Affordable Housing in 2021: What’s the Outlook? Dec. 23, 2020
As 2020 comes to a close and we look ahead to the Affordable Housing Industry in 2021, what do you see?
Personally, I have had many ask me, “is your firm busy?” or, “are companies still hiring?”
My answer is an emphatic “YES!”
I am as busy as I have ever been, and the Affordable Housing Real Estate Industry is doing very well.
Here are the facts that I find most relevant and recommend keeping an eye on as we move into 2021:...Read More
The Industrial (R)Evolution Dec. 09, 2020
By now, you are likely aware that industrial, warehouse and logistics properties are beginning to dismiss multifamily as the darling class of commercial real estate for investment and high growth futures. Be it the mega-million square foot behemoths in Nashville, Atlanta, Dallas, or Orange County, the emerging concept of mini-DC’s (250K) in Boise, Sacramento, Portland, and the like, or “last mile” redevelopment in places like Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Cleveland – the consumer demand fueling online retail and consumerism, in general, has given strong rise for developers to meet this demand....Read More
COVID-19 and Seniors Housing: 3 Key Factors to Watch Nov. 25, 2020
The Seniors Housing Industry is no stranger to the effects of COVID-19. Many seniors housing facilities have had to be placed on lockdown more than once as the virus continues to spread. The other major issue at stake is that few facilities are able to let new residents in, leaving thousands of families in jeopardy. It is more vital than ever that we look for the talent who can rise above the tests and turmoil this pandemic has caused....Read More
The Highs and Lows of Private Equity Funds Nov. 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the private equity sector in more ways than one. Presently, there are a record number of private equity funds. However, funds are being raised at a slower pace and therefore slowing down the closing process. Is this purely due to COVID concerns, or that CRE investors are taking a smarter, more thoughtful approach to engaging sponsors?...Read More
Student Housing in a COVID-19 World (go-forward edition) Nov. 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every industry in some way or another from the very start. Student Housing was thought to be no different and predicted to be one of the most heavily impacted industries, as colleges and universities made the move to remote learning....Read More
PropTech in the Multifamily Space: More Vital Than Ever Nov. 11, 2020
Residents of multifamily properties rent for a number of reasons, but some of the most common reasons include amenities such as gyms, door security, and pools just to name a few. Renting vs. buying continues to surge, as seniors are looking to downsize and to no longer worry about maintenance issues; and younger generations like Millennials and Gen Z don’t want to be tied down to one place. When considering the advantages of renting, property technology, or “PropTech”, is just as important, if not more so, than other available amenities....Read More