January 4, 2019

6 Major Developments to Keep an Eye On in 2019

The new year is already underway, and several economic trends have begun to shape how investor and advisors alike are gauging their commercial real estate opportunities in 2019. A few narratives stand out as the key make-or-break issues influencing the CRE industry over the next 12 months, and this quick overview provides a succinct breakdown […]

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September 7, 2018

A Retrospective Look At A Historic Cycle In Commercial Real Estate

In the period just prior to 2008, the commercial real estate sector was riding a wave of unbridled optimism. That positivity was fueled by unprecedented price growth and confidence that values were only headed in one direction: upward. Enter the Great Recession, following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in the fall of 2008. Suddenly the […]

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August 9, 2018

5 Under-The-Radar Metros for Millennials

Despite rumors to the contrary, millennial professionals are more concerned about getting a job and paying their bills on time than being within walking distance of a trendy mixed-use development. Young renters are gravitating toward locations with these strong economic fundamentals to serve as a post-graduation landing spot: Competitive starting salaries Affordable multifamily housing Proximity […]

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October 13, 2017

Moderate Rent Growth Marked the Third Quarter

Effective rent growth was moderate again in the national apartment market during the third quarter of 2017, with annual growth registering 2.9%. Average monthly rent is now $1,335. Effective rent growth has been holding between 2.5% and 3% this year. Among the larger metros, relatively high apartment occupancy underpinned healthy rent growth in the Sacramento […]

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Senior Vice President David Leopold Discusses Affordable Housing