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Jennifer Duell
Part 3: Most Attractive Regions
The NREI survey asked respondents to rank regions in terms of attractiveness from a multifamily perspective. Respondents rated four regions on a scale of one to 10 with one being least attractive.
Part 4: Fundamentals
Nearly six out of 10 respondents anticipate that national apartment occupancies will increase over the next 12 months. Roughly 22 percent say they’ll decrease, and 20 percent expect no change.
Part 5: Development Activity
When it comes to apartment development, Goldilocks had the right idea. More than four out of 10 respondents said the current amount of apartment development was “just right.” A little over 28 percent said there was too much, and 18.1 percent said there was too little.
Part 6: Investing in Multifamily
Fifty-five percent of respondents say they plan to acquire multifamily assets in the next 12 months. Of the main real estate sectors, apartments are the most attractive from an investment standpoint.
Part 7: Financing More Available
Nearly 73 percent of respondents expect lending activity to increase in the next 12 months. And nearly six out of 10 respondents say capital is more widely available today than it was 12 months ago.
Big-Box Sector Shows Big Improvement 
High quality big-box space has been backfilled, either by bringing in new retailers or repurposing the boxes, and demand for big boxes is currently so strong that even vacancies in less desirable centers are filling up.
Coldwater Creek Bankruptcy Signals Softness in Apparel Sector, But Merchandising Is Also to Blame 
Industry experts point to several things that led to Coldwater Creek’s demise, including the overall softness in apparel retailing and the strategic missteps the company made regarding its target audience and merchandising.
Retail REITs Exit Latin America to Satisfy Wall Street 
Since The Great Recession, REITs have been under pressure to simplify their strategies and reduce risk. Exiting foreign markets is one way to do both.
Top 10 Multifamily Markets 3
West Coast markets dominate when it comes to the multifamily sector.
10 Disrupters: Fannie, Freddie Face Foggy Forecast 
When the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced a mandated 10 percent reduction in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s new multifamily acquisitions, borrowers and lenders didn’t know what to think. Some were blindsided while others had expected it for a while.
10 Disrupters: CMBS 3.0 
Conduit experts call the current lending environment CMBS 3.0, and it’s much healthier than they ever imagined.
Industrial Tenants Are Expanding in Southern California 
For the past five years, industrial tenants have enjoyed a dominant position in Southern California because space was plentiful and landlords were eager to keep their buildings full. Those days are coming to an end as occupancy rates edge higher and landlords push rents.
The Five Most Important Trends Shaping CRE Brokerage Strategies 
Brokerage firm clients today want only one thing: more. They want more services, more expertise and more collaboration in more places. And they want all these things for less: less time, less money and less fuss.
Making Money on Uncle Sam's Space
To generate additional yield, some net lease ivnestors are straying from vanilla single-tenant office, retail and industrial deals and exploring government assets as a potentially lucrative investment opportunity.
Five Characteristics Define the Nation's Top Multifamily Markets
What makes an apartment market a “top” market?

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