HUD issues emergency toolkit for multifamily housing (8/19/2015)
The toolkit will help affordable housing organizations develop an emergency plan that promotes business continuity, resident engagement and building protection.
Visa program favored by Asians expires Sept. 30 (8/14/2015)
The EB-5 program that allows business investors to stay in the U.S., should be renewed but with more transparency and accountability, says RE Roundtable.
Commercial: Climate change and due diligence process (8/12/2015)
Political debates focus on climate change, but commercial investors have to take a pragmatic approach when considering the probability of a future event.
Study: Vast benefits from like-kind exchanges (7/24/2015)
An 18-year analysis of like-kind (1031) exchanges finds them critical “to the health and vibrancy” of U.S. real estate activity.
Affordable housing REIT ensures economic vitality (7/14/2015)
CDT, a real estate investment trust, makes money for investors, but it also serves a public purpose: To provide long-term capital that funds affordable housing.
NAR survey: Like-kind exchanges promote growth (7/10/2015)
Like-kind (1031) exchanges, which allow multiple properties to be bought and sold with low tax consequences, are good for the economy and good for investors.
NAR releases 2015 Commercial Member Profile (6/15/2015)
NAR members who focus on commercial sales – land, office, industrial, multifamily and retail – made more money and completed more transactions in 2014.
UF: Fla. commercial brokers optimistic about future (6/10/2015)
The Commercial Real Estate Sentiment Index, which gauges Fla. brokers’ attitudes about their personal businesses, hit its highest level since 2006.
NAR: Modest growth expected in commercial markets (5/26/2015)
A stronger labor market and increasing household formation should keep commercial real estate demand on a gradual incline, according to NAR’s latest forecast.
Fannie, Freddie hit brakes on multifamily lending (5/21/2015)
The government lenders raised rates and tightened underwriting recently because their joint 2015 production cap of $60B could run out of funds by Sept.
Rents growing 5% yearly – more in some Fla. cities (5/20/2015)
Renting costs continue to rise: Axiometrics found a 5% year-to-year increase in 1Q 2015, suggesting an “extremely robust market.” In Naples, rents rose 10.2%.
NAR: Commercial market continues recovery (5/15/2015)
The U.S. continues a slow and steady commercial rebound, though a few headwinds remain. In retail and multifamily, it’s time to prepare for the next cycle.
Low-cost housing demand boosts mobile-home park operators (5/8/2015)
More households want space but there aren’t many new communities under construction, resulting in rising rents and strong upward growth for operators
Q&A with Ezra Katz on deals, cycles and philanthropy (5/5/2015)
A top Miami real estate investor talks about his tactics. An “opportunistic investor from day one,” he says he formulates an exit strategy before he closes a deal.
Higher demand for senior housing attracts investors (4/22/2015)
Healthcare properties have outperformed most other commercial real estate since the recession, and an aging baby boomer population should maintain the trend.
Apartment growth shifts to suburbs (3/17/2015)
Some multifamily developers see more opportunity in the suburbs for tenants who want lower rents, better schools and more trees.
NAR: Asians top U.S., Canada commercial investors (3/13/2015)
36% of U.S. commercial Realtors report an increase in international investment: 47% from Asia, 22.5% Europe, 21% Latin America and 20% Middle East.