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Construction Lenders Look for Opportunities Beyond Multifamily Projects  1
The construction boom is spreading to office buildings, industrial projects and even residential condominium projects as top lenders look to add more variety to their balance sheets.
Demand for Apartments Proves Stronger Than Thought, Driven by Millennials 
Good news for multifamily housing—demand for space is likely to be even stronger than experts estimated, helping the sector keep ahead of new construction for the immediate future, according to the Mid-Year Outlook 2104 from Freddie Mac Multifamily Research.
Banks, Conduits Lead Lending Activity for CRE  1
It’s shaping up to be another big year for commercial and multifamily lending—especially for banks and conduit lenders, according to the latest figures from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), an industry trade group.
Government Officials Need to Figure out TRIA Details as Expiration Approaches 
The delay is probably already causing headaches for some real estate professionals while lawmakers continue to argue about how to proceed.
More International Investors Hunt for Properties in the U.S. 
The U.S. leads global rankings for planned real estate acquisitions in 2014. Nearly half of all international investors (48 percent) project modest growth in their U.S. portfolios in 2014.
10 Disrupters: Living Large in Tiny Spaces  4
Microapartments—living spaces of less than 500 sq. ft.—are already popular in gateway cities like New York and Boston, but haven’t quite caught on yet in secondary markets. Developers like Evan Granoff are trying to change that. Granoff has brought new apartments of less than 300 sq. ft. to his native Providence, R.I. And residents are paying top dollar to rent them.
10 Disrupters: Individuals Who are Charting the Future of Commercial Real Estate 1
When people talk about commercial real estate, they often think of it as a steady business dominated by the “five major food groups”: multifamily, office, retail, industrial and hospitality. It’s supposedly a simple, straightforward sector. It’s an asset class that delivers income and some appreciation in property values.
Apartments Faring Well in Northeast’s Secondary Markets 
Apartments are in high demand in small cities across the Northeast.
Strong Quarter, Strong Outlook for Apartments  1
Life is good for apartment investors: Rents are high, vacancies are low and the outlook for the future looks very, very strong, according to second quarter reports from real estate research firms.
Construction Ramps Up—Again 
Cold weather earlier this year didn’t put a brake on new construction for long. Developers are starting more new commercial and multifamily projects than experts anticipated, even before the long, cold winter.
Commercial Property Price Indices Approach New Highs  1
Commercial property prices are approaching the levels seen during the last boom, according to leading price indices.
Competition Cuts into Fannie Mae’s Business 
Banks are willing to make permanent loans to apartment properties at rock bottom interest rates. To compete, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lenders are offering the lowest rates they can, plus faster service.
CMBS Lenders Fight Back  2
Multifamily borrowers can now get more loan proceeds and longer interest-only periods from conduit lenders that originate loans that end up in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).
Secondary Markets to Experience Accelerated Rent Growth in 2014 
Apartment rents will grow faster in many secondary markets than in the top primary markets like New York City and Los Angeles, according to 2014 projections from data firms Reis Inc. and Pierce Eislen.
Few Cities Have Condo Conversions 
Developers are buying hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of properties to convert to for-sale condominium housing, but only in a handful of cities.
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