earlier in the cycle. That is changing with deals like the Mid-America acquisition.
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